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10 Affordable, Sunny Destinations to Escape the Cold

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Stephanie MialkiGuest Blogger
December 06, 2016 · 1.4k Views

Just because we’re getting well into the winter months now, doesn’t mean you should have to deal with the frigid cold. Actually, it’s totally and completely possible to spend the winter season under the sun, relaxing and working on your tan instead. So go ahead and dig out your swimsuit and flip flops, grab some sunblock, and pack your bags! Here are 10 warm, sunny, and even affordable places to travel to this winter.

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Best Sunny Destinations to Escape the Cold


1. Buenos Aires

bueno aires

money Average price per week: $780
temp Average winter temperature: 75°F

That’s right, the gorgeous capital of Argentina can cost you under a grand to travel to this winter. Take advantage of the radiating sun’s heat as you experience lots of shopping, sample a variety of foods, and admire some stunning architecture. Oh and don’t forget to try out the Argentine tango, of course!

 

2. Cape Verde

cape verde

money Average price per week: $400
temp Average winter temperature: 75°F

Just off the coast of Senegal in West Africa, this group of islands offers its visitors a number of pristine sandy beaches that are all great for tanning during the winter time! Along with relaxing and catching some rays, you can also experience many other activities, such as scuba diving and shipwreck diving, deep-sea fishing, and windsurfing. If you’re looking for something other than just beautiful sandy beaches, be sure to visit São Vicente Island for more of a nightlife experience, Santo Antão Island to take in the lush landscapes, or Santiago Island to view the unforgettable architecture.

 

3. Gippsland

gippsland

money Average price per week: $660
temp Average winter temperature: 72°F

Located in Southeast Australia, Gippsland is home to some of the most beautiful and natural sights you’ll ever see. Gippsland Lakes - Australia’s largest inland water network of lakes, marshes, and lagoons - is home to a wealth of well-known Australian wildlife including koala bears, kangaroos, wombats, and echidnas.

 

4. Goa

goa india

money Average price per week: $530
temp Average winter temperature: 78°F

Goa, India is probably most well-known for its long golden beaches lined with miles of palm trees facing out over the Arabian sea. It’s also packed with tons of holiday season fun, as you’re sure to find all sorts of parties and festivals on the island throughout the months of January and February. From mellow yoga gatherings to the super exciting February Carnival, you can be sure to find whatever sort of fun you’re looking for.

 

5. Guadeloupe

guadeloupe

money Average price per week: $630
temp Average winter temperature: 79°F

Guadeloupe is known as a true vacationer’s paradise in the south Caribbean sea. One of the greatest qualities of Guadeloupe is its infectious, traditional music all throughout the islands, ranging from Conch and Creole jazz using real conch shells, to Gwo-Ka which includes singing and dancing to Ka drums.

 

6. Lisbon

lisbon portugal

money Average price per week: $640
temp Average winter temperature: 57°F

Although a bit cooler than the other locations on the list, Lisbon is still filled with plenty of warmth, the sunshine, and entertainment. Lisbon is one of the greatest vacation destinations if you’re looking for the perfect combination of beach and nightlife, as it is home to a very lively club scene and still hosts a variety of gorgeous beaches, landscapes, and architecture to experience.

 

7. Naples

naples

money Average price per week: $600
temp Average winter temperature: 56°F

Yet another destination that’s a bit cooler in temperature, Naples is still tough to beat in the winter time in terms of vacation locations. This amazingly cultured Italian city never fails to charm its visitors with its fabulous food variation, beautiful architecture, and overall unforgettable experiences.

 

8. Pattaya

pattaya

money Average price per week: $660
temp Average winter temperature: 88°F

Warning: Do not vacation to Pattaya if you’re not looking for bars, clubs, festive beaches, and an overall outstanding nightlife! Pattaya is filled with a spectacular nightlife, with Pattaya’s Walking Street known as the best choice for neon lights and evening entertainment.

 

9. Penang

penang

money Average price per week: $580
temp Average winter temperature: 82°F

Penang, Malaysia is the perfect vacation choice for those looking for a more exotic experience. In all aspects - cuisine, nature, adventure, or what have you - Penang is well-known and celebrated all over the world for its exotic culture including foods, jungles, beaches, and more.

 

10. Tenerife

tenerife

money Average price per week: $550
temp Average winter temperature: 65°F

Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Island archipelago, and it is the perfect combination of both traditional and contemporary. Here, you’ll find all-inclusive resorts and white sand beaches, along with hiking and climbing opportunities galore.


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Stephanie Mialki is a mommy of two under two, a fitness enthusiast, and a digital marketing guru. She spends all of her spare time….oh wait, what spare time? She has a passion for business building and has successfully assisted more than 20 entrepreneurs start their own companies.
jack_focusDec 20, 2016
very nice places to go

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