Forgetting political correctness for a moment, the snow is one of the many things that make Christmas perfect. There's this special feeling that seeing fresh-driven snow on Christmas day gives that is simply indescribable.
That said, over the years, more and more people now leave the country during the yuletide to celebrate the holiday in considerably warmer climes.
If you'd like to hop on that train, you might be wondering, where can I spend this Christmas on a budget?
You'd be surprised at how vast your options are!
Contrary to what you might have heard, Hawaii isn't the only place you can go to get some sun during this period.
So, ready to find out some awesome places you can go to get merry this December 25th without breaking the bank?
Let's dig in!
How awesome would it be to come back from your Christmas vacay with a nice tan? Well, that's exactly what you'd get in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!
With an average temperature of 30°C during December, you can banish any thought of shivering during carols.
What's more, there are so many resorts you could check out for an enjoyable stay. When you couple this with the bright, sunny weather and the fact that the average 4-star hotel costs only $159 a night for two people, you know you're in for a great time!
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
The first thing you need to know about this wonderful location is that accommodation isn't going to be one of your problems.
If you're wondering how that could possibly be, just think of the fact that this location has two resorts with well over 400 amazing hotels!
Due to this, the price of lodging is always pretty well balanced.
Even better, it has a temperature of 28°C. So, if you can find and leverage any of the abundant flight+hotel packages, you'll be enjoying this paradise for a decent length of time.
If you enjoy being spoilt for choice when it comes to picking how you'll be celebrating your Christmas in the sun, you might want to put Jamaica at the top of your Christmas destination list.
From the moment you land, you have three different resort towns to choose from. There's Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios. Anyone of these places is sure to blow you away. (picture of Ocho Rios Resort)
No matter where you choose or if you opt to check out all three destinations, you'll be exposed to an average heat of 30°C from the sun and a $68 price tag per night at the hotels.
Whether you end up staying home this Christmas or you go out for a taste of something different, be sure to have a fantastic time this holiday!
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