Bucket List Vacation Adventures!
by Jen Campbell of Escape Destinations Travel
No matter what your "vacation personality" may be, a trip to the Gorgeous Caribbean or Exotic Mexico is the absolute perfect time to cross some must-do things off of your sweet bucket list without breaking your travel budget. Try some exciting but very affordable adventures like these listed below!
Cliff Diving - Rick's Cafe in Negri, Jamaica-This world-famous cafe doesn't just offer food and drinks - it offers the chance to engage in an unforgettable bucket list experience: Cliff diving! You can jump from as high as 30ft, although beginners should practice with the 10ft and 12ft cliffs first. Although food and drinks will cost you, jumping is free of charge, and you can jump as many times as you want. If you chicken out, it’s okay, don't worry - Rick's Cafe is also known as the best vantage point in the Caribbean to watch a sunset. So even if you don't dive, you'll still get a great memory out of it.
Whale Watching - Los Cabos, Mexico- From January through March, animal lovers flock to Los Cabos for one big reason, a real big reason: The Amazing Humpback whales. Because the seafloor around Los Cabos drops off very quickly, the water gets deep pretty close to the shoreline. This means that you can see the whales right from the beach. Imagine the sights from your beach chair! Ideal weather, perfect waters, and abundant sea life make the bays north of Los Cabos the perfect place for whales to migrate and the perfect place for you to witness a breathtaking site without spending a dime. This one should be added to your list.
Hiking - Virgin Islands National Park, St. John USVI- This National Park covers more than half of the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Bonus, and there’s absolutely no charge for entrance into the park. That-s a whole lotta' park for a whole lotta' nothin'. The Virgin Islands National Park's breathtaking beaches, spectacular coral reefs and various hiking trails provide endless hours of exploration for both kids and adults. Plus, over 50 species of tropical birds, including 3 types of rare Caribbean hummingbirds, call this place home. Best of all, no passport is required to get to the US Virgin Islands. Pack your bags and head there!
Explore an Ancient City - Old San Juan, Puerto Rico- The city of Old San Juan is an official National Historic Site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For you, this means that you can explore this ancient city with free guided tours offered by the US National Park Service and not break the bank. Guided tours of both Castillos San Felipe del Morro and San Cristobal are available by the hour, when the forts are open. Plus, you'll get official tour maps that detail several other historic buildings in this legendary old city. Free can be fun!
The best things in life are free, and when you throw a little bit of the Caribbean or Mexico into the mix, it just gets even better! Why not book your next trip with Escape Destinations Travel and cross off your Bucket List Picks today!
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