We have consulted with 17 travel bloggers from around the world to recommend those countries, regions, and cities that, according to them, you should visit next year … And this is the result. Here are the top 17 destinations for 2017 according to 17 bloggers and expert travelers.
One of the essential destinations for 2017 should be Sri Lanka. The main reason? In this wonderful country you can enjoy one of the complete trips there is because in the “tear of India” there is culture (Sigiriya, Pollonaruwa, Anuradhapura),
beach (Tangalle, Unawatuna, Kalpitiya), nature Of Ella and Haputale tea) and much, much more. Take advantage of next year and visit Sri Lanka.
Vancouver is always listed as one of the best cities to live in the world and this city has it all. Thanks to its strategic location it boasts the warmest climate in Canada. Its unconventional demography, the fruit of waves of Asian and European immigration, guarantees a gastronomic scene of the most interesting. If it is about leading positions, the city is at the forefront of architectural, scientific and cultural innovation. Behind the impressive skyline, Vancouver hides a majestic natural environment. You should not miss the traditional crossing of the Capilano Bridge, the walk through the bay of Vancouver and the visit to the Museum Anthropological (MOA).
BOSTON, UNITED STATES
In 2017 I recommend visiting Boston, one of fascinating cities in the United States. The historical burden of the capital of Massachusetts is present at every step the traveler takes: from Common Park, the nation’s first public park, to its subway, the first built in America, through two of the world’s most prestigious universities, Harvard and Cambridge. Whale watching in one of the world’s most important wild marine areas or aquarium, with an impressive central tank, does not leave anyone indifferent and will delight the little ones of the house. Gastronomic lovers will enjoy the freshest products from the Atlantic, from lobsters to oysters, with 12 local varieties of the latter.
If you are a nature lover you will also be from Norway and, therefore, you should visit this destination in 2017. The country of the fjords offers landscapes of extreme beauty and impossible roads that will leave you with your mouth open. Get some mountain boots, get a good sleeping bag and find out through their paths. Preikestolen, Trolltunga, Besseggen, Rimstigen … The choices are endless. A good, nice and inexpensive way to get to know a country that does not have to be as expensive as it seems.
In 2017 I recommend traveling Japan because it is a destination that can be lived in infinite ways. To feel its millenary culture walking the streets of Gion, in Kyoto, or keeping silent before the beauty of an ancient temple, dazzle before the modernity of Tokyo, the rebirth of Hiroshima or the nature of Hida. In addition, of course, to savor its gastronomy and discover that it is much more than sushi and tempura.
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Costa Rica is one of those destinations that falls in love from the first step and there are a thousand exciting reasons to visit this destination in 2017. A country dedicated to the protection of flora and fauna and with endless reserves of the biosphere is a true delight. Soak up the “Pura Vida” philosophy that the Ticos exemplify as no one else and enjoy the experience with all the calmness of the world. If you do not know where to start, take note and do not miss some of its most beautiful corners: San Jose, Arenal Volcano, Tortuguero National Park or Tamarindo in the Pacific. If the world had more countries like Costa Rica would be a place where living would be much more enjoyable.
Brazil is one of our favorite destinations. Even if you do not go to the Rio Olympics, which can also be a great reason to visit the country in 2017, there are thousands of other reasons to travel to that magical land. Wild nature, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, a mix and a variety of cultures, religions, food and incredible music … and the most hospitable people we have found in the world. Traveling to Brazil!
My advice for 2017 is to discover Reunion Island. After visiting it recently I have realized that “the jewel of the Mascarene” is one of those few sites that are still to be discovered. An island with exceptional landscapes ideal for hiking or a good route by car, a multiculturality that exemplifies the world of coexistence of races and religions. And, in short, a claim to the wildest nature in which, if you’re lucky (I had it) you can contemplate erupting the great Piton de la Fournaise volcano or bathing with whales and dolphins. And, for more information, the gastronomy of the island, Creole cuisine, will leave you with curry and vanilla flavors in many of their dishes. Can you ask for more?
