Winter at warm, the ideal destinations to get away from the cold

Monday, 23 January 2017

Someone prefers it hot. Winter. T-shirt or short-sleeved shirt, shorts, swimsuit, beach, sea, sun. There is, in fact, those who do not want to deal with cold and snow, even if they give more charm to the cities, to the countries and territories which are white covered, and make skiers and other winter sports lovers delighted.

For those looking for cold, we have already suggested the ideal destinations for the winter season. It is therefore the time to turn our attention to those who, in fact, want to head the warm and instead to drink a bombardino or to take a hot chocolate, they prefer enjoying a cocktail or an ice cream at the seaside.

Let’s follow the hot, then. Let’s go to Mexico, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

Mexico, between Playa del Carmen, Xel-Ha and Tulum

If it’s the hot what we are looking for, then it is the case that we follow the instructions of the Tourism Board of Mexico: «When you are planning your trip to Mexico, it is always advisable to search for information on the climate of the state * you visit, in order to know what to pack. Many people mistakenly believe that in Mexico is always hot, but actually the weather can vary greatly from place to place».

«The coasts, in general, enjoy a warm climate throughout the year, although in some months they are affected by manys downpours…] Last but not least the previous ones, before you decide to take a holiday on the Mexican beaches, check that it is not the hurricanes season».

img-articolo-1-webIt is hot, at this time, in Playa del Carmen, the town on the top of the 6tour Top Destination Trends 2017, the ranking of places to visit in 2017. Playa del Carmen is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, 45 minutes far from the Cancún international Airport by car and 40 minutes by ferry from the island of Cozumel. Turquoise waters, fine white sand, restaurants and great shopping, endless nightlife and entertainment.

On the southern area of Playa del Carmen, about 50 kilometers away, there is Xel-Há, an eco-archaeological park whose name means “water birth”. Which attractions does it offer? Lagoons, caves, coves, hundreds of marine species of fresh and salt water and tropical fish, as well as a series of unmissable activities for snorkeling and diving lovers.

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Other 20 km away towards the southern area there is Tulum, «the only archaeological site on the seaside». History, Culture and one of the best beaches of Mexico.

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Thailand: Patong Beach for fun, Hua Hin for relax

Now we move to the Indian Ocean, specifically in the Andaman Sea, to reach Patong Beach, the most famous beach of the city of Phuket, located in the same island, the largest one of Thailand.

Also Patong Beach, like Playa del Carmen, is one of the 6tour Top Destination Trends 2017. In addition to the various daytime activities, Patong Beach is famous for its exciting nightlife.

Thailand is not only Patong Beach. The Country, in fact, offers over 2,500 km of coastline: it is a profusion of sandy beaches, bays, inlets and islands. For those travelling with family, and looking for peace, the National Authority for Tourism in Thailand suggests to reach Hua Hin.

A three-hour drive from Bangkok, Hua Hin is «a magnificent beach that move away, because of a rocky promontory, from a fishing village, still active, turning for about three kilometers towards south till a cliff on which there is a Buddhist temple».

United Arab Emirates: Dubai and Abu Dhabi, among beaches, shopping, skyscrapers and desert

Abu Dhabi and Dubai, two other presences on the 6tour Top Destination Trends 2017. Skyscrapers with terraces for breathtaking views, malls and boutiques fit to burst, beaches, sunshine and the desert.

In Dubai, the capital of one of the seven emirates that form the United Arab Emirates, there is one of the leading beach for those fond of kite surfings. The name says it all: Kite Beach.

Other enchanting Dubai’s beaches are Sunset Beach, JBR Beach, Black Palace Beach, Hidden Beach e Al Mamzar Beach Park. This last one is a park with a beach, with picnic areas perfect for barbecue, game areas with gardens, lagoons: «the perfect place for an open-air day with all the family», this is what The Society for Tourism, Trade and Marketing of Dubai underlines.

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In Dubai you can take part to desert safaris or you can even enjoy skiing. Yes, skiing on the Ski Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates, the first indoor ski run of The Middle East: 5 ski runs of different difficulties and a  freestyle area for snowboarders and little sledge lovers.

Abu Dhabi has the desert too: it is called Rub Al Khali, «the empty district». It’s the greatest sandy area of the World, it is characterized by an infinite stretch of shimmering dunes. Also Abu Dhabi offers wonderful beaches, among those Corniche Beach, Yas Beach and Mirfa Beach.

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For those who want to take on pearls fishing, the Tourism and Culture Authority suggests to go on board of a jalboot, a traditional dhow, and to enjoy a quiet cruise along the channel that flows silently between the city and Hudairi Yat isles.

Have a good trip and enjoy the hot!


* The official name of Mexico is the United Mexican States; there are 31 states and a federal district

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