Spring equals summer rehearsals! Until such time as we go down the path of the sun as the best way to organize the Easter holidays and around that a trip to places where weather and latitudes guarantee the right temperatures to enjoy sunbathing and the sea? And if all this can happen in places rich in exotic charm with postcard views, beaches and unspoiled nature, here are some tips on where to direct your dreams.
In the difficult choice of the most unspoilt locations in the world, the Caribbean locations naturally have a prominent place.
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Relatively close in terms of flight hours, less than six, this archipelago is a tourist destination continues to grow. The ten volcanic islands that compose await the visitor with striking almost unspoiled natural vistas. white sand beaches, turquoise sea reflections, lush vegetation are the perfect destination for a holiday of nature and sport: the trade winds and the Atlantic waves make the islands a paradise for surfers, windsurfers and kite- surfing, while the depths are perfect for diving enthusiasts, including underwater caves and shipwrecks. The most beautiful beaches, candid and desert, are located on the island of Sal, also favored its international airport which connects Europe and America, but rich in wild and unspoilt beaches are the other islands, especially Boa Vista, Sao Vicente and Maio. An ever-present soundtrack that mixes tribal rhythms with salsa and samba will accompany the visitor everywhere in these places inhabited by a friendly and joyful people.
April falls just at the time recommended for a trip to Belize, during the dry season when the heat is not yet sultry. This state of Central America overlooking the Caribbean Sea is one big paradise for nature lovers. Indoor rain forest, virtually unexplored, contains testimonies of the Mayan civilization, as in the Caracol and Xunantunich sites, but the major attractions for tourists are made up of white sand beaches, among the most beautiful in the world, from the islands ( here called Cayes) and atolls dream with warm waters and a coral reef that is the second largest in the world. The most popular resorts are equipped with modern amenities and comforts, they are Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker and on the mainland, the Placencia Peninsula, but for the adventurous are possible many cheap solutions. Belize is considered the paradise of diving and the most popular destination is the Great Blue Hole, a circular underwater karst cave, whose walls are also 12 meters long stalactites.
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Discovered by Christopher Columbus, the archipelago of the Lesser Antilles Caribbean island is a French overseas department and therefore, for us Europeans, simply an ID card for entry into the country and the Euro is the official currency . The capital Fort-de-France and many other small and quaint towns where you can breathe the typical French and Creole culture mix offer tourists all kinds of amenities to ensure a relaxing holiday surrounded by the festive and warm local atmosphere. Many areas, however, are still wild and devoid of amenities to satisfy the dreams and desires of those seeking their own quiet Eden. Point du Marin, Les Salines, the nearby Pointe des Salines, Anse Mabouyas, all in the southern part of the island, are among the most beautiful beaches of Martinique: white sands, dream sea and the opportunity to enjoy lobster and fish freshly caught or relax in a hammock while sipping the famous local rum. For missed snorkelers the seabed in front of the beaches of Anse Noire and Anse Dufour Les Anses d’Arlet.
Turks & Caicos
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This British dependency, where, however, the circulating currency is dollar U.S.A., is a coral archipelago that offers heavenly beaches and crystal clear sea with rich seabed fauna, corals and shells of all shapes and sizes. Very popular by pairs of honeymooners (see other romantic islands perfect for Honeymoon) is a destination that ensures their holidays in complete relaxation and thrills for fans of diving: in the waters around Salt Cay You can swim next to giant manta rays and whales already a few steps from the shore. The most sought-after tourist center is Providenciales: popular with a North American clients, is one of the most exclusive destinations of the Caribbean and Grace Bay is considered one of its most beautiful beaches. For those who do not put monetary limits on your dreams, in the luxurious resort of Parrot Cay and Pine Cay you can experience unparalleled emotions, while West, East and South Caicos, virtually uninhabited, are preferred by adventure seekers.
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The weather sunny and dry April is ideal to plan the holidays in Mexico. Famous throughout the world for its archaeological sites with evidence of pre-Columbian cultures, like Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza, this country, overlooking two oceans, is also a favorite destination for sea lovers. Known for daring divers of La Quebrada, Acapulco, on the Pacific coast, is the goal of the international jet set, while the Caribbean Playa del Carmen, with its long strip of white sand, is the beach with the wildest nightlife. Playa Paraiso is the most charming beach of Tulum which enjoys the most beautiful views thanks to the impressive Mayan ruins overlooking the crystal clear waters. The paradisiacal Isla Mujeres is located off the coast of Cancun, on the Yucatan Peninsula, the area with the supply of tourism services of the highest level, ideal for stays of relaxation and tranquility. For adrenaline junkies, Puerto Escondido, in the State of Oaxaca, is one of the areas facing the Pacific with the preferred waves for surfers. Read also the article on the most beautiful beaches of Mexico.
