Where to go on holiday in March in the heat

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Joel Fulleda

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If what you are looking for is a warm anticipation of summer to shake off winter, the Planet offers you optimal solutions.
There are many places in the world where in March you can already enjoy a summer weather or almost, and some are less distant than one might think.
Let's find out together 20 destinations to go on holiday in March in the heat!

Post COVID19 travel advice
If you are planning a trip, make sure you are in line with safety measures. Follow government guidelines and only return to travel when the green light is given. Prefer natural and perhaps non-mass destinations, and in general promote local tourism: discover the wonders of your city, your region and your state. Try to avoid long-haul travel and at most choose destinations reachable with a few hours of flight.

1 - Maldives

In March the Maldives are in high season: the prices are absolutely not cheap but you will find yourself immersed in a real summer paradise. Enjoy the atolls, the white beaches and the romance that the archipelago offers you, for a holiday of total relaxation.

Consider of course the approx 15 flight hours necessary to get there, in the middle of the Indian Ocean; also consider that, unless you want to choose a guest house or pension, the cost of a stay is around € 100 per room ... but if you can afford it, it will be worth it!

  • Weather: dry and sunny, temperatures around 30 °
  • Ideal for: Couples
  • Traditional meal cooked by a local family Eco-Friendly tour in Vilimalé island 3 hours of Snorkeling + Brunch accompanied by a local
  • starting from € 569,19 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -

2 - Island of Sal (Cape Verde)

Immersed in turquoise waters and bordered by a white beach, Sal offers a holiday of pure relaxation: compared to Santiago and Boa Vista it is less frequented by tourists and this will allow you to relax on the beach without having to put up with overcrowding and, not to be underestimated, to spend a little less.
Also, if you are a lover of sports like surfing and kiting, this is one of the best destinations in the world!

The distance is not prohibitive, on the island there is an airport connected with about 7 hours of flight. The archipelago of Cape Verde is located opposite Senegal, on the west coast of Africa, practically under the Canaries.
Don't miss the Paradise Beach and the Praia de Santa Maria, full of shells that give it a white color!

  • Weather: it is part of the Barlavento islands, with a semi-arid climate (it never rains). Average temperatures in March are around 23 °, the wind is great for sports
  • Ideal for: young people, lovers of water sports, couples
  • starting from € 418,75 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 48,78 per room -

3 - Havana (Cuba)

White beaches, crystal clear sea, music, food and welcoming inhabitants: Havana is aexplosion of colors and flavors. The city offers museums and monuments of inestimable historical and artistic value, relaxation on the beach and excursions, and a multitude of nightclubs in which to have fun without restraint.

Habana Vieja is the beating heart of the city, with landmarks and symbols such as the Plaza de Armas, the Plaza Vieja and the Catedral. But do you want not to visit the Rum Museum or the Revoluciòn Museum? So then you can rest and party in the clubs of the Paseo de Marti, perhaps in that Bodeguita del Medio so dear to Pablo Neruda and Ernest Hemingway!

Connections are good, it takes about 12 hours but there are direct flights. To sleep, to save something you can opt for casas particulares rather than hotels or resorts on the beach. The period is high season, but if you don't want to do just beach life, you can avoid a drain.

  • Weather: Tropical climate, temperatures around 26 °
  • Ideal for: young people, couples
  • Flights + hotel: flight + 6 nights 7 days starting from € 840,00 per person
  • Hemingway Places Tour Old Havana Tour Welcome to Havana: Private tour with a local guide

4 - Malindi (Kenya)

In March, Kenya is still in low season: this will allow you to find All Inclusive at advantageous prices. The temperatures in this month are high and there is the risk of some showers, but the rainy season is far away and will only arrive next month (April).

You participate in the safari in the Tsavo park, even if the period is not the best because of the heat and therefore the chances of seeing elephants, giraffes and lions are reduced while admiring a green and lush landscape. The best option is to lie on the beach and enjoy the crystal clear water and take aexcursion to Watamu National Park, between Turtle Bay, the islets of Mida Creek and the marine park.

  • Weather: The wet season is approaching, temperatures around 30 °
  • Ideal for: couples, families
  • Discover Tour in the national reserve
  • starting from € 536,79 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 44,15 per room -

5 - Phuket (Thailand)

The largest of the Thai islands offers lovely beaches and a forest to explore safely. The wonder of the cliffs and the panorama offered by the island makes it a romantic destination. The food is great and the entertainment offered varied.

The Pearl of the Andaman, so called, has a proposal that ranges from hectic and worldly Patong to the most intimate and reserved beaches of Phi Phi Island to poster places like the famous Phang Nga Bay, famous for the iconic image of the rock spur near the beach.

