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Top 4 budget honeymoon destinations for 2020

Ollie Rozdarz, Co-Founder of Hitchd
Ollie Rozdarz from Hitchd
Jan 10, 20206 min read

Your honeymoon should be one of the most exciting adventures of your life — but it can also be one of the most expensive if you're not careful. If you and your partner are stressed out about wedding expenses, then we have some good news: Your honeymoon doesn't have to be wildly expensive.

We've rounded up the best budget honeymoon destinations for 2020 that offer great experiences and romantic getaways without costing more than your wedding. Here are our top picks and a few activities not to be missed.

Costa Rica

Sun setting over a beautiful beach in Costa Rica
Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica

When it comes to the best honeymoon destinations on a budget, Costa Rica offers the best of both worlds: lots to do and plenty of ways to relax. If you and your partner love to hike, take tours and explore cities, Costa Rica will keep you busy until you get back on the plane to go home. If you are looking to kick back and relax, you'll find beautiful beaches, cozy resorts and hot springs.

Top honeymoon activities in Costa Rica

You will never be bored in Costa Rica. Most hotels offer different day-trip packages, so you and your significant other can be as busy, or relaxed, as you'd like.

  • Ziplining in the Cloud Forest:
    Hike through the rain forest and get ready to see it from a whole new angle as you zipline above it.
  • Hike up a Volcano:
    You won't have to worry about eruptions in Costa Rica, and the country has several volcanoes to visit, so no matter where you visit you can usually find a nearby volcano to see and explore.
  • Relax in hot springs:
    Volcanoes mean hot springs in Costa Rica, so if you're visiting a volcano, be on the lookout for hot springs. Many resorts and hotels will offer packages to both volcanoes and hot springs, so check with your front desk.

Croatia

Boats docking in stunning Dubrovnik harbour
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Paris, London, Berlin and Rome may be popular destinations in Europe, but they're also some of the most expensive cities to visit. However, if you and your partner still wish to see the beauty of Europe and explore the arts and culture scene, Croatia sits along the Mediterranean, offering beautiful beaches and landscapes as well as old European charm that you'll love exploring together.

Top honeymoon activities in Croatia

Hotels, restaurants and activities in Croatia usually cost less than in other big European cities and there are plenty of free options, such as visiting churches, museums and other beautiful architectural sites. Here are some of the best honeymoon activities for couples in Croatia who want to stay busy — but not too busy.

  • Clubbing in Zagreb:
    For the couple that loves a great party, Zagreb's nightlife is unmatched. This beautiful city is often overlooked, but its Austro-Hungarian influences make it a hidden gem in the country.
  • Wine tours in the southern region:
    No trip to the Mediterranean is complete without a wine tour. The southern region of Croatia boasts plenty of wineries, perfect for discovering new wines together.
  • Game of Thrones tours:
    If you're a big fan of the show, visit some of the locations in person such as King's Landing and Red Keep's garden.
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Canada

Reflections glistening over Moraine Lake in Banff
Banff National Park, Canada

North America has great honeymoon destinations in Mexico and the United States, but Canada often gets overlooked as a honeymoon destination. From its big cities like Toronto and Vancouver to its outdoor adventures, this massive country has plenty to explore, especially for the couple that loves to ski and play in the snow. You won't find many beaches in Canada, but with so much to do, you'll find budget options for all your must-see sites and activities.

Top honeymoon activities in Canada

Canada ranks as one of the top low-budget honeymoon places because many of the best activities and sites are in national parks and forests, which are historically cheaper than most privately-owned resorts. Here are a few destinations in Canada that will make your honeymoon unforgettable.

  • Niagara Falls:
    The great falls have been a popular honeymoon destination for generations. Hike behind the falls to the observation deck or ride one of the many boats to see the falls up close — just be sure to pack a poncho.
  • Aurora Borealis:
    Want to see the Northern Lights? Whitehorse in Yukon, which is far north, offers the perfect viewing spot — along with other winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding and ice fishing.
  • Vancouver Island:
    Perfect for a mix of outdoor fun with beautiful wineries and restaurants, Vancouver Island makes a great compromise for couples that want to be outdoors, but not as physically active. Learn how to taste wine against one of the most beautiful backdrops in Canada.

The British Virgin Islands

Sun shining down on a beach in the British Virgin Islands
Spring Bay, The British Virgin Islands

A hotspot in the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands give your honeymoon the privacy and exclusivity that only an island can provide. With plenty of gorgeous resorts and a variety of options when it comes to price, the British Virgins Islands has remained one of the best honeymoon destinations on a budget for those couples who seek to kick back and let the stress of the wedding fade away. With Jamaica, Aruba and Puerto Rico so close, the British Virgin Islands often gets overlooked, but its privacy is unmatched.

Top honeymoon activities in the British Virgin Islands

Couples who sail will feel right at home in the British Virgin Islands. With so many smaller islands to sail to, you and your partner will enjoy navigating and exploring new islands together. Here are a few activities on those islands not to be missed.

  • Explore wildlife on Buck Island Reef:
    A U.S. national monument, Buck Island Reef is home to thousands of marine plants and animals. See them in their natural environment as you hike across the island and take a dip in the water.
  • Hike through Devil's Bay:
    Located on Virgin Gorda, Devil's Bay offers breathtaking views accessible through its many hiking trails.
  • Swimming with dolphins:
    One of the biggest islands, Tortola is one of the best places to go swimming with dolphins on your honeymoon.
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Summary

Your honeymoon should be a fun, relaxing and romantic experience — not one that stresses you out over money. That's why there's Hitchd to help you with expenses. Hitchd helps you create the perfect honeymoon registry, so your wedding guests can help you pay for your big trip. Rather than getting blenders and appliances as wedding gifts, your guests can help you fund the honeymoon of your dreams.

All of these locations will deliver the perfect honeymoon for you and your partner without forcing you to break your piggy bank. Remember, when it comes to planning a honeymoon on a budget, look for little ways to save. Stay at a resort for a few nights, then choose a more budget-friendly option. Go out to a nice restaurant one night of your honeymoon and find more low-key options on the other nights.

Remember, it's not about how much you spend on your honeymoon. It's about how much time you spend together

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