When the time comes to escape the landlocked heart of Colorado for a moment, and you find yourself flicking through the usual travel brochures and overpriced holiday ads looking for the bargain you know you'll probably never find, why not consider this selection of the 10 cheapest overseas destinations on offer from the Denver International Airport instead? They range from the sun-kissed depths of the Mexican Pacific Coast to the wild jungles of Mesoamerica, the heady metropolises of Southeast Asia and the metamorphic mountain ranges of Iceland across the sea, and throw up some seriously wallet-friendly options along the way! All prices shown are aggregate averages, calculated using millions of pieces of flight data sourced by Hopper from right across the internet each month.
Taking a whopping 28 hours from departure to arrival and including two stopovers along the way, these colossal connections with Air China across the breadth of the Pacific Ocean are no mean feat, even for the most hardened of fliers! However, with a price tag of just $917 round trip, and the frenetic maze of Bangkok's Banglamphu, the rugged beaches of the Thai Andaman and the incense-smelling temples of Chiang Mai awaiting on the other side, the journey is almost certainly worth making!
Forget Denver's downtown food trucks and its medley of Mexican eateries with a Colorado twist, because one of the planet's most celebrated foodie towns is on the menu for fliers out of DEN this year, and with a mouth-watering price tag of just $874 round trip too! That's right: Seoul's sprawling food courts and oodles of naengmyeon starch noodles, mandu dumplings and tteokbokki rice cakes await at the end of these indirect Air China connections to the Incheon International Airport!
The lone European destination to make this list of the 10 cheapest international places currently on offer from DEN is surely worth every penny of its $738 round trip price tag! A mythical land of roaring waterfalls, rugged fjords, boiling volcanic springs, mist-clad calderas, gravity defying rock protrusions and ancient Viking towns, Iceland is a bucket list country if there ever was one. These nonstop connections are run by the nation's flag carrier, into the Keflavik International Airport at Reykjavik.
A measly $653 is all it takes to leave behind the familiar peaks of the American Rockies this year for an expedition to the mighty precipices of the South American Andes, a jaunt along the sandy surfing beaches of the Peruvian Pacific, or a trip of discovery through the wondrous ruins of old Inca. To bag the best bargains into the capital of Lima, be sure to check out the offering from budget flier Spirit Airlines, while Frontier Airlines' 'Classic Plus' fares may prove cheaper overall for travelers with bags in tow!
The animal lovers and ecotourists of Denver are sure to love our sixth cheapest air connection out of DEN this year, because it sees travelers transported to the wild heart of Costa Rica, within easy reach of the country's famous three-toed sloth sanctuary and the primeval forests of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Expect to pay around just $460 for tickets into town, ignoring the nonstop option with Frontier Airlines and going indirect on Spirit via Fort Lauderdale for the cheapest seats overall.
The first of our picks that's suited primarily to sun-seekers and a real bargain if there ever was one, this air connection between Denver International and the capital town of Charlotte Amalie serves up all the ivory-white beaches of the United States Virgin Islands—from the crystal-clear waters of Sapphire Beach to the sands of secluded Brewer's Bay. Don't miss your chance for a Caribbean holiday on the cheap: Fly Delta Air Lines or United Airlines on the route and pay around just $423 round trip!
Contrary to what you may have heard, Cancun isn't just for the Spring Breakers (though it is a darn good spot for a party!). No sir, the town's unique position on the edge of the Yucatan Peninsula and the state of Quintana Roo makes it the perfect base for exploring natural wonders like the Sian Ka'an biosphere, and human treasures like the Mayan temples of Chichen Itza and Tulum! What's more, the cheapest flights currently running on the route from DEN are nonstop, going with US flier, United Airlines.
Whether you're looking to go riding or hiking through the dusty hills of the Sierra Madre Occidental, or just kick-back on the postcard-perfect, palapa-peppered beaches of Las Estacas, Los Venados, Las Glorias and Bucerias like most visitors do here, then these air connections from Denver International Airport to the Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International are the perfect ticket into town. Not only do they represent the third cheapest international flight on offer overall from DEN, but they also go nonstop on Frontier Airlines or United.
Rarely does the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan fail to impress, with its patchwork of colonial masterworks, 500-year-old churches, lichen-dotted hilltop forts and bubbling, fun-loving after dark character—which just serves to make the second cheapest international tickets on offer from Denver International all the more attractive! Unfortunately there are no nonstop air connections currently available on the route, but Delta Air Lines, US Airways and American Airlines all offer seats for below the weighted average price of $332!
Touting the majestic El Arco cliffs just south of town, the colonial heart of old San Jose del Cabo with its spaghetti western charm along the coast, the legendary nightlife dives of Cabo Wabo Cantina, Jungle Bar and Senor Frog's, and the wild interior of the Baja California peninsula, the number one cheapest international destination on offer from Denver International this year is sure to be a big hit with Colorado locals. What's more, the best bargains on the route are actually nonstop, going with Frontier Airlines for less than $300 return!