Top 5 Affordable Baecation Getaways

Aisha Nicole Urban Lifestyle

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This cold weather and the approaching Valentine's Day has us dreaming of a sweet #baecation. There is something about a lazy day on the beach with Mai Tai's that is just calling our name! Here is a list of a 5 affordable destinations you and bae can plan without breaking the bank, or (saving 6 months to a year for.)

1. Key Largo, Florida Keys

Key Largo, Florida Keys

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Have you been dreaming of the Caribbean, but can’t afford to fly overseas? The Florida Keys may be calling your name. Bargain flights to Miami can often be had from many major cities throughout the U.S. Once there, rent a car and head south on the Florida Keys Scenic Highway with its miles and miles of breathtaking ocean vistas. Once there, you’ll find plenty of romantic outdoor activities, where you can snorkel in the clear warm waters, swim with dolphins, and catch glorious sunsets together.

2. Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

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Mexico is rather well-known for offering a more affordable tropical vacation, with lots of options for romance-seeking couples. In Tulum, you can look forward to gorgeous beaches, outstanding snorkeling, ancient ruins and a host of activities that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Diamante K, located right on the strikingly white sandy shore, offers rustic-chic charm in cabins with awe-inspiring views of the turquoise sea, minus the frills and the high prices.

3. Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, Mexico

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Ecuador is staggeringly cheap and astoundingly fabulous. And when it comes to romance, it’s also hard to beat, with roses everywhere, from public spaces and restaurant entrances to romantic hotel hideaways, as the flowers are one of the country’s top exports. The diverse terrain offers everything from beautiful beaches and dramatic volcanoes to hot springs and Amazon rain forest. Couples can also look forward to dining on multiple-course chef’s tasting dinners with wine at a fraction of the cost they’d pay back home. The colonial city of Cuenca, a popular destination with expats and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is especially ideal with all of its Old World charms.

4. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

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Portugal is one of Western Europe’s most affordable destinations, less expensive than the popular Greek Islands and neighboring Spain. Lisbon has managed to retain much of its Old World charm in its fascinating historic attractions, as it’s a place where you’ll discover ancient castles, olive groves as far as the eye can see and numerous lovely fishing villages. A week’s stay at one of the five-star hotels in Lisbon is about the same price as just one or two nights at a similar property in other European capitals – and, dining costs are budget-friendly too.

5. Jamaica

Jamaica

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If you have your heart set on the Caribbean, Jamaica is one of the region’s most budget-friendly destinations and it’s one of the cheapest to get to as well, thanks to budget airlines like JetBlue flying between multiple major U.S. cities and Montego Bay. While the top resorts are pricey, you’ll find many lesser-known properties offering all sorts of outstanding specials and incentives, including free nights. Once there, you can look forward to being mesmerized by romantic waterfalls and swimming underneath the warm, cascading waters together, or enjoy simply soaking up the sun in between snorkeling among the exotic fish.



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