Spending the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks with family and friends is something which everyone wants. Here is the list of places where you can go:
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
December average high: 86°F/30°C
December average low: 64°F/18°C
On Mexico’s Pacific coast, Puerto Vallarta is as one of the country’s famous tourist places. This is also the most interesting and authentic of Mexico’s resort areas as well.
The weather during Christmas time remains good and the large international airport also has good deals on flights as well. Hotels can get under US$100 per night and are easy to find also.
3-star hotels from: US$79 per night for two people
4-star hotels from: US$159 per night for two people
Cancún/Cozumel/Riviera Maya, Mexico
December average high: 84°F/29°C
December average low: 69°F/21°C
Cancún is the purpose-built resort city on the Yucatán Peninsula in the West Indies and is known as the Riviera Maya, including the nearby island of Cozumel. There are nearly 1,000 hotels in total with cheap flights from all over as well.
The weather in late December is just perfect with no chance of a quick thunderstorm. The hotels can get under US$100 per night easily. Although, there is a huge difference between 3-star and 4-star hotels in this area. A 3-star can be just a normal hotel room whereas the 4-stars are included with pools.
3-star hotels from: US$45 per night for two people
4-star hotels from: US$189 per night for two people
Punta Cana/Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
December average high: 83°F/28°C
December average low: 72°F/22°C
The Dominican Republic has hotels at great prices, and its two most popular resort areas are Punta Cana (on the eastern tip) and Puerto Plata (on the northern shore). Both have nearly 200 hotels to choose from which included dozens of resorts as well, although the prices vary a lot.
3-star hotels from: US$97 per night for two people
4-star hotels from: US$169 per night for two people