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Top 5 Winter Sun Escapes

Maria Docherty November 02nd, 2016 2,129 views

Experiencing those winter blues? Say goodbye to freezing temperatures and hello to warm temperatures and glistening winter sun with Cheekytrip's top 5 winter sun destinations.



Tenerife is definitely a winter sun favourite with holiday makers. Visitors from all over the world flock to the largest of all the Canary Islands in order to relax on its stunning beaches as well as soak up some of the sun that shines all year round. If relaxing by the clear blue water of the sea or the hotel pool becomes tiring, there is an endless list of things to do and see for people of all ages meaning there is something to suit everyone. From exploring the dormant El Teide volcano which is actually Spain's tallest peak, to familiarising yourself with the local bars and taverns, Tenerife has everything you could possibly need to get away from it all and enjoy a great value holiday.

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is known as the heart of the the Canary Islands. It is an island so full of contrasts that there is never a dull moment, no matter what interests you. It provides a sensational backdrop thanks to its colourful forests, rocky caves, sandy beaches and arid volcanic rocks. The variety of resorts that are situated on the island mean that there is plenty of choice for every age and every mood.


Costa Blanca

With the two hundred kilometres of Mediterranean coastline on offer, there is plenty to explore. Costa Blanca, sometimes known as the 'White Coast' of Spain, offers everything from fun and culture to leisure and shopping, not forgetting the exciting nightlife of resorts such as Benidorm which is popular with many young adults. If partying until dawn does not appeal to you, there is plenty of relaxing seaside villages and beautiful sandy beaches to enjoy, often popular with families and couples. And if you can't decide what mood you want to enjoy while on your holiday, there is plenty of choice in between the two extremes.

View over the coast of Tarragona, Costa Dorada, Spain.

Costa del Sol

There is no doubt that Costa del Sol is one of Spain's most popular winter sun destinations with UK tourists. Located on Spain's southern coastline in Andalusia, it has many glistening beaches such as the Blue Flag awarded Playa de la Malagueta. Also available are dozens of golf courses, great shopping options and some of the liveliest resorts in Spain. Some other popular activities for tourists are deep sea fishing, dolphin watching, theme parks and water parks. No matter what interests you, Costa del Sol holidays have much to offer. Whether you are looking for a peaceful retreat to recharge your batteries; want to enjoy a round of golf on the luscious golf courses; want to look out the buckets and spades for a fun filled family holiday; or belong the the many young adults seeking an exciting nightlife following a relaxing day in the sun; there will be a Costa del Sol holiday to suit you.


The Algarve

The Algarve is one of the top holiday destinations on the Iberian Peninsula, thanks mainly to the 100 golden beaches and glistening water that flow alongside them over 200km of the Portuguese coast. Tourism is the main industry in the Algarve which makes it easy to understand why tourists are catered for all year round. The region is known for its cheap costs which lets even those on a restricted budget enjoy an exciting budget holiday. Popular for both relaxing and active holidays, the Algarve has plenty to keep everyone happy. The perfectly kept golf courses make many golfers familiar with the Algarve. With over 30 courses available, golfers are spoiled for choice with cheap but stunning courses for the amateurs and magnificent courses for the seasoned pros who prefer a challenge. If golf is not your preferred then there are over 30 hiking trails to choose from that provide spectacular views of the scenery. If relaxing is part of your ideal holiday then there are many great hotels and resorts to choose from that will suit everyone.

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