The cheapest beach destinations

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Spring has just started and you are already thinking about spending the summer at the beach? When planning a trip, are you one of those who looks at the budget a lot? If you are clear that this vacation your body asks for a sunbed, sun and sea, then we present several cheap beach destinations where you will not have to worry about your pocket. You are ready?


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Located on the Cadiz coast between the municipalities of Conil and Tarifa, a few kilometers from Cádiz is Barbate, a fishing town full of history and with beautiful beaches between cliffs and pine forests.

Its calm pace of life is a true oasis of rest for those who seek to disconnect from the routine. Its sunsets, its beautiful landscapes, its people and its gastronomy (with the delicious red tuna from Almadraba as the star ingredient in multiple versions) will make you want to go this summer and next.

Barbate has about 25km of fine sand beach bathed by crystal clear waters. Most of its beaches are in the wild and include the beach and dunes of the Trafalgar Lighthouse, the urban beach of Hierbabuena, Playa del Carmen in the center of Barbate, Zahora or the coves and cliffs of Caños de Meca.


It is said that the best beaches in Havana are far from the Cuban capital: Varadero, Playa El Pilar, Cayo Largo ... However, this city is a highly recommended place for those looking for cheap beach destinations since less than 30 minutes from Havana we can find idyllic beaches of fine white sand with intense blue waters. 

They are not beaches that have great services but they are very authentic to know the real Cuba since it is the place where Cuban families go on weekends to enjoy the sun and the sea. In addition, for tourists they are an excellent option to know the coast of the country if they only travel to the capital.

The cosmopolitan vocation that has always distinguished Havana can be seen in the colonial buildings and in the recovery of the Art Deco architectural heritage. Cuba is a place brimming with life.


It is another of the favorite destinations for travelers looking for cheap beach destinations with good weather throughout the year, perfect for those who want to go on vacation out of season. Tenerife is the largest island and one of the most populated of the Canary Islands.

Tenerife's 360 km of coastline offer a variety that is hard to match. Here there are beaches for all tastes: volcanic sand, surrounded by cliffs, calm waters, family ...

For example, in the southwest of the island there is a region of beaches with the towns of Los Cristianos, Arona or Adeje, which have kilometers of fine sandy beaches, clean waters and a great hotel and leisure infrastructure.. In the north, black lava beaches abound as well as remote and unspoiled bays. Further west, the Los Gigantes cliffs rising from the sea offer a wonderful view.


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This Basque municipality is one of the benchmarks in Spain in terms of surfing and one of the cheap beach destinations where you can enjoy a well-deserved vacation.

Zarautz is known for being the longest beach in the Basque Country and for having magnificent waves throughout the year to surf. This together with its beautiful old town and its gastronomy make it a perfect destination to enjoy a quiet and inexpensive vacation in the north of Spain.

Zarautz beach allows the practice of surfing and other water sports without causing any inconvenience to other bathers. In addition, one of the corners of the sand is dedicated to the practitioners of nudism.

The beach is completed with a charming promenade, along which you can stroll and enjoy the best views of the Cantabrian Sea. In addition, after a day on the beach, nothing better than visiting the old town of Zarautz to visit its places of interest, enjoy the popular Basque cuisine and do some shopping.

Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico is a very popular destination among travelers thanks to its beautiful beaches, its pleasant climate, its colonial architecture and its marina., which offers a wide range of outdoor activities for those looking for cheap beach destinations.

The capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, is a colonial city with a lot of charm. Inside the old town you can visit the forts built by the conquerors, the walls, the cathedral, the colored houses and its magnificent restaurants.

As for its beaches, the geographical characteristics of the island allow it to be full of spectacular beaches such as Balneario Boquerón, Balneario Sun Bay, Playa Jobos, Balneario El Escambrón or Balneario Flamenco, among others.


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Cantabria is one of the most popular cheap beach destinations to enjoy a summer vacation away from the heat of the plateau. Not only because it is a quiet and beautiful place where you can eat well, but it offers vacation opportunities at a good price.

Suances is the capital of a municipality of five small towns through which the Saja and Besaya rivers flow together, which is divided into two areas: town and beach. The area known as Suances pueblo is located in the upper part of the town, where you can see the vestiges of its maritime past especially in the neighborhood of La Cuba, with the typical fishing houses from which you can see the entrance to the estuary of San Martin.

But those interested in the sun and sun loungers will find Suances one of those cheap beach destinations that is worth visiting. In Suances beach the famous beaches of the town are located. The largest of them is La Concha beach, separated from the mouth of the San Martín estuary by a breakwater. Next to the fishing port are the Riberuca and Ribera beaches and Los Locos beach is one of the most popular surfing locations in all of Spain.

Gastronomy is another of the great pillars of Suances and is adapted to all budgets. This is characterized by an exquisite raw material among which excellent fish and seafood as well as vegetables produced in an ecological way by artisan farmers stand out.


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A sure hit when it comes to cheap beach destinations! Not long ago, Benidorm was a small fishing village but today This Alicante town is one of the favorite Spanish destinations to spend a few days of rest and fun thanks to its beautiful beaches, its pleasant climate, its bars and nightclubs and its unbeatable prices.

In Benidorm, visitors can find vacation options for all tastes and pockets. From exclusive luxury hotels to cheap family hotels.

The historic center is quite small compared to the recently built areas. The main points of interest are located in the upper area of ​​Benidorm, right on a cliff that separates Poniente Beach from Levante Beach.

Benidorm offers the visitor many opportunities to have a great time on its beaches in or out of the water thanks to its wide variety of water activities: kayaks, surfing, fishing, canoeing, SUP or diving.

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