If you want to explore Puerto Vallarta and Visit its destination but you are on a budget, there are some things you should keep in mind the make a smart, convenient but great trip. Here come our top tips to visiting Puerto Vallarta destinations on a budget.
CHOOSE A TRAVEL STYLE AT THE RANGE OF YOUR BUDGET
Forget about hotels and tours. Rather, travel with your backpack! Cost-conscious “backpackers” travel light (which is quite logical, as they carry their belongings in a backpack) and choose budget accommodation while they are traveling. They also usually choose local food and often stay on the road for longer, moving quickly between numerous destinations. If you are traveling during the low season, you will spend even less, saving money on anything from flights to accommodation and attractions.
BOOK IN ADVANCE YOUR TOUR
Booking in advance is amazing to save your spot, create a schedule for your itinerary and save a lot of money! If you want to go for a tour in Puerto Vallarta, look for some online offer as the online price is often absolutely cheaper than the one at the front office! You will save a lot of money without renouncing to your bucket list!
ORGANIZE A LONGER JOURNEY
Although you probably do not believe it, taking a trip that lasts longer is much less expensive than a quick blitz. Why? By creating a “base” in another place, long-term travelers do not have to pay constantly for transportation to their next destination and are able to take advantage of short-term rental opportunities instead of paying the most expensive daily hostel rates. In addition, long-term travelers are typically more interested in learning about a culture by living it and “doing the same things as the locals” (instead of paying for expensive tours and day trips), they love to cook their own meals too.
COOK YOUR OWN MEALS
It’s no secret that eating at the restaurant every day costs (not to mention the potential deleterious effect on your waistline!). Those who travel paying attention to costs know that cooking their own meals saves a lot: even more if you decide to divide costs by cooking and sharing a meal with your travel companions who share the accommodation or the hostel with you (visit exhibitions food and supermarkets abroad is part of the fun!)
If you are looking for a place where to eat something typical to avoid touristic traps, where you will pay a lot of money while eating low quality food, ask locals! In Puerto Vallarta locals are so open and friendly and they love getting to know brand new people! Connecting with them you will have a glimpse into their culture, habits and lifestyle while collecting useful tips and trip about where to eat real traditional food or where to find underrated hidden gems to explore.
DON’T BUY USELESS SOUVENIRS
Try to invest your money in what’s authentic. If you want to buy something buy something linked to the local tradition and culture and try to invest your money in experience and not material things!
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