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Playa Grande Resort and Grand Spa, Cabo San Lucas

Playa Grande Resort and Grand Spa, Cabo San Lucas

Welcome to the hamlet-like accommodation on the southern beach of Baja! Looking over the Pacific on the southern rim of the Peninsula of Baja, Playa Grande Resort and Grand Spa stretches by the side of the extensive picturesque beach. This is one of the main reasons why tourists prefer to stay here whenever they wish to vacation in Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas. Besides this, one more appealing point of this village-like resort is its location – it is just a mile away from the downtown! Speaking about the main features of Playa Grande, it is the home of not only comfortable guest suites offering the ocean or beach views, but it is also the holder of the swimming pools meant for the people of all ages. Yes, no where else will you find such a facility and it is sure to pull you if you are looking  [...]

Lake Mckenzie: Most awe-inspiring on Fraser

Lake Mckenzie: Most awe-inspiring on Fraser

This is backpackers’ paradise on the east coast of Australia! Yes, Lake Mckenzie is the most visited natural body on the Fraser Island that itself is the hub of many shimmering beauties! This one is certainly a perched lake. This indicates that the lake is the body of rain water only instead of groundwater and that no stream feeds it nor does it meet any ocean. So, what is the secret of rain water not being drained away? Well, it is the bottom’s sand as well as organic matter, which make up for an impervious layer. So, for the tourists, Lake Mckenzie is one of the best blue highlights, which is fully shimmering throughout the year. The water of the lake engulfs two hues of blue as well as green: light at the shore and dark as one goes further from the coast. Okay, before that, what is  [...]

Matachica Beach Resort, Belize

Matachica Beach Resort, Belize

Welcome to the winner of the Traveler’s Choice 2010! Yes, this is the Matachica beach resort that is a fine, isolated refuge on the Ambergris Caye Island. Accessible in just 10 minutes from the quaint hamlet of San Pedro, the hotel’s rising thatch-roofed lobby is adorned with the pastoral island design along with a library packed with music collection from all over the world as well as travel magazines. Its only hot favorite restaurant is completely festooned with the modern paintings, Central American mahogany furnishings, hand-crafted Belizean art, and candelabras. The overall decor features seashells affixed as white and black shakers. People like the Matachica beach resort for its excellent restaurant, but if you want to live here for some days; you might never go away. The lobby,  [...]

Whitehaven Beach: Most spotless in Queensland!

Whitehaven Beach: Most spotless in Queensland!

How it would be if you get a chance to vacation at a beach that has grabbed the honor of not only being the cleanest beach of 2009, but also of being the best eco-friendly beach of 2010? I am sure; it will be surely very enthralling to visit such a fascinating beach! This is what the Whitehaven Beach in Australia’s Queensland uniquely features! And yes, before I forget, the awards of this beach are not only these two, but are even more. Not going much into the award part of it, I will now tell you about the beach and its activities. The Whitehaven Beach is the crown of the Whitsunday Island, which is adorned with many jewels in form of tourist attractions/activities. It is purely these highlights due to which the tourists love to come here again and again. So, it goes without saying that  [...]

Monte Verde: Ancient charm of Chile

Monte Verde: Ancient charm of Chile

Nestled in northern Patagonia is the archaeological site called Monte Verde that stretches in a partially decayed foliaged (peat) marsh accessible from Santiago after traveling for 500 miles. Discovered recently in 1997, the site pre-dates the establishment of the Clovis culture (a prehistoric Paleo-Indian one), which has fractured the basis on which the modern archaeologists have grasped about how the American continent was inhabited. According to the believed theory on how people settled in America, the Clovis culture is regarded as the America’s first culture. However, this theory has received a set back because of the existence of Preclovis sites such as Monte Verde, Paisley Caves, and Arlington Springs all of which leading finally to the acceptance of Preclovis. Coming back to Monte  [...]

Half Moon Caye: A bird sanctuary in Belize

Half Moon Caye: A bird sanctuary in Belize

Welcome to the oldest national park of Belize! Nestled 50 miles off the Belize mainland, the Half Moon Caye Natural Monument is the top pick for the divers, snorkelers, and bird watchers. I was actually shocked to know that this first protected zone in Belize is among the less visited attractions. There is no real reason as to why it is so; because this is a real hidden paradise to explore for the nature enthusiasts. The Half Moon Caye Natural Monument is composed of two unique ecosystems: the west full of wealthy foliage as well as thousands of birds along with the populated Red-footed Booby and the east known as the ‘paradise island’ holding palm trees, less foliage, and white beaches where turtles nest. The Red Footed Booby birds are one of the two Caribbean colonies, which stay here  [...]

