The choice is made based on the interest shown by the tourists. And there is a specific destination in Portugal that is considered a must see …
The US magazine Forbes chose one of the 10 coolest countries to visit in 2019 and Portugal won the top spot – represented by no less than the Azores Archipelago.
Journalist Ann Abel of that publication contacted representatives from various tour operators and travel agencies who, taking into account the interests of tourists, advanced the destinations considered to be ‘mandatory’.
Portugal was the first to be mentioned, with the Azores the place that should point in their wish list of 2019.
“Resembling the supernatural landscapes of Avatar, the islands of the Azores, an archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, are at the top of the list for 2019,” says Melissa Biggs Bradley, founder of travel company Indagare, interviewed by Forbes.
“The islands have volcanic crater lakes, natural hot springs, and black sand beaches.T he high thrill activities include scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, whale watching, birdwatching, surfing and more. And though the luxury of five stars are not easy to find, there are some charming hotels such as the contemporary Furnas Boutique Hotel, the urban Azor and the minimalist White Exclusive Suites & Villas, “he praised.