PICTURE PERFECT BEACHES
Added on: 15th May 2015
TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK, COLOMBIA
This untamed and partially deserted beach would undoubtedly be
suffocated by tourist resorts if it were located in a country
with a “better” tourist industry.
LAS ISLAS CIES, SPAIN
Whenever somebody mentions a Spanish beach people will often think
of the Mediterranean but the truth is that the Atlantic coast has just
as much to offer. Take for example Las Islas Cies. This former pirate
hideout is just off the coast and with its pristine water the locals
refer to it as their “Caribbean beach”.
EL NIDO, PHILIPPINES
Although Maya Bay may be where Alex Garland and Leonardo DiCaprio
filmed The Beach, El Nido would be where they got most of their
inspiration. Unlike Thailand, most islands in the Philippines are relatively
devoid of tourists and Palawan (where El Nido is located) is no exception.
Found on the Greek island of Corfu, some of these beaches are most
recognizable landmarks because of the unusual cliff formations known
as the canal d amour (channel of love). According to legend if a
couple swims together in the surrounding water they’ll be together forever.
With 87 resort islands straddling the equator the crystal clear water
of the Maldives is about as far from the real world as you can get.
LANIKAI BEACH, HAWAII
With half a mile of tropical plants, sparkling sand, and intensely blue
green water this beach is known for being postcard-perfect.
ANSE SOURCE D’ARGENT, SEYCHELLES
Quite possibly one the most photographed beaches in the world, you’ll
find the looming boulders of this surreal paradise on the island of
La Digue in the Seychelles. It’s surrounded by shallow turquoise water
and protected from the ocean’s waves by a coral reef.
MAHO BEACH, SAINT MARTIN
Famous for having its international airport right next to the beach,
the planes get so close to the sand that sometimes the jet blast even
blow people into the water.