While the trip to Phuket is certainly not cheap (about 15 hours of flight starting from about € 500,00), the cost of living is: fish dinner from € 2,00, hostels and b & bs from € 10,00 , a night, taxi or tuk tuk rides for a few pennies!

  • Weather: outside the rainy season, temperature around 33 °
  • Ideal for: couples, young people
  • City tour Entrance to Hanuman World park
  • starting from € 430,23 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 42,18 per room -

6 - Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Colombo is a city of architecture and multifaceted life. You can visit the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, Lake Beira or relaxing on the beach. Don't forget to buy the famous Ceylon tea.

In the capital of Sri Lanka skyscrapers and shopping malls counterbalance Buddha statues, temples and memorials. Markets and colorful streets crowded with people are the soul of this city, which over two thousand years ago was one of the most important commercial ports of connection between East and West. And if you feel disoriented, rely on a tuk tuk, a cheap vehicle in which the drivers are also guides for a few pennies!

  • Weather: Dry season, temperature around 30 °
  • Ideal for: couples, young people
  • City tour Excursion from Colombo to discover Sigiriya
  • starting from € 476,17 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 44,18 per room -

7 - Manila (Philippines)

The Philippine archipelago is made up of over 7.000 islands of volcanic origin: Besides pristine beaches offers a rich vegetation to explore. In Manila you will find a very lively and interesting community.

About 20 hours of flight with at least one stopover separate us from a paradise on earth. Life is also not very expensive (flight excluded, of course), and it is possible to stay in a 4-star hotel even with € 50,00 per night and eat street food specialties with a few euros.
Between colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers, you will surely take a leap into a reality diametrically opposite to ours.

March together with February is the best month, while from May to December there is the monsoon season with frequent, abundant rains and the risk of tropical storms (especially between August and November).

  • Weather: equatorial climate, temperatures around 30 °
  • Ideal for: Couples
  • Tour to the Taal Volcano Guided city tour Guided tour of Quezon
  • starting from € 488,51 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 48,17 per room -

8 - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Even outside the carnival period, Rio de Janeiro is a 'explosion of life.
Rio de Janeiro is in the collective imagination a succession of iconic images: the Corcovado with its Christ the Redeemer, the beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana, the Sugar Loaf with its cable car ... but also the skyscrapers on one side and the favelas on the other.

But Rio is above all a way of life, from which to be overwhelmed and in which to immerse yourself completely. And in March the echo of the carnival is still strong, and the samba rhythm lasts all year round!

  • Weather: temperatures around 29 °, average rainfall risk
  • Ideal for: young people, couples
  • City tour Visit to Christ the Redeemer Tour Pedra do telégrafo
  • starting from € 530,28 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 51,22 per room -

9 - Cancùn (Mexico)

Cancùn proposes 22 kilometers of white beach and is the gateway to the Mayan civilization. The city has developed on the basis of the tourism industry and offers its guests numerous attractions and high-level services.

Prominent city of the Yucatan Peninsula, combines the charm of the Mayan culture with the glamor of the Caribbean Sea: an absolutely winning blend!
Few destinations in the world manage to offer such a quality at the same time both as a seaside offer and as a cultural offer: from Playa Tortugas to the ruins of El Rey and El Meco.

Also here the bulk of the shopping is on the journey, for the rest the city is quite accessible. If you're not looking for luxury seaside resorts, you can find good hostels and residences for a few tens of euros. And the food is delicious and really cheap!

  • Weather: dry season but with possible wind, temperature around 30 °
  • Ideal for: couples, groups of friends, families
  • Visit to Chichen Itza Visit of Tulum and swim among sea turtles Transfer + Skip-the-line entrance to Xel-Ha park
  • starting from € 525,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 54,36 per room -

10 - Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt)

A village in Sharm el-Sheikh is the ideal place to where relax without any thought. Lie down in the sun and enjoy the pampering that the hotel staff will be able to dedicate to you. If desired, you can do snorkeling, discover the ancient city or leave for a desert excursion.

5 hours of flight to an ideal seaside destination: coral reef, desert, and the Red Sea of the Sinai Peninsula. A truly holiday for everyone: those looking for a bit of romance, some warm, sun and sea, some relaxing with the family between a dip and an excursion.
Sharm is an Egypt apart, made up of 5-star services, luxurious resorts and pampering a go-go. And there are also direct flights from Italy ... more than that!

  • Weather: subtropical desert climate and temperatures around 25 °
  • Ideal for: couples, families
  • Desert excursion and Bedouin dinner. Visit to the pyramids of Cairo from Sharm
  • starting from € 241,36 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 52,88 per room -

11 - Cayman Islands, Antillean Sea (Caribbean)

One of the best beach vacations in March can be taken in the Cayman Islands, where the water visibility stretches for 200 feet and the weather is perfect. We are far from the hurricane season (June-November) and in the best time, with warm but a breeze that keeps the temperature moderate. The sea temperature is spectacular, around 27 degrees.

