Cheap Latin America Travel Archive

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How to Travel Mexico on the Cheap

Mexico only gets an honorable mention in The World’s Cheapest Destinations because when the peso is not near record low levels—like it is right now—there are less expensive places to go in much of Central America. Plus the majority of visitors to the beach resort areas are on a short vacation budget,

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Where the Best Travel Deals Are in 2015

One of the greatest summers for travel in ages is upon us. Where are you going? If you’re an American and the answer is “nowhere,” you need a serious priority adjustment. If you can scrape together enough for a plane ticket and a week of travel expenses, you’ll find historically great values

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Sorry Kids, but Costa Rica is No Bargain

There are a lot of great reasons to visit Costa Rica, and as I wrote in this post way back in 2010, it can be worth the splurge if you do it right. If you’re heading there thinking it’s a bargain, however, just because it’s a less developed country in Central America,

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Cusco, Peru on a Budget (Takes a Little Work)

Peru gets a lot of travelers, from budget backpackers to “money is no object” luxury travelers ticking off a box on their bucket list. Because of Machu Picchu being named one of the wonders of the world and Peru seemingly unable to stop milking that cash cow in all their marketing, an

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Really Getting Away From It All: Real de Catorce in Mexico

Picture a place where the only way to access the town is through a narrow one-way tunnel more than two kilometers long. Where when you wander around it, you find abandoned, empty buildings around each corner and the loudest sounds are the braying of donkeys. There’s electricity, but the internet speed is