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Aruba

Aruba is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Sand, sea, sunset and unforgettable beauty will meet you in this Caribbean paradise. Aruba is small autonomous province within Netherlands and 33 miles long island in the southern Caribbean Sea. It is not like most of the popular summer resorts in the world. There are not so many tourists like in Florida for example, but the great beaches and amazing views will make you want to visit the island more than once.

Aruba Beach Vacation

Aruba – Caribbean paradise near Venezuela
Aruba Tourist AttractionsAruba Attractions:
The northern part of Aruba is very rocky and rough, that is why it is not very inhabited. The southern cost is much more pleasant and has a lot of fantastic beaches with clear blue water, white sand and corals. Aruba is very popular tourist destination and you can enjoy many wonderful attractions and pleasures.

Aruba Beach Vacation Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, is located on the south coast of the island. The city has great Dutch colonial architecture and most of the buildings are painted in beautiful pastel colors. The capital is visited by many cruises and it is really big fun to spend your time in such a colorful city. You can try many delicious meals, you can visit many shops where you can find many cool souvenirs and craft arts. Of course, the most visited place is the beach where you can have fun and meet a lot of friendly local people and tourist who will reload you with positive energy and perfect mood.

Diving and Snorkeling at Aruba
The fun at the beach is not the only pleasant thing which you can achieve in Aruba. If you are of diving and snorkeling you can easily arrange a trip to the near Eagle Beach and Palm Beach where the water is clear and transparent and you can learn and observe the fantastic underwater world of Aruba. If you want to have more adventures you can visit the National Park “Arikok” where you can have the possibility for biking and discovering the real beauty of the island. It is amazing place and do not forget your camera in the hotel. You will regret.

Cura di Tortuga Natural Pool
“Cura di Tortuga” is another popular place which you should visit in Aruba. It is hidden natural pool where you can swim during calm days, but it is risky when the ocean waves are big and dangerously hit the rocky barrier between the ocean and Cura di Tortuga. The “Butterfly Farm” is another great place which you can visit. There you will see many wonderful and colorful butterflies and you will be able to learn more about the life of the butterflies.

As you see, Aruba is one of the greatest travel destinations in the world. It is really easy to plan your vacation in Aruba. There are many offers on the market for all inclusive packages for families and adventure seekers. Such a sunny place with beautiful beaches and underwater attractions will make your vacation perfect and pleasant. The great exotic atmosphere of the island will make your summer vacation memorable and unique.

Honduras

Honduras- beautiful country with great history

The clear blue waters, ancient ruins and the green hills and jungle of Honduras are just some of the reasons to choose the country as your favorite travel destination. Such a trip to not so visited place in Central America will give you great possibilities to enjoy the wonderful and untouched nature and learn more about the local traditions and customs. The life there is really simple and inspiring, something which will easily make you to forget about the daily stress and awful tasks.

Honduras Copan
The territory of Honduras covers more than 110 000 km ² and consists many mountains, jungles and narrow plains along the coast. Once you are there, you can visit the wonderful Natural Park “Rio Platano” which is part of UNESCO World Heritage and the beautiful Coco River, which is a border of Honduras with Nicaragua.

The lands of the modern Honduras were inhabited by many Indians tribes, many of which were part of the great Mayan Empire. Honduras was discovered for the world by Christopher Columbus in 1502 year, but the Spaniards conquered the land in 1524.

Honduras Tourist AttractionsHonduras Attractions:
Beach Holidays: If you love the water attractions and you do not mind crowds of tourists, then you can visit Roatan, Honduras. This is a place with fantastic white beaches and great diving opportunities, some of the best in the whole Caribbean region. Nowadays, many tourists visit the city in searching for pleasant time and a lot of fun.

Nature Lovers: You can visit the National Park “Punta Sal”, Honduras. The nature is magnificent and you can see many dolphins playing in secret bays, monkeys hanging from the trees and many other incredible animals and views. It is really great cultural and natural adventure.

Historical Sites: You can also visit the famous ruins of Copan, another great discovery and proof about the greatness of the Mayan civilization. Giant sculptures and magical ruins will make you think about the values in life and you will definitely change your opinion about the surrounding world. It will be a little bit hard for you to reach the ruins because they are hardly accessible, but believe me, all your efforts will be rewarded.

