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TripAdvisor Top 25 Beach Destinations

By Nick Tomecek

TripAdvisor has named Panama City Beach as the No. 2 "Emerging Destination" in the world in its Travelers Choice 2021 Best of the Best Awards.


"Known for its 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, brilliant emerald-green waters and 320 days of sunshine annually, Panama City Beach has become a beloved destination for families, couples and friends," Visit Panama City Beach said in a press release.


Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach.


“We are thrilled to be named one of the top emerging destinations in the world by travelers,” said Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe.


“This honor, especially following such a difficult year in the tourism industry, is a testament to our community, its scenic beauty and our un-paralleled visitor experience embodied in the brand of Real.Fun.Beach.”


Panama City Beach beat out such other beach destinations as Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil, and Mazatlan, Mexico.

Top 25 Emerging Destinations, according to TripAdvisor

  1. Martinique

  2. Panama City Beach, Floria

  3. Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil

  4. Holbox Island

  5. St. Ives, United Kingdom

  6. Mazatlan, Mexico

  7. Colorado Springs, Colorado

  8. Shoalhaven, Australia

  9. Wroclaw, Poland

  10. Mudgee, Australia

  11. Annecy, France

  12. Jeju Island, South Korea

  13. Tromso, Norway

  14. Ubatuba, Brazil

  15. Dresden, Germany

  16. Elba Island, Province of Livorno

  17. Maastricht, The Netherlands

  18. La Rochelle, France

  19. Lugano, Switzerland

  20. Malé, capital of the Maldives

  21. Miyakojima, Japan

  22. Tobermory, Ontario

  23. Alexandria, Egypt

  24. Mar del Plata, Argentina

  25. Dunedin, New Zealand


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