Budget Friendly Countries To Go On A Vacation

From Hungary to Honduras: discover the top inexpensive places where you can go this summer with a small budget. There are several things that are considered in the travel budget: flights and accommodation of course, but also all the expenses you will have to face once you arrive at your destination. For this reason, go to a cheap destination. Once you are there, you can have fun without breaking the bank.

  1. Hungary

Situated on the Danube, Budapest, the old capital of Hungary is the most beautiful Europian capital and is perfect for a pocket friendly holiday. From previous few years, the cost of living has increased, but Budapest has several low-cost airlines available that allow you to match with your expected budget at the time of preparing for holidays.

Treat yourself to delicious cakes, taste the local spirits, and take the time to relax in the many spas of the city.

Budapest

  1. Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, the seaside resorts along the Black Sea have experienced a tourist boom in recent years, as Bulgaria is a perfect country for a cheap trip, far less than traditional summer destinations such as the south of Spain. If you prefer the atmosphere of big cities to the beaches, go to Sofia, the capital of the country.

  1. Greece           

Due to the economic situation in the country, the cost of living has fallen in recent years at luxury destinations Greece. Sure, going on vacation to Santorini or Mykonos is relatively expensive, but there are many quieter and lesser-known islands such as Paros or Skiathos where you can sunbathe in the sun and drink frozen Mythos (a Greek beer brand), ideal for a cheap stay.

luxury destinations Greece

  1. Asia

Shopping in Mumbai’s luxury shops or sleeping in an international hotel in Delhi will cost you as much as if you were in Dubai, but apart from these enclaves, the cost of living is extremely low in India, it’s ideal to go on holiday cheap. Even if you only travel in first class on the trains (“The Rajdhani” or “The Shatabdi Express” are the most comfortable of them), they are air-conditioned, and meals are included in the ticket price) and you take the taxi at arm’s length, the money will go very slowly, so India is a perfect place for a cheap stay.

  1. Thailand

The cheapest luxury destinations in Thailand areBangkok and Pattaya, followed by Samui, and Phuket is considered the most expensive of the most popular resorts. The larger the settlement, the more local there are, which means more opportunities for budget food.

luxury destinations in Thailand

  1. Vietnam

Vietnam is much cheaper than Thailand, even in resort areas. In fact, you can find very cheap food in Vietnamese shops and Thai mackerels. But another question – can you eat it? These countries are not hygienic. And the fact that Thais eat – several times fried chicken butter in oil – not every Russian can eat.

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Ko Samui [Thailand]: The Fate of Calm

The south of Thailand has nothing to do with the ancient kingdom of Siam that has so captivated travelers. Here they do not come to look for the magnificent profusely decorated temples, nor the beauty and authenticity of the tribes of the north or the landscapes of endless rice fields. In Ko Samui, rice fields give way to coconut plantations, tropical forests and steep cliffs that rush over deserted beaches and hidden coves.

Dotted with rocky and leafy islets, dreamy beaches and magnificent coral reefs, Ko Samui represents an idyllic destination of stunning beauty, ideal for forgetting everyday problems. Until just over ten years ago, the two most essential enclaves of luxury destinations in Thailand were Pattaya and Phuket. However, the massification of the Pattaya-Phuket axis -excellent in terms of infrastructure, but saturated with tourism- turned Ko Samui into the refuge chosen by those who were looking for a less exploited tropical paradise and, therefore, much calmer and relaxed.

The surface of this paradise barely covers the 250 square kilometers, half of the island of Ibiza. Ko Samui is part of a group of islands called Muu Ko Samui or Samui archipelago, although they are better known as the islands of the Gulf of Thailand. Around Ko Samui (Ko means “island” in Thai) there are about 80 more islets, of which only six are inhabited.

The Big Six

The Big Six

Arrived at the island, the problem that is posed to you from the beginning is: where to start? If one wants beaches, it is not an exaggeration to say that here you have the most vibrant and most varied beach catalog that can be found in this part of the world.

Indeed, Ko Samui offers more than 30 recognized beaches. But there are six – the Big Six – the most famous, those that appear in luxury destinations Thailand: Chaweng, Lamai, Maenam, Bo Phut, Big Buddha, and Choeng Mon.

Chaweng is the longest beach on the island, and also the one with the highest concentration of bungalows and hotels. Seven kilometers of white sand and a crystal-clear sea. In its central area, you can enjoy an authentic hodgepodge of restaurants, bars, nightclubs. The possibilities for water sports here are endless: water skiing, diving, paragliding, catamaran sailing, kayaking. The alternative to Chaweng is Lamai, immediately South, more familiar and, therefore, more relaxed.

For its part, the Big Buddha beach owes its name to a huge golden statue of Buddha, 12 meters high, which dominates the coast of the island, located with its back to the sea and on top of a mound. Here is the monastery of Koh Fan, where monks live who receive with great hospitality to all tourists who are attracted by this strange scenario.

Beyond the beach pleasures

Beyond the beach pleasures

The interior of the island is mountainous and difficult to access, but it is ideal for practicing trekking, hiring the services of a specialized guide beforehand. The southern part of the island is the least wild and where the large coconut plantations that dominate the landscape of this area settle. There are few and very scattered villages, although all of them are endowed with a unique charm.

The island of sleeping cow

The island of the sleeping cow

Located just 30 kilometers northeast of Samui, Ang Thong Marine Park is made up of some fifty secluded islands – Koh WoaTalap, Koh Mae Ko upholstered by vegetation, green lagoons, caves – unique rock formations. A ferry departs every morning from Nathon, the capital of Samui, to the marine park. The ferry moors at Koh WoaTalap, known by the natives as “the island of the sleeping cow.” There, a steep path that crosses a dense jungle leads to a splendid natural viewpoint from which the green rocks of Ang Thong look with all majesty.

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