While the population of the Earth is constantly increasing, it is pretty hard to find places that are not overcrowded by tourists.
However, there still exist extremely beautiful places where you can spend your vacation in tranquility. These destinations can be not so developed from the economic or technological point of view, or even may not include all the facilities for your stay.
The only one that plays here the main role is nature! So, grab your backpack and hurry to visit the following secret spectacular places.
10. Phu Quoc, Vietnam
The island of Phu Quoc is 50 kilometers far from the Vietnamese mainland. This peaceful tropical piece of heaven expects for its tourists all year round, but the peak season is from November to March. Preservation of nature here is a priority, the majority of the island being a national park. If you are sun seeker, then this place is for you! You will have the possibility to delight yourself with Phu Quoc white sands, warm turquoise waters, but also numerous activities for your family.
9. Eze Village, France
If you would like to rest on the shores of the famous Cote d’Azur from France, with a view over the Mediterranean Sea, but it seems to you too expensive, we propose to you a cheaper, yet similarly charming option – the Eze Village. It is situated not far from Nice, on an enchanting hilltop that offers a breathtaking scenery over the paved streets, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Yet, if you are disposed to spend a little more, or you would like to surprise your beloved and buy him/her something unique, head to some of the local craft stores or the famous perfumery shops.
8. Manila, Philippines
If you are an amateur of relaxing among skyscrapers, you are young, and search for a destination with vibrating nightlife, then I’ll tell you a secret… Manila nightlife is one of the best in Asia! But, it is not so popular, for the time being… Almost every night of the week the main policy of all bars and clubs is the same: pretty young people are everywhere, alcohol is cheap, foreigners are welcome. Then go to your place to take a nap, and during the day explore the tourist attractions that relate to Manila’s culture and history that are as rich as its nightlife.
7. Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
If there is heaven on the Earth for the ones who are fond of “sun and sand tourism”, then it is in Cox’s Bazar, where is stretched the longest uninterrupted natural beach in the world, totaling 125 kilometers length. The town itself is small, being located on a surface of just 6,85 sq. km. The nearest beach to the locality is Laboni Beach, characterized by a wide line of fine golden sand, cliffs that stand high full of haughtiness, as well as turquoise waves that offer excellent conditions for practicing different activities. If you are searching for something more than relaxation, take a one-day trip to the neighboring towns and villages such as Ramu, Tefnak, but also the islands of St. Martin, Sonadia and Maheshkhali.
6. Tusheti, Georgia
Because of the crisis that dominated for more than a decade Georgia, this country was avoided by tourists. Yet, Georgia is a marvelous land and has to be visited, especially for the secrets that are hidden by the Georgian mountain valleys. If you would like to experience the real magic of high mountains, be one on one with nature, walk on a fine line along the edge in the truest sense, taste the finest wines while glancing over steep cliffs – then you need to head straight to Tusheti!
5. Alberobello, Italy
When you arrive to Alberobello, you have the impression that you got directly in the “Lord of the Rings” and wait that a hobbit can appear on your way at any moment. This impression is mostly created by the original houses from this area called trulli, that were registered in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1996. The houses will amaze you by their whiteness and organization like in a beehive. Numerous trulli have on their roofs whitewashed a Christian symbol or a magical connotation. As well, the endings of the rooftops are different, being star, pyramid, sphere, disc or cross shaped. Usually, each family living here uses these signs, so that you can easily recognize where the members of a certain family live.
4. Safed, Israel
This city is a jewel for the Israelis, where they come to relax particularly in winter. So, if you are longing for some fresh mountain air, travel to this sacred place. Safed, known also as Tzfat, is the city found at the highest altitude in Israel, about 900 meters above sea level. From this height you can sight the most surprisingly beautiful views, in the southeast being the Sea of Galilee, in the west – the Mediterranean Sea and in the north – the snowy Mount Hermon. As well, Safed is an alternative to Jerusalem, as it is part of those Four Holy Cities, together with Hebron and Tiberias.
3. York, United Kingdom
We also have something to propose to those who would like to enjoy culture, history and architecture in less crowded places. The city of York is quite small, that is why it does not host so many tourists like other large British cities. However, York is famous for its biggest Gothic cathedrals in Europe. For relaxation, visit some of its old-styled pubs, cafes and tea rooms. See with your own eyes why York is called the “Capital of the North”!
2. Otago Region, New Zealand
We have mentioned upper in a comparison the “Lord of the rings”. Well, if you declare that you are a fan of this movie, then you are obliged to visit its filming locations, one of them being in New Zealand – the Lake Wakatipu, found in the region of Otago. This area is the ideal place if you are craving for adventure, interact with local wildlife, but also enrich your knowledge on culture and history. Among the tourist attractions that should not be missed are the Larnach Castle, the Catlins Caves and Shipwrecks, the University of Otago (New Zealand’s first university). Hope we arouse your curiosity for this part of the world!
1. Sahara, Morocco
Perhaps, you will ask why Sahara and why Morocco. Well, we thought that there is always some free space for one in the middle of the largest hot desert on the Earth. Why Morocco? Because it is the most user-friendly part of the Sahara. Experience the most amazing star+gazing, totally free of light pollution, place in the world! Camel rides are very popular among tourists, although it is not the most comfortable way to travel. So, it is up to you if you would like to try it.