The best known beach is certainly the Seven Mile, 7 miles long and covered with fine white sand.
Pay attention to the prices though, because sleeping here costs around € 150,00 per night, the flight to reach the island is certainly not cheap and ... if you are not full board, everything else will take you away too .. .

  • Weather: average temperatures around 26 °
  • Ideal for: couples
  • Seven Mile Beach excursion from George Town from € 19,00 Horseback riding to the beach in Grand Cayman from € 69,00
  • starting from € 550,41 -
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12 - Marrakech (Morocco)

The magic of Marrakech cannot fail to transport you with it. Visit the souks, the Medina with its Ben Youseff Medersa, the Saadite tombs and the Badi palace. Get involved in the smell of spices, give them snake charmers that you will find on the streets and in the colors of the stalls.
Jamaa el Fna square, a unesco heritage site, is one of the symbols of the city: acrobats, belly dancers and the inevitable traders are the images and protagonists of Marrakech.

March is the best time, as the scorching heat of summer is still far away as well as the evening cold of December, January and February. Pay attention only to the possibility of some precipitation and the temperature range: in the evening the thermometer can drop below 10 degrees.

  • Weather: subtropical desert climate, temperature around 21 °
  • Ideal for: families, couples, young people
  • City tour Camel excursion in the Atlas Mountains Excursion to the Ouzoud Falls
  • starting from € 32,53 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 48,00 per room -

13 - Fuerteventura (Canary Islands)

The Canary Islands are located off the coast of Africa but they are Spanish territory and therefore are part of the EU. L'volcanic island Fuerteventura it is considered the island of eternal spring: the climate is mild all year round and the temperatures are pleasant. You can do many sports and, if you want, practice nudism on the beach.

In March there will be no scorching temperatures, and the sea may not be as hot as in midsummer, but it is unlikely that it will drop below 20 ° during the day.
Moreover, not being in the high season the prices will be very accessible, and for a week flight and hotel can also stay under € 500,00 per person.

  • Weather: Mild and almost desert climate, temperatures around 22 °
  • Ideal for: couples, young people, groups
  • Wild Coast and Ancient Legends Tour Can-Am Spyder Sunset Trip
  • starting from € 78,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 55,00 per room -

14 - Isla Margarita, Venezuela - Caribbean

Margarita is a wonderful island in the Caribbean, an ideal destination for a trip in March. Sun, beach, sea and other natural attractions but also art and culture ... in short, everything you could want from a dream summer vacation.
Cerro Copey National Park is a must for lovers of natural beauty, while El Yaque and El Agua beaches are essential for everyone.
Also worth seeing are the monuments, churches and fortifications scattered around the island, a joy for art and culture lovers.

  • Weather: ideal from February to May, with temperatures around 24 degrees but especially outside the cyclone period of June-November
  • Ideal for: couples
  • flights to Maracaibo (10 km) from € 980,00
  • Flight to Maracaibo (10 km) + 8 days / 6 nights from € 2.023,00
  • b & b, resort and hotel from € 48,00 per night -

15 - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Caribbean)

"Hidden" destination in the Dominican Republic with spectacular landscapes. Tourism is not limited to the beaches. Experience the thrill of zip-lining, a cableway that will make you feel the thrill of flying in complete safety. Don't miss Hoyo Azul: a natural pool with crystal clear water. Unforgettable!
In this period the sultry heat is mitigated by the trade winds, while from June to November there is the risk of hurricanes and the heat becomes sultry.

  • Weather: temperatures between 22 ° and 29 °. Water temperature 26 °
  • Ideal for: couples
  • from € 458,94 - find out more
  • hotels and resorts from € 38,82 per room - find out more
  • Punta Cana Private transfer to local hotels Monkey safari

16 - Miami, United States

The fans of the well-known TV series "CSI: Miami" will surely have a jolt in imagining, in the company of their better half, walking through the busy streets of extraordinary Miami. The US city is literally surrounded by water, and combines the comforts of large cities with a more "wild" side given by the presence, in the Everglades, of dangerous but fascinating alligators. A city with two faces, which for this reason fascinates tourists who love breathtaking surprises.

