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Candice Horbacz | Top 3 Affordable Trendy Beach Resorts

Candice Horbacz loves to travel. As a lifestyle and travel blogger, she feels that she owes it to her followers and readers to share her experiences, both good and bad, to help them make a more educated decision about places they want to visit. Traveling can be pretty expensive, especially if it’s to a destination outside of your home country. But the costs shouldn’t stop you from exploring the world, says Candice Horbacz. There are ways that you can save money while still having the best time wherever you’re going.

If you’re planning a beach getaway, for instance, there are trendy yet reasonably priced beach resorts that you can visit in popular holiday destinations around the world.

For trendy beach resorts that are easy on the pocket, Candice Horbacz recommends the following:

1. Mancora Marina Hotel, Peru

The Mancora Marina Hotel in Peru offers everything you could ever want in a beach resort: stunning ocean views from your hotel room, an infinity pool that’s only a few feet away from the ocean, and spacious rooms (538.21 sq. ft.) with large comfortable beds (think Peruvian Pima cotton bed sheets). The hotel also features A/C, Wi-Fi, and cable TV, warm and friendly staff, scrumptious meals served in the restaurant or room service, and other modern amenities befitting a VIP.

The best part is that if you visit sometime between October and December, you can go whale-watching! But even if you don’t visit during these months, there’s plenty to do, says Candice Horbacz. You can join a tour to see turtles and dolphins, go deep-sea fishing, enjoy your favorite water sports, or simply relax poolside with perfect views of the ocean. It’s your own slice of heaven in Peru!

Cost: Approximately $125 per night.

2. Le Rêve, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

For a beach holiday out of the country but still close to home, Candice Horbacz heads off to Playa del Carmen for a quick beach getaway. She recommends Le Rêve Hotel & Spa. It’s a quaint boutique hotel in the heart of one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations but what sets it apart from its expansive and expensive neighbors is its unique charm. Well-appointed rooms with either an ocean view or a garden view are yours for the taking. If you want a more private suite, they offer an oceanfront bungalow with its own private plunge pool or Jacuzzi.

Tip: Book a Mayan tasting menu from Chef Mario Kauil for a truly gastronomic feast that will delight all your senses!

Cost: Approximately $210 per night.

3. Stokkøya Sjøsenter, Norway

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, you should try Stokkøya Sjøsenter on your beach holiday. This isn’t your conventional type of hotel or resort; in fact, it’s far from conventional. Accommodations vary; from “subterranean units” to coastal houses and hostel type. The best part about it all is that you truly get to feel as if you’re one with nature. It’s a no-frills kind of holiday here, and it’s the kind of contrast that refreshes your mind, body, and spirit, says Candice Horbacz.

Cost: Approximately $105 per night.