Bleak January is here and there’s only one way to escape the dismal weather – go on vacation to a warm, sunny locale. This is more affordable than you think. Read on to find our top picks for a warm January vacation. All you need to do now is look for a cheap vacation package!
Accommodation rates in sunny Cancun drop after the first week of January so that’s the best time to plan your trip. There’s a lot of ground to cover from the beautiful beaches at the Hotel zone or the intimate Playa del Carmen in the south. You should expect a little rain in the evenings, but the days are usually warm.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Punta Cana refers to a collection of beach towns, each with a unique flavor. You could find an awesome all-inclusive January travel deal – drinks, meals, and room at a resort for a bit over $100 for two people. However, you can save even more by staying at a comfortable 3-star hotel ($45 per night for two people).
Lima always attracts the most diverse of international travelers so you’re sure to meet a lot of interesting people. Though January is considered the high season, Lima has quite a few cheap vacation deals for the budget-traveler. Typically, a 4-star hotel is priced at under $100 a night for two people. The historic city center is a definite must-see but you should also check out the trendy Miraflores area.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
We can’t do a January vacation round-up without including Ho Chi Minh City. Known locally as Saigon, this backpacker staple is known for its beach destinations, historic landmarks, and delicious food trips. The weather is balmy through the day but cools down slightly at night. A star hotel in Ho Chi Minh City is $69 per night for two people.