If you have the travel bug but need to watch your pennies, here are a few cheap vacation destination ideas that will give you the most bang for your Canadian buck.
There’s nothing like the beauty of an island during the summer months. With Hurricane Maria recovery well underway in Puerto Rico, now is the perfect time for tourists to visit the spectacular island. There are only 5 bays in the world featuring a bioluminescent glow and Puerto Rico has 3 of them: Mosquito Bay (the brightest in the world), La Parguera, and Laguna Grande. Tourist can also enjoy great food, a rich culture, and a welcoming community. Plus, the island is doing well after the storm, but could still use your tourist dollars to help the continued rebuilding efforts of island locals and businesses. Prices are just right to attract more tourist to the island which means huge savings for Canadians.
If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, you’ll love the Ireland countryside. You’ll be the envy of all of your friends by visiting the places you’ve seen in the popular series. However, tourists can also enjoy the bustling urban hubs of Dublin and Belfast. With the British pound taking a hit, now is a great time to exchange your Canadian currency. “Northern Ireland is a great travel destination,” says Susan Catto of Travelzoo. In fact, Ireland is well known for their castles which leaves plenty of sightseeing adventures. Tourists have an opportunity to experience the pub culture, festivals, and the Guinness Storehouse priced just right to meet your Canadian budget.
Okay, don’t laugh. Maybe Manitoba doesn’t sound very exotic after our first two suggestions, but don’t underestimate their beauty and rich culture. Travelling right within your backyard can mean huge savings. Airlines like Swoop have great rates if you’re flying within Canada. Enjoy 300 days of northern lights, polar bears, and culinary intrigue. More importantly, prices in Manitoba for visitors are cheaper than they’ve been in a long time. They’ve recently built three new hotels to welcome tourists so finding hotel accommodations should be a breeze. Manitoba is the perfect travel opportunity for couples, groups, or the family.
Final thought: Don’t let a budget limit your travel dreams! There are quite a few reasonably priced vacation spots for Canadians. For more cheap vacation destination ideas on a budget, stay tuned to our blog!