You work hard all year long so you deserve to treat yourself to a luxury holiday which can provide you with unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Here are 5 magical destinations that you will never forget.
Costa Rica is known for its volcanoes, protected jungles and beaches. There are lots of thrilling outdoor activities like surfing, snorkelling, golfing, hiking or zip line canopy tour. You can visit the Tortuguero National Park which is a nesting ground for sea turtles. The Poás Volcano is an active volcano with stunning scenic views of the crater lake and waterfalls. Mount Chirripó is a volcanic mountain and is a popular destination for hikers. Playa Conchal, Santa Rosa National Park, Bahía Drake, Samara and Playas del Coco are popular beaches to relax and indulge in water activities.
South Africa lies in the southern most part of the African continent, and is one of the most beautiful areas of Africa. It is known for its safaris, and Kruger National Park is the one to visit if you want to see the big five; rhinoceros, elephants, hippos and crocodiles. Cape Town is filled with fabulous parks and you can visit Table Mountain National Park, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Tsitsikamma National Park. Make sure you visit the penguin colony of Boulders Beach for a unique experience. There are also plenty of great areas to go trekking like Lion’s Head, Blyde River Canyon and Swartberg Pass.
Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is known for its picturesque villages, medieval castles and rugged landscapes. Visit the town of Portree to start your vacation. The town has boutiques and harbour side pubs. Most of the beautiful places have to be hiked but the spectacular scenery is worth the effort. Visit The Storr, Neist Point, Quiraing, Sgùrr Dearg, Loch Coruisk and Duntulm Castle to see the breathtaking views of the scenery around you. You can visit Soay, Skye and Loch Dunvegan if you wish to kayak. During the summer months you will be able to see dolphins, otters and seals frolicking in the water.
Istanbul is a fascinating blend of European and Asian cultures. Looking through the window on your journey from Istanbul airport you will see the beautiful Byzantine architecture and you can visit Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque to see more of this. You should visit the Basilica Cistern which was a Roman underground water source, and don’t miss the Grand Bazaar which is a labyrinth of colourful markets. You can visit the Spice Bazaar to shop for all kinds of exotic spices and textiles. A few other places to visit are Bosphorus Bridge, Walls of Constantinople, Nuruosmaniye Mosque, TurkuaZoo, and Büyükada.
Seville lies in the southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Visit Alcázar of Seville, one of the most beautiful palaces in Spain. The Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla is a bull ring that holds a seat capacity of 12,000 and still operates to this day. The annual Seville fair in April and May is filled with flamenco dancing and sherry drinking. Flamenco dancing is very popular, and you can take lessons, so you can join in this fun art form. You can visit beautiful Maria Luisa Park for a stroll of go to the Alamillo Park which has a lake and offers train rides, bike hire and water skiing.