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10 popular tourist destinations for 2018

02/02/2018 - 10:36

2018 has just come, but avid travelers already make lists of places that they would like to visit this year.

TripAdvisor portal recently published its annual list of tourist destinations that are gaining popularity, which included a variety of places - from Croatia to Kenya. TripAdvisor experts compiled their rating based on the annual growth of positive feedback about attractions, restaurants and hotels in each direction.

Below we will tell you about 10 tourist destinations that are recommended for visiting in 2018.

10. Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca is a city in Morocco, the most populous in this country. This largest port in Morocco stands on the Atlantic coast, not far from the capital of Rabat. The main attraction of the city is the mosque of Hasan II with the highest minaret in the world. The average cost of a hotel is $ 102.

9. Nerja, Spain

Nerja is a city and a municipality in Spain, part of the province of Malaga as part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. A resort on the Mediterranean coast of Spain Costa del Sol. The main tourist attraction of Nerja is the observation platform over the Mediterranean Sea "Balcony of Europe". Nerja also has a cave of Nerja, which is called the natural cathedral of the Costa del Sol, where the international festival of music and dance takes place in the summer. The average cost of a hotel is $ 97.

8. Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj is a city in Croatia. It is located on the western coast of the peninsula of Istria, and is one of the nine largest cities on the peninsula. The old town of Rovinj lies on a peninsula, similar in shape to a drop, with the cathedral in the center. The city's archipelago, which has a magnificent panorama from the coastline of its historic center, has 22 islets, among which the largest and most picturesque are the islands of St. Andrew and St. Catherine. The new part of the city is stretched along the coast to the north and south of the peninsula. The average cost of living in a hotel is $ 110.

7. Riga, Latvia

Riga is the capital of Latvia and the largest city in the Baltics with a population of 641,423 people. Riga has long been a Hanseatic city, there are buildings of different styles from the medieval architecture of the old city to modernity and modern architecture. It was one of the largest ports and one of the most important industrial, commercial and cultural centers in the Russian Empire. The historic center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The average cost of living in a hotel is $ 67.

6. San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica. San Jose is located in the center of the country, on a mountain plateau, towering at an altitude of about 1170 m above sea level. The agglomeration of San Jose goes beyond the canton, and its population reaches more than 1 million people. The average cost of living in the hotel is $ 66.

5. Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk is a city in Northern Poland, the sixth largest in the country. The old city is an architectural complex of the XIII-XVIII centuries. Gdansk has many museums, including a gallery of paintings. An interesting archaeological museum, located in the historic center of the city. There is also the Gdańsk Central Maritime Museum. Another museum of the XV century is Żuraw, which combines several functions - the city gate, the defensive tower and the port crane. Until the early XX century, Żuraw was the largest port crane in Europe. It was also used to mount masts on ships. Żuraw is one of the symbols of Gdansk. The average cost of living in the hotel is $ 64.

4. Halifax, Canada

Halifax is a city in Canada, the administrative center of Nova Scotia. Halifax is the largest economic, financial, transport and educational center of the Atlantic Canada region. Halifax is the largest cultural center of the Atlantic provinces of Canada. The average cost of living in a hotel is $ 144.

3. Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi is a city near the equator, the capital of Kenya, the largest city in East Africa. Although the tourist industry in Nairobi is not very developed, it has attractions that are popular with city visitors. First of all, this is the Nairobi National Park. Its uniqueness lies in its close proximity to a metropolis of this size. In the National Park of Nairobi, more than 400 species of animals and birds are found, including lions and giraffes. Walking safaris in the park are very popular with tourists. The average cost of a hotel is $ 108.

2. Kapaa, Hawaii

Kapaa is a statistically isolated area located in Kauai County, Hawaii, USA. Agriculture was the basis of Kapaa’s economy during the XIX and XX centuries. There were plantations of sugar cane and pineapples. The place will be interesting for tourists who like water kinds of sports. The average cost of living in a hotel is $ 251.

1. Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki is a city on the island of the same name, located in the south of Japan. The settlement is included in the prefecture of Okinawa. The city has a monument to transition of the automobile traffic in 1978 to the left-hand one, which symbolizes the return of Okinawa prefecture to Japan. The average cost of living in a hotel is $ 154.