The Mysteries of Machu Picchu
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From paradisiacal beaches to quiet cities or places surrounded entirely by nature … There are plenty of options to escape from today’s busy life, destinations for all tastes but with the same goal: to relax during the holidays.
Once again, the famous travel guide Rough Guides took a list of 20 of the best places to spend an authentic relaxing holiday and among them, it could not miss one of our favorite destinations in all of Peru: the Sacred Valley.
Are you looking for ideas on where to spend your next vacation? Here we leave you 8 destinations from the list of Rough Guides!
Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru
Surrounded by the Andes and accompanied by the Urubamba River, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is not just a place to enjoy nature by taking walks or practicing sports such as mountain biking or paddle surfing, but also the ideal place to learn about Inca architecture in places like Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
In addition, in this place, there are various accommodations where you can sleep with the noise of nature in the background. In summary: the Sacred Valley is synonymous with relaxation.
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
The south of Chile is the dream destination for many nature lovers. Patagonia offers us places as impressive as Torres del Paine, where you will find dreamlike landscapes such as the Gray Glacier, the Nordenskjöld lake or the famous Paine massif.
If you like adventure and camping in the middle of nature, this is the perfect destination.
Budapest is one of the great capitals of Europe that, despite not being as invaded by tourism as other cities of the old continent, offers great options such as galleries, theaters, amazing buildings, and even hot springs.
The Gellert baths, located in a famous hotel with Art Nouveau construction and the Széchenyi spa, an open-air bath in the middle of the city, are the most famous among tourists who visit the Hungarian capital.
Despite being one of the most visited cities in Europe, Amsterdam breathes tranquility. Its canals, the little pollution, the silent streets due to the little use of cars … Everything is perfectly combined to be one of the best destinations to enjoy art, culture and day and night walks with the utmost relaxation.
Mexican Caribbean offers plenty of places to relax, but for those who enjoy a place not so crowded by tourism, Valladolid is perfect.
Walk through its streets to meet its friendly inhabitants and enjoy the local food and, above all, explore its cenotes, those incredible caves with crystal clear water in which you will want to stay and live.
Ang Tong National Park, Tailandia
In recent years, Southeast Asia has become fashionable. Its large numbers of islands and attractive countries makes difficult to choose what places visit during our trip. However, if you are looking for a white sand beach with a tropical forest on your back, you have to visit Ang Tong.
This group of 42 islands has an offer for everyone: you can dive among coral reefs, observe the macaques in their natural habitat or simply relax sunbathing on the beach with any exotic drink you can imagine.
After the crisis of 2008, Iceland sought to strengthen its economy through tourism with various campaigns. The success of them was such that currently, the number of people who visit this country each year is five times the number of its population.
And it is not for less, since the landscapes of Iceland, full of volcanoes and lagoons, are some of the most beautiful in the world. One of the places you can not miss if you visit this island in Landmannalaugar, the perfect setting for hiking and, above all, to protect yourself from the cold in its thermal waters, while enjoying the nature that surrounds you.
Caulker Cay, Belize
Despite its small size, Belize offers tourists some Caribbean beaches that do not envy any of the places that surround it. Although this Central American country has several islands, Cayo Caulker stands out as one of the most economical in the area.
To get there you will have to take a boat and once you are here the rest is just to enjoy and relax: beach days and snorkeling await you in the second largest barrier reef in the world. Who does not dream of a vacation in a paradise like this?