Sri Lanka, the teardrop on the Indian Ocean, has found itself sparkling bright on a new map: the wallet-friendly vacation hotspot. Cracking into Fox News’s list of 13 affordable destinations worldwide, the island nation is enticing budget-conscious travelers with its stunning scenery, vibrant wildlife, and surprisingly low price tag.
“Scenic hikes, breathtaking elephants, sun-kissed beaches,” the report gushes, painting a picture-perfect postcard of Sri Lanka. But the real magic lies in the numbers. Accommodations that typically set wallets back a mere $20 to $40, and meals averaging a breezy $5, make this tropical paradise an accessible dream.
This newfound affordability can be attributed to a confluence of factors. The recent depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee has made the island nation relatively cheaper for international visitors. Additionally, the government has actively promoted Sri Lanka as a budget-friendly destination, focusing on developing affordable accommodation and transportation options.
Sri Lanka is featured alongside other countries such as India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Greece, and Egypt as a cost-effective vacation destination.