While warm weather is still on the cards for many, lots of travellers are heading away from the typical beach spots and instead looking for more unique cultural centers or unexplored regions. Based on percentage growth in year-over-year bookings between 1 March and 21 April, here are the top trending destinations on Airbnb.
Carolina, Puerto Rico (643%)
Immediately outside the capital of San Juan, this town is also home to the island’s major airport, Luis Muñoz Marín International. While this makes it an easy stop for travellers, the town is also close to the El Yunque National Forest.
The coastline of the state of São Paolo, Brazil. Image by Victor Pontes / EyeEm / Getty ImagesSantos, Brazil (432%)
The port city of Santos is less than two hour’s drive from São Paulo on the state’s coast, but offers up quick access to an incredible range of beaches. With Carnival running from 1 to 6 March, it’s no wonder the region is seeing a boost.
San Juan, Puerto Rico (392%)
Guyam Island is near to Dapa, Philippines. Image by TanMan/Getty ImagesDapa, Philippines (380%)
This laid-back resort region is a top spot for surfers from around the world. But there’s also plenty to do for those without a board, from swimming in the beautiful waters, exploring waterfalls and forests, or just enjoying the sun.
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands (338%)
St. Thomas is the gateway to the US Virgin Islands, popular with cruise ships and covered with big resorts. But travellers also have a chance to take part in more adventurous activities like swimming and kayaking.
Vladivostok, Russia (323%)
Colourful sunset over the Colorado River, deep in the Grand Canyon. Image by Dean Fikar/Getty ImagesWilliams, Arizona (315%)
Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe (157%)