CULTURE: Top Places in Latin America Which are a Bang for the Buck

Latin America is home to some really affordable locations cities that are quite popular among the travelers for an extended stay. Photo (c) Zehren & AssociatesLatin America is home to some really affordable locations cities that are quite popular among the travelers for an extended stay. Photo (c) Zehren & Associates

Whether you are a savvy solo traveler, or travel with your family along, often your priority is to have a budget and affordable stay. Latin America is home to some really affordable locations cities that are quite popular among the travelers for an extended stay. These locations are idle for the retirees as well.

The low prices stems from the fact that there has been practically no housing crisis anywhere in Latin America, thus keeping the prices low. Another reason to choose Latin America is that it experiences favorable climate and makes for a good choice for anyone who wants to experience the American way of life.

Here are some top locations in Latin America which are absolutely economical:

MEXICO:

Ajijic, Mexico. Photo (c) Go Mexico Way 2017

Ajijic, Mexico. Photo (c) Go Mexico Way 2017

Mexico tops our list with its spectacular tourist destinations. There are some great tourist hot-spots in the Pacific coast such as San Carlos, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos.

Spanish is the commonly spoken language here and basic Spanish language is sufficient to help you sail through.

Why we say that Mexico is a lot cheaper than US is because many places have a sound infrastructure and quality healthcare which can be accessed at very affordable rates and almost at a fraction of cost of living in the US.

ECUADOR:

Cuenca, Ecuador. Photo (c) Ecuador Green Travel 2017

Cuenca, Ecuador. Photo (c) Ecuador Green Travel 2017

In Ecuador, you can survive at a meager $800 USD per month. The serene and pleasant locations of Cotacachi and Otavalo are quite affordable and are amongst the favorite destinations of those who retire.

Cotacachi is quite popular for its handcrafted leather products and natural attractions. Lakes and waterfalls flanked by mountains make this one of the most ideal locations for people who want to be surrounded by natural beauty.

Canoa, a small fishing village on the Pacific coast is yet another place which is flocked by tourists    and is known for water sports such as surfing and paragliding. The apartments are available for under $300 per month and the food cost ranges between $3-$5.

ARGENTINA:

Salta, Argentina. Photo (c) Kiwi Collection 2017

Salta, Argentina. Photo (c) Kiwi Collection 2017

Argentina has a mix of expensive and affordable locations and the popular expat locations tend to be on the expensive end.

Buenos Aires and Mendoza are tourist favorites but since inflation continues to haunt these locations, the prices are slightly higher.

The cosmopolitan city of Salta is apt if you want a homely feel along with plenty to do around. The apartments are available for as low as $250 USD per month, though this involves a bit of research as the central areas are expensive.

PERU:

Lima, Peru. Photo (c) The Telegraph 2017

Lima, Peru. Photo (c) The Telegraph 2017

Peru is home to many affordable locations and Huanchacho is the idlest with its cost of living as low as $800 USD per month. This is located on the Pacific coast and you can spend your time soaking the sun, sea and sand.

Language is not a barrier here as you will bump into a number of English speaking tourists in this place. Cusco is yet another affordable city in Peru and is known for the Machu Picchu ruins, museums and market. The description of Cusco is incomplete without mentioning Cusco’s night life. The central area is quite safe due to military presence hence roaming around at discos, clubs and attending live bands and shows is so much fun.

You can rent the smallest apartment with one bedroom for as low as $40 USD per night.

**********************

If you are planning to travel to Latin America in the near future, you can have a cheaper stay by cashing in on discount codes and vouchers available at www.hotuksavings.co.uk. Deals are available at selected hotels and offer you bang for the buck.