Honduras WeatherHonduras Climate:
The favorable climatic conditions in Honduras make the country one of the leaders in the production of tropical fruits. You can visit many banana plantations and see with your own eyes how is developed the production process. You can learn many stories about the great past of the country. You can also swim and rafting in many of the Honduras rivers. The conditions are perfect for such kind of extreme sports, the only problem you maybe will face is the carrying of all the gear and boats. But do not worry too much. You can hire the local people to help and guide you. It will not cost you a lot of money, because as you probably know, Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Central America. This is the reason why you will save a lot of money for hotels and transportation. You can find many products ten times cheaper than in your country. The standard is different and this is great benefit for you. Cheap and amazing vacation.

As you see, there are many great and beautiful places in Honduras. Plan your summer vacation there and you will face the wonderful past of the Mayan Empire in its modern shape. Honduras is a great country with beautiful nature and friendly people. Be ready for adventure.

Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Overview of Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram):
God’s own country with its psychedelic sunsets complete with palm trees swaying to whatever music the wind chooses to play, the wafting aromas of the land of coffee, spices and coconuts, the bastion of communism, a literate people whose friendliness is only surpassed by their curiosity for more. Kovalam Beach A place that fiercely retains and respects the ancient traditions while viewing the modern with tolerance and invitation – Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is Kerala incarnate.

There is beauty and intelligence, the exotic and the mundane; there are Ayurvedic massages that elicit equal amounts of pain and pleasure, beaches and lagoons with the best part being the preservation of it all the way Nature meant it to be.

Trivandrum is also a bustling city, where the business of life is carried out like it is around the world, interspersed with everyday visits to the nearby temple or mosque. Myth has it that the place derives its name from it being the city of Anantha, the sacred serpent of Vishnu. History has it that Thiruvananthapuram had once been the port of call for Romans and Jews, Arabs and Christians. Believable, considering that it remains one of the biggest centers for sea-bound labors.

Trivandrum AttractionsPlaces To Visit:

Government Art Museum
This museum has much to impress the visitor with. Trivandrum MuseumBuilt in an exquisite blend of Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian styles of architecture, the museum is also known as the Napier Museum after the erstwhile Governor General of Madras John Napier. This 19th century building boasts of a unique natural air-conditioning system and the displays include exquisite bronzes, ancient ornaments and costumes, ivory carvings and musical instruments, and a whole temple chariot.

Puttan Malika Palace Museum
Built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balrama Verma of Travancore, an accomplished poet and musician, the traditional Travancore style museum is made better with its exquisite woodcarvings. There is a priceless art collection among other exhibits and the palace also hosts an annual classical music festival between 27th January and 3rd February.

Sree Chitra Art Gallery
Located in the museum compound is this Art Gallery featuring an eclectic collection of works by Roerich and Raja Ravi Verma. This of course is only among the many other paintings from the Mughal, Rajput, Bengal and Tanjore schools of art. There is also a fabulous collection of oriental art from the Far East and Bali.

The Zoological Gardens
With a setting that includes woodlands and beautiful lakes, this is arguably one of Asia’s best laid-out zoos. Whether it is love for the animals or just a need for a good day out, this is an excellent place to visit.

Indian School of Martial Arts (ISMA)
Kalaripayattu, KeralaA definite must see is the ISMA, which continues to preserve and impart training in the 5,000-year-old martial art of Kerala – Kalarippayattu. Established in 1983 it is in Vazhuthacaud in the heart of the city. A three-storied building, the main attraction is the traditional kalari – the arena for practising the art, built 10 ft below ground level. ISMA is also a renowned healing centre where the traditional kalarichikitsa – an exclusive branch of medicine – has been practised for years. The rare collection of olagranthas – palm leaf manuscripts also makes it a place with historical value.

Kovalam Beach
This building, designed in the English Gothic Style, was built in 1878. The main structure rises 54.2 m in height and is surmounted by statues representing Justice and Mercy. Beautiful Kovalam, endowed with a sheltered bay making it safe and pleasant to swim in during the off-monsoon months is no doubt, one of the best places to be. Food, rest, Ayurvedic massages and long walks with the inevitable shopping will make your visit here memorable and a true vacation.

