Winter is a great time to escape for a holiday, but unfortunately, a lot of people have the same idea, which is why warm vacation destinations are always pricey.
The good news is there are still a lot warm locales you can visit at a reasonable price, and we’ve gone through the trouble of making a list of the five most affordable winter getaways.
5. Galveston, Texas
Galveston is about an hour away from Houston, on the gulf coast. The weather in this part of Texas is great at this time of the year with 70 degree days and 60 degree nights. With Galveston being a tourist destination, there are a lot of things to do. There’s live music, parties on the beach and some great barbeque as well.
4. Kauai, Hawaii
You would think a vacation to Hawaii would be expensive at this time of the year, but surprisingly, you can still get a few good deals. A roundtrip ticket to Kauai is about $400, and hotel rooms go for less than $200 a night.
There are plenty of things to do in Kauai that won’t break your bank. You can go snorkeling, surfing, paddle boarding, or just relax onthe beach and work on your tan while your friends are freezing back home.
3. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Another great beach destination that won’t hurt your pockets too much. Puerto Plata is known as a port trading city, but it offers a lot more. A round trip ticket to Puerto Plata costs between $400 and $500, and accommodations can be had for less than $100 per night.
There are many things to do in Puerto Plata. You can go on boat rides, go snorkeling, swimming and play in the sun during the day, and go dancing at one of the clubs at night.
2. Baja California, Mexico
Mexico’s Baja California is a resort city that is very affordable and a great place to get away from the winter blues. Tickets to Baja California range from $200 to $400, and great accommodations can be had for less than $100 per night.
The resort offers a lot of activities like diving, horseback riding, and surfing.
This is one of the go to destinations when it comes to winter vacations because like the rest of the locations on this list, it isn’t too expensive. Tickets to this Dutch island usually cost between $300 and $500, and hotel rooms go for less than $100 per night.
You can enjoy activities like snorkeling, or go swimming in the beautiful coral reefs off the coastline.