Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — Sick of the snow piled up outside the door? Itching to head somewhere sunny and warm? Check out these essential tips and inspiration for warm weather getaways—just in time for peak season.
For travelers considering Belize, Puerto Vallarta, Cancún, Cozumel, or Los Cabos, travel experts and Moon guidebook authors share top tips for enjoying the ultimate warm weather escape.
1. Book Ahead for Belize: Tours are usually priced lower when spots are reserved ahead of time—and pricier for walk-ins. Visitors can also check a hotel or tour operator's social media site for any discounts or package specials, which are sometimes posted a month ahead of peak season.
2. Get Back to Nature in Cancún and Cozumel: Sian Ka'an is a massive biosphere reserve just south of Tulum. This pristine swath of mangrove forests and flat water bays is home to water birds, wayward dolphins, and even isolated Maya ruins. There are various ways to visit, from do-it-yourself kayaking tours to daylong boating tours, and it makes a great escape from pools and resorts.
3. Venture Forth in Los Cabos: Travelers shouldn’t be afraid to leave the resort and venture out on their own. Take the bus from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo to browse the art galleries and walk the organic farmers market on Saturday. Additionally, renting a car for a drive to Todos Santos or the East Cape for the day allows visitors to see the quieter side of southern Baja.
4. Walk the Waterfront in Puerto Vallarta: One of the most pleasant and inspiring experiences that travelers can have in Puerto Vallarta is a simple one: a sunset walk along the Malecon, the pedestrians-only waterfront promenade. Fabulous tropical sunset colors in the sky, dozens of quirky and beautiful modern art sculptures along the promenade, sand sculptures down below on the narrow beach, and hundreds of crazily amusing people to watch. Free, fun, and unforgettable.
For more tips on warm weather getaways or to learn more about Moon Belize, Moon Cancún & Cozumel, Moon Los Cabos, or Moon Puerto Vallarta, visit moon.com/warm.
About Moon Travel Guides & Moon.com
Moon Travel Guides make independent travel and outdoor exploration fun and accessible. With expert writers delivering a mix of honest insight, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humor, Moon guidebooks ensure that travelers have an uncommon and entirely satisfying travel experience. Moon not only guides, Moon inspires. Based in Berkeley, California, Moon is published by Avalon Travel, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Visit Moon online at Moon.com.