Christmas Holiday Wish Lists
If it’s cheap holidays you’re after then Christmas is the perfect time to get away. Whether you’re looking for a winter wonderland or just a bit of sun, here are the top places to go this season.
If it’s a pleasant climate, plenty of history and culture and great value for money you’re after, a Mexico holiday is perfect. The country acts as a sort of bridge between the Westernised USA and the diverse South America. The result is a fascinating mix of culture, food, art, clothing and architecture.
Although not the hottest time of the year, the temperature should hover around 20°c to 30°c depending on where you stay. Either way it will be far better than the monotonous grey skies and relentless rain of the UK.
A common starting point is Mexico City, where you can experience the country’s clash of cultures to its full extent. But don’t stop there. Jump on a train or coach and head for the wilderness where you will find everything from dramatic mountain scenery to mystifying historic settlements.
A sun-lovers paradise, Gambia is the perfect destination for adventure seekers on a budget. Sitting along the banks of the Gambia river from which it takes its name, this exotic country boasts a beautiful 30 mile stretch of sandy beaches with warm temperatures all year round. Tuck in to some of the local fish and seafood, rest and relax in the warm weather or head out for a bit of local nightlife at the bars and restaurants.
Gambia offers a fantastic location to get a taste of African culture. Tuck in to some fantastic local cuisine or get lost in the local markets. Whatever you do, make sure you leave plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying the warming sunshine.
If looking for sun closer to home, North Africa is ideal. Tunisia holiday deals are plentiful at this time of year with flights taking just a few short hours.
As well as no jet lag, a holiday to Tunisia provides historic cities, beautiful cuisine and sandy beaches. If it’s action you’re after then try Djerba. Whether it’s watersports, camel riding, quad biking or rock climbing that gets your blood pumping, the historic town has it all.
For a more laid back cultural visit, try Sousse. The Great Mosque is the obvious highlight but avoid the crowds and spend the afternoon in one of the many museums and art galleries.
Perhaps the best attraction of all in Tunisia is the food. A perfect blend of the flavours of the Mediterranean and the spices and excitement of the East, the country is home to many memorable dishes.
If you’re hoping to surprise your loved ones with a relaxing and serene holiday to look forward to later in the year, then you could also consider planning ahead and looking at Goa holidays for the summer months. With beautiful pristine beaches and rich West Indian culture, Goa is becoming a holiday hot spot for anyone looking for a break from the norm.