Canadian Travellers’ Favourite Winter Sunshine Destinations

If you live in Canada and are thinking about getting away for the winter, or at least a week or two, you are probably thinking about heading to Cuba, the Dominican Republic or Mexico. A recent survey says that these are the most popular destinations for Canadian travellers and there has never been a better time to head south for the winter. Seek out the vacation packages available that enable you to save so much that you may be able to stay an extra day or two.

Varadero, Cuba Photo: Iker Merodio of Flickr

Varadero, Cuba

Winter Sunshine in Cuba

Cuba has some beautiful beaches where you can relax and enjoy yourself. Cayo Coco has private resorts, 5 star hotels and fantastic vacation deals that will not break the bank. Varadero is one of the most popular resort destinations and is extremely comfortable. Stay at the Iberostar Laguna Azula which is an all inclusive resort that has 6 pools, 8 restaurants and bars, a nightclub, theatre and a kids club. Have a massage at the spa or workout in the fully equipped fitness room. Located on a small private island, Hotel Barcelo Cayo Libertad Club Premium has everything you need for a spectacular holiday. You can go snorkelling, play beach volleyball or enjoy cocktails at the pool-side bar.

Sunset Royal Decameron, Riviera Nayarit Photo: EtienneT of Flickr

Sunset Royal Decameron, Riviera Nayarit

Winter Sunshine in Mexico

Another popular southern destination for Canadians is Mexico. The weather is beautiful all year round and you can find some excellent vacation packages that will leave you with plenty of spending money for your trip. Head to Los Cabos in Baja and catch that elusive marlin that you have been dreaming about, or book a flight to Riviera Nayarit which is the newest destination in Mexico. Stay at the Hotel Emporio and get a room with an ocean view. You can dine on fresh seafood as you bask in the sun on your own private beach.

Cordillera Central Photo in Dominican Republic: raunov of Flickr

Cordillera Central in Dominican Republic

Winter sunshine in Dominican Republic

Vacations in Dominican Republic are known for white sandy beaches and relaxed lifestyle. Get out of the cold and book an affordable vacation deal. You can stay at the newest inclusive resort in Punta Cana. The Hotel Riu Bavaro has plenty of activities which include windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling and sailing. If you want to get away from the crowds for the day take a drive to Constanza. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the region of La Vega which is 1200 metres above sea level.

Start planning your winter holiday and book your tickets. With so many vacation packages at your fingertips you will have a hard time deciding if you want to go to Cuba, Mexico or the Dominican Republic.

My thanks for this article to Bernard Prince from travel agency VarVacation.com. You can also reach him on Facebook and Twitter

Photo Credits: Los Cabos, Baja by memoflores, Varadero, Cuba by Iker Merodio, Royal Decameron, Riviera Nayarit by EtienneT, and Cordillera Central by raunov.

More places to visit for Winter sunshine

Swimming, surfing, snorkeling – best beaches of the Dominican republic
Our top 5 Sights on Awesome Aruba
Spotlight on Cabo San Lucas in Mexico – what to do and where to stay

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