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20 Warm Places We'd Rather Be Right Now

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20 Warm Places We'd Rather Be Right Now

Waking up to an uninspiring view is not a way to start your day. Gray clouds are blocking the sunshine, changing your mood for cheery to gloomy in minutes. This is the kind of situation when many people find themselves daydreaming of vivid colors and crazy adventures on a beach or in the middle of a jungle. Let your imagination go rampant. Where would you like to go next?

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Nicaragua

As a tropical country, Nicaragua has two distinct seasons – the wet season, and the dry season – but it’s always warm. It is often referred to as “the next Costa Rica.” Travelers will witness incredible natural beautycheap accommodation and amazing adventures. A must-do is volcano boarding. How does racing down an active volcano at 25-30 miles per hour sound? You and your wooden board can literally crash into sharp volcanic rocks. Although this can leave a few marks, the experience is worth the bragging rights.

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Panama

Panama has a tropical maritime climate, and April is usually the hottest month with temperatures reaching mid-80F. Affordable prices are another reason why the country is a great destination this time of the year. Dog Island, for example, is known all over the world for its clean water, which is why the island is one of the top snorkeling places in Guna Yala. Panama City Beach is so spectacular, you’d definitely want to visit it even in the winter. Bocas del Toro is home to several resorts with overwater villas. People love going there for scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, and bustling nightlife.

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Fiji

Fiji has a warm tropical climate perfect for beachside holidays anytime. The archipelago comprising more than 300 islands is also one of the most beautiful places on the planet. It is also a preferred adventurous honeymoon destination. At the Laucala Island private resort you and significant other can embark on a deep sea excursion in your very own DeepFlight Super Falcon submarine. You’ll see majestic coral reefs and vibrant tropical fish and partake in activities including jetskiing, game fishing and rainforest tours.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco

Temperatures in Morocco’s stunning blue city don’t really go below 55F. In April and May they usually stay at comfortable upper 60’s. The surrounding Rif Mountains enhance the splendor of the unique palette of blue and white buildings, providing a striking contrast. Adventurers won’t be bored – hikes along the hills are strenuous, bathing in the mountain streams is refreshing; and indulging in delicious local food is unforgettable. Valleys, ravines and scenic summits are plenty.

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Mauritius

With an average temperature of 77F in April, who wouldn’t want to trade the cloudy and gloomy days in New York, for example? Situated in the Indian Ocean southeast of Africa, Mauritius boasts bright blue waters, warm white sands, and tropical temperatures all year long. It is almost entirely encircled by a coral reef, which makes the island nation a superb destination for snorkeling. Mauritius has some of the most copious marine life in the Indian Ocean. The Lagoon and Roche Zozo are among the most popular diving sites.

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Azores, Portugal

For warmer weather – between 62 and 75F on average – and sunnier days in the Azores, the best time to go is between April and June. The autonomous region of Portugal, and insanely gorgeous and underrated European destination, is an archipelago formed by nine volcanic islands and a few islets. Described as an adrenaline junkie’s paradise, they offer a wide range of adventurous activities –canyoning, cliff diving, big-game fishing and paragliding. The islands are free of hotel and restaurants chains, making your trip a truly authentic journey.

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Maldives

The warm tropical weather all year round, with the hottest month being March (82F on average), the Maldives are a fantastic warm escape for people who hate winter and low temperatures in general. Stay at some of the most luxurious resorts, explore peaceful islands, relax on soft sands, swim and snorkel around breathtaking beaches, and soak in beautiful panoramas. Visit one of the strangest wonders in the world there – the Vaadhoo Island. The mesmerizing island is best known for the “sea of stars.”

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Tanzania

Tanzania has many of Africa’s iconic wildlife species, with lions, elephants and giraffes roaming the Serengeti and black rhinos, zebras and buffalo gathering to drink in Ngorongoro Crater. This crazy adventure doesn’t have to expensive either. You can find a bungalow or similar lodging in Kilimanjaro National Park for about $120 a night. Don’t fall for the touristy chalets. The park is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is home to 140 species of mammals, many of them rare or endangered such as the African elephant, and a wide range of flora.

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Baños Cantón, Ecuador

On average, the temperatures are always high. Set in the mountainous Andes region, Baños, the capital of the Tungurahua Province, is a charming little town with rolling hills and a stunning volcano. Paragliding is a must-do. Explore Devil's Cauldron. This is a splendid waterfall, and getting there is worth the tough hike. You’ll pass two (albeit sturdy) suspension bridges with uneven steps.

