One of the most desired goals at the beginning of a new year is to travel, since getting to know new destinations and having maravillosas experiences is something everyone wishes for.
The Caribbean is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations for tourists around the world because of its fine white sand beaches, turquoise sea and natural vegetation that together make them the perfect places to take a vacation.
That is why the decision to visit an island or country in the Caribbean becomes difficult since the options are ideal for the atmosphere that is offered; an atmosphere of total relaxation and to rest surrounded by natural wonders and many activities.
There are two countries that have been chosen as key destinations for 2021, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
A country that attracts thousands of visitors throughout the year because its multiple tourist sites, history, food, cultural traditions and the warmth of its people make this country unique.
Also, in the southern part of the country, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World is located, the impressive area of Chichén Itzá with its majestic pyramid of Kukulkan. An archaeological site from the Mayan culture that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its mystical history; the constructions of pyramids, temples and structural stones make this place that is photographed by many magical.
Near this area are the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, the Caribbean ones. Cancun, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya, to name a few, are the perfect places to rest, snorkel and explore the cenotes or natural reefs nearby. You can also find the famous eco-archaeological park Xcaret, a natural sanctuary that mixes the Mayan cultural history of Mexico with fun, natural attractions.
Another option, just 20 minutes by ferry from Cancun is the famous Isla Mujeres. It is called this because legend has it that the conquistadors found many sculptures of women, which means that it is very likely that the island was named by the Mayans in honor of the Goddess of Fertility. The best-known beach on the island is Playa Norte, a natural setting full of corals, perfect for snorkeling.
If your plan is to take a vacation during the months of June to September, you definitely have to visit Holbox to be able to have one of the best experiences of your life since you can dive with whale sharks, considered the biggest fish in the world and a unique and amazing species which, fortunately, is very gentle with its visitors. This magical place is also home to dolphins, flamingos, manta rays and an endless amount of natural fauna and flora.
A hidden gem in the Mexican paradise is Isla Contoy, surrounded by crystal clear waters, a warm breeze and fine white sand. And the best thing is that you will probably be the only visitor in the whole place. An interesting fact is that this small island is protected by the government because it is considered a national park since the Ixlache reef is there, a place where there are lots of beautiful species of fish, corals and organisms of great commercial value such as the queen conch and the spiny lobster.
In this country, Punta Cana is the destination that is most well known by travelers, and it has become a favorite for many because of the magnificent combination of paradisiacal beaches with incredible natural landscapes. Its warm climate throughout the year, romantic places, many golf courses and friendly people together make your trip maravilloso.
The most well-known beach in this area is known as Bávaro beach and it is a place that has crystal clear turquoise waters, very fine sand and numerous rows of coconut trees, a perfect atmosphere for resting. Besides the natural beauty, you can do many aquatic activities like diving or snorkeling, as well as rent a yacht to sail during the day.
Punta Cana also has Manatí Park for all those who dream about swimming with dolphins as well as coming into contact with Dominican flora and fauna. You will also have the chance to visit a replica of a Taino village, eat Creole dishes at its restaurants and enjoy the marine shows.
Another place that you can’t miss is Saona Island, a hidden treasure that is part of Parque Nacional del Este and is home to many species of migratory birds. The island stands out because it has the largest sandbank in the area that is spread over 110 square kilometers and is home to numerous marine species such as beautiful starfish. The most remarkable attraction is the largest natural pool in the world, named for its shallow depth where water does not exceed one meter. It is located 400 meters from the coast, right in the middle of the maravilloso mar.
The Samaná Peninsula has the typical Dominican essence. That is to say, beautiful beaches and tropical forests to do ecotourism activities. It is famous for humpback whale sightings and beautiful mangrove swamps. Los Haitises National Park is a short distance away by a boat ride since it is the only way to access the place, with views of amazing caves created by water erosion and where they filmed important scenes from the movie “Jurassic Park.” A must-see during your trip!
These places are our top recommendations for you to travel in 2021 to extraordinary paradises, that without a doubt will totally amaze you!