As Halloween Approaches, More People are Paying For Creepy Destinations, Best-Selling Book Tours & Bizarre Vacation Attractions

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More businesses in destinations such as Mexico and Puerto Rico are offering bizarre and astonishing activities and enticements in an effort to stand out to potential tourists as uncovered by

more and more creative entrepreneurs are introducing fantastic and unusual attractions to draw tourists to their neck of the woods

With the increase of global travel in an age where “just relaxing at the beach” is no longer good enough for many discerning vacationers, more and more creative entrepreneurs are introducing fantastic and unusual attractions to draw tourists to their neck of the woods. It’s already possible to book a tour to space with Virgin Galactic at, for example. Of course, off-planet travel isn’t in most travelers’ budgets, but there are many unique tourist attractions on ground level worth considering.

Travel booking agencies such as point out that Mexico is still one of the most popular destinations for all-inclusive resort packages, and with such a steady stream of vacationers, there are many people look for an experience off the beaten path. As Halloween approaches, many resorts and local businesses see this as an opportunity to attract tourists looking for a different kind of experience.

The article featured on regarding why people pay for bizarre experiences continues to be relevant. For instance, Mexico is seeking to triple foreign tourism revenue in eight years according to this article on, and tripling tourism revenue takes some creativity. This has led to more unique tours and excursions, such as the Island of Dolls, also known as Mexico’s Creepiest Tourist Destination. This island, near Mexico City, is located in the middle of an extensive network of canals. Its trees are decorated with old, disfigured dolls left by a hermit, Don Julian Santana, who lived alone on the island. According to his family, Santana hung the dolls to honor the soul of a young girl who drowned there years ago.

Puerto Rico is another popular destination for customers. For something less frightening yet uniquely beautiful, tourists can check out Puerto Mosquito, Isla de Vieques. This spot on the southern shore of the island is known as “The Brightest Bioluminescent Bay in the World” and “One of the Most Magical Experiences on Earth.” The bioluminescent bay was officially declared the brightest recorded in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records 2008.

There are unique attractions in less “exotic” destinations as well, including England’s anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey tour for women wanting to (appropriately, of course) experience a microcosm of the fascinating life of Anastasia Steele. Domestic attractions include everything from a 13-ton boulder carved into John Wayne’s head to creepy Pet Cemeteries that can be tracked down at

Travel agents can help tourists find these attractions off the beaten path.

About was created by a group of veteran travel agents and tour operators with more than 30 years experience as a wholesale tour operator in the Caribbean and other exotic places. For more information, visit

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