Nature’s beauty and its majestic allure is our world’s natural treasure. Some find peace in it, some enjoy the winter side of nature and some – the summer side. It is hard to argue about the beauty that changes after travelling across continents, mountains and oceans.
Novatours travel company has compiled six of the best destinations for people who enjoy nature’s splendour:
Zakynthos Island and the Blue Caves
Zakynthos Island is one of the most beautiful and popular islands of the Ionian Sea. It has marvellous nature, crystal-clear beaches and hospitable towns. Its biggest pride lies in the Blue Caves. The name is associated with bright, light-blue water tones that are reflected in the arched caves along the coast. The charming contrast of the majestic mountain caves and clear sea water can be visited at any time. The best time for it is shortly before sunset, when the light creates striking colours.
Madeira Levada Walks
Madeira, which is located far from the continent’s coast, looks as though emerged from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. It is considered a paradise, the island of eternal spring. Madeira’s nature is truly a sight to see – exotic plants, the ocean, majestic mountains and different shades of green. The best way to enjoy nature is by going for a walk on the Levada trails. Madeira’s trails consist of irrigation canals form a network or canals that across the island. The main function of the canals is to deliver water from reservoirs to the island’s northern parts. Water from the channel is delivered to banana plantations, vineyards, fruit and vegetable gardens. To fully explore the island’s rich nature, it is recommended to go for a walk along the canals.
Lanzarote and Timanfaya volcano park
Lanzarote is the fourth largest of the Canary Isles and is located not far from the African coast. Lanzarote is also called the black pearl of the Canary Isles. The island dazzles visitors with marvellous nature sights and contrast of colours. After multiple simultaneous volcano eruptions, a part of the island remained buried under a thick layer of dust for many years, creating impressive colour contrasts. Some parts of the island make some people imagine they are on the Moon, with its craters and volcanic caves. In 1933, a UNESCO biosphere nature park was founded in Lanzarote.
Fuerteventura and its beaches
The oldest of the Canary Isles archipelago and its blue-green waters are included in UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Network. Its total territory is 350,000 ha. Fuerteventura is well-known for its beaches. All of them are equally scenic, long, covered with white sand and washed by clear water.
Sri Lanka and its tea and spice plantations
Sri Lanka is often called a paradise corner and the kingdom of tea and spices. It attracts people with the variety of landscapes: there are 2,500 m tall mountains, plantations, mysterious jungles and attractive beaches. Sri Lanka’s most valued treasure is its tea and spice plantations. Cinnamon, nutmeg tree groves, ginger, cardamom, vanilla, cloves, pepper trees – all of it can be found in Sri Lanka. Mountainous regions in which fruit plantations are found will definitely surprise visitors with an array of aromas that will make people stay a little longer.
Andorra and the snow-capped mountains
Andorra is one of the smallest countries in the world. It not only charms people with its natural beauty, snowy mountains and friendly environment, but also its cuisine. Andorra’s biggest attraction is the Grand Valira ski region. The total length of skiing tracks is 210 km. It is a perfect place for lovers of traditional leisure and those seeking a thrill.