4 Destinations a Hurricane Will Never Hit

4 Destinations a Hurricane Will Never Hit

As you likely know, this year has seen a higher frequency of hurricanes than most. If you’re like us, you’re probably trying to avoid traveling to destinations where hurricanes are a possibility, even if there isn’t a storm on the forecast. Hurricanes most commonly form in the Pacific Ocean, but can form over any large, warm body of water. They can easily hit land on any country situated near the equator, so you definitely will want to avoid those areas if you’re at all concerned right now.

Luckily, you can visit many, many beautiful and exciting places where you can know a hurricane will never hit. Here are our top four picks:



Looking for a guaranteed way to steer clear of hurricanes? Head to the mountains. The landlocked nation of Switzerland is the perfect destination for the hurricane-weary traveler. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world with sprawling green hills – many covered in wildflowers – and gorgeous snow-capped mountains. From the slick, post-industrial streets of Zurich to the steep Swiss Alps, this tiny country offers travelers endless ways to spend their days. Foodies should head to Basel to experience the modern food at Cheval Blanc—a three star, Michelin restaurant situated on the banks of the Rhine River. And any trip to Switzerland should include some skiing. Home to over two dozen ski resorts, the Swiss Alps offer world-class adventures any time of the year. For a special summer treat, try skiing in your bathing suit at the famed Zermatt ski resort.


United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates, or the UAE as it’s commonly referred to, is a relatively small country. It’s located between Saudi Arabia and Oman in the Middle East. Because of its position on the Persian Gulf, it is not prone to hurricanes. Perhaps the most well-known spot in the UAE is Dubai, known for its incredibly luxury. The UAE is home to the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, and the expansive Dubai Mall, which is the largest mall in the world by total area. If fast cars interest you, head to Abu Dahbi. It’s where the one and only Ferrari World Theme Park is located. You’ll also find the stunning Sheikh Zayed Mosque there, which is well worth a visit.



Located between Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay is one of the lesser-traveled South American nations. Though it’s situated on the Atlantic Ocean, it’s far enough away from the equator that it isn’t in danger of being hit by a hurricane. This is ideal, because you can still head to a beautiful beach without fear of a natural disaster. What’s more, Uruguay is home to a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city of Colonia del Sacramento’s historic quarter, so definitely head that way if you’re interested in history. If you’re more of a wine buff, Uruguay is famous for its four wine regions along the coastline.



Zimbabwe’s inland, land-locked location and distance from the equator also makes it a safe destination in terms of weather. The country is full of adventure and beauty. Zimbabwe is home to Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Located in Victoria Falls National Park, the falls span 5,604 feet in width, and 354 feet in height, touching both Zimbabwe and Zambia. Zimbabwe is also a wonderful country to go on a safari. Head to Hwange National Park to choose one of the best safari camps in the country, and spend a few days off the grid immersed in the wilderness.  


Whether or not you’re traveling to a hurricane-prone region, we want to make sure you’re safe while you’re there. It’s important that you get travel insurance to cover you for any unforeseen circumstance. You can get a free quote here.