Holidays Lounge | Friendliest countries to visit

If you have ever spent some time in a foreign country, you know traveling can sometimes be challenging. When you don’t know the language, it can be tough to integrate with the locals. Each country is different, and some countries are more welcoming than others.

The friendliness of a destination could be an important factor in deciding where to visit. For those traveling looking for a warm welcome, here are some of the world’s friendliest countries.

#1 Colombia


When travelers return home from Colombia, they talk about how friendly and welcoming Colombians are to their visitors. Colombians are very proud of their country and show pride in the beauty of it. People tend to “feel happier” when visiting this country.  Making local friends could be easy here as so many Colombians are just simply curious and pleased to meet you.

#2 Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is full of great vacation destinations. Costa Ricans live in a relaxed lifestyle and are known as some of the happiest people. They are very friendly and welcoming to tourists. Costa Rica is one of the top destinations when it comes to making local friends and feeling at home in their culture.

#3 Canada

Canada is not just America’s next-door neighbor, it’s much more. As the second biggest country in the world, it also has one of the biggest hearts. Canadians are usually pretty polite to others making sure you feel comfortable. Canada is one of the friendliest places in general as Canadians are open-minded, tolerant and benevolent.

#4 Taiwan

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If you’re visiting or staying in Taiwan, you’ll most likely be welcomed with open arms. They treat their guests with kindness as it’s in their culture to avoid conflict. People in Taiwan will help you with problems as well as finding your destination. Some will even offer to walk you to your destination. Most Western travelers go to Taiwan to teach English as a foreign language, but most end up staying because the people are so nice.

#5 Vietnam

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Vietnam has now become famous for backpacking. Travelers talk about how courteous and friendly the locals are. The locals help make your time in their country pleasurable. Vietnam is less stressful than other places and people tend to smile more naturally.  

#6 Portugal

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Portugal is known as one of the friendliest countries in the world. Tourism has grown in this country and it’s one of the best places to visit. People in Portugal look out for one another and are very welcoming to visitors. They make you feel at home straight away. Their kindness extends to foreigners visiting the country which is why so many people want to move there.

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