A prime location on the Yucatán Peninsula on the perimeter of the Caribbean Sea ensures Mexico's Cancun stays alluringly balmy during the winter months, representing a destination marrying entertainment, relaxation and first-hand insight into the ancient Mayan civilisation.
An endlessly fascinating beach-bound setting, Cancun has attained world renowned recognition as a leading tropical destination, where powder-white sands are backed by a series of first rate resorts offering gourmet dining alongside stunning coastal vista.
An assortment of shopping, entertainment and nightlife options guarantees couples and groups are well catered, while families should venture out to the nearby Xcaret ecological park for the chance to swim with dolphins and observe giant sea turtles.
The third-largest island within the Canary Islands archipelago allows travellers looking to escape harsh winter climates a chance to bask in warm average winter temperatures, particularly when visiting the sunny southern section of the island.
Famous for its vastly altering terrain, everyone from beach lovers to keen hikers descend on the island to explore golden sands and giant sand dunes stretching over a quarter of the coastline, alongside tranquil nature treks across the inner sanctum of mountain peaks.
The capital city of Las Palmas sees around 400,000 people inhabiting the cosmopolitan epicentre and port city of Gran Canaria, where visitors looking for a vacation combining city living complete with fashionable bars and shopping boutiques in the old Vegueta quarter and traditional Canarian eateries among an Atlantic Ocean facing beach space.
Pleasurably stable temperatures throughout the year sees Lanzarote as a prime winter sun destination. Also forming part of the Canary Islands as the easternmost island within the archipelago, Lanzarote is known primarily for its breathtaking volcanic landscape.
Past eruptions have formed the island as its seen today, with its provision of solidified lava streams and unique rock formations ensuring travellers have much to marvel. Notable trips suitable for familes and couples alike include Timanfaya national park, while a boat journey out to La Graciosa island to the north of Lanzarote sees a similarly memorable excursion where visitors can enjoy swimming in pristine waters.