After the long-awaited and festive December, many potential tourists are already contemplating where to escape the cold. Dreams of tall palm trees and the Côte d'Azur amid winter are alluring, and hands are eagerly reaching out to book a plane ticket to the dream destination.
Where is the best place to go in January to stay warm and enjoy outdoor activities? The Telegraph has compiled a selection of warm places worldwide where travelers can escape from the gloom of winter.
For temperatures ranging from 19ºC to 24ºC
While winter holds sway in New York City, the City of Angels continues to delight with sunshine even in January. This allows locals and tourists alike to visit the Los Angeles coastline - Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and Malibu. There are numerous hotels in Los Angeles, among which you will surely find something you like.
Lanzarote is the northernmost and easternmost island in the Canary Islands archipelago, the fourth largest. Here, tourists are invited to explore resort areas such as Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise. The island boasts well-developed hotels, attractive Spanish culture in the capital Arrecife, the Atlantic Underwater Museum, and the Timanfaya Volcanic National Park.
Today, this city is more associated with majestic skyscrapers, luxury shopping centers, and strict regulations. However, this city in the United Arab Emirates can offer tourists an incredible beach vacation, a pleasant city and gastronomic tourism. Additionally, there are many options for outdoor activities, zoos, water parks, and museums.
Warm weather and comfortable beaches characterize this Central American country. Costa Rica is washed by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, allowing tourists to swim in both. Additionally, travelers can choose from both active tourism, such as climbing to the top of the Irazú volcano, and a more relaxing vacation in the country's capital, San Jose.
For temperatures ranging from 25ºC to 29ºC
This is an island for adventurers, situated on the southern edge of the Atlantic hurricane belt, which is smaller than on some other Caribbean islands. In Grenada, tourists have a low probability of encountering bad weather and other troubles. That's why you can relax and explore the area in peace.
The temperature here reaches 20 degrees Celsius throughout the year, making this island an unwavering leader in Caribbean tourism. In addition to the luxurious resorts on the west coast, tourists are advised to visit the capital city of Bridgetown. Here, travelers will find an interesting heritage of the island and delicious food.
This Caribbean country is not often considered a vacation option. However, the country is famous for its luxurious resorts in the southeastern part of the island, around the settlement of Punta Cana. Moreover, the temperature of about 20 degrees Celsius, which prevails on the island, will undoubtedly warm tourists from cold Europe and America.
For temperatures of 30ºC and above
This renowned cluster of islands in the Indian Ocean can rightfully be called a leader among tourists. It should be noted that the weather in January on the islands is stable, and the temperature almost always remains above 30°C.
This East African country is primarily associated with safaris. Here, tourists can witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti. Additionally, local views of the volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater, the snowy might of Mount Kilimanjaro, and the incredible beaches of Zanzibar will leave an unforgettable impression for a lifetime.
Argentina almost stretches to the foot of the South American glaciers, but the capital city of Buenos Aires always warmly welcomes tourists. The temperature in January remains in the 20s, so the streets of La Boca, the steak cafes of San Telmo, the vibrant resurrection of the docks of Puerto Madero, and the trendy bars of Palermo are always welcoming guests to the city.