Dubrovnik Landmarks - Croatia

Dubrovnik Landmarks – Croatia

Dubrovnik Croatia Dubrovnik is located on the picturesque Adriatic coast of southern Croatia, on the so-called Dalmatian Riviera, at the foot of Mount Srd, 412 meters high. The population of Dubrovnik is a little less than 50,000 people. The national currency is the Croatian Kuna (NRK). Dubrovnik Croatia Since 1979, Read more…

Banyuwangi Top Landmarks - Indonesia

Banyuwangi Top Landmarks – Indonesia

Banyuwangi Indonesia
Banyuwangi Indonesia

Translated from the Indonesian language, Banyuwangi means “fragrant water”, which is associated with a local legend. It is the easternmost city on the island of Java, from where dawn begins, casting its first rays of sunshine on the lush green and most populous island. Banyuwangi County covers an area of ​​5800 sq. km, including the southern beaches washed by the Indian Ocean, the impressive Raung volcano at 3282 meters above sea level and the Merapi volcano at 2800 meters above sea level.

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Banyuwangi Indonesia

The city of Banyuwangi will open up an amazing world of wild animals roaming freely in Alas Purwo Park, which is the oldest nature reserve on the island of Java. Here you can hike the savannah of Baluran Park or visit the secluded and unspoiled beaches of the Pulau Merah or G-Land Islands, as well as go to Sukamade Beach, which is returned every year. turtles for laying eggs. In the city of Banyuwangi, Indonesia, trackers can climb the stunning crater of the Ijen volcanic complex by night, and enjoy the views of blue flames that emerge from the yellow sulfur cliffs.

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Banyuwangi Indonesia

How to get there

For most of the attractions around Banyuwangi, it is best to rent a car at the airport, or through a hotel or travel agent. When renting a car, be sure to make sure it is durable and comfortable, especially if you are planning to visit mountainous areas or rugged nature reserves, despite the fact that even dirt roads are generally good here.

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Banyuwangi Indonesia

If you want to sail from Bali , take a ferry from Gilimanuk Port on the western tip of Bali to Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi City. You can also travel by car from Surabaya or any other major city in East Java to Banyuwangi, Indonesia. (more…)

Bay of Fires, Tasmania - Australia

Bay of Fires, Tasmania – Australia

Bay of Fires Tasmania The Bay of Fires is the name of a unique beach in Mount William National Park in northeastern Tasmania. The coast is deserted and picturesque, with secluded white sandy beaches nestled between dunes and granite rocks offering stunning views of wastelands, forests and coastal areas. Sometimes Read more…

Jardim do Mar Landmarks - Portugal

Jardim do Mar Landmarks – Portugal

Jardim do Mar Portugal The name of the resort town Jardim do Mar in Portugal literally translates as “Garden by the Sea”. On its territory are the pebbly beaches of Portinho, Enseada and Vigia, washed by the clear Atlantic waters. Tourists are greeted by steep cliffs, bright wildflowers, grape and banana Read more…

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast - Bulgaria

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast – Bulgaria

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

The Bulgarian Black Sea Coast stretches for 380 km. In just a few hours by car, even crossing the mountains, you can drive from the northernmost point of the sea coast to the southern one. Cape Emine conventionally divides the Black Sea into South and North parts. The magical combination of beaches with golden sand and azure sea, clear water and fresh air, proximity to mountains and an abundance of thermal springs make the coast attractive not only for tourists, but also for those who want to buy their own corner in this picturesque place.

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Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

The southern part of the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast begins in the north from the town of Obzor , at the last elevations of the Stara Planina mountain range and reaches in the south to the Rezov River, on the wooded slopes of the Strandzha Mountain.

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Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

In the western part of the largest bay that runs into the land, there is the city ​​of Burgas , which is the fourth largest city in the country. Today, it is a key administrative, political, economic and cultural center of the South Bulgarian Black Sea Coast.

