Top 10 countries to explore

Revitalized destinations and  initiatives led by locals. The new tourism is being implemented progressively and in this compendium we find the countries chosen as inspiration for the rest of the world. 

 1. Authentic Polynesian traditions: the Cook Islands

Black Rock, islas Cook

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Welcome to one of the most isolated and scattered countries in the world! 15 volcanic islands with an emerging offer of artisanal and ecological gastronomy that have a lot to offer.

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2. The best place to live on Earth: Norway

Skagsanden Beach, Lofoten Islands, Norway

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According to the human development index, this country occupies the first position. And it is not a random choice: its fantastic landscapes, its overwhelming nature and its cultural and architectural wonders are, among many others, the reasons for the well-deserved gold medal. 

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3. An island of glorious beauty in the middle of the Indian Ocean: Mauritius

Cascadas Chamarel, Mauritius

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Surrounded by coral reefs and transparent waters and with a rugged interior, it combines an interesting and rich culture with a mysterious natural environment.

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4. The mix of island atmosphere and jungle adventure: Belize

Lamanai, Belize

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The so-called “jewel of Central America” ​​is a different destination: a melting pot of Mayan, Belizean Creole, Garífuna and mestizo cultures. And there is something that unites them all: the natural protection of the Belizean environment.

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5. Responsibility and functionality: Slovenia

Cueva Postojna

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Two thirds of this country is covered with forest. But not only the green of its trees is the most remarkable thing about its territory, it is also known worldwide for its wine and gastronomic offer. 

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6. The long, thin island of the Caribbean: Anguilla

Meads Bay

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This country is committed to sustainability, so it is not the ideal place to relax in mega-resorts, but rather to discreetly and respectfully explore its paradisiacal surroundings.

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7. Land of untamed deserts (and much more): Oman

Salalah, Dhofar

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Oman is a country of contrasts with a lot to offer the visitor: open deserts, impressive mountains, cities full of life and a blinding coastline.

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8. Infinite trails to escape the noise: Nepal

Begnas Lake, Nepal

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Hidden between China and India, its giant neighbors, is  a country where calm reigns in its surroundings and in the people who inhabit it. If you need a break and a respite from the frenetic pace of the West, this is the place to find that peace. 

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9. New life in the African bush: Malawi

Liwonde National Park, Malawi

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In recent years it has become one of the most complete wildlife destinations on the continent. In its national parks are “the big five”: leopards, lions, buffalo, elephants and rhinos.

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10. The centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun: Egypt

white desert

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But community tourism initiatives are also springing up in an Egypt far removed from the pharaonic glories of old. From organized walking tours of street food stalls to the Sinai Trail, the country’s long-distance hiking trail, to the Red Sea Mountain Trail, a 170km route through the arid interior of the Red Sea coast .

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