Shanghumugham Beach
Trivandrum Mermaid Statue The Shanghumugham Beach is close to Trivandrum international airport. This is a favorite place for locals to spend their evenings. However do not expect to enjoy bathing in sea here since the water is not really clean and it is pretty crowded.

Veli: The Veli Tourist village, is around 11km away from Trivandrum city where the lake merges with the sea. Veli is a popular tourist destination for Keralites.

Trivandrum ClimateClimate: Pleasantly tropical throughout the year, Trivandrum’s proximity to the sea makes for weather that has its variations. Other than the monsoons between May and October, which are long and heavy, summer temperature goes up to 32°C while winters are a pleasant 29°C.
Best Time To Visit: If you love the rains, anytime and if you don’t, September to May.

Trivandrum FactsThiruvananthapuram Facts:

  • Population: About 3,234,707
  • Main Language(s): Malayalam, Tamil and English
  • Time Zone: GMT + 05:30
  • Phone Area Code: 0471
  • Airport Distance from City Center: 8 kms
  • Taxi Rates from Airport to City: Pre-paid taxi service available

Benidorm, Spain

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Benidorm is a coastal town located in the province of Alicante in Spain. Benidorm is not only popular for its white sandy beaches but also for the high-rise buildings. This small coastal town in Spain has the most skyscrapers per capita in the world.

Benidorm Beach

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Costa Del Sol, Spain

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Costa Del Sol Travel Guide :
Costa Del Sol is located in the Southern part of Spain. It is located in the province of Malaga. Malaga City is the hub of the whole Costa Del Sol. It is a very mountainous region. It contains 161 km of coastline with plenty of beautiful beaches which makes Costa Del Sol an ideal travel destination for beach holiday lovers.
It’s divided into the Eastern Costa Del Sol and the Western Costa Del Sol.

Costa Del Sol AttractionsCosta Del Sol Attractions:
Costa Del Sol is known for its fishing industry. Costa Del Sol is one of the top tourist places due to it’s beaches and pleasant climate.
Costa Del Dol BeachCosta Del Sol Beach Holidays
With 161 km of coastline, there are plenty of beaches to choose from.

Spain has a very artistic and architectural heritage. There are many museums that house Spain’s arts. There are ancient ruins to see in the area. You can also view their immaculate cathedrals, limestone formations, castles, fortresses, Picasso’s home, or watch their national sport in action, bull fighting.

Costa Del Sol ClimateClimate:
The climate on the coastal area of the Costa Del Sol is what attracts the tourists. The area has a mean temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Throughout the year, the temperature ranges from 57 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The coastal region averages around 20 inches of rainfall a year. The Costa Del Sol area lies lower than the inward land and is protected from the wind and cooler temperatures. On average, there is 300 sunny days a year at Costa Del Sol.
The official language is Spanish and English is the secondary language. The population of the area is 600,000 people. The currency in Spain is the Euro. The International Airport of Málaga-Pablo Ruiz Picasso is 8km from Málaga City

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Seychelles, Africa

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Seychells is famous for Stunning Beaches Photo by: Tobias Alt

Seychelles Beach Vacation

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La Digue Island, Seychelles   Photo by: Martin210
La Digue Island, Seychelles

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair, The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
Overview:
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are not everyone’s choice for a holiday. They are so far away from the mainland that they tend to be ignored by most visitors. However, those who find themselves on the Islands are rewarded with spectacular beaches, pristine coral reefs and the lovely blue sea.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are part of a string of about 500 tropical islands, which lie scattered halfway between Calcutta and the equator. The existence of these islands was first reported in the 9th century by Arab merchants, who sailed past them on their way to the straits of Sumatra.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman Tourism InfoAndaman Facts: The first western visitor was Marco Polo. The Marathas took over the islands in the late 17th century. In the early, 18th century, the islands were the base of Maratha admiral Kanhoji Angre, whose navy frequently captured British, Dutch and Portuguese merchant ships. Angre remained undefeated by the combined British / Portuguese naval task force, right up to his death in 1729.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands were finally annexed by the British in the 19th century and used as a penal colony for Indian freedom fighters. The colony was set up by Captain Archibald Blair of the Bombay Marine, who gave his name to the capital of the islands, Port Blair. During World War II the Japanese occupied the islands. After India gained independence in 1947, the islands were incorporated into the Indian Union.

