The only thing more stressful than forgoing vacation is taking one you can't afford. These destinations let you have the fabulous beach break you need while keeping your finances in line.
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If you're as pumped as we are about throwing caution to the wind and heading to the beach, rest assured that you have many excellent budget choices in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Though it may seem too good to be true, vacations under $500 for two travelers do exist — if you head to nearby shores and keep travel and accommodations costs low.
Don't let a slim wallet deter you from setting out for one of the Caribbean's most dynamic destinations. These all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic can accommodate tight budgets.
In the Dominican Republic — especially in lesser-known beach towns like Boca Chica and Juan Dolio — your hard-earned dollar stretches surprisingly far.