Winter – our least favourite season! Shorter days, warm clothing, cold outside... If you prefer a warmer climate, you'll be counting the days for it to get warm again. But sometimes we forget that there are places where it feels like summer all year round, and not too far away!
- Canary Islands
Whenever you want to enjoy the beach and good weather, just head towards the Canary Islands. They never disappoint, especially in winter, when everyone is missing the warm weather and starts daydreaming about the islands' natural landscapes, calm waters and stunning beaches. Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote… there are so many islands to choose from!
As it is so hot in summer, the best time to visit Morocco is in the winter. You can even spend New Year's Eve there. Marrakech, the "Pearl of the South", is popular for many reasons: colourful streets, Jemaa El Fna square, its palaces... This can be a unique and different plan for the winter.
Looking for somewhere even more exotic? Banjul, the capital of the Gambia, is another ideal place to get away from the rain and cold. This city, which looks like a quiet fishing village, is warm and pleasant almost all year round. You can enjoy the beaches and mangroves, and delicious food by the sea.
Also in the Atlantic, we find Madeira, the Portuguese island that also enjoys a mild and calm winter. Unlike the busy summer months, in winter Madeira is the perfect place to enjoy spring-like weather. We recommend going on day trips to the nature areas (in winter there is also a hiking festival).
The locals have really spruced up the city in recent years, making it more attractive than ever. As well as the good weather, there are other things to enjoy from a cultural point of view. There are lots of activities to do in Malaga in winter, both in the city and in the countryside.
Alicante boasts more than 300 days of sunshine a year, which is why it is one of the most popular places on the Mediterranean coast. Your thick coat won't weigh you down as you go for a stroll along the city's long promenade. There's nothing better than savouring a rice dish in the sun at one of the restaurants by the sea...