Travelling can take a toll on your wallet, but we've found some fantastic and affordable destinations that will offer you the best bang for your buck in 2017. Don't forget you can find flights to all destinations listed below via our awesome flight tool!1. Greece
One of our pirates just returned from this wonderful country and has convinced us that Greece should be at the top of any budget traveller's bucket list in 2017. Athens is more affordable than the islands, but Santorini is not to be missed.
Luckily, there are beautiful accommodations for any budget throughout this country. With four star hotels in most of Greece starting at just £30 per night, and fantastic food around every corner (think £2 delicious gyros), Greece is the perfect combination of classy and affordable.
When in Athens, keep your eye out for a little cafe called Lithos for a fantastic traditional meal. If you're able to plan your Greek holiday around early November, the weather will still be warm, and the crowds will have gone home making it a great time of the year to request complimentary hotel upgrades.
Portugal, the sometimes forgotten neighbour of Spain, offers a carefree Mediterranean vibe, with lots of beautiful architecture and culture. Combine this with fantastic fresh seafood, great wine, and comfortable hotels starting at about £35 per night Portugal offers a lot!
The historic city of Porto is a must-see, and if you've got some wiggle room in your budget, head over to the Azores. Try to plan your between between March and May, or September and October when prices are lowest.
3. Costa Rica
If you're looking for a warm, friendly country that's filled with beaches, rainforests, and volcanoes — this is it. Costa Rica has a reputation for being affordable and easy to travel.
Food is inexpensive and public transportation is efficient and plentiful. There's a great range of accommodation, from five star hotels to active coffee farms and luxurious tree houses available from fantastic prices.
Depending on your style of travel, £30 a day can get you a mid-range hotel, three meals and round-trip bus rides to a nearby town. March and April offer beautiful weather in Costa Rica, but if you're looking to save a bit of money and skip the crowds, visit during the 'green season'. There might be a little rain daily, but as with any tropical location, it never lasts long.
We all know that Thailand is considered to be quite affordable, but if you're looking to get more bang for your buck, head to Vietnam.
This wonderful country offers some of the best food in the world, as well as lots of affordable public transport. Bahn Mi sandwiches will cost you less than £2, delicious Vietnamese coffees will run about £1 per cup and four-star hotels start at about £20 per night.
If you're in the Hoi An area, one of our pirates recommends the (not so secret anymore) Bale Well for a cheap, delicious and menu free meal. The best prices in Vietnam can be found during August and October when crowds are minimal.
This beautiful (and quiet) Central American country offers something for everyone. The capital city, Managua, offers great public transport to get you to other parts of the country.
For those on a tight budget looking for an interesting experience, look out for the loud, colourful Chicken buses — your seat mate might actually be a chicken! It is possible to eat for less than £2 a day if you take advantage of the fantastic food stalls, but restaurants aren't much pricier. Comfortable hotels will run about £15 per night and there are a great variety of accommodations to choose from in this country. Prices are affordable year round in Nicaragua, but for the best value we recommend visiting in the summer months.
This fantastic country is very affordable. Bolivia is lesser traveled than its other South American neighbours and offers rich culture, gorgeous scenery and one of the highest capital cities in the world — La Paz.
The Salar de Uyuni and Lake Titicaca (lol) are must-sees, but if salt landscapes and lakes don't do it for you, there are plenty of other mountains and monuments to explore.
You can get yourself a comfortable hotel room, three meals and entrance to a museum for just £25 per day. Fun fact: Bolivia is one of two landlocked countries in South America, making it geographically advantageous if you're looking to visit neighbouring Peru, Brazil or Chile.
As seasons are reversed below the equator, prices in Bolivia are highest between May and October. If you're not afraid of a few chilly nights, plan your Bolivian vacation between November and March for the best prices and least amount of tourists.
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