At the moment, many of us are wanting our pound to go a little bit further, but we don’t want to compromise on holidays abroad. Here is a guide to our top 7 locations in Europe and further afield, where you can get the biggest bang for your buck.
Destinations in Europe are often a little more popular for those wanting value for money as it costs less to get there. Perhaps this is a great opportunity for you to discover some countries that may not have been top of the list in the past.
Have you considered Bulgaria or Hungary? Bulgaria has beautiful sandy beaches, yacht-lined marinas and thousands of years of history. The Unesco-listed town of Nessebar on the Black Sea coast has something for both beach lovers and history buffs. It has stunning beaches, cobbled streets and the ruins of a 6th Century Church – to name a few attractions. Plus you can get change out of £20 for a three-course meal.
Budapest, the capital city of Hungary is a delight to discover – cruises down the Danube, soaks in the famous thermal baths, and a three-course dinner and a bottle of wine for two coming in at around £55. If you are looking for something more relaxing, you could opt for Lake Balaton, which is famous for its beaches, water sports and nearby areas of outstanding beauty.
Turkey is probably one of the cheapest European destinations. You can easily get a three-course meal for £8 and a round of drinks can come to less than £5. Turkey boasts stunning beaches, amazing food and history from the Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, Greeks and Romans.
A holiday on the Algarve is still a good value option, where you can get a meal for two for around £20. Hotels are not as cheap as the likes of Bulgaria or Turkey, but they are still less than many other European destinations – less than £100 per night.
Morocco is a short flight from the UK and very good value for money. A mid-range hotel is around £40 per night, and you should look to budget around £10 per day for food. That leaves plenty of spending money for the markets and souks. The cities of Marrakech, Chefchaouen (the blue city), Essaouira and Fes are the most popular cities to visit.
Cambodia is a little further afield, but it is one of the cheapest places to holiday in South East Asia. The country offers a wonderful combination of amazing food, stunning scenery, the waterfalls of Kuang Si, the Khone and Pha Pheng, impressive historic architecture, and palaces, museums and art galleries in the capital city of Phnom Penh. The ancient Khmer temples in Siem Reap are also a must-see. A meal in Cambodia will set you back… less than a pound.
Costa Rica is becoming a popular destination with its tropical rainforests, lakes, waterfalls and volcanoes, combined with its culture and history. It is cheaper to fly to than the likes of Argentina and Mexico. Eating out and accommodation are cheaper than in Mexico too. A three-course meal for two at the famous Tamarindo beach will be around £50 for two people, though if you trek into the more undiscovered and less touristy parts of the country, it will be a lot cheaper. Cahuita, next to the Cahuita National Park, is a place to relax. Tortuguero is also worth a visit. It has 77,000 acres of rainforest, rivers and canals. And, in April and May, is on the Tortuguero coastline where turtles come to nest.
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