Costa Rica / Egypt / Finland recommended for February
Tropical rainforests, active volcanoes, pristine beaches and gorgeous sunny weather: Costa Rica is a tropical dream featuring forests and beaches!
Zipline through tree canopies, get your adrenaline rushing with a white water rafting adventure over the Pacuare river and soak yourself in water based fun at the coastal towns of Playa Hermosa and Playa Negra. Explore the Arenal volcano by walking on the older lava trails and visit the enchanting Monteverde Cloud forest to sight the stunning and rare Quetzal bird.
Take a relaxing sunset Catamaran cruise and snorkel in the calm waters of the Papagayo Gulf coastline.
Foodies can relish traditional foods like Arroz con leche and Dulce de Coco. Experience unadulterated wilderness at the Parque National Tortuguero, famous for it’s sea turtle nesting grounds and live your childhood dream of staying in a tropical jungle through this exclusive experience which takes you into the innards of the Tortuguero National park, volcano trails and the mystical mountains of Monteverde, through lush flora and fauna. Costa Rica promises endless adventure, a memorable tan and unforgettable moments.
Love history? Wish to dig deeper into an ancient era of temples? Egypt should be on your list then and if you want to avoid the hot sun and the crowds, February is the month for you! In February, the famous Abu Simbel temples, with its rock cut facade, hosts the Sun Festival, where you can witness spectacular solar phenomena.
For the history buffs, there are the labyrinths of one of the world’s oldest tourist attractions: the giant Pyramids of Giza, seeped in history and the relics of the sandstone temples of Karnak and Luxor.
Head to Abydos, one of the oldest cities of ancient Egypt which houses a mysterious complex with hieroglyphics on the walls, the Valley of Kings in the 4000 year old Luxor, studded with elaborately decorated tombs and the picturesque town of Aswan, along the river Nile.
If you love seas: Red Sea has amazing reefs teeming with spectacular marine life and some of the best diving sites in the world, including Sharm El Sheikh with it’s Thistlegorm wreck and Dahab for it’s famous Blue hole.
For luxury travellers, there are resorts in Hurghada for laid back vacations, sail boarding, yachting and wind surfing!
You will be welcomed with snow covered trees and bone chilling winters. But you will also be welcomed with ethereal landscapes, a host of winter activities and a glorious chance to chase the rare Northern lights! Finland in February is a perfect adventure for those who wish to go dog sledding (husky riding) over the snowscapes, traverse the hills in a snowmobile, try ice fishing, ski across resorts and learn how to snowboard.
For those who like to take things slow and relive fairy tales with their kids, there are reindeer rides, a slower and more peaceful way to see the snowy landscapes. Visit the Santa Claus Village in Rovaneimi to make your kids believe in Santa Claus, where they can meet him every day of the year! The die hard romantics can embark on a moonlight snow hike in the forests, where the only source of light is the moon, the stars and the surreal snow.
End your vacation on a high by indulging in a Finnish Sauna, savouring Cloudberry wine and stay in an ice hotel! (For those perfect pictures!).