The World’s Most Romantic Travel Destinations

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What is the best place to say “I love you”? Which framework should one choose for an unforgettable marriage proposal? Obviously, the choice for romantic destinations is a personal and inherently subjective one. Whether you love urban landscapes or are passionate about hiking, romance does not necessarily express the same way for two different persons. With this in mind, here is a selection of some of the world’s most romantic travel destinations.


Brooklyn Bridge, NY


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Unquestionably, the Brooklyn Bridge offers the best view of Manhattan, especially at Sunset. You can go to the Fulton Ferry Landing Pier at the foot of the bridge, from where you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge itself. You can choose to declare your love at “River Café”, or, if you prefer something more casual, at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory next door.


Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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The cidade meravilhosa is full of romantic sites and one of the most romantic things to do here is get on the tip of the Arpoador, between Copacabana and Ipanema. From here, you will be able to see some incredible views over the Ipanema beach and the surfers, a symbol of la dolce vita carioca. Next, you can go for a drink in one of the cafes in the area known as Garota of Ipanema, where Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes composed the famous song with the same name.


Bora Bora, French Polynesia


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If paradise could be found on earth, it would certainly be in Bora Bora. The authentic image of Eden is given here by the sunny white beaches that extend for miles. In Bora Bora, you will discover an extinct volcano, surrounded by a fringe reef that protects it as a barrier, as well as a shimmering lagoon. The underwater wildlife is amazing here for those who are passionate about diving. And what could possibly be more romantic than sleeping in a Polynesian hotel on stilts?


Santorini, Greece


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Santorini is almost a romantic cliché. Everything is just so perfect here, as the island has some of the most extraordinary landscapes you will find on the planet. The island is formed by the crater of a volcano buried under water. Santorini offers the amazing image of a long sheer cliff that overlaps the geological layers of black and red ash with a white village perched on top. The loveliest and most romantic village of the island is Oia, where you can sleep in a cave hotel on a cliff, which offers breath-taking views, even at night.


Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia


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This is a place suitable for the most adventurous romantic people, as it is one of the most extraordinary places on earth. At 3650 meters, the Salar de Uyuni is a vast salt desert, the largest in the world. The place is a white spread of clay and salt that meets the horizon in an infinite, perfect flatness. You cannot venture there without a guide and remember that it may be very cold at night. However, the vast desert that will unfold in front of your eyes will certainly be worth the trip.


Essaouira, Morocco


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Essaouira is one of the most enchanting cities in Morocco. Surrounded by fortifications overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, white medina is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Essaouira has always attracted artists from around the world, from Orson Welles to Jimi Hendrix, who moved there to breathe the magical atmosphere of the old Mogador. Sleep in one of the rooms of the medina for an atmosphere worthy of the Arabian Nights, or better yet, in a hotel directly overlooking the Atlantic.


Geirangerfjord, Norway


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One of the most beautiful fjords of Norway, the view of Geirangerfjord is enough to make your heart beat faster. The Geirangerfjord is truly unforgettable and if you arrive from the south, you will be captivated by the spectacle. The place is a world heritage site by Unesco and one of the best known panoramas of Norway. Go take a ferry or a boat excursion to Hellesylt. The fjord is bordered by a huge rock wall where you will discover a waterfall. The walk there will take about one hour and a half, but it is worth it, as you will remember the view for eternity.

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