Winters are always about snow, snow and more snow. While the initial days of the season can be fun filled, the cold will sooner or later, start getting to you. This would probably be the best time to pack your bags and head over to a destination where you can while away the rest of the winter soaking the sun’s rays. Here are 7 such winter getaways around the world where winter would welcome you with sun and more fun.
Winter is probably the best season to visit Orlando which gets pretty crowded at this time of the year. While here, you definitely would not want to miss out on the world class theme parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida and Sea World Orlando. The best place to visit if you have children accompanying you. Admissions can get pretty expensive around this time of the year. So make sure you book your tickets in advance to avail discounts.
St. Marteen, St. Martin
Fancy a beach winter getaway? Then the first place on your list needs to be St. Martin and St. Marteen, two side by side islands nestled in the Caribbean that are filled with beaches galore. The half- Dutch, half-French islands together have over 37 stunning beaches that offer you plenty of fun in the sun combined with dramatic sunsets. Be sure to visit areas like Mullet Bay and Orient Bay known for their windsurfing activities. The culinary delights on the island will also amaze you, including the much relished Creole fish snacks and French spots.
Want to get transported to an old world in itself? Then choose Puerto Rico as your winter getaway this time. This Caribbean like dream is the perfect amalgamation of history and natural beauty, and is known for its historic square Old San Juan. You can also choose to visit the El Yunque Rain Forest or visit the La Parguera bioluminescent bay which glows magically in the dark. And don’t forget the other beaches in the destination while you are at it.
Laguna Beach, California
Also known as a surfer’s haven, the Laguna Beach is over seven miles long and is the perfect place to catch up on that tan. In addition to simply lazing around and swimming, you can opt for a surfer’s lesson with professionals that would have you surfing the waters with ease before the end of the day. That done, you can choose to take a walk through the historic Laguna village filled with art galleries and other souvenir shops.
Here’s a winter getaway that would offer you plenty of natural beauty and adventure on a budget. While the capital city San Jose is filled with museums and markets galore, the nearby Arenal volcano would welcome you with its deep rumble and lava show. The Manuel Antonio National Park would also be the best place to get as close to nature as possible while a hike along the cloud forests located in Santa Elena and Monteverde would be the most refreshing experience you ever had.
Los Cabos, Mexico
Filled with plenty of sandy beaches, Los Cabos is the best place to visit if you want to soak up on some much needed nightlife which was missing back home during winter. Opt for a sunset cruise to the natural rock like arch called El Arco or grab some binoculars along the way to catch some gray whales (December-April). Head over to Cabo Wabo, an entertainment complex where the tequila never stops flowing and the nightlife never ends.
Nha Trang, Vietnam
Another perfect beach winter getaway, Nha Trang in Vietnam is filled with laid back beach towns that would welcome you with plenty of warmth and friendly locals. Apart from spending some quality time on the beach with your loved ones, you can opt for scuba diving and surfing excursions. Don’t miss out on the historic temples in these towns or the delectable cuisine which combines Southeast Asian and French Colonial tastes for a unique culinary experience.
Winters can be long, cold and boring. So if you have had your share of the fun in the snow, pack your bags and head out to spend the rest of the season in style at an awesome getaway.