  • Main Language(s): English
  • Time Zone: GMT + 05:30
  • Phone Area Code: 03192
  • Population: About 3,50,000
  • Airport Distance from City Center: 4 kms
  • Taxi Rates from Airport to City: Taxi service available at Rs. 50 per pax to city

Port Blair, is today, the pulse of the islands. Most tourists who visit begin their exploration from here. Port Blair extends around a harbour on the east coast of South Andaman, and is the most heavily populated of all the islands.

The one major landmark in Port Blair is the Cellular Jail. This seven-winged national monument tells tales of the torture of India’s freedom fighters who were imprisoned within its walls. The islands were called Kalapani (islands with black water), because of the blood that tainted its waters.

The Andamans are a paradise for ecologists and ornithologists, with 242 species of birds, 46 species of mammals and 78 species of reptiles some of them rare and almost extinct. These birds and animals live in dense rain forests surrounded by mangroves that seem to become part of the sea.

The islands are also home to some of the oldest tribal communities in the world. Six recognized tribes inhabit the several islands. While members of some of the tribes venture into the city, others keep to their forests, and can be quite hostile.

Andaman ClimateClimate: The daily temperature in the Andamans does not vary much throughout the year. It usually averages between 23°C to 30°C.
There are two seasons – the wet, or monsoon season, from mid-May to mid-November, and the dry season, from mid-November to mid-May. Rainfall is heavy and, depending on the location, averages 264 to 437 cm annually.
Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit is between November and mid-April.

Andaman AttractionsAndaman Attractions – Places To Visit: The stunning beaches are the major attractions of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. But there are many other tourist attractions waiting for you in this island paradise.

Andaman Cellular JailThe Cellular Jail
This museum is a reminder of the torture that India’s freedom fighters suffered at the hands of the British. It had more than 600 cells, so prisoners would have absolutely no contact with one another.
Today the Port Blair Cellular Jail is an important tourist spot at Andaman and Nicobar islands.

The Beaches
For a day of swimming, and fun in the sun, Corbyn’s Cove and Jolly Buoy are popular beaches. One can also snorkel and visit the underwater world as long as one wants.

Havelock Island
A visit to the Havelock Island is a memorable experience. Its unspoilt and beautiful charm can take you back a hundred years.

Ross IslandRoss Island
Ross Island was once an exclusive preserve of the British who ruled from there for over 50 years. The ruins of bungalows, churches, ballrooms, bakeries, clubs and dungeons, are an interesting and intriguing experience. They relive the glory of early 20th-century colonial life.
Early morning, Ross island is a bird-watcher’s paradise.

Viper Island
The Viper Island contains the dungeons and a natural amphitheater. Another picnic spot, it still has ruins of gallows as reminders of a grim past.

Museum and Zoo
At the Anthropological Museum, Marine Museum, and the Mini Zoo, one can see a panorama of the life of the Paleolithic islanders, a display of marine life with sea crocodiles, dolphins, barracuda, and pearl oysters.

Andaman CruiseHarbour Cruises
A harbour cruise takes visitors around the South Andaman Island and offers a beautiful view of mangroves, rain forests and other delights of this living museum. There are also cruise trips from mainland to Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Volcanoes
The Andamans even have their very own dormant volcano and those who have the courage and stamina to climb to its mouth on Barren Island never forget the sight of the lava inside or the hard lava-like rocks that make the climb a near impossibility.

Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona is one of the largest Spanish cities. It is located near the French border and is on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a popular tourist hotspot because of its clear blue water and sandy beaches and because of the city’s historical monuments. It is also a place where young people come to party and have fun.

Barcelona ClimateClimate:Because of its location in Western Europe, the climate in Barcelona is deemed as mild. It has distinct four seasons, with summer being the best time to visit the city.

Barcelona Travel Tips: Because it is the capital of Catalunya, aside from Spanish, Catalan is also spoken widely. While some people understand English it is still a good idea to know a bit of Spanish or have a translator guide handy when vacationing there.

Barcelona AttractionsBarcelona Tourist Attractions: Barcelona beaches have long been a place of interest for those who decide to vacation there.
Barcelona Nude BeachBeach Holidays: Barcelona is a sea resort that offers four distinct beaches. The largest and most populated one is called the Barceloneta. However, it can become rather crowded in the summer so a good choice might be one of the following: the Icaria beach, the Stiges beach and for those who prefer to walk in the nude – the Mar Bella beach which is a nudist beach.

