Top Travel Destinations 2019: These 10 Destinations Are Right Now!
Where to go in the New Year is of course a question of perspective and your own preferences. A lovely beach or mountain might seem new and exciting to some while boring to others. However, there are certain events that suddenly make an area more attractive to tourists: once closed, borders open after decades of political unrest; an island is making a triumphant comeback after a natural disaster; A hotel pursues an innovative approach to preservation and sustainability, old city architecture is restored and reinterpreted. After this news we have oriented ourselves to put together the top travel destinations for 2019. From popular Caribbean islands to distant historic cities accessible like never before, to secluded virgin forests and lush beaches just to explore, here are 10 amazing places to visit this year.
Top travel destinations 2019: Puerto Rico
A year after Hurricane Maria, the devastated island was reborn. There is a new vibrancy in the streets of old San Juan and along the island’s glittering shores, and almost all of the major hotels and resorts have reopened after some impressive renovations. The island has long been one of the cheapest destinations in the Caribbean.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Ancient mangroves, little overcrowded white sandy beaches, crystal clear water – the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is a vacation dream. Foreigners once had to get a special permit to visit the islands, but this is no longer necessary since August 2018. This paradisiacal archipelago in the Bay of Bengal is an absolute “must-go”!
Rwanda, East Africa
The East African country, once destroyed by the war, has become a mecca for ecotourism thanks to the 1348 square kilometer Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The biosphere reserve is one of the few places in the world where you can see the endangered mountain gorilla in the wild. The vibrant capital, Kigali, offers an impressive array of progressive shops, fascinating restaurants and boutique hotels.
Tahiti, Bora Bora – their mere mention evokes visions of bungalows floating on stilts over turquoise banks. The other 100+ islands that make up the rest of French Polynesia have just as much to offer – sky-high volcanoes, black sand beaches, rushing waterfalls, active coral reefs, and ancient stone temples. An idyllic wonderland of earth and water that will enchant everyone. The archipelago is one of the top travel destinations in 2019 because they lie within the totality zone of the great solar eclipse in July.
There is a lot more to see in this Southeast Asian country than the temples that have attracted many tourists in recent years. These days, adventurous seekers are stepping off the beaten path to explore the lush jungles, breathtaking waterfalls, and laid-back hippie beaches of the south.
Belize – in the middle of the land of the Mayas
Where to now if Tulum, Mexico was overrun with red carpets and club kids? Some travelers travel south to Belize, where the beaches are just as picturesque and the Mayan ruins just as mystical – but (at least for now) much less – crowded. The Central American country is also home to some of the best snorkeling and diving spots in the world: the Great Blue Hole and the Belize Barrier Reef.
The iconic Pyramids of Giza have already drawn many travelers to Cairo, but with years of political turmoil, visiting Egypt has been an unfulfilled wish for many. But now the country is finally ready to welcome visitors again. The opening of the 480,000 square meter Grand Egyptian Museum is also eagerly awaited. The building costs more than a billion dollars and is known as the largest museum in the world.
Fanjingshan, China’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, is well worth the climb. Fanjingshan is a holy Buddhist site (48 temples once stood on the mountain) and rewards hikers with bizarre rock formations and a breathtaking view of the Wuling Mountains in China. With a height of 2336 meters, the “Red Clouds Golden Summit” is the steepest mountain climb with a height difference of one hundred meters. You can skip the climb and take the summit cable car, but hiking gives you an up-close look at Fanjingshan’s rich biodiversity.
Top Travel Destinations 2019 in Europe – Dordogne, France
And which travel destinations are hot in Europe in 2019? Dordogne is located in the southwest of France and enchants visitors with the wealth of its long-cultivated culture. The annual Félibrée festival celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019 and takes place in Périgueux, the largest city in the Dordogne department. It reveres the culture of Occitania, including food, music, dance, and the Occitan language, which is similar to French, Spanish, Italian, and Catalan. Although Dordogne is extremely pastoral, it cannot be said that it deviates from the tourist routes. There are nine Michelin-starred restaurants, a couple of world-class hotels and golf courses, and 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The ancient city of Matera is perched on a limestone cliff in the Basilicata region. After the city was christened “European Capital of Culture 2019”, the city and its iconic cave dwellings (known as Sassi di Matera), declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, have undergone massive restoration. Now a wave of chic design hotels and cool new restaurants have appeared in the dizzying stone structures. This year a number of cultural festivities will honor the new atmosphere of the city.