This year has been on hiatus. Long-distance travel has given way to closer getaways. And it is that our particular round the world without leaving Spain has discovered that it is not always necessary to fly far to find authentic paradises. But 2021 comes ready to teach us that there is a new way to travel. More sustainable, accessible and, above all, different. The travel trend will take us to remote destinations, to see places that we have never considered before and to rediscover others as we have never done before . Therefore, 2021, we are waiting for you with open wings!
1. Albania and Macedonia
Do you love nature and are you passionate about culture? This cocktail of countries meets all the requirements for an unforgettable experience. It is difficult to summarize the many charms of Albania and Macedonia, because few places have such a perfect marriage between culture and nature, thus promoting sustainable tourism at the height. Albania, surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers and the sea, boasts of being one of the most unspoilt corners of Europe and combines perfectly with Macedonia, a place where it seems that time has stopped . Would you like to know one of the best kept secrets of our continent?
2. Southern Tanzania
Looking for different experiences, that few have lived before, is one of the trends that will tread strongly in 2021. Probably many have already been lucky enough to enjoy a safari in Kenya or northern Tanzania, but … what about the south of the country? Southern Tanzania is purer; more wild. There the ecosystems are filled with water and the vegetation is much denser. Its difficult access makes airplanes the only transport to move between parks, turning the safari experience into a real adventure. Welcome to one of the last paradises in Africa!
3. Botswana and Zimbabwe
It doesn’t take Dr. David Livingstone to discover the treasures hidden in the heart of Africa. Botswana is one of the wildest destinations on the African continent … and it still has a large number of virgin areas, so its safaris are among the most spectacular on the continent . Speechless. How to see up close the impressive spectacle of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, with the thundering sound of the water . Your whole body will rumble!
4. Buddha Triangle: Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Nepal
Ancient Burma, ancient Ceylon and the country that caresses the sky make up this combination as different as it is inspiring. Buddha is the common point between these three Asian countries. The essence of some historical territories that form the perfect triangle. A sunset with views of the thousand temples of Bagan in Myanmar, flying over Nepalese Everest until above the clouds or tasting the best black tea in the world in Sri Lanka make this combination travel perfection. And there is an unknown Asia eager to show off its best clothes in 2021 …
5. Costa Rica
Few places in the world accumulate so much biodiversity in so little space as Costa Rica . Squeezed between two oceans, the strip of Costa Rican land treasures volcanoes, dry, humid and rainy tropical forests , mighty rivers and lush beaches without having to travel long distances. It is what has to house 6.5% of the world’s biodiversity. Listen to the song of the quetzal looking for its partner, smell the coffee roasting in its plantations, observe the active volcanoes or feel the caress of the sand under your feet. This is Costa Rica. This is the Pura Vida.
There is no discussion: Egypt is Egypt thanks to the Nile. Only a desert area could be turned into an authentic orchard, and only thanks to it a handful of men and women erected one of the greatest cultures in all of history. There are countless monuments around it and the ingenuity to do so is almost supernatural. And what remains to be unearthed. Egypt is an immense showcase of power, grandeur, art, religion, technical ingenuity … No one is more proud of the Nile than himself and that is why it never goes out of style. In 2021, Egypt and its inseparable River Nile will continue to embrace every traveler who wishes. Will you let yourself be swayed by this cultural swing?
Using private transport at destination is one of the great trends for this new year and, therefore, Namibia could not be missing from this list. The perfect destination to travel at your own pace, setting your own pace and savoring the vastness of the desert with the only company of the Oryx, the country’s national animal. Going on a free safari with rhinos, lions and other fauna, crowning the imposing dunes of the oldest desert in the world or learning about the ancestral customs of the Himba tribe are some of the essentials of a trip to Namibia.
The flattest country in the world has been able to put a pulse on the pandemic and has not stopped receiving travelers. Its paradisiacal islands, its impressive seabed and relaxed outdoor life make it a trend destination for 2021. Snorkeling among turtles, dolphins, mantas, rays, reef sharks and other marine fauna is the highlight of this paradise. Are you ready to jump into its crystal clear waters from your own room?
9. Sao Tome and Principe
In the coming year the trend of discovering remote places will be more on the rise than ever. Those where almost no one has reached. Those that hide authentic treasures to discover away from traditional tourism. The third least touristy country in the world, São Tomé and Príncipe, sneaks into the list of trends to show us that these small islands in the Gulf of Guinea hide paradisiacal beaches and Jurassic jungles, support sustainable tourism and use local products that delight travelers . Ready to discover the last paradise?
Sweden does not understand gray. And it is that this Nordic country goes from the most closed nights wrapped by the magical northern lights to the endless days with the midnight sun as a backdrop. And that is precisely why a single trip always falls short. It is impossible to choose between the two faces of Sweden and it is impossible not to want to repeat. Did you know that, in addition, Swedish Lapland is the only region that has 8 seasons a year ? 2021 knows it well. Better than good. And you?
This coming year the trend is clear: surprising, remote destinations that advocate for sustainability. A commitment to nature and culture. A return to the origin that will reveal that we still have a lot of world to discover. And what better than to start over. We are waiting for you with open wings, 2021! And you, have you already planned your next trip?