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Hawaii

In addition to the almost always perfect weather in Hawaii, less rain starts to fall on the islands this time of the year, marking the beginning of the “dry” season. Now is also a great time to find good bargain travel activities as the crowds subside. Fresh flowers, fruits and vegetation can be seen all around. Hawaii is unlike any other place on Earth – a combination of thrilling adventures, laid-back atmosphere, beach life, and even seclusion, if you need it.

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Jamaica

Jamaica’s climate is pleasant year-round. This may be one reason why people there live a long, happy life. The Caribbean island’s heart hides a less-known spirit of adventure. Deep in the rainforests, away from crowded cruise ports and beach resorts, the Rio Bueno offers a surprisingly thrilling whitewater rafting adventure, complete with swift rapids and deeper sections where you can jump in from cliffs lining the banks.

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Puerto Rico

Located in the tropical climatic zone, temperatures on the island are moderate year-round, with average high temperatures in April around 86F. The island is a popular destination for romantic getaways, adventure, and nightlife. Old San Juan is a must-see because of its colonial past. Explore one of the most accessible rainforests – El Yunque. Surfers are going to love the island, too. Zip-lining and caving in Rio Camuy are other popular activities.

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Cuba

With the hottest month in Havana with an average temperature of 81F being June and the coldest being January with an average temperature of 70F, April is a great time to visit. One of the most thrilling adventures you can embark on is cave diving, reaching depths of 70-feet at Cueva de Saturno, for example. Travelers interested in cave diving should get to Gran Caverna de Santo Tomas, one of the largest and most complex cave systems in the Western Hemisphere. Rock climbing is another favorite due to Cuba’s amazing geology. Hiking will give you an opportunity to explore the footsteps of the Cuban Revolution.

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U.S. Virgin Islands

Summer is the only season there. Bonus: You don’t need a passport to fly there and explore the Caribbean Sea. Instead, go to St. Thomas, St. Croix and/or St. John, all three of which accept American dollars. Trunk Bay is one of the most famous beaches on all of the islands – it’s absolutely serene. Try the Underwater Trail, which is a snorkeling path of coral and fish with underwater signs. Boat tours, scuba diving are snorkeling are by far the most popular activities for tourists.

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Costa Rica

The average temperature in this beautiful country is 76F, and there are only two seasons – dry and wet. The former lasts from December through April. From volcano hiking to jungle zip lining, Costa Rica is essentially an adventure-lover’s paradise, and with its many stunning landscapes it also makes for a romantic honeymoon setting. One trip can easily include hiking, biking, kayaking and whitewater rafting through jungles. Rappel down waterfalls and explore the many types of scenery of the country’s beloved national parks.

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The Aeolian Islands

With temperatures around 65F in April, the archipelago in Italy is luring tourists from nearby countries that till deal with cold weather. They go for the stunning coastlines, old-school charm, impressive volcanoes, odd and still active rock formations, dense vegetation on Salina, and to explore archaeological treasures and prehistoric villages. The Islands are very remote, which is part of their appeal. No air travel is available to the archipelago, except for the very expensive helicopter flights.

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Bali

April is the month with the most sunshine hours per day in Bali; May is the hottest with an average temperature of 82F. The island is one of the best vacation destinations in the whole entire world. Bali, which is often called the Island of the Gods, attracts adventurous travelers with its seashores, mountains, and volcanoes. Go cycling to Mt. Baur, and then ascend to the top for a sunrise experience. Tackle six miles of 33 class II and III rapids past rainforests, gorges, and rice paddies. Try kayaking, jungle trekking, paragliding, and horseback riding.

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Western Australia

The second largest state in the world, which is half the size of Europe, comprises mostly the arid outback. Australia, with its expansive coastlines, fascinating wildlife, and breathtaking landscapes is essentially synonymous with adventure. Its sunny climate year-round has shaped some of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes. Make sure you go to Margaret River for great wines and superb surfing and explore the Coral Coast for all sun and sea related adventures.

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Belize

Temperatures in Belize have an annual mean of 79F. The weather starts to warm after “cold” season which ends in January. The most famous tourist attraction is the Blue Hole. Many want to see it, even if they don’t dare to dive – it’s one of the most dangerous. Belize has more than 400 islands, white sandy beaches, the longest unbroken barrier reef in the western hemisphere and 185 miles of coastline, according to PADI. Other popular attractions include Xunantunich, Caye Caulker, Lamanai archeological site, and Guanacaste National Park.

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Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Benguerra Island is blessed with hot and sunny weather year round, with little or no rainfall through most of the year, according to Azura Retreats. This is a place for people who want to relax while zip-lining through a rainforest and bungee jumping during the day. Snorkeling adventures and hiking up active volcanoes are also exciting options. Fishing there is prolific; you’ll encounter an abundance of different species.

20 Warm Places We'd Rather Be Right Now