Vrbo Reveals Best Value Beach Destinations for 2019

AUSTIN, Texas - May 28, 2019 – Sun, sea, sand and … savings. Vrbo® – the go-to for families and friends to book vacation homes, cabins and condos – today released its list of destinations where seaside summer fun can be had for less, based on its vacation rental demand data. Domestically, great deals can be found in popular seaside destinations like Myrtle Beach, while multiple playas bonitas in Spain topped the international list.

“We’re all raring to swap our business suits for swimsuits, but beach vacations can be a strain on the family budget,” said Vrbo Travel Expert Melanie Fish. “We compiled our first-ever beach value list to help vacationers soak up the sun, without the splurge. Travelers will be surprised and delighted to find beautiful beach townhomes for as little as $50 per person per night.”

To get the list, Vrbo looked at the most popular international and domestic beach destinations for travelers in 2018, pulling the average daily rates paid for vacation rentals to identify the places where travelers got the most value.

Vrbo’s top value beach destinations[1]:

Domestic (average price/night/person/USD)

  1. Myrtle Beach, S.C. - $54

  2. Harrison County, Miss. - $55

  3. Corpus Christi & Port Aransas, Tex. - $60

  4. Cocoa Beach & Cape Canaveral, Fla. - $60

  5. South Padre Island, Tex. - $62

International (average price/night/person/USD)

  1. Alicante, Spain - $43

  2. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain - $44

  3. Las Palmas, Spain - $46

  4. Palermo, Italy - $48

  5. Limon, Costa Rica - $49

Vrbo also ranked its most popular beach destinations from coast to coast. Three Hawaiian Islands were among the top choice for travelers on the West Coast, while Florida ranked with just as many for the East Coast.

Vrbo’s most popular beach destinations[2]:

West Coast (average price/night/person/USD)

  1. Orange County, Calif. - $83

  2. Hawaii, Hawaii - $85

  3. San Diego, Calif. - $90

  4. Kauai, Hawaii - $105

  5. Maui, Hawaii - $107

East Coast (average price/night/person/USD)

  1. Myrtle Beach, S.C. - $54

  2. Panama City Beach, Fla. - $63

  3. Gulf Shores, Ala. - $69

  4. Fort Walton Beach, Fla. - $77

  5. Miramar & Rosemary Beach, Fla. - $86

[1] Vrbo Value for Money Price Data 2018: What U.S. Vrbo travelers paid on average when they booked their accommodation at Vrbo.com per night and per person during January 1–December 31, 2018. The prices shown are in USD, taking all currency fluctuations into account. The ranking is based on two factors: the most popular destinations for U.S. travelers in 2018, then ranked by average nightly rates.

[2] Findings based on Vrbo traveler demand in 2018 for most popular beach destinations, then ranked based on average nightly rates.

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