Profitable tip: Epic sunsets, Fuerteventura
We escaped to the north-west coast of Fuerteventura, within the Canary Islands, for per week earlier than Christmas. With flights from £80, cheap automobile rent (£50) and an incredible Airbnb in Lajares (£30 an evening), it was an incredible week of biking, browsing, mountain climbing, boat journeys to the small island off the north coast and epic sunsets from the beautiful fishing village of El Cotillo. Lajares is enjoyable, a vigorous village with cafes, retailers and bike rent and it’s in a nationwide park with a backdrop of a volcano. The north monitor follows the coast from Corralejo to El Cotillo, the place you could find seashores with world-class surf and sheltered white sand lagoons. Sasha Dobrota
Cabo de Gata and the coast, Almeria

Agua Amarga seashore. {Photograph}: Alamy
The village of Agua Amarga (Bitter Water), 62km/38 miles east of Almeria in south-east Spain, couldn’t be sweeter. The small French-run Lodge Household sits amongst white cubist homes below clear Tabernas desert skies, with January temperatures above 20C. A rugged undeveloped shoreline and mirror-like flat sea distinction with the snow glinting on the Sierra Nevada. However this isn’t California; it’s lower than two hours from the UK, close to Cabo de Gata pure park, and has been spared Spain’s notorious coastal growth. • Doubles from €59 B&B, familyaguaamarga.comTom Rothwell

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Sunny metropolis, Murcia

Catedral de Murcia, Belluga. {Photograph}: Greg Balfour Evans/Alamy
Murcia is the warmest a part of Spain and we’ve got often loved solar there even within the dismal month of February. Pension Segura (doubles from €42 B&B) is an inexpensive and pleasant little hostal close to the centre. The city itself is stuffed with fascinating buildings and museums, little squares with road cafes, and the wonderful vegetarian restaurant Mana. A bus trip will take you to Fuensanta and the hills of Carascoy for walks and views, and trains go to close by cities Lorca and Cartagena. Barbara Forbes
Life’s a breeze, Tarifa

Kite-surfers in Tarifa. {Photograph}: Andy J Hollingbery/Alamy
Laid-back Tarifa (close to Algeciras) on the southern tip of Europe boasts virtually steady winter solar. This heat, windy, kite-surfing mecca sits between the Med and Atlantic, with fabulous seashores, stylish and funky bars, and inexpensive eateries. Flights to Gibraltar from the UK are low cost, as are the hostels, with the necessity to share services offset by all of the cool, cosmopolitan co-travellers. La Cocatera (dorm beds £13) is a cute boutique hostel within the historic centre. Alex
Capital concept, Tenerife

The Adán Martín live performance corridor, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. {Photograph}: Alamy
Santa Cruz, capital of Tenerife, gives panoramic views of town, sea and mountains, and Airbnb residences for round £70 an evening. It has a neighborhood produce market, La Recova, plus a great deal of good-value bars and eating places. Public transport is affordable and dependable – a €1.30 tram trip took us to the historic city of La Laguna. Additionally price a go to is the ecological Palmetum Park (entry €6), which was created within the 1970s on town’s garbage tip.Sue Wooden
Small island mountain climbing, Canaries

Vacationer mountain climbing on Vallehermoso path, La Gomera. {Photograph}: Chris Parker/Getty Photographs
La Gomera is a perfect place for winter heat on a finances. Its stunning hilly terrain and well-developed system of footpaths provide wonderful mountain climbing. The small harbour of Valle Gran Rey has good seashores and a number of moderately priced eating places. After a day within the hills it’s excellent for a night stroll to take a look at the boats within the port, then down your drink of selection whereas watching the sundown. And also you received’t want a winter coat. Residencial El Llano (condo from €400 per week) is a small advanced round a pool and gardens, two minutes’ stroll from the seashore. Susan Day
Ecolodge, The Gambia

{Photograph}: Bianca
My pal and I prevented the package deal offers and headed to Nemasu Ecolodge proper on the seashore close to the quiet village of Gunjur, with primary however clear cabins. The abandoned seashore was peaceable and shaded by forest. A brief stroll took us to vibrant fishing boats dropping off their catch to a flurry of ladies shopping for and promoting. We purchased a few recent fish and received them cooked for us within the native model at one of many many seashore shacks.• Cabins £30pppn, nemasuecolodge.comBianca
Discount South Africa

Camps Bay, Cape City.
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Take in a single day flights to and from Cape City so that you acquire a few days and save on lodge payments. It’s 10 hours so you’ll be able to arrive on a late South African summer time morning – in January, February and March the winds are mild and the sunshine dependable. The Christmas crowds have gone so lodging costs additionally come down. With the weak Rand, a vacation is inexpensive – £1 for a pint, £10 for a pleasant meal. Air fares are cheaper now, too. Hostel A Sunflower Cease close to the Inexperienced Level seashores has a pool, dorm beds for £13 an evening and doubles from £39. Nigel Cox
Not only for divers, Purple Sea

Marsa Shagra eco-lodge
Marsa Shagra eco-lodge, close to Marsa Alam on Egypt’s Purple Beach, is nice for diving, snorkelling and simply stress-free in a gorgeous surroundings. You keep in well-equipped tents a number of metres from the shoreline, and wake to the mild sound of waves. Costs in Jan/Feb are €45pp an evening for 2 sharing or €57 for a single, together with three meals a day. • redsea-divingsafari.comTony
Morocco sure, on a household journey

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Marrakech was about 24C this New Yr, with tons to do. We went as a household of 4 to a spa and took a visit into the Atlas Mountains, strolling up waterfalls on a snow-melt river. It was sizzling between 10am and 5pm however we would have liked coats at night time. Trains run from Marrakech to Casablanca – £12 return every in top quality. We stayed on the Opera Plaza in Guilez (doubles £83 B&B).Carrie Wooden