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2017 – The Year of Luxury & Adventure

2017 – The Year of Luxury & Adventure
Shafina Ghanie

When you think about planning a vacation it’s hard not to picture your toes in the sand, lounging, armed with a fruity cocktail in hand.  It’s the classic way to spend your vacation days, out of your cramped cubicle and under some rays – no complaints here! Travel trends show, however, that people are starting to shy away from the norm and are looking to experience more.  A global network of luxury travel agencies survey worldwide travel advisors every year to complete the Virtuoso Luxe Report. The report’s top destinations and travel developments for 2017 are out and boy, are they fun!

According to an article published by Forbes.com, we see that travelers are looking for more unique and luxurious travel experiences. It’s not simply about sitting on the nearest beach anymore. People are demanding adventure and seeking it out from all corners of the world.

Findings include the top five most desired adventure destinations to visit in the world:

1.)   South Africa

2.)   Galapagos Islands

3.)   Costa Rica

4.)   New Zealand

5.)   Iceland

My first thought upon reading this was check, check, check, yes, and check! All of these places are on my bucket place and I can think of unique things I would want to do in each place, from soaking in the Blue Lagoon geothermal springs in Iceland to a South African Safari!

Here at Diamond PR, we have such a unique and diverse group of clients that fit the bill for 2017’s travel trends. However, the first property that popped into my head upon reading this article was our client, Tabacón Thermal Resort and Spa. Located in Arenal, Costa Rica, this region is notorious for adventure (which comes as no surprise is listed above).

At the very top of my bucket list, this lush resort is a haven for those seeking an upscale getaway in a nature’s playground where they can play by day and spa by sunset. Spread across 900 acres of rainforest, the resort offers exhilarating escapades and opulence fit for a king to satisfy all you adventure seekers and luxury lovers.

Your adventure fix awaits just minutes away from the resort. Picture this: zooming through the rainforest on a zip line, or horseback riding through the terrain with your friends.  If you are in the mood to try something a little more exhilarating then whitewater rafting and rappelling is the way to go! The possibilities are endless here and impossible to resist!  With more than 500 species of local plant and wildlife right on property, it is easy to spot birds, sloths, white-faced capuchin monkeys and tree frogs.

Want to know my favorite part and the reason I’m dying to visit this destination?! I’ve saved the best details for last….

Tabacón is located near the base of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano with hot springs and cascading waterfalls naturally heated by the volcano’s magma. Seriously….a volcano?! I day dream about soaking in the mind blowing thermal springs, taking in the Shangri-La Gardens, and unwinding at the outdoor spa bungalows, where treatments are rendered to the sounds of rushing streams and local wildlife. So cool!!

I don’t know about you, but I am going to channel my inner adventurer and follow right along with 2017’s travel trends. This year I’m ditching sand castles on the beach for volcanoes in the rainforest!! BRB while I go plan my dream vacation to Costa Rica! #PuraVida

1 - Tabacon - Hot Springs

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Shafina Ghanie

A Gator Girl, music lover and travel enthusiast, Shafina is always looking for her next adventure or simply on a mission to discover the best food spots in town. With a weakness for an amazing view, from beaches to mountains, you can find her exploring the world with friends and family in her free time.

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