Sintra tourism destinations

Best Value Tourist Destinations for 2015 (Part II)

Just recently, we featured the first five best value destinations for 2015 according to Lonely Planet. Now, we bring you the Best Value Tourist Destinations for 2015 Part II where we will talk about the remaining four beautiful places in their list: Uruguay, Portugal, Taiwan and Romania.


UruguayAsados at Mercado del Puerto

Uruguay is a country located in the south east part of South America. West of Uruguay is Argentina and Brazil on its east. This nation only has over three million people and more than half of the total population lives in the metropolis.

What to do there?

Visit Montevideo, the largest and the capital city of Uruguay. The city itself has more than 50 hotels, including the Radisson and Sheraton. Otherwise, feast on asados (barbecues) at Mercado del Puerto.


Sintra tourism destinationsPortugal

The best things to do in this part of the world are: to experience the sea, sun and sand at Algarve; to visit Palacio de Pena in Sintra; to have a taste of the Port wine in Porto; and for water adventurers – to explore Vila Franca do Azores, the perfect haven for yachting diving, whale watching, and different types of water sports.

Did you know?

Portugal ranked eighth in the KOF Index of Globalization in the year 2010, 2013, and 2014. It is also one of the most peaceful and responsive countries across the globe.



Mengjia Longshan Temple, Taipei

This East Asian country is way more affordable than its neighboring countries such as Hong Kong, China, and Japan. If you are a nature lover, then you can hike up the Elephant Mountain or visit the Taipei Zoo without spending a lot. And for shopaholics, you can certainly ‘shop until you drop’ at Taipei 101 Mall or at Zhongxiao E. Road without breaking the bank.

What to do there?

Aside from shopping, visiting the Mengjia Longshan Temple in Wanhua District is also a must-do when in Taiwan. This temple worships Buddhist and Taoist deities.


The last but definitely not the least budget-friendly destination for 2015 is Romania. A country in southeastern-central Europe, this place has the fourth fastest growing travel and tourism total demand in the world.

Did you know?

Travelling to Romania will give you a lot of options. Among which are the history, the culture, and the nature. History buffs can take a narrow gauge train trip. This mode of transportation and the railway was constructed way back 1932 and is still working until today. Nature lovers, on the other hand, can visit a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site called the Danube Delta.


Are you ready to visit these places this year?

– Happy Globetrotting