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Where to escape from the cold: 7 hot countries for winter holidays

If the freezing temperatures, snowdrifts, lack of sunshine and multilayer clothes inspire you, then it’s time to look at those countries where the beach season is in full swing. The editors of Passion.ru chose several relevant areas that will please even those who are not ready to pay fabulous sums for holidays.
UAE
Visa: issued upon arrival for 30 days

Recently, the UAE has been particularly popular among Russian tourists. Dubai – it is from this city that experts recommend getting to know the country – once it was an ordinary desert, but now it is a modern metropolis, a kind of oasis where everyone will find entertainment to their liking. Comfortable weather, excellent shopping, numerous restaurants for every taste and budget make this direction more and more popular every year.

Thailand
Visa: not required unless your vacation lasts longer than 30 days

The gentle sea, picturesque beaches, idyllic villas, mild climate and beautiful sunny weather are great reasons to exchange winter weekdays for pleasant doing nothing on the islands of Thailand. Experts advise to pay attention to the south of the country – in winter comfortable warm weather is established there, without the sweltering heat. And low prices and delicious local cuisine make Thailand a very attractive alternative in order to escape from the cold.

India
Visa: can be obtained online for 60 days

Colorful and captivating India is full of contrasts. Winter is the best time to explore this amazing country, with the exception of the mountainous regions, where cold weather sets in at that time and snow falls. Experts recommend going to Goa, whose picturesque sandy beaches, warm sea, beautiful landscapes and relaxing atmosphere attract millions of tourists from all over the world. Therefore, if you want to properly relax and soak up the sun, then go to this place where the spirit of freedom and serenity reigns.

Mexico
Visa: 180 days electronic permit issued

This is perhaps the richest country in the resorts. Cancun, the Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen and Cozumel Island), Acapulco, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta are especially popular. Numerous shopping centers, mild climate, delicious seafood and local delicacies, various restaurants and bars, Maya treasures, Chichen Itza pyramids, Cenote Ikkil, Valladoli and Ek Balama, Shkaret park, stalactite caves, Shel Ha karst lakes, city of Shel Ha Tulum fortress and other attractions will allow everyone to find entertainment to their liking and return here again and again.

Cuba
Visa: not required unless your vacation lasts longer than 30 days

It’s advised to visit Freedom Island at least once in order to feel for yourself how it is to get into a communist country of the mid-20th century, but at the same time to receive excellent all-inclusive service in luxury hotels. Beautiful nature, excellent rum, original local cuisine, interesting city architecture and antique cars create a special atmosphere that everyone should feel. The most recommended resorts for visiting are Varadero, Havana, Cayo Coco, Holguin, the island of Santa Maria.

Cambodia
Visa: can be issued online or upon arrival for 30 days

Winter is the best time to travel in Southeast Asia. For example, you can go to Cambodia – one of the cheapest countries for an exotic vacation. The high price of an air ticket will more than pay off the costs in the country itself – it is so cheap that even with a minimal budget you can not refuse anything and live for your own pleasure.

Canary Islands
Visa: Schengen

If you were always attracted by the Canary Islands, but the prices scared you, then a winter holiday in Tenerife – the largest and most versatile island in the Canaries – is what will inspire you. Experts say that in winter you can relax on this miniature continent at half the price of a summer tour. So why not take this opportunity and fulfill your dream?

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