Now is the perfect time to start planning your winter getaway! After the holidays, you need to get away from the dreary winter weather and soak up the sun's rays on a beautiful beach. But December, January, and February are popular months for warm beaches, so you'll want to go somewhere with sparse crowds, low prices, and tons of entertainment. Finding the perfect beach is difficult, so we put together this infographic guide to 5 of the world's most beautiful, hidden beaches. We even included some fun activities for on and off the beach. Are you ready for your beach escape?
5 Beautiful Beaches You've Never Visited
Okay, so maybe you have visited one of these beaches, but there's no way you've seen them all. Whether you're planning a romantic honeymoon or a sunlit getaway with friends, these five beaches are sure to keep you smiling!
1) Playa del Barco, La Pedrera, Uruguay
Uruguay may be a hot spot for tourists, but La Pedrera has remained quiet and relatively unknown. Playa del Barco is a small, beautiful beach on the Atlantic coast, Check out the remains of a shipwreck from 1977.
Santa Teresa National Park is 60 miles north of La Pedrera.
La Pedrera Surfing School just off the beach - learn how to surf the Atlantic waves.
Bungalows Aguazul: up to $500
Posada Irsis Bed & Breakfast: up to $500
La Pe Restaurant: $10-$25
El Barco Gustavo Ferrari: $10-$25
2) Jungle Beach, Vietnam
Jungle Beach is a communal farm located just outside Nha Trang on the East China Sea. Stay in a bungalow, enjoy delicious meals, a beautiful beach, and breathtaking jungle scenery.
Vinh Luong Market in Nha Trang - explore a Vietnamese market.
Vinpearl Amusement Park in Nha Trang - a great place to take your family
Wild Beach Resort: up to $500
Sunrise Beach Nah Trang Resort: $500-$1000
Yen's Restaurant Nah Trang: under $10
Ha Tanh Noodle Restaurant: under $10
3) Playa Cocalito, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Playa Cocalito is a 30 minute walk from Drake Bay (Pacific Coast). It can only be accessed by crossing a suspension bridge, but the soft sand, palm trees, and abundance of marine life is worth the trek.
Tip: Carry Cash, most places in Drake Bay don't take card.
Corcovado Canopy Tour in Drake Bay - zipline across the jungle canopy.
Corcovado National Park near Drake Bay - great for nature lovers.
Cabinos Manolo: up to $500
Drake Bay Beach Resort: $3000+
La Cocina Del Pirata: $10-$25
Mar y Bosque: $10-$25
4) Otres Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Although the beach is in the primary tourist district of Cambodia, this beach is a must visit! Bungalows and cushion chairs line the beautiful Otres Beach. Soak up the sun, sip on a cool drink, and relax!
Adventure Boat Tours - spend a day touring coastal villages and small islands.
Syn Absinthe Distillery - 45 minutes off Otres Beach on Koh Ta Kiev Island.
Sahaa Beach Resort: $500-$1000
Sea Breeze Resort: up to $500
White Rabbit Beach Cafe: under $10
The Secret Garden Bar & Restaurant: $10-$25
5) Happy Bay Beach, St. Martin
Happy Bay is clothing-optional and free from tourist crowds. Lined by coconut trees and white sand, Happy Bay is known as one of St. Martin's most beautiful beaches.
Octopus Diving - explore marine life and submerged ships.
Harmony Night - starts the second Tuesday in January and runs every Tuesday for 12 weeks. A fun festival!
La Petit Hotel: $3000+
Hotel L'esplanade: $1000-$3000
La Villa: $25+