The best destinations to travel to in February

February can appear to final for ages, regardless of it being the shortest month. That’s a fairly good motive to plan a winter getaway – maybe someplace scorching and tropical, or someplace cosily wintry. Should you’re in search of inspiration, take a look at these concepts for February holidays.

Sri Lanka

The west coast of Sri Lanka in February has all of the sunshine and not one of the rainfall you’ll see within the east presently of 12 months. That’s the cue to take pleasure in extraordinary sunsets from the beachfront Turyaa Kalutara lodge, which has a pool set in lush gardens, in addition to a spa. Hop on the prepare if you wish to go to the capital Colombo simply to the north. Mercury Holidays has a six-night all-inclusive break from £960pp, together with flights, for a 15 February departure.

Seema Malaka Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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With France now open to most UK travellers, seize the prospect to make up for a misplaced ski season with per week on the snowy slopes of Montgenèvre within the sunny Southern Alps. E book one of many self-catering residences on the very good Hameau des Airelles and also you’ll be near the Chalvet cable automotive. There’s additionally a heated out of doors pool to go together with its scorching tub, sauna and steam room. Peak Retreats has per week’s rental in a two-bedroom residence (sleeping 4 to 6) from 12 February from £2,581, or 19 February from £2,471, together with Eurotunnel crossing.

Costa Rica

Discover the Arenal volcano on a Costa Rican journey

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Costa Rica packs an extremely numerous vary of landscapes inside its comparatively small space. If you wish to uncover its volcanoes, rainforests and coasts, do that Introduction to Costa Rica vacation with Sunvil. After arriving within the capital, San Jose, you’ll head off to the rainforests of the Tortuguero Nationwide Park on the Caribbean coast. Boat journeys and hikes via the jungle are adopted by a go to to the hulking Arenal volcano, earlier than ending on the Pacific coast on the Nicoya peninsula. This 11-day journey prices from £1,743pp and consists of flights, transfers and full-board lodging.


The dramatic cliffs of the north Cornish coast and the South West Coast Path will probably be solely a brief stroll away whenever you keep at Fuchsia Cottage. This 18th-century property on the high of the village has two bedrooms and a comfy sitting room with a wood-burning range, in addition to a flower-filled backyard. Booked via Useful Holidays, it’s out there for seven nights from 12 February for £394, down from £534.


Reykjavik makes for a handy Icelandic base

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Dig out your cold-weather gear and be ready to be knocked sideways by the fantastic thing about south Iceland. On this four-night tour with Regent Holidays, you’ll have Reykjavik as your base as you go to Thingvellir Nationwide Park and witness the ability of the Gullfoss waterfall and the Strokkur geyser. If situations are enjoying properly, you may get to see the northern lights. The beginning value of £725pp consists of flights, B&B lodging and excursions, together with a plunge within the Blue Lagoon.


Should you’re decided to discover a romantic cottage for Valentine’s Day, the aptly named Mountain Escape ought to do the trick. Set on the sting of Snowdonia Nationwide Park, this cute little interval cottage close to Bethseda has views in direction of the Menai Straits, a wood-burning range, a summer season home and, quirkily sufficient, an out of doors Victorian-style tub in a secluded backyard. Obtainable via Sugar & Loaf, it prices £588 for per week’s rental, and canines are welcome for an additional £20 every per week.

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