Where to travel in February?
Where to travel in February?
My favorite destinations in February
São Vicente in Cape Verde
São Vicente is an island in the Cape Verde archipelago. It is located off the coast of West Africa. It is a dream place to enjoy both beautiful beaches, a beautiful mountain (Monte Verde) and charming towns like the one of Mindelo. In this city, you will find beautiful colonial mansions which have been transformed over the time into shops. There are also many monuments that are worth visiting to learn more about the city, its culture and its past: the Palacio do Povo, the Torre de Belem, the Fortim do Rei, the tomb of Cesaria Evora and the Nossa Da Luz church for example.
During your trip to Cape Verde, a visit to the island of Sao Vicente and the city of Mindelo is a good thing to do because here you will find a wide choice of good restaurants (with seafood, freshly caught in the morning and prepared locally) and an authentic Cape Verdean atmosphere. In addition, in February, you can enjoy the lively Mindelo Carnival. Finally, if you come to São Vicente, do not miss spending at least 2 days on the neighboring island opposite: Santo Antão, you will not regret it!
New Delhi in India
India promises you great moments of discovery for your eyes as for your taste buds. New Delhi, the capital of India, offers many monuments to visit, such as the tomb of the Humayuns (listed as World Heritage by UNESCO), the imposing and emblematic gate of India, the Jama Masjid mosque, the magnificent temples of Bangla Sahib, of Akshardham or of the Lotus. For your adventure in New Delhi, a cycle rickshaw ride is also necessary to discover the daily life of the inhabitants. If you don’t have an overly sensitive stomach, be sure to try its excellent, spicy local cuisine.
It is often said of India: “Either you love it or you hate it”. For my part, I went 3 times there and I loved discovering this country! I was always surprised and amazed by so many things in India. For those who love photography, India is truly a paradise, with its bright colors everywhere and its superb historic monuments.
Saint-Martin in the Caribbean
For a superb destination in the Caribbean, a stay on the island of Saint Martin is a good choice. Saint Martin is one of the leeward islands of the Caribbean Sea. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, Saint-Martin is very appreciated for its climate and its sumptuous sandy beaches. The northern part of Saint Martin Island is French. The southern part, called Sint Maarten, is Dutch.
There you will find many seaside resorts and nice restaurants with delicious exotic Caribbean cuisine. This island has many has many things to offer. The most popular of which are the beaches of course, but there are also casinos and bars. Since the Hurricane Irma in 2017, Saint Martin has been gradually rebuilding. Having been there in 2016 and 2019, I saw the sad change. However Saint Martin is gradually recovering from this difficult period. The Caribbean islands are clearly incredible places where to travel in February.
Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento is the oldest city in Uruguay. It is located in the southwest of the country. Although known as a tourist hotspot in Uruguay, the city remains a pleasant and peaceful place. Both the city center and the shores of the Rio de La Plata are pleasant area to discover. In addition, old buildings, architectural masterpieces and cobbled alleys will surely satisfy the ones who love to walk in nice towns. You can also discover different cultural and gastronomic activities. If you are visiting Uruguay, I advise you not to miss the relaxing atmosphere of Colonia del Sacramento and its sunset on the banks of the river. From this city, know that you can easily get to Buenos Aires in Argentina by taking the ferry on the Plata River.