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Winter is tough and it's long. Sometimes all we have to get us through the cold months are thoughts of the warmer months and memories of our most recent tropical vacation. Luckily, celebrities have the delight to be able to travel to a warm destination whenever they please and whenever their busy schedules permit. A lot of our favorite stars left their winter coats behind and jetted off to a warm location to bring in the first days of the new year.

Escaping the bitterly cold weather is something everyone should be able to do at least once a year. Salma Hayek, J Balvin, Eva Longoria, Cardi B and more stars did just that! They packed their favorite swimsuits and headed to the nearest beach. And we totally don't blame them.

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The best part is that they love sharing their best beach and pool pics for all of us to see. While it might make us a little bit jealous as we shiver and deal with the drop in temperature, seeing them enjoy the sun and the heat does provide us with a bit of comfort. Celebs like Maluma, Lili Estefan and Gisele Bündchen have been enjoying crystal clear waters and the pics look so amazing.

Other celebs like Angelique Boyer, Ninel Conde and Aracely Arambula shared the most incredible snaps showing off their abs. They are also a good reminder that this is when we all need to be working on our bikini bodies before summer gets here. Until then, scroll down to see some of the best vacation pics our favorite stars have shared recently and live vicariously through them.  

Salma Hayek kicked off the New Year by the ocean. 1

Salma provided us with such incredible photos of her vacation. The actress showed off her curvy figure in a one-piece suit as she soaked in the rays by the shore.


Angelique Boyer was living it up in Tulum. 2

The actress looked like the epitome of rest and relaxation during a recent vacation to Tulum in Mexico. She wasn't there alone, of course. Her beau Sebastian Rulli was by her side.


Sebastian Rulli kicked his feet up and relaxed by the water. 3

Doesn't this photo just take your breath away? The actor was with his girlfriend Angelique in Tulum for a couple's vacation and it looked amazing.

Eva Longoria looked so full of joy during her vacation. 4

Eva waved goodbye to 2018 by taking a trip with her loved ones. She posed by the pool in a gorgeous black bathing suit and looked incredible. 


Michelle Salas' entire Instagram is full of incredible vacation pics. 5

Luis Miguel's daughter's whole life seems like one long vacation. The model posed for a gorgeous snap in Tulum, and it made us want to buy a one-way ticket to Mexico.


Luis Fonsi looked so handsome in this pic. 6

The singer went for a night swim in December 2018 and looked like a total stud just hanging out in the pool. 


Cardi B was on a business trip around Australia and New Zealand. 7

The rapper was halfway across the world when she brought in 2019, and while she was there for work, she took some time away from her busy schedule to check out the beach. 

Maluma headed back to Colombia for a sweet vacation. 8

The singer was in Cartagena when he posed for this gorgeous shot. The light blue suit he's wearing is no comparison to the beautiful blue of the ocean. 


Maluma's girlfriend, Natalia Barulich, also went with him to Colombia. 9

"We're in paradise," she captioned this snap. The model looked like she was in absolute heaven during the trip with her beau and their dog. 

Ninel Conde took a cruise and stopped in several tropical spots. 10

From Cuba to the Bahamas, Ninel and her son were really living it up. This particular pic was of her in Honduras and we can't help but notice how incredible her abs look. 


Canelo's little girl enjoyed her first day at the beach. 11

The boxer and his baby girl enjoyed some time at the beach together. From the looks of it, that seems like a super private beach. 

Aracely Arambula was beaming while on vacation. 12

How could she not with that kind of view? The actress posed in a jacuzzi wearing a tiny, red bikini that highlighted her incredibly fit figure.


Maribel Guardia is a reminder that life is meant to be enjoyed. 13

Maribel shared tons of pics from her trip to Playa del Carmen in Mexico. The actress shared the beautiful vacation with her grandson and it seemed like they had the best time together.

Lili Estefan and her whole family went on a Royal Caribbean cruise. 14

She was joined by her two kids and her aunt and uncle, Gloria and Emilio Estefan. They stopped in tons of different ports, and this stunning pic was taken in Haiti. 


Cristiano Ronaldo and his girl, Georgina, were living it up in Dubai. 15

The pair brought in 2019 with his oldest son in Dubai, and the photos they shared were mesmerizing. The soccer star showed off his every muscle in this photo of them on a yacht. 

Patricia Manterola knows how important it is to take a minute to just relax. 16

She looks like she's in complete bliss during her vacation in Playa del Carmen. All we want to do right now is take a nap on a hammock while the sun hits our face. (While wearing plenty of SPF, of course!) 


J Balvin loves taking a tropical getaway. 17

The reggaetonero is constantly taking trips and spending time in the ocean to recharge his batteries, and we totally understand.

Ximena Duque looked incredible while sunbathing. 18

The actress was working in Puerto Rico and the photo she shared is breathtaking. Not only does the ocean look amazing, she looks like she's in pretty great shape too.


Becky G brought in the new year in Colombia. 19

How gorgeous is that background? The singer showed off her toned legs in tiny denim shorts and looked completely at peace.

Karol G was enjoying the island vibes. 20

The singer shared this beautiful photo from her trip to Saint Martin in December. We love how her skin looks so tan and golden. 


Shannon De Lima looked totally carefree while hanging on a hammock. 21

There's nothing like that feeling of having no responsbilities while you're on vacation. 

Sherlyn headed back to Cancun for some time by the water. 22

What a gorgeous place to be! The actress shared a photo wearing a pretty blue bikini and posed in front of the ocean. 


Gisele Bündchen looked like she was appreciating the moment. 23

The model shared a Boomerang of herself dancing by the sea in January. She showed off her toned body while wearing a tiny burgundy bikini and accesorized it by wearing a flower in her hair. 

Anahi celebrated her son's second birthday by the ocean. 24

What a great way to celebrate! The actress shared this gorgeous photo of her holding her son in January, and we love everything about it.