Paradise Without the Price Tag: Latin America’s Top Beachside Stays Under $200 USD
Dreaming of sunshine, palm trees, fruity cocktails and the sand between your toes? Well, Latin America has all of those things in spades, plus the region has heaps of affordable, top-notch beachside accommodation to boot.
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Listed below are some of the best-ranked Latin American properties starting at less than $200 USD a night. All are multi award-winners and ideal for paradise-seeking travelers on a budget. So if your need for tropical holiday heaven is high but your budget is low, read on:
Almond Beach Resort (Belize)
Located along a pristine beach, this cosy little gem has all the necessary features for a fabulous warm-weather getaway. There are two outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, a waterfront Tiki Bar, beach barbecues and plenty of free activities around the resort to enjoy. And naturally, there are lots and lots of hammocks — because what’s the point of a beach escape without hammocks?!
Nightly rates start at $138 USD for an ocean-view room with balcony.
Villa Caletas (Costa Rica)
Towering 1,150 feet above dramatic Pacific Ocean coastline, we dare anyone who stays at Villa Caletas to complain about the views. Situated atop a lush rainforest hill, this luxury boutique property boasts its own volcanic private beach as well as a vast infinity pool overlooking one heck of an amazing panorama. Bonus: There’s a scenic trail down to the beach which features plenty of wildlife sightings ranging from monkeys to toucans — but if you’re feeling lazy, there are hourly transfers down too.
Nightly rates start at $173 USD for a standard room.
Privillage Praia Pousada de Charme (Brazil)
Oceanfront location? Check. Outdoor pool? Check. Extensive sun deck with comfy lounge chairs? Check. Fragrant onsite gardens? Check. Hammocks galore (including a few in-room)? Check. Candlelit al fresco dinners? Check! In short, whatever’s needed for a successful, sun-soaked holiday, this place ticks off all the boxes.
Nightly rates start at $163 USD for a standard room.
Hostal Kundalini (Ecuador)
Ideal for the more social traveler, this budget-friendly joint offers plenty of chances to mingle in addition to comfortable oceanfront accommodation. Just steps away from the surf beach of Montanita, the hostel serves up a friendly, laid-back vibe and is within walking distance from an assortment of nightclubs and waterfront lounges. A double room here can fit a couple or two friends, has a private bathroom, a furnished outdoor balcony and comes complete with breakfast.
Nightly rates start at $50 USD for a double room.
Karmairi Hotel Spa (Colombia)
Conveniently located in Cartagena, but tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city along a quiet strip of the Caribbean Sea, this high-end refuge will have you feeling blissed-out in no time. In addition to a top-notch spa and an acclaimed restaurant, guests’ senses will be piqued with a variety of complimentary adventure activities including horseback riding along the beach and outings with local fishermen.
Nightly rates start at $94 USD for a standard room.
Aqua Wellness Resort (Nicaragua)
An eco-luxury retreat nestled along a private white sand beach, Aqua Wellness Resort boasts an organic onsite restaurant, infinity plunge pools and an oceanside yoga platform. The best part? Everything from the yoga mats to the products used at the onsite spa are environmentally-friendly — the resort even has community outreach and turtle protection programs that guests are welcome to take part in.
Nightly rates start at $139 USD for a standard room.
(* Rates quoted include all taxes and fees and are all dependent upon dates and rooms booked.)