There are plenty of travelers out there with their own ideas on budget tips. Some claim they are able to holiday on just $1,000 and tell you how, while others explain how to spend only an average of $25 a day.
Colombia may not be the cheapest holiday on Earth, but that doesn’t make it the most expensive either, especially if you know where to go and how to spend your money. Whether you’re at home or abroad, budget beating is always a win. There’s no need to have an overly expensive holiday, when you can save some money on the trip.
In fact, if you look at the current exchange rate you will find that $200 roughly translates to around 680,000 Colombian pesos. That already sounds cheap to someone with Dollars.
If you plan wisely, you can have a luxury trip and still have an affordable trip. There are plenty of islands with many resorts to visit. Plenty of activities as well as a variety of markets and restaurants to visit. If you plan your budget and prioritize where you go and shop around for hotels and resorts before you go; you will have a good idea of the general rates of hotels as well as where you can get the best quality of service but also for the best price. Due to the sudden boom in popularity, a normal hotel nowadays can cost you anything from $12 – $16 a night. Hotel stay will very possibly be your biggest expense but if you do your due diligence before you go to Colombia, you will find the great prices and brilliant quality.
Travel within the inner city is also cheaper if you use an Uber and bus travel, although very expensive during the day it can work out cheaper if you take the night bus. If you book in advance, you can also get good prices for air travel. Viva Colombia is the air travel you would be looking at. You can also book tour guides for private tours flying around the cities and the various activities you will be participating in.
Depending on what islands you want to visit and what towns you visit; the prices can vary. In Cartagena you can pay between $4 – $12 for accommodation, while in Tayrona Park you will being paying $10 for a meal and $12 to spend the night in a hammock with a $14 dollar entry fee. $12 for a hammock is definitely not worth it, when you can book into a normal hotel in Cartagena which is one of the most beautiful towns in Colombia for less.
If your activities are picked wisely, they can also save you time and money in general. Trips like the Cocora Valley trip or a coffee tour can be done on a shoestring budget, as well as many other activities. If you wish to visit one of the recommended coffee plantations in Colombia, then you will be looking at visting the Zipaquira coffee plantation.
There are plenty of ways to save money on luxury as well as fun activities in Colombia. If you are money wise and know how to prioritize, you can have a holiday that you will never forget.