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Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

Thanks to favorable natural conditions and rich cultural and historical heritage, one of the most developed economic sectors in the region is tourism. It is here that the largest famous resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast is located – Sunny Beach (Slanchev Bryag)… Other attractive tourist destinations include the resort villages of Elenite and Sveti Vlas, the small picturesque towns of Nessebar, Pomorie, Sozopol, Primorsko, Kiten, Ahtopol, etc. (more…)

Palamós, Costa Brava Landmarks - Spain

Palamós, Costa Brava Landmarks – Spain

Palamos Spain
Palamós Spain

Palamós is a small town on the Costa Brava, 45 km southeast of Girona, Spain. Of course, first of all, it is a wonderful resort: cozy and comfortable. But not only – the port of Palamós is the largest in the province of Girona and one of the largest in Catalonia. And at the same time, the water even near the city beach is amazingly clean!

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Palamós Spain

Another feature of the resort is that there are few package tourists. This means that there are no crowds of people, faceless “chain” hotels, endless ranks along the coast with a “typical” set of services, the same in both hemispheres at any latitude. In addition, the town almost managed to avoid the development of high-rise buildings – there are only a few of them on an area of ​​14 sq. km.

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Palamós Spain

History of Palamós

According to archaeological excavations, the first settlements in the vicinity of the modern city appeared between 2500 and 1500. BC e. Approximately Ⅴⅼ century. BC e. one of the settlements was mentioned in documents, and in the ⅼⅼ century. BC e. northeastern Catalonia, like most of the Pyrenees, has undergone romanization. Information about the presence of people in these places during the first centuries A.D. e. are available. But nothing is known about the later period – up to the Ⅹ – Ⅹⅼ centuries.

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Palamós Spain

The founding date of modern Palamós is December 3, 1279, when the king of Aragon and Valencia, Pedro ⅼⅼⅼ, signed a decree establishing a new royal port. However, the settlement grew and developed rather slowly – due to regular pirate raids. The inhabitants of Palamós were engaged in fishing and selling cork, that is, the usual crafts for this region. (more…)

Montezuma, Puntarenas - Costa Rica

Montezuma, Puntarenas – Costa Rica

Montezuma Costa Rica
Montezuma Costa Rica

Montezuma is a small resort town in Costa Rica, on the Nicoya Peninsula, in the province of Puntarenas. Let’s tell you more about it.

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Montezuma Costa Rica

Few facts about the city

Montezuma, Costa Rica – Previously, a fishing village was located here, and daily carts with oxen harnessed to them lined up in a small port – the area supplied fresh vegetables and fruits to Puntarenas, the capital of the province of the same name. In the 60s and 70s of the last century, this place was chosen by hippies, there were even a couple of communes here, and starting from the 80s, Montezuma began to develop as a resort, moreover, with very democratic prices.

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Montezuma Costa Rica

Today the city is very popular with eco-tourists – even though the town has a working production. It is also popular among young people, thanks to the relatively low prices for rest and a rather lively nightlife: here you can meet various informals with piercings and tattoos, and rastamans with dreadlocks, and quite decent couples of newlyweds. People come here to admire the beauty of nature, watch whales, relax on the beautiful beaches, do yoga or hiking. Those who have already been here believe that there is no better place to rest on Earth.

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Montezuma Costa Rica

Weather in Montezuma

Costa Rica is a small state, so the weather conditions in its different places differ quite slightly. The climate in Montezuma is tropical: warm and humid. Seasonal temperature fluctuations are almost imperceptible. The best months to visit the city are February, March, April, August, September and October; at other times, tropical showers can interfere with recreation, although they, despite their abundance, are rather short-lived. The minimum temperature at night is + 21 ° С, the maximum during the day is + 34 ° С. (more…)

Port Campbell National Park - Australia

Port Campbell National Park – Australia

Port Campbell National Park
Port Campbell National Park

Port Campbell National Park, which is famous for its amazing collection of limestone “sculptures”, including the famous “Twelve Apostles”, “London Bridge” and Loch Ard Gorge. “London Bridge” is an abrasive shore formed by the surf.

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Port Campbell National Park

The Twelve Apostles cliffs guard the approach to Port Campbell National Park, the coast of which is called the coast of the lost ships.

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Port Campbell National Park

The famous natural monument “The Twelve Apostles” is a group of cliffs in the middle of the boiling surf. The “Apostles” have long been a symbol of the Great Ocean Road.

