Ten Hot Spring Break Destinations Overseas

If you live in a cold climate in the US, the winter months probably wear you down with the chilly winds, sheets of snow and ice storms. You are probably awaiting spring each year to bring you the welcome warmth. You are probably ready for a break, a spring break at that time of the year.

   For an international flavor for your spring break, consider these top ten spring break destinations outside the US.
 
Acapulco, Mexico
Acapulco is a perennial spring vacation favorite. While you are there, be sure to catch the La Quebrada Cliff Divers, the peaceful Pei de la Cuesta, the small bay Puerto Marquez and the beautiful beaches of Isla de la Requeta.

Barbados
If you considering a Caribbean vacation, take a close look at Barbados.   This Caribbean island is located northeast of Venezuela. It has been dubbed “Little England” after all of the English settlements that once inhabited the area. Barbados is divided into five parts – Bridgetown, Central Barbados, Eastern Barbados, Western Barbados and Southern Barbados. Be sure to pack your sunscreen and stay hydrated, Barbados is 13 degrees off the equator so sunburns are easy to get.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas is located on the tip of the Baja California peninsula. If you are visiting Cabo San Lucas, expect to find large marine, beautiful bay, great beaches, a casual atmosphere and exciting nightlife. While there, don’t miss the El Arco arch, an amazing natural rock formation at Land’s End.

Cancun, Mexico
  Seeking a great place to enjoy the sun and beautiful beaches? Look no further than Cancun, Mexico. If you are visiting this spot, you can do everything from swimming with the dolphins and scuba diving to snorkeling and fishing. Be careful when you jump in the water, the Caribbean waters can have a strong undertow. Don’t forget to take a day trip to Mayan ruins. Cancun is close to a number of great sites that you won’t want to miss.

Ibiza, Spain
Seeking something quite different?   Take a very close look at Ibiza, Spain.   This city is located in the Balearic Islands. During your visit to Ibiza, be sure to visit the hidden cove Atlantis, the Hippy Market and Bar Anita – a gathering spot for artists and writers since the 1950s.

London, United Kingdom
If you’ve never been to London before, spring time is a great time to visit.   London is the largest city and the capital of the United Kingdom. It is divided into Central London, the Inner Boroughs and the Outer Boroughs. While you are there, be sure to stop by the iconic Westminster Abbey, take a ride on the London Eye and look for early preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games. Do London for less with a museum pass that gives free entry to 50 attractions and free “line cutting”. If you are there for more than a couple of days, consider getting an Oyster card, a refillable smartcard for easy transportation.

Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau is known for its white sand and crystal blue waters. You can enjoy beachside bars with fruity fun drinks during the day and exciting nightclubs after the sun goes down. While you’re there, check out the shark diving opportunities!

Negril, Jamaica
This city is well known for its seven miles of cool white sandy beach. It is more laid back than Montego Bay and more touristy than Ocho Rios. Be sure to stop by Negril’s tourist craft market for inexpensive souvenirs and knick knacks.

Paris, France
If you want a cultural spring break, the City of Lights is for you.   Paris is one of the most luxurious cities in the world, featuring the best designers, restaurants and cultural attractions. You don’t have to splurge when visiting this fantastic city, consider purchasing a Museum Pass for free entrance to more than 60 museums and monuments. You can choose from two, four or six day passes.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Yearning for a tropical paradise? Punta Cana is probably right for you. Punta Cana is located n the northeast tip of the Dominican Republic. Like any tropical oasis, it has beautiful foliage, lagoons and exotic animals. While in Punta Cana, visit Santa Domingo, the first European settlement in the Western Hemisphere, and the artists’ village of Altos de Chavon, or take a Bavaro Runners safari excursion. You can also enjoy rafting, helicopter tours and Segway tours.

As beautiful and unique as each of these places are, you cannot make a mistake when you choose any of these top ten most amazing spring break destinations abroad for your spring getaway.

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