My best destination for 2017 is the Canadian West Coast as the perfect place for nature lovers. Explore Vancouver Island and reach the village of Tofino, where you can spot whales and seals from a zodiac. Rent a car and travel the route to Calgary. It is a delight to drive between the rocky mountains and find yourself among turquoise lakes and glaciers high in the mountains. And keep your eyes open, because when you enter the Jasper and Banff National Parks at any time you may encounter a bear. At that moment you will be speechless, but it will be one of the most incredible experiences of your life.
Are there still untouched corners in Europe? There is a territory in the Balkan peninsula where mountainous landscapes, coasts of white sand beaches and picturesque villages with charm intermingle to give us one of the most attractive routes has shown us and is a destination essential for this 2017, still authentic And away from mass tourism. Bulgaria congregates within its boundaries real treasures like the most important Thracian tombs in the world, impassable fortresses, spiritual monasteries or cities making impossible balances on cliffs … And why not? A beach destination on its Black Sea coast for families or couples.
Mai Chau is located about 4 hours southwest of Hanoi and is part of one of the regions that are rarely frequented by travelers who venture into this narrow country called Vietnam. A landscape that evokes the best and freshest images that we all have in our retina: infinite rice fields through which small Vietnamese hats appear, winding mountains dotted with small houses or small waterfalls that mold some hillsides are the perfect framework where to be able to practice tourism Active or simply indulging in a relaxing caprice at the main ecolodge of the place. Mai Chau is undoubtedly the recommended destination for 2017 for anyone who ventures to discover it is Vietnam further away from chaotic Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.
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My essential destination for 2017 would be Jordan, a fascinating country that exceeded all my expectations. The Nabatean city of Petra, the Wadi Rum desert, the Dead Sea, the Dana Biosphere Reserve or the spectacular seabed of the Red Sea is some of the main attractions of this Middle Eastern jewel that welcomes you with open arms. A safe and hospitable country that every traveler should know at some point.
I’m sure 2017 is going to be the year of the Philippines’ success. Always hidden behind the shadow of other large countries in Southeast Asia like Thailand or Indonesia, the Philippine archipelago (composed of 7,107 islands) has as much or more to offer than its neighbors. Beaches deserted with white sand, transparent waters with incredible sea life, people always smiling and with whom you can communicate perfectly in English and a common past with Spain that still beats with force are some of the keys for this country is your destination in 2017. Aim these names: El Nido and Siargao and go fast, before you find out more people!
This year we discovered an area of France that we did not know and that left us totally hooked: Midi-Pyrenees. Small villages such as Cordes-sur-Ciel, Conques, Najac or Rocamadour, which look like a fairy tale, dreamlike landscapes and delicious cuisine make this area of the country a perfect getaway for a few days like making a little longer trip. Of course, we warn you that this part of France creates addiction.
THE ALPS OF THE SOUTH, NEW ZEALAND
Say goodbye to mobile, laptop and social networks and soak up pure nature in this mountain range that runs through the western part of the South Island of New Zealand. No matter if you are the most adventurous in the world or rather less daring, this region has a lot to offer everyone who visits. Explore its incredible natural parks, discovering fauna and flora in all its splendor, trekking on the imposing Mount Cook, get lost among cliffs, fjords, caves, and glaciers and soak up its charm in the rain and snow. Unconventional holidays on the other side of the planet. It feels good, does not it?
Romania is one of those places where one has the feeling that one day it will become fashionable and everything that still has of authentic and genuine will be lost forever. In the shadow of the myth of Dracula, exploited to the utmost by travel agencies, there is a charming, rural country, plagued by picturesque villages, colorful churches, castles forgotten by tours, medieval citadels, impossible roads and bucolic hills. It’s a country to take it easy, but we think it’s worth going before you miss the magic. So take advantage of next year and discover one of the best destinations in 2017.
Panama is a little visited but very complete destination. So you have to visit it already before the world finds out. Its capital of the same name is able to mix an impressive skyline of giant skyscrapers, with an authentic jungle in which to see animals like sloths and toucans (its metropolitan park is Natural Park); And of course, the famous Panama Canal. In turn in the country we can choose between multiple landscapes: postcard beaches in San Blas, biodiversity in Coiba and many natural parks; Volcanoes, coffee plantations and Canopy in Boquete; Fun in Bocas del Toro or relax on any of its 1,500 islands spread between the Caribbean and the Pacific. Do not hesitate for a second, and in 2017