Warm days have ended in Canada and the cold weather alerts keep increasing. If you’re anything like myself, you’re looking for an escape plan and a sunny destination where you can lounge on the beach and sip cold drinks sounds perfect! These top 3 cheap vacations to take in February fit the ask, and they’re just a plane ride away!

Tips for Traveling in February

  • A number of colleges and universities have ‘Reading Week’ in February, so if you’re looking to avoid big crowds of students, avoid dates between February 15th and February 28th.
  • Look to book at an adult only resort and you might want to avoid all-inclusive resorts if you don’t want to be around a lot of students while on vacation. You’ll pay a little extra for an adult only or high star rating resort but it might be worth it for a little peace and quiet.
  • Most airlines charge a check bag fee – $25 for the first and $35 for the second, so try packing light and take advantage of the free your carry-on policy. This will help make your travel a little smoother and worry-freeExtra: You won’t ever have to deal with lost luggage when you carry-on. Extra: By only travelling with a carry-on you’ll get through airport check-in faster.
  • Tuesdays are typically the cheapest days to fly while Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are usually the most expensive. If your schedule is flexible make sure to book your flight on a Tuesday.

Looking for warmth, fun and the sun, try these locations:

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta is going to be the cheapest Mexican destination to travel to in February. It’s a great option because 1. during the day the weather ranges between 23°C and 29°C, and 2. Puerto Vallarta has low chances of rain in February, chances are confined to 1 day.

As far as pricing goes, Puerto Vallarta starts at about $1250 for a 7-day stay at a 3-star resort (includes flight from Toronto, taxes & fees) and goes up to about $3000 for a 5-star all-inclusive resort.

Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicVaradero, Cuba

Varadero, Cuba is a beautiful place in February, with temperatures falling between 18°C and 27°C and averaging about 7 hrs of sunshine. This is a great choice for those looking to escape the winter. After taking a look at vacation packages on RedTag, Cuba seems to be the most budget-friendly destination.

Prices start at about $750 for a 7-day stay at a 3-star all-inclusive resort (including flights from Toronto, taxes & fees) and tops about $2000 for a 5-star all-inclusive resort.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

One of the oldest Caribbean cities, Santo Domingo is the warmest place on this list with temperatures ranging between 20°C and 29°C during the month of February, but it is also the destination where rain is more likely to fall.

At just under $1000 you can book a 7-day stay at a 3-star resort (including flights from Toronto, taxes and fees) while a 5-star all-inclusive resort will run about $1800.

*As of January 25th ALL prices are from REDTAG.CA and are subject to chance *Prices are per person.

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