Hotels.com finds travellers the best hot weather destinations that won't break the bank
TORONTO, March 8, 2012 /CNW/ - According to our favourite Canadian groundhogs, Ontario's Wiarton Willie and Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam, spring is around the corner - even if doesn't feel that way. Stop waiting for the predictions of these oversized rodents to come true and get a head start on the upcoming season. The experts at Hotels.com® have rounded up the top sunny destinations for travellers on a budget this spring.
Can, Can, Can We Go to Cancun?
Cancun and Spring Break tend to go hand in hand, but this sunny hotspot is known for more than foam parties and late-night clubbing. If your idea of preparing for warm weather is by getting a tan, the beach is the place to be. A popular attraction for visitors looking to lounge, Cancun is known for its white sand and clear blue waters. If you'd rather do something that involves movement, it also offers top-notch snorkelling as it's in close proximity to the world's second largest barrier reef. Cancun hotels can be found for as little as $59 CDN a night if booked through hotels.com's Beach Sale.
Bienvenido a Miami
The city of Miami is another long-term favourite for travellers looking to get away to a warm destination where, unlike other areas of Florida, the average age is not 75-plus. Experience Latin culture in Little Havana; test your palate with Floribbean cuisine, which combines Caribbean and Latin fare for a unique style; go for a walk down one of the most famous boulevards in the world, Ocean Drive; or soak up some rays and burn calories by joining a volleyball game on South Beach. Budget-friendly beachfront Miami hotels are part of the Beach Sale for as low as $129 CDN a night. Maybe the land of the beautiful people isn't so unattainable after all?
Buenos Aires: Where Old World Gets Hot
Move into a new season by experiencing the heat of the spice of a different culture in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the day, visit the famous port of La Boca, also known as the birthplace of tango, and once you've broken in your shoes dance the night away in the city's most popular dance club, Palermo. If you've got two left feet, check out the colonial architecture, explore local marketplaces, and just absorb the European culture. As part of the Spring Sale, Buenos Aires hotel deals start at just $59 CDN a night. With so many unique things to see and do, you'll return home refreshed and excited for the change in season.
Music, Food and Beaches: Negril has Flavour
It's been said that once you go to Jamaica you "know," and the town of Negril is no exception. The famous seven mile beach has been named one of the top 10 beaches in the world by many travel publications, but if you're looking to do more than tan your hide you're in luck. West End Road, also known as the Cliffs, is popular for activities that include snorkelling and cliff diving. It is also home to Rick's Café, a world famous bar and restaurant located on the cliffs and considered to have one of the best sunset views in the world. You can enjoy the hot weather, local cuisine and reggae music without burning a hole in your wallet - Negril hotels in the Spring Sale start at only $31 CDN a night,
It's time to start packing, so locate your suitcase, throw in some summer clothes, and you're ready for a fun trip away. You will come home tanned, revived and ready for a new Canadian season. With 20,000 destinations worldwide, hotels.com has all you need to book that perfect vacation. For other sunny locales, check out both the Beach Sale and Spring Sale which have hotel deals up to 30 per cent off.
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