The famous Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Sagrada Familia

Some of the more famous tourist attractions include Sagrada Familia designed by architect Antonio Gaudi, the Barcelona Aquarium and of course the Barcelona FC Museums which represents soccer throughout history. There are plenty of museums like the Picasso Museum, the Miro Museum and many others worth seeing.

La Merce FestuvalEvents & Festivals:
Different events occur throughout the year in Barcelona. One of them is La Merce which is a five day celebration in September in honor of Mare de Deu de la Merce – the patron saint of the city. During this time the streets are filled with people and tourists who are trying to capture the moments in camera.
Jazz Festival:
The Barcelona Jazz festival is another event that gathers thousands of jazz fans October through December.

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Barbados, Caribbean

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Barbados is an island in the Caribbean. It is in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean. The largest city and the capital is Bridgetown. Barbados is the most developed island in the region, and is also the most popular for tourist or the Caribbean islands. The total area of the island is 167 sq. miles.

Barbados Caribbean Islands


Barbados AttractionsBarbados Attractions: Barbados is a popular tourist destination for those who love scuba diving and snorkeling, cave exploring, sailing, and the beaches. Much of the island is surrounded by a coral reef great for snorkeling. There are several caves available to explore. Popular sights to visit are the historical churches and museums. Barbados has an exquisite art gallery by the name of The Gallery at Lancaster Great House.

Barbados ClimateBarbados Climate: The climate of Barbados is considered tropical. June to November is the wet season. December to May is the dry season. The average yearly rainfall is 40-90 inches. Due to how far east it is in the ocean, Barbados misses most of the hurricanes. The last damaging hurricane was in 1955. The temperature stays a fairly constant 77 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year.

Barbados FactsBarbados Facts: The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown. Barbados economy started off with the sugarcane industry. Today tourism mostly supports the islands economy. There is one airport on the island, Sir Grantley Adams International Airport. Transportation around the island is by taxi buses or helicopter shuttles. Barbados has a population of 281,000. English is the official language used, and also a regional dialect based off English called Bajan. The currency used is the Barbados Dollar, or BBD. 1 BBD is equivalent to 51 cents of USD.

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Hawaii, USA

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Hawaii – the dream islands
Hawaii is the United States of America’s newest state and the only one comprised entirely of islands. It is a favorite place for vacation among the Americans and because of its location and weather tourists pour from all over the world all year round. The Hawaiian island chain is comprised of hundreds of islands, with Hawaii being the largest of them all. The capital, Honolulu, is however on the island of O’ahu.

Hawaii Beach
Hawaii ClimateHawaii Climate:
Hawaii is located in the mid-Pacific Ocean. Due to its location in the tropics weather is warm all year round, making it the perfect destination for that winter holiday. Often volcanic eruptions are of interest to geologists from all over the world. Yet nothing beats the clear azure waters, the sunny blue skies and golden sandy beaches of these islands of paradise.

Hawaii AttractionsHawaii Attractions: Hawaii, because of its attractive location, has become a major tourists spot, and sports hundreds of hotels offering thousands of commodities. Whether one wants a house on the beach or a luxurious penthouse, the traveler can find anything to suit their taste. Hula Dancers It is a choice location for surfers with many surfing tournaments taking place there during the dry season.
Hawaiian Hula Dance:
The hula dancers have become a staple in Hawaiian culture, wearing bright skirts with floral designs and often displayed in cartoons with coconut bras. Watching beautiful dancers moving their body along the rhythm of Hawaiian music is a great experience.

Flora & Fauna:
For the tourists looking to explore the flora and fauna of the islands there are plenty of options. Humpback whale migrations are a primary point of interest and happen during December.
Hawaii Turtles

Hawaii Honeymoon:
Hawaii is the honeymoon location of choice for many newlyweds because of its remote private beaches that sport small houses right near the waterfront.

Hawaii Honeymoon Travel
Hawaii Food:
Hawaii is popular with its cuisine that largely contains sea food and fruity flavored dishes. Restaurants to visit are Alan Wong’s restaurant, Roy Yamaguchi’s restaurant, the Mala Ocean Tavern in Maui and many others.

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