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Where is hot in February? 15 Warm places with sunshine

Where is hot in February? 15 Warm places with sunshine

Want to know where is hot in February? Here are 15 warm places to visit in February where the sun is shining and the temperatures are nice.

The northern hemisphere is dark and cold in the month of February, and many Europeans, as well as Americans and Canadians, are longing for warmer temperatures and sunshine. 

These 15 places have a minimum temperature of 20 degrees (68°F) with plenty of sunshine and little to no rain during the month of February.


The Phillippines is a large island nation in Asia and Boracay is one of the most beautiful islands. February also happens to be one of the best periods to visit Boracay as the sun is shining and there is little to no rain. 

With temperatures averaging at 27-30 °C, it’s neither too cold or too warm. The sea temperature is nice as well with an average of 27 °C. 

Average temperature: 27 °C.
Country: Philippines


Dominican Republic

If you’re American or Canadian and want to escape the cold and darkness, the Dominican Republic is one of the best places to go where it’s warm and sunny in February.

Rainfall is at its lowest of the year and the average temperature is somewhere around 28.9 °C making it an ideal holiday destination in February. 

Average temperature: 28.9 °C.

Dominican Republic in February

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If you want to go on an adventure which you could combine with beaches and sunny weather, then Borneo in Malaysia is one of the best places to travel to in February.

Borneo is one of the largest islands in the world and is renowned for its biodiversity and being home to the Orangutans. 

Average temperature: 30 °C.
Country: Malaysia


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Thailand is one of the most popular winter destinations in the world, and while February is one of the busiest periods, one can’t simply deny the beauty of the islands in Thailand. 

This time of the year sees little no rain all over the country, and if you’re visiting Phuket or Krabi it’s typically the month with least rainfall. 

Average temperature: 30 °C.

Information about the beaches in Phuket

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Phu Quoc

Although February is one of the busiest periods in Phu Quoc, it’s also one of the best months to visit. If you want to travel to an island where it’s hot in February, Phu Quoc is a great choice with paradise beaches, pleasant temperatures between 27-30 °C with little to no rain.

Average temperature: 27 °C.

phu quoc tips

Isla Holbox

Isla Holbox is one of my favorite destinations in Mexico, and while all the Yucatan Peninsula, as well as Cabo San Lucas, have pleasant temperatures in February, I want to recommend this particular island, which is located north of Cancun. 

It’s not one of the hottest months, but it’s generally dry and the average temperature is around 27 °C and 24 °C in the water. 

Average temperature: 27°C.
Country: Mexico

isla holbox


While Cubans consider February as winter and one of the chillier months, most international visitors are happy for the many hours of sunshine and average temperature of 25 °C.

No matter if you want to explore the beaches of Varadero or the many smaller islands, or wander the historic streets of Havana, you can expect a pleasant climate and weather with little to no rain. 

Average temperature: 25 °C.

warm places in february

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The Maldives is renowned for its overwater villa bungalows, paradise beaches, and romantic packages fit for the most luxurious and dreamy honeymoon. And February is one of the best months to travel to the Maldives with temperatures around 28 °C and little to no rain. 

Although Maldivian luxury resorts require a larger budget, there are also local islands that can be visited on a budget. I recommend Kandolhu if you’re planning a honeymoon or want a romantic getaway with your partner.

Average temperature: 28°C.

kandolhu island resort maldives

Gran Canaria

While Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria typically sees colder temperatures and more rain in this time of the year, the southern tourist towns of Maspalomas and further south generally have pleasant weathers with plenty of sunshine. 

Typically, the temperature will range from 20-25 °C and Puerto Rico and Amadores usually have the sunniest days.

Compared to the other Canary Islands, the south of Gran Canaria is generally warmer in February, and it’s one of the few destinations within the European Union that have temperatures over 20 °C in this time of the year. 

Average temperature: 25 °C.
Country: Spain

gran canaria - spain facts

Oahu (Hawaii)

Compared to other winter months, precipitation levels are at its lowest in February on the Hawaiian island Oahu. With average temperatures of 25-27 °C, it’s a pleasant destination to travel to if you want to get some sun without leaving the U.S. 

The other Hawaiian islands also have less rain in the month of February compared to other winter months. 

Average temperature: 25-27 °C.

Honolulu in February

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St. Lucia

If want to travel to the Caribbean in February, St. Lucia is one of the best destinations with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. It’s a great destination for snorkeling or a romantic getaway. 

Average temperature: 28 °C.

St. Lucia

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The average temperature is somewhere around 20 degrees Celcius in Miami this time of the year with highs of 24°C and sea temperature around 24°C. It’s one of the few places in the continental U.S where it’s hot in February and the sun is shining with little to no rain.  

Average temperature: 24° / 16° – High / Low (°C)
Country: United States

South Beach Miami

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Dubai has become one of the most popular winter destinations in recent years thanks to its reputation for beautiful beaches, excellent shopping as well as some really cool buildings and glamorous vibes in general. 

Here you’ll find the tallest building in the world, the most luxurious hotel in the world, and if you want an adventure, you can go on a day trip to the desert, which is located just outside the city. 

Average temperature: 26 °C
Country: United Arab Emirates

Dubai winter

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The Kenyan coast and resort towns of Diani Beach and Watamu Beach are great places to visit in February for sunshine and warm temperatures, averaging around 28-30 degrees Celsius. 

This time of the year typically sees the least rainfall, and this trip can even be combined with a safari in the Masai Mara. 

Average temperature: 25-30 °C

Kenya is hot in february

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The Gambia

The Gambia is a small nation on the African west coast, and it’s one of the most underrated destinations for sunshine and warm temperatures during the winter months. 

If you want to travel somewhere where it’s warm in February with fewer crowds, then the Gambia is a great choice. Kololi, Bijilo, Cape Point and Kotu Beach are some of the best places to visit in the Gambia.  

Average temperature: 30°C

Gambia in December

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Frequently asked questions about warm places in February

In addition to knowing where is hot in February, these are my answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about warm places in February. 

Where can I go for sun in February?

Cyprus is the sunniest place in Europe with more than 200 sunshine hours in February. In North America, you can go to Mexico, Panama, Hawaii and in South America, you can visit most countries for sunshine in February. 

Australia, New Zealand, and most countries in Southern Africa have plenty of sunshine hours during this time of the year. In Asia, you can visit Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Cambodia. 

Which countries are hot in February?

AustraliaThe Gambia
TanzaniaDominican Republic
United Arab EmiratesVietnam

Where in America is hot in February?

Most places in the United States are having their coldest month in February, and the only places in the U.S which see higher temperatures than 20°C on average are Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and some parts of California. 

Where is the warmest place in Europe in February?

The Canary Islands is the warmest place in Europe in February with Gran Canaria having an average temperature in the southern part of up to 25 °C. 

Is Cyprus hot in February?

February is typically one of the coldest months in Cyprus, but compared to other European countries it can be considered hot in February, although the average temperature is somewhere around 15 °C and rarely reach over 20°C during this time of the year.

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