Where to go on holiday in February

For sunshine and hot temperatures, few can match Costa Rica in February. Hit up the beaches of the Pacific or the Caribbean coasts, go hiking in the rainforests, explore the exotic wildlife in the nature reserves, or summit a volcano. With a beach for every day of the year, you’ll be sure to find one to suit on the small island of Antigua. Mexico in February is fantastic whether you’re looking for beach, adventure or ancient ruins and traditions.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Temperature: 29°C high; 21°C low

Flight time from UK: Approximately 11 hours

Time difference: GMT -6

With over 800 miles of coast bordering the Caribbean Sea to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West, there are over 300 black, white, and pink sand beaches to choose from as well as its rainforests, cloud forests, protected jungle, volcanoes and wildlife to see.

February is the perfect time to visit Arenal Volcano National Park to see striking lava fields, meandering rivers and cascading waterfalls.

Just remember though, this is peak season, so you’ll need to book in advance for the best hotels and tours in Costa Rica in February.

Antigua

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Temperature: 28°C high; 21°C low

Flight time from UK: Around 8 hours and 30 minutes

Time difference: GMT -4

With a beach for every day of the year, you’ll be sure to find one to suit on the small island of Antigua and February is a fantastic time to escape wintery conditions. Take advantage of the Caribbean Sea by attending the Jolly Harbour Yacht Club’s Valentine’s Regatta. Held over the Valentine’s weekend, this 3-day event features exciting races and live music.

Mexico

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Temperature: 24°C high; 6°C low

Flight time from UK: Around 11 hours and 30 minutes

Time difference: GMT -5

Mexico in February is fantastic whether you’re looking for beach, adventure or ancient ruins and traditions. Visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. Enjoy an authentic tour in Uxmal and learn about the Mayan culture. Spend time enjoying adrenaline-filled activities, such as ziplining and parasailing and spend time enjoying adventure-filled activities from scuba-diving in Cozumel to ziplining and parasailing.

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