Happy 2019! 5 Places You Must Visit this Year

Happy New Year!

Get ready! 2019 is the year to travel and spend time with your favourite people in stunning surroundings. Any ideas where you want to visit this year? Some destinations stand out from the crowd. From incredible beaches to famous wine regions to golf-lovers’ paradises, find out where you should head to this year for your next unforgettable getaway with Tripwix.

Take a look at 5 places you must visit in 2019.

Punta de Mita, Mexico

This exclusive enclave on Mexico’s Pacific Coast is Riviera Nayarit’s jewel in the crown. Renowned for the best beaches, whale watching (seasonal), spa pampering, yoga and the most luxurious services and villas. Enjoy an unrivaled escape in a paradise where Tripwix has the best people in place to deliver personalized experiences and memory-making excursions. Love the idea of a personal chef to whip you up your own menu of treats? Maybe you want us to get a surf-pro to teach your kids to ride a wave? You say the word, and we’ll work the magic.

Furthermore, ask us to recommend a villa with full membership privileges for the Punta Mita development so you can enjoy access to two Jack Nicklaus golf courses, tennis courts and exclusive beach clubs, among other luxury benefits.

Luxury Villa Punta MIta
Casa Luz extends the highest level of Club Punta Mita membership to its guests plus 5-star staff and private chef.

Douro Valley, Portugal

Not only is Portugal’s Douro Valley famed for its natural beauty, it is one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world, dating back to 1754. In 2001, it was granted UNESCO World Heritage status. Allow our local Tripwix ambassador and head winemaker at Quinto do Crasto winery, Manuel Lobo, tailor a custom-crafted eno-experience for you in the Douro Valley, or take a river cruise on the Pipadouro to combine sailing and tutored wine tastings. Likewise, you might be tempted by an Olive Oil Safari or picnics among the vines.

Places to visit 2019
Enjoy dramatic vineyard and river views when you stay at Quinta da Marka.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Imagine a beach destination where you can learn about ancient history, geology and marine biology as well as dine in the finest restaurants and dance till dawn. Playa del Carmen and Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a unique destination that truly has something for everyone. Tripwix’s local ambassador, Anna Schriemer can organize all kinds of tempting experiences from tasting menus crafted by world-class chefs to private Mayan temazcal rituals (ancient sweat-lodges), and boutique guided excursions to Mayan archeological sites such as Chichen Itza and Tulum.

Diving and snorkeling in cenotes (underwater caves and sinkholes) and swimming with harmless whale sharks are also popular pastimes when you’re not lounging on the beach or poolside with a fresh fruit cocktail.

Indulge in a stay at Villa Aquamarine, steps away from the best beach in Playa del Carmen.

Tuscany and Umbria, Italy

The classic choice for cultured jet-setters, art lovers and wine aficionados. Tuscany and Umbria offer the kind of timeless vacations that never go out of fashion.

Explore the vineyard and winery at Il Vigneto Retreat and try their award-winning wine in a private tasting. Or enjoy the original modern sculptures and regular concerts at Villa degli Artisti. Stay in an authentic medieval castle with its own rattling coat of armor, four-poster beds and turrets (and probably a ghost or two) at Castello dei Sogni. Or luxuriate in a four storey, centuries-old watch tower endowed with all the contemporary comforts you can imagine at Torre Bella. That’s not to mention the fabulous towns you can visit in the region from Florence to Siena to Pisa to San Gimignano to Arezzo and Assisi.

Places to visit
Castello dei Sogni creates a fairy tale setting for a magical Italian getaway.

The Algarve, Portugal

Dramatic scenery abounds here: soaring cliffs, white-washed villages, rare rock formations, natural wetlands, rocky bays and golden sand beaches are yours to enjoy. Just imagine eating perfectly prepared, succulent Piri Chicken in the quaint hill town of Monchique. Or fresh fish straight from the fisherman’s grill in Portimão. Or take a stroll around the Roman ruins in Cerro da Vila (Vilamoura) or visit Moorish monuments like Silves Castle. Not to mention, try out some of the world’s best golf courses in the Algarve.

Enjoy 6 km of golden sand right on the doorstep of Villa Hibiscus.


For more information about planning a getaway packed with authentic local experiences in 2019, please contact us today.

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Deborah Buley

Originally from the UK and an avid globetrotter, Deborah has lived in Mexico for nearly 10 years, having honed a successful writing career that specializes in sassy travel, upscale interior design, classy hotels and high-end real estate. Among other projects, she collaborated with a renowned Mexican architect to pen a glossy book about the interior design and architecture of a local villa as well as produced a variety of promotional materials for luxury hotels and elite residences in Mexico.