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Spring is the best time for the holidays in Florida: March and April are the sunniest months, with already warm temperatures, but not sultry, and in particular, away from periods of hurricanes. This state is one of the most chosen tourist destinations in the world and not just for the attractiveness of the most famous amusement parks of the world, such as Disney and Epcot in Orlando; raise your hand if you have ever seen at least once the long beaches of Miami, particularly Ocean Drive and South Beach, with their skyline of skyscrapers, the setting for many films and television series. For those who are content with less luxurious and famous places, the beaches of Naples, Collier County, Fort Lauderdale, Key West (in the Florida Keys) and Tampa offer more relaxed atmosphere while maintaining top-notch facilities. A special note deserves the Siesta Beach in Siesta Key, in the Gulf of Mexico, because it is considered the one with the fine white sand of the world because of the quartz crystals that compose it.
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In this state-Continent where the geographical size and movements have spatiotemporal measures other than in the rest of the world, the areas along the coast are also popular tourist area’s busiest. Among the most beautiful beaches of Australia there are Bondi Beach, near Sydney and the Gold Coast, in Queensland, which attract surfers from around the world, while diving and snorkeling are the highest of emotions along the 2000 km of the great Barrier Reef. Charming places are also Ninety Mile Beach and the Twelve Apostles, in the state of Victoria, Whitsunday Island with the beautiful Whitehaven Beach from the white silica sands, Mission Beach, Port Douglas and the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland yet. Finally, make sure emotions, with unforgettable sunsets over the Indian Ocean, even at Cottesloe Beach near Perth in Western Australia.
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Known around the world for the archaeological site of Angkor, this country, even at the edge of the large number of tourists, it offers completely wild landscapes and territories for a real contact with nature. The Cambodian coast and more than sixty islands that face each other, are true tropical paradise with white sandy beaches surrounded by mangrove forests and crystal clear water; those near Sihanoukville, the main port of Cambodia, are the most popular and equipped with hotels and resorts adapted to a foreign clientele: the most famous beach is Sokha Beach. Wonderful beaches also on Koh Tonsay islands, Koh Ru and Koh Tang, but the paradise it is located on the island of Koh Rong, about two hours by boat from Sihanoukville: forty-three kilometers of pristine beaches surrounded by nature and nothing else . Many will only come equipped with backpack and tent for an unforgettable holiday in Robinson Crusoe style.
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April is a dry period that puts of the tropical and equatorial climates agreement affecting the various areas of this archipelago of more than seven thousand islands in the South China Sea and the Philippine Sea. The Philippines, where tradition and modernity coexist, are by many considered the “Eastern” pearl not only for the beauty of natural landscapes, but also for the hospitable nature of its people. The major tourist destinations offer accommodation services for all the pockets, to satisfy every need. The most beautiful beaches of soft white sand are found in Boracay and the nearby Crocodile Island, Inanuran, Luzon, Mindoro and Cebu, while much wilder are Mindanao and Palawan and the small archipelago of El Nido. A special mention for Malapascua paradise, a small island surrounded by turquoise waters in which lovers of diving depths can hike among numerous wrecks surrounded by multi-colored marine species and rare thresher sharks.
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In April there is still time for a pleasant stay in Dubai, before the desert climate and the hot summer temperatures make it difficult to sunbathe by the sea. For several years this emirate is one of the coolest destinations in the world tourism: services and facilities that define a thousand and one night is even an understatement, white sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees and clear waters. Jumeirah Beach Park is considered by many the most beautiful and equipped beach: the entrance is free of charge every day except Tuesdays which is reserved for Muslim women. Dream also the public beach in Jumeirah Open Beach, with few amenities, but a sea that has a swimming pool, while a visit is a must even at Public Beach against the backdrop of the Burj Al Arab, which has become the symbol of Dubai, and one of just six hotels in the world can boast of seven stars. Excess and extravagance in this city are at home: if you want a swim after skiing … even this is possible at Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort just steps from the desert dunes.