The rising inflation and a significant hike in fuel prices have made air travel and vacations expensive. This has made people more cautious about their spending and is looking for ways to cut corners. However, canceling that annual Gulf Coast vacation does not have to be an option. You can still travel and enjoy all the fun and sun that Port Aransas offers by taking advantage of these cost-saving tips!

Many savvy travelers are using vacation rentals instead of a hotel to keep their costs down. Renting a condo, house, or apartment that The Mayan Princess Vacation rentals has to offer allows you to take advantage of lower nightly rates, kitchens, and other amenities that can save you hundreds. At the same time, you still make those priceless memories that last a lifetime.

Let’s see how you can plan a great stay at Port Aransas vacation rentals without breaking the bank.

Cost-Saving Tips:

Cost-Saving Tips

Book Directly and Save on Fees:

Have you ever wondered why the final cost of your reservation is always higher than the advertised nightly rate? The answer is simple. Online booking platforms like Airbnb, Homeaway, and VRBO charge service fees that they don’t show you upfront. Some booking sites can charge as high as 15% of the total reservation cost!

On the other hand, when you book directly with The Mayan Princess the best Port Aransas vacation rentals, you eliminate the middleman and all those hidden service fees. Not to mention, you get to deal directly with the owner to secure the best price for your vacation rental. Sometimes these savings can add up to hundreds of dollars to spend on different activities during your vacation.

Mix Work With Pleasure:

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To save on using up all your vacation days, consider adding a few workdays to your trip. This ‘workstation’ trend is perfect for people who prefer traveling during weeks when there are no crowds, and the weather is still perfect for all those outdoor activities. Plus, you can get some work done in the morning and enjoy the rest of the day exploring Port Aransas. 

Our vacation rentals also offer high-speed Wi-Fi to stay connected without any issues. Another advantage is saving on weekend getaway rates that are consistently higher than weekday rates. And if you book a larger home with fellow remote workers, you can further split the cost and save even more.

Dine In to Save on Expensive Restaurants

We all love to try different restaurants while on vacation. But dining out daily can quickly add up and take a big bite out of your travel budget. A great way to save on meals is by cooking some of your meals. And even if you plan to have one big meal out each day, you can still save by cooking breakfast and lunch in your vacation rental kitchen. 

Luckily, our vacation rentals in Port Aransas offer full-sized kitchens that come fully stocked with all the essentials to help you cook with ease. When going grocery shopping, focus on buying items that can be used for multiple meals, such as chicken, pasta, and rice. Also, buying local fruits and vegetables is a great way to save money and get a taste of Port Aransas.

Pack Light to Save on Luggage Fees:

If you plan on taking a flight to reach Port Aransas, packing light can make a big difference in the cost of your trip. With most airlines now charging for checked baggage, it has become increasingly important only to pack the essentials. Traveling with just a carry-on bag will save you from paying those hefty checked baggage fees. It will also save you time at the airport by avoiding the long lines at the baggage claim carousel.

So instead of packing your entire closet, fly light and wash your clothes during your stay. Our vacation rentals offer laundry machines, so you don’t need to waste your time at the laundromat or overspend on expensive laundry services.

Although on vacation, most of us want to relax and not worry about preparing meals, doing laundry, or packing light. But it will pay off in the end by saving you a lot of money you can use to treat yourself to a nice dinner or souvenirs for your friends and family back home.

Use Vacation Rentals in Port Aransas Amenities to Save on Activities

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Activities and attractions are one of the best parts of traveling but can also be one of the most significant expenses. The right vacation rental in the right location can help you save a lot on activities.

The Mayan Princess vacation rentals are located near some of the best fishing spots in Port Aransas. So instead of spending money on an expensive charter fishing trip, you can pack your gear and enjoy a day of fishing right from the shore.

In addition to those fun beach activities, our vacation rentals offer great amenities that the whole family can enjoy, such as pools, hot tubs, and game rooms that can take the place of some of those expensive activities.

However, we understand that with so many things to do in Port Aransas, you may have a must-do activity on your itinerary, and that’s just fine. By taking advantage of all the amenities on other days, you can help balance out the cost of your trip and spend on adventures you want.

So instead of crossing out that unforgettable and important beach vacation to save money, be smart about your vacation planning and book one of our many beautiful Mustang Island lodgings. You’ll not only enjoy all the comforts of home but also save big in the process!