It sounds like it could be a brain-teaser… if Glasgow is three, Birmingham is four and London is five, what is Cancun? The answer is 23! Well done if you guessed correctly – the numbers represent the average temperatures of these places in January. Certainly some food for thought!
If the idea of a long, cold January after all the festivities are over is filling you with a sense of dread, why not jet off for some summer sun? As you put the Christmas tree back in the attic for another year, bring down your suitcases, get packing and try one of these destinations that are sure to get 2016 off to a warm start. So, where is hot in January?
Average Temperature of 22°C
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is comfortably warm in January without being too hot, and you can bag a week there, self-catering for less than £147pp. The island is a year-round resort so shops and bars remain open throughout the winter season, indeed many Brits choose to spend the whole winter in Tenerife as the weather is so good. Don’t forget the January sales either!
Globales Tamaimo Tropical Hotel
Puerto De Santiago, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Average Temperature of 23°C
If you’re looking for a real hot January then Mexico is summer central at the start of the year and you could bag an All Inclusive holiday bargain. With superb beaches, fantastic watersports and lively nightlife, you can sunbathe during the day, take a jet-ski out in the afternoon then enjoy one of the region’s famous cocktails in the evening as well as some delicious seafood. And all this without a scarf in sight!
Average Temperature of 21°C
Back in the Canary Islands and Gran Canaria boasts the best climate in the world, according to a US climatologist. With an average temperature of 18°C but often a lot warmer during the day, the island is a little more laid-back than neighbouring Tenerife but is still open for business in January. Head to the south coast and the likes of Puerto Rico for the best of the weather while be sure to visit the capital Las Palmas for a cultural treat.
Average Temperature of 21°C
Regarded as the oldest of the Canary Islands and the second largest behind Tenerife, Fuerteventura boasts a similar climate to Gran Canaria. Base yourself in Corralejo in the north or Caleta de Fuste on the east coast, just six miles from the airport so your holiday can start almost as soon as you touch down. With seven nights Self Catering from £137pp, some wonderful beaches and the opportunity for excursions to the island of Los Lobos to check out the beautiful reefs and wonderful marine life, this is a fantastic choice for a January holiday.
Oasis Dunas Aparthotel
Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
Average Temperature of 24°C
The new kid on the block and rising up the ranks in popularity this year has got to be the Cape Verde Islands. Located just off the coast of Africa, Cape Verde boasts a warm exotic climate making it a perfect choice for a winter getaway. It really is a great destination to kick back and chill on one of its fabulous beaches, of course if you prefer to be more active, kite and windsurfing is popular, or how about a 4×4 tour?
Swap your five for a 23 this January.