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Top 3 destinations for winter sun

Top 3 destinations for winter sun

December 16, 2016

Some people just love winter and snow, and the holidays without snowflakes and cold weather just don’t feel right. Other people are just not so keen on wearing 5 layers of clothing and shoveling snow on a regular basis. For those people, “migrating” far away from all of that, towards warmer lands, is the best choice. Here’s a list of the most beautiful warm places that you can choose for your winter vacation:

1. Florida

Aerial view of Miami Beach, Florida

Aerial view of Miami Beach, Florida

Florida is also known as “The Sunshine State”. That says a lot, right? The average temperature here is 21.5°C for the entire year, 15.6°C in December and February and 14.5°C in January. It’s safe to say that this is a warm place anytime. The sun shines in Florida for more than 200 days on average in a year.

There are a lot of things that you can do in Florida, many attractions to visit and a lot of fun activities. For example, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex is one of the most interesting places you can visit here. It contains spacecraft displays, the Astronaut’s Hall of Fame, a Space Shuttle Launch Experience and many more. Florida has a very large number of lighthouses. They are beautiful and they are iconic images of the coast, definitely worth a bit of admiration. Also, check out the Salvador Dali Museum, the Florida Holocaust Museum, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, visit the most beautiful beaches, such as Panama City Beach, Daytona Beach, South Beach and West Palm Beach.

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Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world, Dubai, UAE

Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world, Dubai, UAE

2. Dubai

Dubai is a city of superlatives. It is the fastest developing city in the tourist and trade sectors. It is also one of the hottest cities in the world, so we can assume that it is quite hot during the winter too. The average temperatures here are 21°C in December, 19°C in January and 20°C in February. There are 8 hours of sunshine on average in December, January and February and the average sea temperature in above 20°C throughout the whole winter.

There are a lot of attractions here, since Dubai is such a big city, but some of the most important are: the Dubai Museum, a gateway to the history of the Emirate and the country; Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure in the world, a megatall skyscraper that has an amazing observation deck, residences, hotel room, restaurants and more; the Dubai Marina, Dubai Water Canal and Palm Islands are also worth a visit.

You can also visit the beaches, the parks, watch a camel race, practice water sports, try a desert safari or dune bashing, desert motorcycle tours and much more.

3. Costa Rica

Aerial view of Jaco beach and city, Costa Rica

Aerial view of Jaco beach and city, Costa Rica

The climate in Costa Rica is tropical all year round. The weather there can be divided in two periods: the dry season and the rainy season. Costa Rica is a very warm country. The average temperatures in San José, the capital of Costa Rica, are 22°C in December and January and 24°C in February. These months are also the best time to come here, because they have the least rainy days: December – 10, January – 5, February – 3.

The wildlife in Costa Rica is one of the most wonderful things that you can admire here. The bird variety is amazing and this place is a bird watching paradise. The beaches are also some of the most beautiful you’ll get to visit: Corcovado, Dominical, Jacó, Montezuma, Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Grande, Tamarindo and Tortuguero – those are the most popular. You can also try rafting, fishing, scuba diving, surfing, biking, golf; overall, Costa Rica is a very entertaining place to visit.

You can also check out some other destinations with lots of winter sun:

Average temperature Sri Lanka (Colombo) Seychelles (Victoria) Tenerife Barbados (Bridgetown) Phuket Rio de Janeiro Gran Canaria Cuba (Havana) Argentina (Buenos Aires)
December 27°C 27°C 17°C 26°C 27°C 25°C 19°C 23°C 23°C
January 27°C 27°C 17°C 26°C 27°C 26°C 18°C 21°C 25°C
February 27°C 27°C 17°C 26°C 28°C 27°C 18°C 22°C 22°C


Plan your perfect trip with TripEconomy. Choose from our complete list of hotels from any city and take a look at the available flights to your destinations. Get your sun lotion and your sunglasses and run away from the cold! Enjoy the holidays!


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