Cheap and warm places in December to enjoy Christmas

These are the cheap and warm places in December that also have wonderful weather for you to enjoy Christmas holiday.

  1. Cancún/Cozumel/Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • December average high: 84°F/29°C
  • December average low: 69°F/21°C

Cancún is the purpose-built resort city on the Yucatán Peninsula that faces the Caribbean. And the area just to its south is known as the Riviera Maya including the next door island of Cozumel. They are all the same travelling market, with approximately 1,000 hotels totally, and all served by the huge Cancún Airport with cheap flights from all over.

The weather in late Dec. and the early Jan. is predictably perfect with barely a chance of a quick thunderstorm, much less anything worse. Along with hundreds of hotels competing for business, holiday room rates for well under US$100 / night are easily for you to find. Package deals to Cancún are very popular, and maybe the good deal for those who book early. There is a big difference between 4-star and 3-star properties in this area. A 3-star can be just a general hotel room in the city, while the 4-stars are all great resorts with pools, often on the beach. If you are looking for warm places to visit in December, these will be the ideal choices.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$36 / night for 2 persons.
  • 4-star hotels from: US$278 / night for 2 person.
  1. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • December average high: 86°F/30°C
  • December average low: 64°F/18°C

PuertoVallartaOn Mexico’s Pacific coast, Puerto Vallarta remains as one of the country’s tourism pearls. Not only has it avoided the safe problems that some resorts have struggled with recently, but it is also regarded as the most amazing and authentic of Mexico’s resort areas.

The weather during Christmas time is much perfect for those who want to escape the boring cold, and the large international airport also has good deals on flights from almost of North American cities as well. Hotels for well under US$100/ night / a couple are easily to find, even though if you want a well-located chain hotel you will be paying at least a bit more.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$48 / night for 2 persons.
  • 4-star hotels from: US$206 / night for 2 persons.
  1. Punta Cana/Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • December average high: 83°F/28°C
  • December average low: 72°F/22°C

PuntaCanaDRThe Dominican Republic is famous for its large and beautiful all-inclusive hotels at great prices, and its 2 most popular resort areas are Punta Cana and Puerto Plata. Each of them has about 200 hotels, including dozens of all-inclusive resorts designed to keep you there for your relaxing day.

The weather and resort prices are similar in both places in late Dec., so either one will be a good choice for someone who is looking for a warm and cheap place to spend your vacation. You will find that hotel & flight package prices are especially appealing to the DR, and those who book early will often get the better deals.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$40 / night for 2 persons.
  • 4-star hotels from: US$140 / night for 2 persons.
  1. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • December average high: 83°F/28°C
  • December average low: 72°F/22°C

SanJuanPRWhile San Juan is not among the cheapest places on this list for Christmas, it is a great place for a longer stay during the winter. The wide sandy and sunny beaches besides the historical center are some of the perfect beaches in the Caribbean. It is a part of the US, things like shopping and beautiful viewing are much easier here than in most of the cheaper islands.

In the case you are going to stay for more than a week, it pays to look into an apartment rental instead of a hotel. There are various nice apartments in this location that are rented out most of the year. If you are staying for a month, try to make an amazing deal compared to a hotel.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$124 / night for 2 persons.
  • 4-star hotels from: US$206 / night for two persons.
  1. Montego Bay/Ocho Rios/Negril, Jamaica
  • December average high: 86°F/30°C
  • December average low: 70°F/21°C

NegrilJamaicaSimilar to the greater Cancun area mentioned above, Jamaica has 3 resorts which are all served by the same large airport so that they are somewhat interchangeable. Montego Bay has the airport so it is the easiest to reach, but it has fewer affordable 4-star hotels so Ocho Rios and Negril might be better options if you are interested in that category. You can find more ideal places to visit in this article: where to go in December.

All 3 towns have a different vibe, so it is only the weather and most prices which are similar. Along with the Cancun area and the Dominican Republic, these Jamaican resorts are known for its all-inclusive resorts as well as appealing package deals. Even during the holiday months, it is possible to lock in an appealing deal if you book early enough.

  • 3-star hotels from: US$63 / night for 2 persons.
  • 4-star hotels from: US$335 (all inclusive) / night for 2 persons.

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