Dublin has long been admired as one of the most historic and culturally rich cities in the world, but now it’s also been named as one of the healthiest.
Ireland’s capital is the 22nd healthiest city in the world, according to travelsupermarket.com who took several factors into account.
Some of the things that helped Dublin achieve such a lofty status were the number of parks, gyms, spas, vegan restaurants and yoga studios.
The healthiest city in the world, according to the holiday site was Paris, followed by Chiang Mai and Barcelona.
Pattaya and Vancouver made up the top five.
Emma Coulthurst, travel commentator at TravelSupermarket, said: “’We are part of a generation that prioritises health and wellness more than ever before – this means tourist destinations will have to consider tourists’ needs and cater for the healthy lifestyles of travellers.
“Providing facilities such as gyms, fitness classes in hotels, a range of healthy meal options in restaurants, that also cater for specific dietary requirements, and spas around their cities are all great ways to increase the chance of health-conscious travellers visiting.
“It may seem surprising to some that Paris is the healthiest city in the world with an indulgent food and wine culture being one of their key attractions.
“However, with 894 spas, almost 150 green spaces and a large number of gyms, yoga studios and health food shops, tourists really are able to emulate the healthy lifestyle they practice at home whilst they’re away.
“Visiting the city of love and lights can leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and re-energised.”
Top ten healthiest cities in the world
- 1 – Paris, France
- 2 – Chiang Mai, Thailand
- 3 – Barcelona, Spain
- 4 – Pattaya, Thailand
- 5 – Vancouver, Canada
- 6 – Miama, USA
- 7 – San Francisco, USA
- 8 – Lisbon, Portugal
- 9 – Denpasar, Indonesia
- 10 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
For more information visit travelsupermarket.com.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling