With destinations slowly reopening and international travel set to resume, it’s time to start thinking about your next holiday adventure.
Whether you want to enjoy sandy white beaches or experience a new culture, we take a look at the trending travel destinations making waves with holidaymakers for when international travel resumes again.
The place where port wine originated and the second-largest metropolis in Portugal is a trending destination for visitors. The old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is centered in Ribeira which was built on the hills overlooking the stunning Douro River. A visit to the scenic Ponte de Dom Luís I and the 14th-century São Francisco church are a must-see for visitors. There are also plenty of wine tours for those who want to sample the local Port wine and can visit the local wine cellars which are mostly located across the river at Vila Nova de Gaia. For some authentic Portuguese cuisine head to Arvore do Mundo.
The island of Luzon, which is the largest island in the Philippines, has seen a surge in popularity thanks to it’s stunning natural landscapes. From it’s endless beaches and coral reefs to rain-forests and mountains. Visit to National Museum in Manila which features the country’s most historic works of culture and national heritage. Head to Lazat Fil for some delicious Philippine cuisine.
Da Nang, Vietnam
Da Nang is the fourth largest city in Vietnam and has a laid-back and friendly vibe. It boasts a mix of centuries-old pagodas, French colonial buildings, as well as tranquil beaches with clear blue waters, and verdant national parks. Some of the popular attraction include a visit to The Marble Mountains, Ba Na Hillls and the Golden Bridge. Head to Citron Restaurant for some authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
Krakow is the second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland renowned for its priceless historical monuments of culture and art. It is the capital of Malopolskie province in southern Poland, lying on both sides of the upper Vistula River. A visit to the Rynek Glowny Central Square is a must spanning an impressive 10-acre square making it the largest in any of Europe’s medieval cities. Kazmierz The Former Jewish District and Wawel Royal Castle are also a draw for visitors. For traditional polish food head to the Old Town Restaurant Wine & Bar.
Cusco is a city in southeastern Peru and is the seventh most populous city in Peru. In 1983, Cusco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO with the title “City of Cuzco”. It has become a major tourist destination, welcoming nearly 2 million visitors a year. Sacsayhuaman, the magnificent Inca fortress overlooking the city of Cusco is a must-see for visitors. This important Inca construction is built on a monumental scale and gives a glimpse into the fascinating history of the city. For some stunning architecture head to Centro Historico De Cusco. For a delicious local cuisine served with a smile head to Mama Jama.
The city of Cartagena, known in the colonial era as Cartagena de Indias, is a city and major port on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region. Cartagena is a charming fishing village on the country’s Caribbean coast. Boasting fantastic beaches, a historic old town and stunning colonial architecture. It’s also one of the safest places in the country and has grown in popularity as a tourist hub. Explore the marvellous cobblestone streets to find traditional local cuisine or find a cafe that serves freshly-made pastries. A visit to the Walled City is a must for visitors who want to experience the local culture first hand and a beautiful place with plenty of history. A visit to the Caribe Jewelry Museum and Factory and Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver are also a must on the itinerary. Head to Colombian Caribbean fusion restaurant La Pescaderia Ceviches y Piqueos for delicious fresh seafood.
Boasting the oldest university in the world, this walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will take you back in time with it’s ancient maze of streets and alleys. Visit the city’s ancient quarter, Medina of Fez, for it’s intricate maze of streets seeming with history and culture. You will also find a fascinating trove of local craft shops, beautiful old souks, old leather tannery and copper smiths. Another popular destination on the itinerary is Jardin Jnan Sbil, a stunning garden with fountains and a small lake located around 10 minutes from the Blue Gate. For an authentic taste of Morocco head to Café restaurant Al Oud.
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands and declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in May 2009. Visitors are drawn to the Island for its nightlife, fiestas and water parks. Parque Natural de Corralejo boasts golden sands and the turquoise ocean. It is a great place to for an early dip or to watch the sunset and sunrise from the sea view bars. To discover local culture head to Betancuria which has a cathedral and several museums. For a bite to eat head to La Bodega de Jandia for delicious Spanish cuisine.
Tulum lies on the Caribbean coastline, boasting breathtaking scenery and steeped in history, ith Mayan Ruins overlooking the stunning waters for a stunning backdrop. Renowned for its pristine beaches and well preserved Mayan Ruins. The towns focal point is the El Castillo sat atop a cliff overlooking the sea. For an authentic taste of Mexico head to Taqueria Honorio for a bite to eat, serving up delicious tacos and quesadilla.