We haven’t been to all North, Central, South American and Caribbean countries (yet 😉 ), but on our ‘first’ honeymoon, we have visited quite a lot of them. We’ve been to the United States, the Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Grand Turk, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Brazil. Each and every one of these countries offers many beautiful sights, romantic experiences, and amazing adventures. The prices, however, vary a lot. Here you can find out which are the cheapest and the most expensive destinations in the Americas. 😉
12. The Caribbean
The Caribbean consists of many countries, islands, and cays, each with its own price ranges. Generally speaking, the Caribbean is the most expensive region in the Americas, however, you can save a lot of money by traveling off-season or by taking a cruise. Prices for first or last-minute cruises start at 50 USD per day and they include accommodation, unlimited food and drinks, many entertainment features, unlimited access to fitness centers, pools and whirlpools, a 24-hour room service, and, of course, transportation from one island to another. Read more about our Carnival and Norwegian cruise experience.
Accommodation prices in the Caribbean are usually high, food and transportation, on the other hand, can be relatively inexpensive, depending on the exact location.
Jamaica and the Dominican Republic are among the cheapest Caribbean islands; prices are also reasonable in Cuba, but only if you eat, sleep and travel like the locals do. Read more about the budget in Jamaica and Cuba. Check out why you should visit Jamaica and Cuba.
11. Canada and the USA
Canada and the USA are huge countries – prices, naturally, vary greatly by region. On average, both countries are pretty expensive. You can cut your expenses by couch surfing, eating street food and fast food, taking public transportation, getting city tourism cards and a national park pass. Read more about the budget in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Arizona’s national parks, and Miami and about the cheapest way to visit Niagara Falls, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Thousand Islands from NYC.
10. Brazil and Argentina
The most expensive (and the most visited) countries in South America are Brazil and Argentina (the latter is a bit cheaper if you exchange dollars or euros at the black market). Traveling off-season, couch surfing, and sticking to street food and outdoor activities may save you a lot of money. Read more about the budget in Argentina and Brazil. Check out why you should visit Argentina and Brazil.
9. Belize, Costa Rica, Panama
Belize, Costa Rica, and Panama are the most popular and the most expensive destinations in Central America. Cut your costs by traveling off-season, couch surfing, and taking public transportation. Read more about the budget in Belize, Costa Rica, and Panama and the reasons why Belize, Costa Rica, and Panama should be your next holiday destinations.
Budget in Venezuela is kind of a mystery. This beautiful, yet politically troubled country can be a very cheap destination or a very expensive one, depending on where you exchange your money. You can save tons of money on transportation – traveling by car is extremely cheap since a gallon of gasoline only costs 0.01 USD. Read more about the budget in Venezuela and Venezuela’s top attractions.
Sunny and lovely Colombia may not be the cheapest destination in South America, but it is very affordable by international standards. You can cut your expenses by eating and traveling like the locals do. Read more about the budget in Colombia and Colombia’s top attractions.
Peru attracts many tourists with its many world-renowned attractions, like Chan Chan, Lima, the Ballestas Islands, Nazca lines, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, and Machu Picchu. Some of these attractions may be a bit pricey, but you can easily save money on food, accommodation, and transportation. Read more about the budget in Peru and Peru’s top attractions.
Prices vary greatly in this amazing country full of unparalleled natural and manmade attractions. If you avoid major tourist areas, visit during the country’s low season, couch surf and stick to street food, you will have a cheap and wonderful vacation. Read more about the budget in Mexico and Mexico’s top attractions.
Guatemala is a great destination, especially if you’re craving for adventures. However, its many treasures are yet to become famous, so the prices are still relatively low. Read more about the budget in Guatemala and Guatemala’s top attractions.
The cheapest destination on this list is Bolivia. In Bolivia, you will on average spend almost four times less than you would in the Bahamas. Even though Bolivia offers some of the most stunning adventures and sights in the Americas (among them the amazing Salar de Uyuni, which is quite literally heaven on Earth), it’s still not a very touristy destination. You can easily find cheap accommodation options, food, and transportation. Read more about the budget in Bolivia and Bolivia’s top attractions.
Find some general budget honeymoon tips here. 😉