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Cheap Places to Travel in the Summer

12 Dreamy Summer Destinations That Won't Break the Bank

Cheap Places to Travel in the Summer
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Given its beautiful beaches, tropical climate, and proximity to the US, Mexico is easily one of the most popular Summer destinations for Americans. But it can also mean fighting off crowds to get a prime beach spot or drink at the swim-up bar — unless you go to Yelapa, a lovely and laid-back beach town along the sparkling Bahía de Banderas. Celebrated as Mexico's best-kept secret, Yelapa offers relaxed vibes, sugary beaches, and some of the freshest seafood around . . . sans inflated prices.

Tip: Since the town is not overrun with tourists (which is a beautiful thing), there aren't a ton of hotel options. Luckily, apartment-sharing sites like Airbnb have you covered with bright tropical retreats for an easy $50 per night.

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