Cheap Winter Sun Holidays
Find some winter sun on a budget
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It's a well-known fact that most people plough all of their savings into an extravagant summer holiday to make the most of the heat abroad. However, the truth is that there are other holiday options out there, and traveling at a different time of the year is certainly one of them. Many people are starting to turn towards winter sun holidays and while these might not be quite as hot as the alternatives in the summer months, they are still good for topping up the tan and offer a range of activities.
Moreover, accommodation for winter sun holidays is usually much cheaper. This really should come as no surprise, as tour operators know that the main thing that sells vacation packages is the weather and when this worsens, demand drops. Of course, winter sun holidays also appeal to another type of holidaymaker. The temperatures of some destinations get to ridiculous levels at certain points during the summer and some people simply cannot enjoy a holiday while the weather is so hot. Bearing this in mind, traveling to these destinations in winter allows these travellers to make the most of their holiday at bearable temperature levels.
Cheap winter sun holiday destinations to visit
Cheap winter sun holidays to Morocco
Morocco seems to be one of the more popular winter sun destinations over recent years, with Marrakech often representing excellent value for money. Moreover, the fact that this area of Morocco averages around 15°C in the winter months makes it an excellent choice for those who don't want to be faced with scorching temperatures. A holiday to Morocco also presents other activities, with holidaymakers able to visit the famous leather markets while some people even take to the mountains in Oukaimeden to attempt skiing in the winter months.
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Cheap winter sun holidays to Egypt
However, for those wanting to experience slightly more winter sun, it's advisable to travel further afield. The fact that holidaymakers can experience temperatures in the mid-20s in the winter months is certainly appealing and means that visitors can taste the beauty of Egypt without the scorching sun beaming on their back. Moreover, it is still possible to taste all of the popular tourist attractions that make Egypt so popular, with many opting to take advantage of a trip to the pyramids for example. Such landmarks can be visited with reasonable weather, rather than the unbearable heat that accompanies the summer months.
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Cheap winter sun holidays to Canary Islands
The Canary Islands have been a hugely popular destination over recent years, with many people visiting the likes of La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote in a bid to soak up the European sun. It would be fair to say that all of these destinations benefit from sun throughout the year, with Tenerife experiencing temperatures between 16°C and 20°C through the winter months for example. The fact that the winter period is significantly cheaper than any other time of year means that all of the Canary Islands are proving to be very popular as a cheap winter sun destination.
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Cheap winter sun holidays to Goa, India
For those travellers who are looking to experience extreme heat during the winter, a trip to Goa could be on the agenda. Even though this is slightly further than the previous three destinations discussed, the fact that the Indian region boasts temperatures of around 32°C during winter is usually enough to convince people to take a holiday there. As well as the sun, there are also a whole host of other attractions such as the famous local market, sandy beaches and even vibrant nightlife in the Northern part of the state.
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Cheap winter sun holidays to The Algarve, Portugal
In comparison to Goa, the Algarve certainly can't compete with the weather although many holidaymakers will still be satisfied with the average temperature being between 16°C and 20°C. Nevertheless, the Algarve certainly offers plenty to say it is a budget option and visitors can take advantage of the golden beaches or stunning sports facilities. In relation to the latter, many often travel to the Algarve to benefit from the incredible golf courses that line the region. They are regarded as some of the best courses in Europe and considering the warm climate in the winter months, many regard the winter as the ideal opportunity to visit this area of Portugal.
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