A dollar at 4,346.00 pesos and a full-fare flight ticket, Due to the 19 percent VAT refund (it was 5 percent), it is necessary to carefully consider the international destinations you can travel to while on vacation and the exchange rate will earn more.
While this price is still high, The main recommendation for you to look in your pocket is to choose countries whose currency is similar to the Colombian currency..
Adriana Torres, Director of Vacation Tourism at Aviatur, recommends destinations in South America. “The dollar will always be the official currency. But we can make direct changes to the Argentine, Mexican and Peruvian pesos and become more affordable that way,” explains Torres.
For example, in Argentina, 100 Argentine pesos is equal to 3,175 Colombian pesos. To give you an idea, a taxi from Recoleta to Palermo (two tourist neighborhoods in Buenos Aires) can cost around 750 Argentine pesos, about 23,000 Colombian pesos. A meal without wine costs around 3,500 Argentine pesos.
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Meanwhile, 100 Mexican pesos equals 24,784 Colombian pesos. The average cost of a taxi in Mexico City is 80 to 150 Mexican pesos, and the price per application ranges from 100 to 250 pesos.
A street meal costs between 70 and 100 Mexican pesos per person; from 200 to 500 pesos in a mid-range restaurant, depending on the region of the city and the type of food and drink.
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One (1) sol in Peru is equivalent to 1,226 Colombian pesos. If you factor in, a taxi ride costs about 25 soles, or 30,000 pesos.
A destination with a suitable currency to exchange, although the distance is greater Türkiye, due to the currency devalued against the peso. Thus, this year it will be a more suitable destination for the purchasing power of Colombians.
“At the moment many people are making lists to travel to the Caribbean as the monetization changes are not huge. Destinations like Punta Cana, Cancun and Curaçao are listed. A lot is changing when it comes to cruises too, especially from Miami, which is an option because change and investment is not huge,” Torres advises.
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buy in advance It’s the season of end-of-year trips and start paying little by little, make a monthly allowance so that the amount is out of pocket. Promotional hotels, buy plane tickets during the week (Monday to Thursday they have better prices). If you can, choose to travel in low season (you will avoid congestion and everything will be cheaper).
Travel to convenient locations via currency exchange. Choose destinations that have a weak currency and are affected by the expensiveness of the dollar, so you can buy more foreign currency from that place with the dollars you carry. Traveling to a country with a strong economy is very punishing for change.
Long-term travel should be planned.and opt for all-inclusive plans. Caribbean, Riviera Maya, Cancun, Dominican Republic with sun and beach plans. Central America, Mexico and Panama, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru.
Be mindful of your spending at the destinationIf possible, take dollars and exchange them for the currency of your destination to avoid borrowing so much. If you bought dollars, it’s time to take them out, you have already saved. Excessive consumption of liquor and food should be avoided. Control (or avoid) spending souvenirs and unnecessary purchases. Even today, do not forget that the weight of the suitcases is very controlled. Payment by credit card is not available at this time.
If your pocket requires you to take simpler journeysChoose to stay in hostels, eat on the street or at the supermarket, walk rather than use transport (even public). How about traveling long distances by bus, even at night, to save yourself a day at a hotel? But remember, you also need to plan your strategy very well to travel cheap.
Learn to play with the options that airlines give you. Airlines today offer multiple fare options for travelers. The cheapest will be for practical travelers who are considering buying, go with a single backpack, do not need to eat on flights, and adapt to the chair allocated to them. Remember: when it comes to flying, any ‘zeal’ today is already a luxury.
It’s time to get to know the country. Buying trips to other countries at this time can be very expensive, given that the base currency for exchange is dollars when paying for international travel; The advice is therefore to look for national destinations. Colombia is home to a wide variety of magical destinations that will undoubtedly provide excellent experiences and enable you to have your dream vacation.
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