Let’s travel again: 9 destinations ready to welcome us
The travel bug has been going around lately, and our desire to venture into the unknown is awakening once more. If you are ready to start packing, there are many destinations that are ready too, to give you a warm and safe welcome.
This article highlights 9 of the many destinations that are doing a great job reopening their doors. All of them have been distinguished with the Safe Travels stamp issued by the World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC) as a joint effort to standardize and follow safety and hygiene protocols all over the world, and inspire confidence to travel once again.
Here the list of destinations, and what is waiting for you!
1. Baja California Sur
Discover something unique.
Kissed by the waters of the Sea of Cortez, which was called the “Aquarium of the World” by Jacques Cousteau, the coast of Baja California is a natural paradise, and habitat for different species of whales during their migration, as well as an exceptional place to practice diving. Baja California Sur offers contrasts that make it unique: from the capital, La Paz, with striking and colorful sunsets; to Comondú and its fascinating Magdalena Bay; Loreto, a Magical Town by the sea; Mulegé which displays a small church designed by Gustav Eiffel; and Los Cabos, with the imposing beauty of its landscapes and the richness of two seas. Here you find any kind of outdoor activities and relaxing beaches. You have to schedule a visit soon!
An experience of a lifetime!
Captivating from any angle, Egypt frames culture, gastronomy and history surrounded by arid but vibrant settings. The splendor of the Nile River bears witness to the greatest number of temples, tombs and palaces built in a span of 4,000 years. A must-see is admiring the river landscape from the comfort of a small sailing boat called felucca. Tour the most emblematic places, such as Cairo and its nearby reefs, the Colorful Canyon, Ras Mohammed ideal for diving, the Island of the Pharaohs, the castle of Zaman and its mosques.
Together on a magical journey.
Plan a trip to the East African coast to visit its beaches or the more than 45 national parks and nature reserves, visit the only wild Capital of the world in Nairobi, and venture to discover the African fauna on an authentic safari through Masai Mara, Samburu , Lake Nakuru, Meru or Buffalo Springs. Mount Kenya, Manegai Crater as well as lakes Victoria, Naivasha and Elementeita cannot be left outside your list. The other side of Kenya is breathed in the cosmopolitan cities of Mombasa and Kisumu, with tall skyscrapers, urban culture, and busy nightlife.
A genius city.
The slogan of this city honors one of the most charming places in Spain. In your list of places to visit, you must include the iconic viewpoints of Alcazaba and the traditional markets such as Salamanca and Atarazanas. In its museums you will find treasures of its history and culture, even venues dedicated to contemporary art, such as the first headquarters of the Pompidou Center in the Cube of Malaga. Its churches, palaces and squares are one of the most sought-after attractions by its visitors, and Malaga’s gastronomy will undoubtedly leave a great taste in your mouth.
5. Mexican Caribbean
It’s a dream to be here.
Consisting of 9 destinations in one (Costa Mujeres, Grand Costa Maya, Isla Cozumel, Isla Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Maya Ka’an, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya and Tulum) the Mexican Caribbean is one of the most diverse regions in the world, with beaches of white sand and turquoise seas, rain forests, archaeological sites that bear witness to the legacy of the Mayan culture, underground rivers, islands, lagoons and lush landscapes. There is always something new to try at this destination, from culinary experiences to adrenaline-packed adventures. It is also home to Chichén Itzá, one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, and the place par excellence for swimming next to the largest fish on the planet, the whale shark.
Can’t skip life.
A country full of culture and art, but also filled with incredible natural settings, Portugal is sure to captivate you. Find a tribute to Manueline art in the Jerónimos Monastery, the Bethlehem Tower, the Batalha Monastery and the Convent of Christ. This type of art together with its tiles and fado —that delightful, melancholic songs—, are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk its beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean are a top that you should not miss, such as Porto Santo in Madeira and the Galapinhos beach, in the Natural Park of Arrábida.
7. Puerto Vallarta
Revive your desire to travel.
The friendliest city in the world awaits you with adventures, beaches and an authentic Mexican atmosphere. From its boardwalk, through galleries with works by local artists and outdoor shows, to its iconic beaches such as Colomitos, Las Ánimas, Yelapa and Majahuitas, this destination is a favorite among travelers. Discover the only urban estuary in America to learn more about the American crocodile, delve into its tropical forests to rappel or jump on zip lines, or dive in the deepest waters of the region in Los Arcos de Mismaloya.
8. Riviera Nayarit
An impressive treasure is waiting for you.
The Mexico’s Pacific Treasure is dotted with natural attractions and picturesque beaches, such as Sayulita, a must for surfers who look challenging waves to surf. Visit the Marietas Islands and the Hidden Beach, and tour its marshes and mangroves that are the sanctuary of migratory birds, crocodiles and other species. The Sierra de Vallejo State Biosphere Reserve, which is home to jaguars, wild boars, and parrots will be on your favorites list. Spot whales every season and discover the fascinating marine life that inhabits its waters.
Discover the potential.
Year after year thousands of travelers visit this legendary land to admire its cultural, historical and artistic heritage. Among the busiest places are the only city that belongs to two continents, Istanbul; Cappadocia with its postcard landscapes with hot air balloons flying through the skies; the Hellenic capital of Pergamon with its steep slopes; Bursa and Cumalikizik, the cradle of the Ottoman Empire; the temple of Aphrodite; and the Divriği Mosque dating from 1299 and Selim Mosque with its four minarets and 83 meters high.
It is time to start planning that next travel!