Posts Tagged ‘World Heritage Site’
It was time. We talked about lakes mysterious pink and boisterous waters. He also spent time at the castle ‘s most exquisite, large and stunning the world. And of course, another section is reserved to the churches most curious of the world. Today we speak of a natural passage that may surprise alike in every way: the beaches. Because while we all look the same, a mixture of sand and salt water more or less clean, more or less crystalline, each forms a different landscape. There are deserted beaches and tourist beaches, there are some with strange rock formations, incredibly pink hues, and there where the landscape is broken by a waterfall. If you’re still not completely sure about this, is that you have not visited this list that I offer:
1. La Digue : It is the fourth largest island of Seychelles, with an area of 10 km ² and a total of 2000 inhabitants. It is located north of Madagascar (Africa). Its name comes from the ship of French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, who visited the Seychelles in 1768. No wonder that tourism is the main economic activity of the island if we look at the spectacular scenery that offers: stunning beaches will not find in any other part of the world. A heavenly place where the rocks have been subjected to erosion of the waves and have been transformed in ways unimagined masterfully. Carved a wonder, a canvas which combines the turquoise sea, the pristine whiteness of the sand and the emerald green of tropical vegetation. Original and beautiful, are the adjectives that are linked to this magnificent beach.
2. Tikehau Atoll . It was discovered in 1816 by the Russian Otto von Kotzebue. The island’s name means “peace landing.” It is located in French Polynesia, 300 km northeast of Tahiti, 10 miles west of Rangiroa. It is one of the most romantic par excellence. It is a roughly circular atoll with an abundance of fish, among which rays, barracuda, tuna and shark gray, so it is more advisable to look at it from the sand and stay out of the water, just in case. The place remains virtually untouched look with amazing pink hue in the sand. Yes, Tikehau us to a paradise lost unconventional. Geography is quite unique, the water is warm and crystal clear, and have the depth you have, many areas are so shallow you can walk across. Of course, they give the magic touch these luxurious and beautiful hotels we all dream of knowing, Overwater Bungalows, yea, literally over the water bungalows, but that dream is to get out expensive.
3. Monkey Mia . If the sharks did not call us a lot of attention, maybe it’s time to interact with other friendly and peaceful animals: dolphins. Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination, in Shark Bay (Australia) where for four decades has been happening and only a curious phenomenon: dozens of bottlenose dolphins come to shore to be fed by humans. This only happens here and is a clear opportunity for contact with these gentle aquatic creatures. It all started one day in 1960 when a fisherman came to feed the dolphins after a day of fishing, which eventually became a habit and gradually an attraction for tourists. In recent years it has fought for the preservation of the area and has been given much attention to the native roots of the place. For visitors, the most visible evidence of this is the culture of the rides where they are taught to respect the earth. Today is World Heritage.
4. Koekohe Beach . This beach is located in New Zealand. Its appeal is not the water or sand. But these strange rocks that look like eggs or shells spherical giant turtle in the middle of the beach. In reality they are the direct result of wave erosion over millions of years on calcite rocks that make up the landscape. They are collector’s items, hard to find anywhere else on the planet. Of course, apparently seen, were the inspiration for the creation of legends, including Maori.
5. Hyams Beach . Located in New South Wales (Australia), less than three hours from Sydney, this is the whitest sand beach in the world. Surely we will have seen images of the Caribbean, very enviable, but nothing compared to this. Because the sand here is white as a piece of lime, not surprisingly, currently listed in the Guinness Book. For a moment we just dreaming snow, while we take a refreshing swim in its waters.
6. McWay Waterfall . It’s in California. It is a place inaccessible and little visited. The views are particularly significant from a boat, but for the adventurous can also be reached via a path which lead to the beach. Particularly striking is the waterfall that gives life to the landscape. In the style of this beach, we found other places like the island of Jeju (South Korea) or the Fjords of New Zealand with stunning and beautiful waterfalls.
7. The beach of the Cathedrals . We could not close the list without mentioning a Spanish beach and coastal area is that part of Galicia. Their inclusion is due to the impressive cliffs of up to 30 meters high that can be found in the town of Ribadeo, bordering the Bay of Biscay. Your name Galician Catedrais As is the fancy name that has been used to refer to these precious natural monuments, which appear Gothic buttresses although deep arches are just sand and sea, eroded by hundreds of years.
As always not about closed lists, always fit some unusual places , and wonderful to discover unexplored and worth visiting. But for now, with this selection of beaches and you can start thinking about going to hit you where the bathroom the next summer arrives: the sharks, dolphins and pink sand.