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Port Campbell National Park

 On one of them, the forces of nature formed a natural teardrop-shaped niche. Not a single travel brochure, not a single local company logo seems to be complete without her silhouette. (more…)

Discover Red Sea Riviera - Egypt

Discover Red Sea Riviera – Egypt

Red Sea Riviera Egypt
Red Sea Riviera Egypt

The Red Sea Riviera is usually called the coast of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. This is due to the good conditions for recreation and the numerous hotels. Sharm el-Sheikh has become a real tourist capital of the whole region, which is located where the Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aqaba. Therefore, it is often possible to hear that the Egyptian (Red Sea) Riviera in Sharm el-Sheikh has found its popularity among multimillion tourists.

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Red Sea Riviera Egypt

Several geographic facts of Red Sea Riviera

Today Sharm el-Sheikh is located 35 kilometers off the coast of the Egyptian Red Sea Riviera. Residential areas and an endless line of hotels also stretch here. The Nabq region occupies the north of the Egyptian Riviera resort Sharm el-Sheikh. It is located very close to the airport, but you should not be afraid of the noise of airliners taking off – you can hardly hear it.

However, the Egyptian Red Sea Riviera, like all nature, has surprises and is unpredictable. So in Nabq, strong winds and a wide coastal reef may be the only negative. But the strip between the edge of the reef and the coast will allow those who appreciate shallow water and a gentle entrance to enjoy the sea, as well as provide an opportunity to get to know the Riviera.

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Red Sea Riviera Egypt

To the south of Nabq in Sharm el-Sheikh there is Shark’s Bay, famous among divers. This is a special place on the Egyptian Red Sea Riviera. After all, it is enough to stay at one of the local hotels to see the entire fauna of the Red Sea, avoiding the need for numerous excursions. Surprisingly, all the beauties of the underwater kingdom can be found in one place on the Riviera.

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Red Sea Riviera Egypt

A tourist path

And for entertainment there is a direct road to Naama Bay – a real center of nightlife with discos, nightclubs, cafes, endless shops. By the way, the Old Market, famous among tourists in Sharm el-Sheikh, is located in the south in the Sharm el-Maya region. (more…)

Las Baulas National Marine Park - Costa Rica

Las Baulas National Marine Park – Costa Rica

Las Baulas National Marine Park Costa Rica
Las Baulas National Marine Park Costa Rica

How to get to Las Baulas National Marine Park, Costa Rica.

Las Baulas National Marine Park is located on the Pacific coast of the Guanacaste province, Costa Rica. It is said that once upon a time, thousands of leatherback sea turtles sailed here to leave offspring, but the massive use of turtle eggs and meat for food led to the fact that the turtles almost completely disappeared in these places. And only over time, after the National Park was created here in 1991, the turtles began to gradually return to these lands. The egg-laying period for turtles lasts from November to April.

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Las Baulas National Marine Park Costa Rica

The territory of the park covers 379 hectares of land and 22 two thousand hectares of coastal waters. The park occupies a coastal area consisting of four beaches: Playa Carbon, Playa Ventanas, Playa Grande and Playa Langosta. It also includes the Tamarindo estuary and the mangroves at the Matapaglia and San Francisco estuaries.

How can I get to:

Las Baulas National Marine Park – Exit Liberia off the Pan American Highway towards the Pacific. At Belém, turn right and continue on the paved road for 22 kilometers until you reach Huacas. Then follow the dirt road for about 8 kilometers through Matapaglia towards Solinas. There you will see the entrance to the park.

The entrance to the Playa Grande area is open from 8 am to 4 pm with a guide. To avoid negative impacts on turtles, visits are limited.

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Las Baulas National Marine Park Costa Rica

Las Baulas National Marine Park is located on the azure Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Despite the fact that its territory is very large (220 sq. Km), land occupies only 10% of the land. The coastal area is made up of four magnificent white sand beaches: Playa Carbon, Playa Ventanas, Playa Grande and Playa Langosta. Let’s tell you more about the park.

What to do and what to see?

If you have already purchased a luxurious Costa Rican tan in local resorts and have swam to your heart in the clear waters of the ocean, and your soul asks for new experiences, then in Las Baulas you will find something to do not only during the day, but also at night.

The park offers many entertainments to its visitors: (more…)