Top 5 beach destinations for Winter Escapes

Where to travel for winter sun

Warm waters and outdoor adventures await

 

The temperatures are plunging in the North part of the planet, making this the perfect time of the year for a vacation to a warm-weather destination. Be sure to pack your swimsuit and biodegradable sunblock lotion, and leave the coat, turtlenecks and gloves at home.  Are you ready to head off to the warm beach this snowy winter?

 

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Xcaret, Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

 

Before travelling, make sure to read: Winter Survival Guide in the Caribbean

5.- The small but beautiful Maui in Hawai

There are many things to see in Maui: beaches, jungles, volcanoes and farmlands. It offers some of the world’s loveliest drives, such as The Road to Hana with breathtaking landscapes. If you are feeling adventurous, the beautiful volcanic crater Haleakala rises above the island perfect for hiking, camping and stargazing.

Wai’anapanapa State Park, not only consists of pristine waters and a black sand beach but also stunning fresh water caves and cliffs crying out for jumping.

 

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Photo by NatGeo

 

4.- The Turks and Caicos Islands, almost a castaway destination

Only eight of the 40 islands in this archipelago are inhabited. Among the best activities to experience in these dream islands are diving and snorkeling in the world’s third-largest barrier reef.  Blue Marlin fill the surrounding waters, making the islands a great spot for fishing, too. Small and beautiful islands in South America that live an endless summer.

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Photo by Troy Hacker

 

3.- The Maldives, the sunny side of life

There is no wrong time of the year to go to the Maldives. They are little islands – tiny castaway-fantasy sandy islets- mostly with one big resort. Other than being an unbelievable paradise, here you will be surrounded by a culture and language new to most of us: the Dhivehi of the Indo-Aryan culture.

The beauty of the Maldives is best appreciated from the heights. When you visit, make sure to take a Seaplane Photo Flight: this panoramic sight will engrave vivid memories that will remain with you forever.

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Photo by Seaplane Photo Flight

2.- Party all winter at Copacabana Beach, Brazil

There are many things to do for every type of traveller in Brazil, whether you want to dance on the streets for Carnival, sit on sandy beaches, or wake up to the sight of toucans and monkeys.

Since New Year’s Eve comes with the heat of summer in Brazil, what better place to celebrate than a beach? If you are looking for a big party, Copacabana Beach is the best option for you: with its world-famous fireworks and shows on multiple stages that will take you into the wee for hours.

 

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1.- Nature meets culture and adventure in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Cancún and Riviera Maya are one of the world’s most prized paradises. If you’re dreaming of a getaway unlike any other, start thinking about a Riviera Maya vacation!  The Mexican Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean, just above Belize has a fascinating history of ancient Mayan culture. You can swim in its green and crystal water cenotes and underground rivers, discover temples, and salute the sun beneath the palm trees on the beach in Tulum.


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Warm weather defines Southeast Mexico all year long, which is more than just a beautiful beach: mix your Winter Escape with colonial Valladolid and Mérida. Along the Yucatán Peninsula are heartbreakingly delightful haciendas to stay in, drink and eat.

Don’t forget the camera! Read: 8 pictures you need to take while visiting Cancun and Riviera Maya

 

Winter doesn’t have to be cold anymore, where will you travel to escape it?