In Canada, when we think about Christmastime we have thoughts of snow-filled neighbourhoods and warming by the fire, hot chocolate, in hand after going ice skating. Winter weather and Christmas go hand in hand.
I’m a huge fan of our Canadian Christmases as there is something magical about awakening on Christmas morning to a dazzling white landscape. However, I also thoroughly enjoy waking up in a sunny destination ready to explore and experience all the warm weather Christmas traditions.
When thinking of future Christmas holiday travel, make certain to check out one of these incredible warm-weather Christmas destinations.
Malaga is located on the Mediterranean coastline known as Costa del Sol in the Andalucia region of Spain. Spaniards along with international travellers visit this city every year to celebrate the holiday season. Malaga goes all out for the holiday season. From the light displays on Calle Larios to the delightful goodies at the pastry shops and everything in between. Although it may not be warm enough to swim, the weather is usually perfect for a stroll on the beach.
The historic walled city of Cartagena, Colombia is big on Christmas. Visitors to the city will find a festive atmosphere on Christmas Eve, with people out celebrating in the streets, eating at restaurants, and attending midnight mass in magnificent churches. The colonial buildings and cobblestone streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site look magical lit up for the holidays. It will be hot so make certain to enjoy the white sand beaches and turquoise waters along the Caribbean sea.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is situated in the Mexican state of Jalisco, on the Pacific Ocean. Encompassing nearly 40 miles of shoreline along the jungle of Sierra Madre Mountain’s western edge. Puerto Vallarta’s distinction as a popular tourist destination guarantees there are countless fun activities to enjoy. You can shop, snorkel, surf, zip line, and more. Explore the cobblestone streets of the city’s center and enjoy the beautiful 20th-century buildings and churches. On December 24th the streets are filled with Christmas celebrations featuring piñatas, tamales and Ponche Navideño, a flavourful punch made with hibiscus flowers, citrus fruits and cloves.
As a result of Covid-19, most of us will be celebrating a Canadian Christmas at home this year with all the wintery weather it entails but it doesn’t prevent us from dreaming and planning for future warm-weather Christmas.
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