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The winter is coming. There’s no reason to hibernate this winter when there are new beaches, slopes, sports, and festivals around the world to discover. If you want to experience the beauty of winter, see Top 5 ideal destinations in winter (enjoy the cold). If you are scared of going outside in the cold weather, let us inspire you with top 5 winter destinations to visit. You will discover that there are many places around the world which are hot and sunny years around. Find your favorite, then share your winter trip plans with us.
5 . Nosara Beaches, Costa Rica
Located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula in the Province of Guanacaste, Nosara is considered as top winter destinations. Surrounded by lush tropical rain forest, mountains, waterfalls, and rivers. Its beaches have been designated a wildlife refuge and are protected from development or deforestation by Costa Rican law. So, Nosara beaches have not been massively exploited and each beach has its own personality. Low-key Guiones is an expat community and surfing hub. Rocky Pelada is a favorite with locals. Black-sand Nosara is isolated, accessible only by fording a river. Therefore, coming to Nosara Beaches, you can freely explore its beauty.
When to go: Nosara Beaches are ideal places to visit in winter time. There is no definition of “winter” in this place because the nature provides only rainy and dry seasons here. And the best time for travelling is dry season which prolongs from November to April.
How to get around: Nosara is about a four-to-five hour drive from the San Jose Airport and about a 2.5- to 3-hour drive from Liberia International Airport.
Cultural Tip: Most restaurants and shops in Nosara will accept both U.S. dollars and Costa Rican colones. Some restaurants here don’t accept credit cards so make sure to bring cash.
4. Sauti za Busara Music Festival in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
The Sauti za Busara music festival takes place on the idyllic island of Zanzibar in Tanzania.
Each year, musicians perform on a stage set up in Stone Town, one of the world’s ancient, oldest, still functioning cities and the cultural heart of Zanzibar. The festival highlights the beauty in traditional music and is also a great example of how a well-run festival can create sustainable income and employment for locals.
When to go: This year, Sauti za Busara Music Festival will be held from 12-15 February 2015. In this winter let’s heat up your love at Sauti za Busara Music FestivalJ
How to get there: There are several daily high-speed ferries from the port in Dar es Salaam to Stone Town. The trip takes about an hour and a half and tickets can be bought on the spot from the ticket office (or touts) for US Dollars. Also, Several regional airlines will also get you to Zanzibar (the airport is just 3 miles (5km) from Stone Town)
Cultural Tip: Focus on architectural details, not faces, when taking photographs in Stone Town. Residents typically prefer not to appear in other people’s photos. If you want to take someone’s photo, ask first and respect his or her wishes if permission is declined
3. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Salvador is the capital of the state of Bahia which is located in the Northeast of Brazil. The history of the colonial settlements and the African slavery has produced an amazingly rich and fascinating culture to this place. The city also has beautiful beaches and excellent cuisine. Salvador is really a magical place, where the rhythm and the musicality of the Brazilian people shines from its historical roots.
When to go: Salvador has a tropical climate all throughout the year. Even during the winter (July and August), the temperature doesn’t drop below 75 F. Salvador experiences a distinct wet season from April to July. Although the weather is usually enjoyable any time of year, the optimum time to go is typically between February and June, especially February if you don’t want to miss out on Carnival. During these months you can expect perfect weather for lounging on the beach or swimming, or for strolling down the avenues rich in history and culture.
How to get there: There are 2 flight ways to get to Salvador. One is to arrive at the new Luís Eduardo Magalhães airport previously known as Dois de Julho which is the main airport in Brazil. Then, travel by car which may take about haft an hour. The other one is to fly directly to Salvador International Airport.
Cultural Tip: Pay attention to your appearance since Salvadorans are very conscious of appearance, grooming and dress. If you want to take photographs of religious ceremonies or people, you must ask for permission
2. Phu ket, Thailand
Phuket is the major tourist attraction of Thailand. It is a stunning combination of golden beaches, turquoise seas, green hills, mangroves and rainforest. It is a very attractive island for sightseeing, with lovely seashores and forested hillsides. Beside this, the friendly people, varied cuisine, tropical climate and range of amenities and you have an ideal destination for a holiday or long term stay.
When to go: Phuket’s weather conditions are dominated by monsoon winds that blow year round. Phuket’s tropical monsoon season divides roughly into three seasons. The best time to visit is from November to March when temperatures are cooler (but still hot) and the weather is relatively dry.
How to get there: the transportation to Phu ket, Thailand is convinience. The choices is varied, depending on what advantages you are considering – convenience, comfort, fast, adventure, experience, and so on…There are 4 major transportations as your choices – traveling from Bangkok to Phuket by bus, car, train and air. However, Phuket International Airport (HKT) is the major gate of entry.
Cultural Tip: Remember that criticism of the king or royal family is not tolerated and the offender can even be prosecuted.
1. Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam. Nearly half the island lets you view the unspoilt beauty of nature. Phu Quoc Island is covered with forests and the beaches are deserted creating an enchanting environment in the island. It provides a spectacular view with the perfect fusion of its blue waters, sandy beaches, and beautiful landscapes. The island was listed in Top 10 Wonderful Beaches to Visit in Vietnam.
When to go: Phu Quoc islands sub-equatorial climate is at its best during the November to March period, when the sunny skies dominate, with consistent temperatures around 25-28 Celsius (77-82 Fahrenheit) and lower humidity make it a great time to be here. so, it is definitly an ideal winter destinations for people to visit
How to get there: You can easily get to Phu Quoc Island by airplane or by vessel. Phu Quoc Airport starts to develop. You could book a straight flight from Singapore, Noi Bai or Tan Son Nhat Airport.
Cultural Tip: PhuQuoc-ians are very nice and freindly. There is no special tips when travelling to this place:) Just book a fight ticket and get to Phu Quoc Island. This place has visa exemption for 30 days. Exciting, hah?
Are you waking up? Let’s pack your cases and enjoy winter trips:)