Holidaying abroad can be an expensive business, often leading to many people staying at home rather than splashing out.
However, there are plenty of destinations all over the world where you can visit without breaking the bank.
You can also save plenty of money by avoiding the high season, booking late and travelling in large groups. Make sure you use price comparison websites and sign up for email alerts to get the very best deals from travel companies.
Read on to find out more about our top four budget travel destinations.
Many of the main tourist areas in Portugal are expensive, but think outside of the box and you can still enjoy a cheap holiday there.
The old university town of Coimbra and second city, Porto, offer a varied tourist experience and staying away from the larger resorts in Portugal can really help to boost your spending power.
With superb golf courses, lots of water sports and brilliant weather, Portugal is also an excellent choice for a winter sun holiday too.
Gorgeous beaches and desert canyons can make for a varied trip, and it all come with the added bonus of being super cheap.
A basic room can cost as little as £15 a night, but using the Bonuses at SugarHouse before travelling can help to boost your spending power during your holiday.
Beach towns like Tulum, Puerto Escondido, Zihuatanejo and Mazatlan offer tremendous value for money, making Mexico a great destination if you only have a limited budget.
The Amazon rainforest, the start of the Andes and both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts are close to Colombia, making it the ideal destination for an action-packed holiday.
With exchange rates between the Colombian peso and European currencies now favourable, it is much cheaper to travel there than just a few years ago.
Colombia boasts superb culture, wonderful history and excellent cuisine, making it one of the most interesting places in the world to visit.
Nicaragua is Central America’s largest country, but its tourism industry is yet to fully develop.
Volcanic landscapes, colonial architecture and sensational beaches offer a stunning backdrop to a holiday that can be a life-changing experience.
The clear waters of the Corn Islands are great for snorkelling, while surfers will love the big barrels of Rivas.
All the best beaches in Nicaragua are free of development, so you can enjoy them just as nature intended.