Plan your trip: costs and useful information

  • Weather: tropical, with pleasant winters. Average temperatures in March between 16 and 27 °
  • Ideal for: young people, couples, families
  • Low cost flights: starting from € 373,60 -
  • Accomodation: hotel and b & b from € 48,00 per night -
  • 5-Hour Everglades Park Tour Sightseeing Bus Tour and Mini Cruise

17 - Aruba, Caribbean

When we think of a tropical paradise, perhaps we don't even know it but ... we imagine exactly the characteristics of Aruba! White beaches that slope down to a crystalline sea, palm trees, sun, dream temperatures.
In March, temperatures are stable between 25 and 30 degrees, like all year round. However, the climate is ideal as the rainfall is at its lowest, but in general you can always come here without major worries.

Aruba is the island of pink flamingos in Flamingo Beach, the Fofoti trees of Eagle Beach and snorkeling in Boca Catalina. The cons? Actually none. Being a Dutch addiction, don't expect to find prices from Central or South America, but paradise, you know, comes at a high price!

Plan your trip: costs and useful information

  • Weather: tropical, hot all year round with average temperatures between 25 ° and 30 °
  • Ideal for: couples, families
  • starting from € 482,00 -
  • hotel and resort from € 100,00 per night -
  • Aruba Sunset Cruise Private Aruba Arikok National Park Tour and Beach Ride

18 - Muscat and Oman, Arabian Peninsula (Middle East)

Long beaches overlooking the Arabian Sea, oriental landscapes of a thousand and one nights, deserts, mosques and Arabian markets. Oman is a rapidly expanding country from a tourist point of view. A country that has spared no expense in investments to promote itself and adapt to high-level tourism, with exceptional facilities and services of 10 and praise.
The rest is done by nature, with the boundless beauty of its landscapes and a climate that, in March, is ideal: not too hot as in summer, but ideal for enjoying the beach life in its capital Muscat.

The connections are very good, with direct flights from Rome and Milan. In a week you can enjoy Muscat and the natural beauties around: the Wahiba desert, the gorges of Wadi Shab, the white beaches of Tiwi White Beach 80 km from the capital and the Friday market in Nizwa.

Plan your trip: costs and useful information

  • Weather: tropical-desert, hot and with very rare rains. Average temperatures in March between 20 ° and 30 °
  • Ideal for: couples, families
  • starting from € 293,00 -
  • hotel and resort from € 40,00 per night -
  • Al Wadi red dunes: safari with lunch from Muscat city sightseeing tour and Great Mosque snorkeling cruise to Daymaniyat Islands

19 - Antigua, Caribbean

An island in the Antilles, a paradise discovered by Columbus made of white beaches and the Caribbean sea. After all we are right here, in the Caribbean Sea, where the sun and the heat are omnipresent.
March is ideal as it is far from the hurricane period and with moderate rainfall. Temperatures are around 25/30 degrees.

Antigua is the island of the sea all year round, with 365 beaches spread across a 150km coastline. If you can't see them all, don't miss the Half Moon Bay, a crescent-shaped beach with sand in white and pink shades: a romance to lose your head!
If you love adventure and almost fantasy movie scenarios, then walk on Devil's Bridge: it is a limestone bridge where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, in a truly spectacular hug (or clash)!

The costs are high, it is true, but less than many Caribbean sisters. Here you can find small hotels or b & bs from € 50,00-60,00 per night, but you always have to deal with flights, which in high season hardly fall below € 500,00

Plan your trip: costs and useful information

  • Weather: tropical, hot all year round with average temperatures between 25 ° and 30 °
  • Ideal for: young people, couples
  • starting from € 550,00 -
  • hotel and resort from € 60,00 per night -

20 - Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

In recent years they have been the most popular destinations for an off-season in the heat: Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the capital of the Emirates.
Here the tallest skyscrapers in the world stand out on postcard beaches, with a desert behind them to discover with jeep, camel and quad safaris. Giant shopping centers are located near traditional markets and souks, artificial islands crossed by luxurious yachts, without forgetting the charm of the origins.
Abu Dhabi is located on an islet in the Persian Gulf: here, in addition to skyscrapers, you can visit the Ferrari World and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, immense and very luxurious.

In March, the climate is ideal, the days are warm but not torrid, the sea is warm and you can enjoy beach life but also enjoy excursions without suffocating.
Prices, despite the luxury, are not prohibitive. The connections are good, with direct flights from Italy to both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. If you are satisfied with a small hotel or b & b, you will also find solutions from € 60,00-70,00 per night, but if you want to spend a lot ... this is the right place!

Plan your trip: costs and useful information

  • Weather: subtropical desert, temperatures in March between 20 ° and 30 °
  • Ideal for: young people, couples, families
  • starting from € 490,00 -
  • hotel and resort from € 70,00 per night -
  • Abu Dhabi: Premium 1-day excursion from Dubai ticket to the 124th and 125th floors of the Burj Khalifa

Where not to go: the destinations not recommended in March

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