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The 16 Cheapest Travel Destinations In South And Central America For 2018

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The 16 Cheapest Travel Destinations In South And Central America For 2018

I'm currently planning a trip to Central and South America right now with my friends for next summer and we can't get over how beautiful it is. It's filled with culture, great food and tons of amazing nature! 

READ ALSO: The 18 Cheapest Travel Destinations In Europe For 2018

That's why this list is so valuable. If you've been thinking about planning a trip to South or Central America, then you're going to love all of these destinations. This part of America is already pretty cheap anywhere you go but these places are the cheapest. 

You won't have to worry about spending all your money on expensive hotels and dinners because there's super cheap options for all of that here! 

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16. Caracas, Venezuela 

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Cheapest Meal: $4

Cheapest Beer: $0.72

Caracas is a gorgeous city in Venezuela located in the valleys of the mountainous hills surrounding it. Experience the best of this city by hiking to the peak of Pico Naiguata, El Avila National Park, and the Parque Los Churros for waterfalls!

15. San Pedro, Belize

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Cheapest Meal: $6

Cheapest Beer: $3

This town in Northern Belize is gorgeous and super cheap for tourists. If you're looking for a tropical vacation for cheap, this is definitely it. Explore the coral reefs filled with sea turtles, eels, nurse sharks, sting rays and so much more!

14. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

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Cheapest Meal: $10.90

Cheapest Beer: $2.85

Most would believe that Brazil is an expensive destination, and it is in South/Central America standards, but for Canadians it's pretty cheap to travel here! Explore the beaches of Copacabana, hike Sugarloaf mountain, and enjoy the shops and nightlife in Santa Teresa!

13. Roatan Islands, Honduras 

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Cheapest Meal: $7

Cheapest Beer: $2.50

Roatan is a Caribbean Bay Island of Honduras giving visitors tons of beaches to lounge on and explore. There's a huge coral reef along part of the coastline is beautiful and filled with tons of natural ecosystems. You can also explore all the beauty and nature in their rainforests!

12. Montevideo, Uruguay 

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Cheapest Meal: $10

Cheapest Beer: $3.75

Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay and is located on the on the Montevideo Bay. It's actually a gorgeous city to explore with tons of stunning architecture like the giant Plaza de la Independencia, the old town of Ciudad Vieja, and the Palacio Salva!

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11. Panama City, Panama 

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Cheapest Meal: $9

Cheapest Beer: $1.50

This is one of the most modern cities in all of South and Central America and it has so much to offer! Explore the cobble-stone streets of the historic Casco Viejo, the waterway of the Panama Canal and the city's centre for shopping, nightlife, restaurants and cafes!

10. Buenos Aires, Argentina 

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Cheapest Meal: $12

Cheapest Beer: $2.85

Buenos Aires is known for it's beauty within a large cosmopolitan city centre. Visit the Plaza de Mayo lined with 19th century buildings, the gorgeous Casa Rosada presidential palace, and the famous La Recoleta Cemetery with it's giant mausoleums!

9. Antigua, Guatemala

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Cheapest Meal: $6.95

Cheapest Beer: $2.10

Antigua is one of the two islands that make up Guatemala, the other is Barbuda. This island is surrounded by stunning coral reefs and white sandy beaches making it the perfect spot for a secluded tropical vacation!

8. Santiago, Chile 

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Cheapest Meal: $9.80

Cheapest Beer: $2.95

Santiago is the largest city in Chile and it's surrounded by snow-capped mountains! You can hike through the beautiful area of Patagonia where you'll see tons of amazing nature, explore the beautiful architecture in the city centre and eat delicious authentic cuisines.

7. San Jose, Costa Rica

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Cheapest Meal: $8.85

Cheapest Beer: $2.65

Costa Rica is a seriously beautiful place that everyone should visit once in their lives. There's monkeys just wandering the streets, the air is thick with refreshing humid air, and the rainforests are lush a abundant. Explore Arenal Volcano, take a canopy tour or explore one of the many museums!

6. Lima, Peru

Cheapest Meal: $4.70

Cheapest Beer: $2.35

Lima has a beautiful city centre as well as a stunning coast line giving visitors tons of places to explore. Go surfing or hang gliding by the coast, explore the architecture inside the city like the Plaza Mayor, Government Palace or the Larco Museum!

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5. Cartagena, Colombia 

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Cheapest Meal: $4.25

Cheapest Beer: $1.05

Colombia is becoming a much safer place for tourist to visit which is amazing because it's so beautiful! Travel out to Rosario Islands for snorkelling and coral reefs, or wander the cobblestone streets and colourful buildings in the city centre!

4. Cusco, Peru 

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Cheapest Meal: $2.95

Cheapest Beer: $3.13

Yup, we've finally made it to Cusco, Peru, home to the infamous Machu Picchu! If you come here you must do the hike along the Inca Trail to the top, even if it is a challenging hike. There's tons of other amazing ruins to explore as well!

3. Mexico City, Mexico

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Cheapest Meal: $7.07

Cheapest Beer: $2.12

Mexico is great destination if you're looking for a cheap beach vacation. Aside from it's abundant beaches and amazing food, Mexico City also has tons of great architecture and culture to explore. Check out the Pyramid of the Sun, the giant square called the Zocalo, and the Templo Mayor.

2. La Paz, Bolivia 

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Cheapest Meal: $5.50

Cheapest Beer: $3.65

La Paz is filled with unreal sights and architecture! It's considered the highest altitude capital in the entire world and you can travel here for cheap. Check out Valle de la Luna, Plaza Murillo, and the Witch's Market!

1. Quito, Ecuador

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Cheapest Meal: $3.75

Cheapest Beer: $1.50

I travelled to Quito last summer and I can honestly say it's one of the coolest places to travel. It's insanely cheap, all their alcohol, food and excursions will barely cost you anything and there's tons of amazing things to see and do. Hike the active Pinchincha Volcano, explore the numerous fruit markets in the city, and enjoy delicious foods!

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