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Lonely Planet releases list of most accessible destinations

6th November 2015

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

In order to provide inspiration for older people who need to consider accessibility when travelling, Lonely Planet has put together a list of the most accessible destinations in the world, which would be perfect for visiting in 2016.

While many might consider faraway destinations an impossibility for those with mobility restrictions, this is simply not the case, with South America, Singapore and Australia all making the list. This is great news for stairlift users with wanderlust, whether it’s a beach holiday, or cultural trip that they are seeking.

First up on the list is Playa Del Carmen in Mexico, which has multiple accessible hotels, and an accessible beach complete with wheelchairs. For those who can’t swim, there’s even adaptive equipment, which means you will be able to go snorkelling to take a look at the sea turtles or beautiful coral reefs.

Lonely Planet bears those with a disability in mind with these suggestions

Barcelona has become extremely popular with travellers who have mobility difficulties, as 100 per cent of the bus stations are wheelchair accessible, as are 80 per cent of the metro stations. Much of the city is also relatively flat and cobblestone-free, making getting around much easier than many other historic destinations, and numerous attractions such as Sagrada Fam