Caye Caulker: Cheap water sport destination

Caye Caulker: Cheap water sport destination

Located off the Belize shore is the small atoll of Caye Caulker famous among the budget travelers for its comparatively inexpensive facilities as well as tempting water activities. But, it is a matter of fact that no proper beaches exist here. However, abundant docks still manages to soak you in its beachfront-like surroundings where you can lounge, walk, eat at an ocean front restaurant, or just thrill with diving and snorkeling. Split into two long back by the Hurricane Hattie with the northern half in, Mangroves as well as southern half in banana shape. Caye Caulker has only three streets and that too all in sand! These are Front Street (east shore), Back Street (west shore), and Middle Street as you would understand. A myriad of attractions exists along the Front Street as well as the  [...]

Grace Bay Beach: Jewel of Turks and Caicos

Grace Bay Beach: Jewel of Turks and Caicos

Consider routing on the off the beaten path leading to the Grace Bay Beach if you want to explore something surprising and also wish to escape the bustling tourist destinations in Turks and Caicos. This beach is uniquely intriguing in the sense that it very peaceful and serene as compared to the other beaches here. Nestled on the northeast shore of this famous island, this is a 12-mile beach on the northeast coast exhilarates one and all with its shimmering waters light blue waters as well as pristine white sands. There is no doubt that the Grace Bay Beach is among the best Caribbean beaches where you can easily spot an isolated spot as well as lounge because of its stretching length. I agree that there are more secluded beaches on this island, but this might be your choice due to its unique  [...]

Tierradentro: Marveling park of ruins

Tierradentro: Marveling park of ruins

Tierradentro refers to the national archaeological park in the Cauca’s Inza province in Colombia where a plethora of pre-Columbian subterranean temples as well as hypogea are the main attractions. Belonging to the 6th to 9th centuries AD, these ruins of the park are dispersed across many archeological zones that are Alto de San Andres, Alto del Duende, Alto de Segovia, Alto del Aguacate (Avocado Hill), and El Tablon. Tierradentro is located at a distance of 100 km from Popayan that is the capital. A majority of the temples are entered via a spiral staircase from the west, which descend up to 8 m after which you can enter into the major chamber linked to many more chambers that are the homes of a carcass. If you explore the classic hypogeum, you will find that it has walls that have become  [...]

Sacsayhuaman: House of the Sun

Sacsayhuaman: House of the Sun

Welcome to the mighty fortress of Cuzco! Literally meaning Satisfied Falcon in Quechua and also termed as Saqsaywaman, Sacsayhuaman refers to ruins of the giant fortress featuring layered walls. Nestled at the confluence of the Cuzco and San Cristobal districts, this was the capital of the Inca Empire as well as the venue of Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun. Sacsayhuaman is within the walking distance from Cuzco and is at a soaring height that is surprisingly more than Machu Picchu. This citadel overlooks the Cuzco city and so is among the breathtaking sights in the Parque Arqueológico de Sacsayhuamán that is a national park holding many more ruins. The reason why its called fortress is due to the fact that it is located high above Cuzco and boasts vast terrace walls. Nestled on the  [...]

Tiahuanaco: Godly Incan creation

Tiahuanaco: Godly Incan creation

Also known as Tiwanaku, Tiahuanaco refers to the ruined city that existed before the time of the Incan and is believed to be created by Viracoca, the Incan god who arose from the nearby sacred lake named Titicaca in Bolivia. Having ruled the Andean zone for 400 years, this ancient city is now the archaeological site boasting a myriad of monumental relics showing off the religious beliefs as well as the strong culture of the Incas who came later. For the tourists, there are magnificent temples, soaring pyramid, symbolic gates, temping monoliths, and peculiar face carvings seeming to be more of the aliens. As similar as the other megalithic ruins elsewhere, Tiahuanaco also holds a few most stunning architectural styles that adorn the monumental temples. Well, if you want to know the most outstanding  [...]

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