However, the appeal of Havana is simply undeniable. The temperatures were almost always at perfect, the food was even better than you might imagine, and the salsa, blues and cubano dances filled the air at night.
6. Curacao, The Netherlands
This beautiful Dutch island is constantly ranked on the list of the most colorful places on Earth by its beautiful pastel-colored houses.
The weather in this warm tourist paradise is quite stable, and even the hurricane season rarely rains. Snorkelling around the coral reefs on the island is probably the most popular activity for tourists and locals alike.
If you’re wondering what nightlife is like, here’s a fusion of Dutch and Caribbean culture. Let it be up to your imagination before you arrive here.
7. Loja, Ecuador
If you want a break from the cold but don’t like the idea of a sizzling beach break, keep an eye out for Loja. Nestled in a valley, Loja has perfect weather all year round. This means it’s never too hot and never too cold. That’s probably why this warm tourist paradise is one of the happiest in Ecuador.
Loja is relatively small but offers beautiful music festivals, art galleries and colonial architecture. The locals are friendly, the views of the mountains are amazing, and are emotionally relaxed.
8. Merida, Mexico
If you want to soak in the local way of life, skip to Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, and head to the state capital Yucatan. Filled with Mayan ruins and Spanish
Chuck Flagg said he recently took a trip to a resort in the Dominican Republic.
He said the airport was not packed and the planes were half full. The resort itself was booked at 15 percent.
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Flagg also said things are changing every day with the pandemic. The Dominican Republic has a new policy in place requiring travelers to test negative for COVID-19.
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Resorts in Cancun, Mexico, are not packed and neither are the Florida Keys.
He said to be sure to get insurance that allows cancellation for any reason if you plan to travel.
“I would also recommend checking with the tourism board of the places you want to go to every day because this situation is so fluid,” said Flagg. “The story we are telling today could change tomorrow.”
Those cancel-for-any-reason policies can cost up to 40 percent of your trip expenses, but right now there are travel deals, so that could offset the costs.
One last tip he shared was to be sure to check restrictions on people from Texas because some states require you to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.
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