Most of us go on holiday for some sun, so it seemed useful to consider 3 of the sunniest destinations around the world. Sun will invariably mean warmth and it is good to know where that can be experienced. We may find places fascinating although never visit them, and have places in mind that we have always wanted to visit. This article should satisfy both.
Sunniest Place on Earth (Yuma)
The award for the sunniest place on earth goes to Yuma, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. Making it into the Guinness Book of World Records, it receives up to 13 hours of sunlight in summer and 11 hours in winter. This equates to an average of 4,015 hours of glorious sunshine each year.
Yuma can be found in Western Arizona and near the borders of California and Mexico. It is home to the Yuman Territorial Prison State Historic Park that has preserved cells and a Wild West guard tower. Commemorating the Southern Pacific Railroad that would once run through the city is a 1907 steam locomotive situated on Pivot Point Plaza.
Hottest Country (Djibouti)
In terms of the hottest country in the world, because there has to be sun to have heat, this prize goes to the East African nation of Djibouti. A year-round average here would be 83.3 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 28.5 degrees Celsius.
Djibouti is a country, as you would expect, that consists of dry shrublands. It has volcanic formations for geologists to explore. It has the Gulf of Aden beaches. Lake Assai, situated in the Danakil Desert, is one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water in the world.
Top Winter Sun Destination (Canary Islands)
Spain’s Canary Islands are thought of as the place to go to experience some winter sun. It is the main reason for making our way abroad, after all.
The Canary Islands consist of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote, and Tenerife. They are the places to go for many tourists looking for some sun out of season. Warm climates do attract, and unless we are planning to ski or snowboard, we will surely be looking to go somewhere warmer and not colder than where we already live to enjoy our holiday.
Located off the North African coast, and scattered in the Atlantic, the Canary Islands can offer holidaymakers some stunning beaches on which to enjoy the sun, dramatic landscapes to admire, and some lively nighttime activities. Many will go for the nightlife as lovely as it is to experience the sun during the day. To have it still warm at night is a bonus too, of course. There must be something that attracts holidaymakers to the Canary Islands year after year. Many have missed out in these Covid times and will be keen to get back there and enjoy some proper sun again.
Fuerteventura is considered one of the cheaper Canary Islands to visit for those on a budget. It also boasts miles of beaches and water sports that you can take part in. This makes it perfect for those who like to relax as well as being into something more adventurous. Whatever you choose to do, it is nice to benefit from the warmth of a holiday destination’s sunshine.
In summary, it has been a fascinating journey to find out what the sunniest and hottest parts of the world are. Also, to then settle on somewhere more popular to travel to in considering the Canary Islands. The fact that lots of people have visited them has to be considered a recommendation in itself. Travel agents will also be able to help you decide where to go to get your sun next time you desire to travel abroad for a climate many would wish they had at home.