From South America to Africa, here are the best countries for backpackers to explore in 2018, according to Out of Town.
1. Costa Rica
The country is well-known for its incredible appeal and its various plants and animals species. Travelers from all over the world flock in Costa Rica to search ‘Pura Vida or Pure Life’. It’s also considered as the rite of passage for backpacking enthusiasts who wish to wander South and Central America.
The country experiences all-year-round sunshine which makes it ideal for backpacking adventures. Aside from Dubrovnik, you must visit Rovinj, Zagreb, Split and Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Quito is their capital and a heritage city. It’s surrounded by mountains and volcanoes and was a major Inca City. Like any old Spanish town, Quito is proud of their culture which includes preserved houses, Spanish language programs, traditional dress and arts and more.
Nicaragua may be a relatively new travel destination but this place doesn’t fall short when it comes to the sights you can see. Granada, which is a colonial city have a vibrant nightlife. There’s also San Juan del Sur which is a surfers’ paradise, Caribbean village Bluefields. Too many biological creatures can be seen in Nicaragua like armadillos, jaguars and three-toed sloths.
When you travel to Morocco you’ll learn a couple of things like the Tanneries in Fez have been producing leathers since Medieval times. The town of Chefchaouen was founded in 15th century and became a safe haven for Muslims and Jews during the Spanish Reconquista then again for Jews escaping from the Nazis during WWII.