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The Best Places to Visit in December Around the World

Even the most determined of us can feel inspired to flee to warmer places as winter approaches. Although any sunny location will be a welcome escape from the cold, a handful of locations offer the most favorable combination of pleasant weather and charming attractions to make December a memorable holiday.

These are the top destinations for December getaways, from Europe to the USA.

Baja California Sur, Mexico

Baja California Peninsula’s southern tip is home to some of Mexico’s most beautiful resorts and bluest Pacific waters. The state’s most luxurious accommodations and beach hotels are found in the area’s resort towns of Cabo SanLuca and San Jose del Cabo.

The south shore of the peninsula is where both cities are found. It’s known for its stunning winter weather. You’ll find much less rainfall in December than in the spring, with high-season and breezy, warm days and far fewer tourists. This is a great time to watch whales since they are moving south, searching for warmer waters in the Pacific.

The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are the warmest European destination in December and have been a major resort-season player for decades. They have a rich infrastructure that caters to winter tourists. There are many options for accommodation, dining and shopping, and a variety of budget-friendly options.

Gran Canaria is the island with the highest December temperatures. It’s well-known for its busy beaches and lively nightlife. Although many people vacation in Las Palmas which is home to the island’s only airport, Maspalomas, a charming resort town on the south shore, offers calmer waters, fewer crowds and a nature reserve with large dunes that will transport you to another world.

Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa, Kenya’s second-largest city, is also home to an old-fashioned town and delicious culinary traditions. It is also close to some of Africa’s most beautiful beaches. Mombasa enjoys a tropical climate. Although there is often rain, December is the driest month.

There are some great white-sand beaches close to the city. However, a quick drive will take you to more unspoiled and wild stretches of coastline. Diani Beach is the most popular beach in the area. It has soft, white sand and sparkling blue waters. There are many options for lodging and dining nearby. There are many options for all-inclusive resorts that are just steps away from the beach or rustic campsites inspired by the jungle’s rugged beauty and natural beauty.

Bermuda

The British Overseas Territory Bermuda, located in the mid-Atlantic, is known for its beautiful pink sand beaches. Because coral reefs surround it, the island is often called the “shipwreck Capital of the Atlantic”. Over the years, hundreds of ships have been spotted here. These reefs can be dangerous for boats but are great for snorkeling and diving, especially when hurricane season is just ending in December.

The most captivating attractions on the island include the Crystal and Fantasy Caves. You’ll find thousands of crystal speleothems, underground lakes and a unique cave system. Fortunately, a boardwalk allows you to explore the area more easily.

Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, home to some of the most famous beaches globally, is synonymous with its coastline. And unlike its northern counterparts, December marks the start of summer. Rio’s summer is hot. Although temperatures can sometimes exceed 90o F in Rio, the rich culture and steamy nightlife are worth the effort.

Ipanema and Copacabana are the most famous beaches in Rio. Pop culture has used them for everything, from movies to songs to even movies. These beaches are also the most populated, with resort hotels and beach bars and restaurants. You can also visit the Praia Flamengo, just north of the city center. The vibe is almost the opposite, with a more relaxed and intimate atmosphere and fewer people.

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