To relax on vacation, we often choose popular places to travel. And for some reason we think: “Where there are a lot of tourists, it’s good there,” but this is not always true. In the world there are a large number of truly paradise towns that are not very popular among travelers.
Bright Side chose 15 magical places for you where you can relax from the hustle and bustle of people and enjoy the tranquility.
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
Only 300 people live in Jose Ignacio, but in winter (South American summer) the city is filled with popular Latin American stars like Shakira. There are luxurious luxury hotels and upscale restaurants. Jose Ignacio is the perfect place for wealthy people who lack privacy.
Koh rong cambodia
If you want to take a break from the benefits of civilization, then you definitely need to visit the island of Koh Rong. No skyscrapers, noise and cars. There is only silence around you, several fishing villages and unspoilt nature. Also, Koh Rong is called “Thailand 20 years ago.”
This is a strikingly beautiful land with a diverse culture and rich history. Tourism in the country is not developed, although there are a lot of attractions: Maharaj mansions, the world’s largest mangrove coast and the longest beach.
Sofia is one of the cheapest tourist cities compared to other European capitals. The main city of Bulgaria has a rich historical architecture, which is breathtaking. According to experts, Sofia will not remain in the shadows for long – very soon a large flow of tourists will fill its streets.
Ambergris Caye, Belize
The island of Ambergris Caye has a rich history. At different times, Maya Indians, whalers and buccaneers lived here. Today Ambergris Cayeu attracts divers from all over the world – nearby is the Belize Barrier Reef, which ranks second in length.
Myanmar (second name – Burma) is a small state in Southeast Asia. The word “Myanmar” is translated as “fast,” and this is no coincidence: in 2010, the state was visited by about 300,000 people, and after three years – more than 2 million. Tourism in this country is developing rapidly, but you can still have time to ride in solitude on boat ride on Inle Lake and enjoy the sunset reflected in the Buddhist stupa of the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Cruise ships began to run to the shores of Roatan only in 2005. That’s because Honduras is not the safest place on Earth. Roatan began to gain popularity by supplying divers who came to the island because of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. On the island, you can take a hinged crossing, go sea fishing, or explore the military-protected Kayos Kochino archipelago.
Holidays in Puglia bring vivid emotions: the azure sea, red earth, golden sunsets, and, most importantly, the residents are very hospitable. In addition to a beach holiday in Puglia, there is something to see: Bari Castle, the Basilica of Santa Croce (Lecce), the Archaeological Museum of Rignano Garganico and much more.
Zambia and Zimbabwe
Yes, you’re right, such a stunningly beautiful place like Victoria Falls, everyone already knows. But not far away is the Hwange National Park, which few have heard of. The park is huge – 14,600 square meters. km, there are lakes, rare plants, as well as wild African animals and birds. The pride of Hwange is elephants (there are more than 30 thousand of them).
Busan, South Korea
While tourists travel to Seoul in droves, visit Busan, the second largest South Korean city. It is called the summer capital of Korea, as there are many beaches. In addition, Busan is famous for its art museum, open bird sanctuary and fish market.
Manila is the second largest city in the Philippines. There is delicious and cheap food. A three-course lunch in Manila will cost you only $ 18, when in a big city you will eat the same for $ 95. The city also has many attractions: old churches, beautiful palaces, monasteries and museums.
Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Phu Quoc is just a paradise. The island is framed by snow-white beaches with crystal clear sea water and emerald jungle. Here you can go diving, kayaking and visit all kinds of farms. Rest on Phu Quoc gives tremendous sensations from unity with nature.
York is one of the most beautiful and ancient cities of England. There is everything that should be in a real English town – pubs, tea houses, cafes, etc. One of the main attractions of York is the Cathedral (it is more than 500 years old). According to experts, tourists will soon rush to York, so hurry up!
Since 1908, Kaep was considered a favorite vacation spot of the French elite in Cambodia. He was famous for his fantastic restaurants and expensive villas. But after many years of civil war, only ruins remained of the Colonial Riviera. Despite this, Kaep is a great place to relax.
Salinas Grandes, Argentina
This salt desert is a large salt marsh with a length of 250 km and a width of 100 km. When it rains, the saline is drawn in by water and turns into a giant mirror. Railways and roads pass through Salinas Grandes, but it is still considered difficult to access, and therefore it is not so popular with tourists.