7 top beaches in the world

There are people who have already finished their vacations and there are other people who have just started them. Without a doubt, the most paradisiacal destinations will still be visited by tourists for a few more weeks. The destinations are varied: towns, cities, fields, mountains, fjords, sea ... But why not spend the holidays in one of the top beaches in the world.

Matemwe Beach, in Zanzibar (Tanzania)

his beach in Africa takes first place on the list due to its crystal clear water and white sands. This paradise located northeast of Zanzibar is one of the most visited places by tourists.

Next to the safaris and the climb to Mount Kilimanjaro, visiting Matemwe Beach is one of the mandatory activities. You can dive among corals or ride a dhow, the small sailboat typical of the Swahili coast.

Matemwe beach
Matemwe Beach, in Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Sarakiniko, on Milos Island (Greece)

The volcanic rocks are one of the special charms of this beach located north of the island of Milos, one of the reasons that have exalted to second place. Wind and water have eroded these stones until they adopt this strange form and, therefore, it is known by the nickname ' lunar beach '.

But Sarakiniko is not the only unforgettable beach in Greece, as Milos is one of the more than 200 Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, among which are others such as Mikonos or Santorini. All these islands have beaches worth visiting, with cliffs, special smells or nearby buildings.

Sarakiniko, on Milos Island
Sarakiniko, on Milos Island

Ölüdeniz, on the coast of Lycia (Turkey)

The coast of Lycia, in the Turkish part of the Mediterranean Sea, is full of beaches with years of history. The extensive bay of Ölüdeniz takes the deserved third place of National Geographic for its placid waters that have given it the nickname of ' Blue Lagoon ' ( Blue Lagoon ).

Part of this beach is declared a national park and is a perfect place for canoeing, snorkeling with sea turtles and visiting the Roman ruins and Lycians.

Ölüdeniz, on the coast of Lycia
Ölüdeniz, on the coast of Lycia

Cala Macarelleta, in Menorca (Spain)

To the south of the island of Menorca are the Macarella cove and the Macarelleta cove, a whole sample of the paradise that is the Balearic Islands. These places have beautiful white sands and are surrounded by pine trees and rocks.

The Macarelleta cove, which has obtained fourth place, is only 14 kilometers from the Menorcan town of Ciutadella, so its access is not too complicated. Up to there thousands of tourists approach each year who do not miss the opportunity to dive among the crystalline waters.

Cala Macarelleta, in Menorca
Cala Macarelleta, in Menorca

Ko Similan, Similan Islands (Thailand)

Similan means 'nine' in the Malay language, so this archipelago and the national park are made up of the nine Similan Islands. The beaches bathed by the Andaman Sea are perfect for scuba divers because of the transparency of the water and the diverse marine ecosystem that inhabits there.

The beach of Ko Similan, which has the fifth place, is the largest in the entire archipelago and is famous for its coral reefs and the curious shapes of the rocks at the bottom: a deer, a leaf, a mushroom...

Ko Similan, Similan Islands
Ko Similan, Similan Islands

Palolem, in the state of Goa (India)

On the west coast of India is this almost uninhabited beach. The few houses called 'shacks' and fishermen's boats were the only evidence of Palolem's life, but after appearing in 2004 in the movie ' The myth of Bourne ', an emerging tourist infrastructure is developing.

Its sand and its water are worth admiring and the forests that surround it are equally beautiful. 12 kilometers away is the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, home to Bengal monkeys and tigers.

Palolem, in the state of Goa
Palolem, in the state of Goa

Bora Bora, in the Society Islands (French Polynesia)

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean is Tahiti and its islands, under French territory. All of them hide paradises that have enchants navigators, explorers, and artists of all ages. Among them, the Bora Bora atoll is one of the most beautiful because of its proximity to the extinct Otemanu volcano.

This mountain rises on a coastline of white sands and palm trees and contrasts with the paradisiacal beach of turquoise waters. A few kilometers away is the Aitutaki atoll of the Cook Islands, a place of beauty similar to that of Bora Bora.

Bora Bora, in the Society Islands
Bora Bora, in the Society Islands

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