Great Underdeveloped Countries to Visit

Are you planning to visit an underdeveloped country but are not sure about the best destination? Here is a guide showing some of the best underdeveloped countries you should visit.  These destinations are not only cheaper but will also give you a wealth of experience away from what you are used to:

The Philippines

The Philippines is one of the best underdeveloped countries to visit globally and should be on top of your list in your next vacation. It has over 7000 islands and you would have a great time visiting some or most of these islands if you have time. if you prefer being in a big city, you can choose to go to Manila where there are tons of fun activities to take part in. to get the best view of the islands, you can choose to go to El Nido on Palawan.


Guatemala is another amazing tourist destination that has too much to offer. Though the level of poverty is quite high for most residents, the people are very friendly. They will not mind to share their history and culture with you and even teach you their local language. 

You’ll also get to see the beautifully made temples some of which are in the middle of the jungle. When in Semuc Champey, you’ll get to see the turquoise pools that are naturally formed in the Cahabon River. 


Ethiopia is the only African country that was never colonized and this means they have been able to maintain their culture without any western influence. You’ll love the culture, languages, and the amazing music of the locals. 

The cost of living in Ethiopia is very low as you’ll be able to get good accommodation for as little as $10. This means you can spend a long time going around the country without breaking the bank. However, it is important to get prepared to wait as most of the services are very slow even in restaurants. You can buy time chatting with the locals as you wait for the processing of your order. The wait is, however, worth it as the food is mouthwatering.

Cape Verde

Cape Verde is best known for its wonderful beaches and their unique culture that is greatly influenced by Portuguese and Brazilian cultures. The country comprises of 10 islands and due to the strict policies to conserve the environment, they are very beautiful. Among the most popular destinations are Sal Island in the north and the Boa Vista island in the east. 


Palau is an island nation in the Pacific that has over 500 islands. The country has some of the most stunning sceneries on land and in the sea and considering that the country’s president is an environmental champion, you’ll love the amazing views. If you are a diving fan, you’ll love every moment you’ll spend in Palau.