One of the most exciting parts of any holiday is planning all the fantastic attractions you are going to visit.
But how do you make sure you don’t miss out on some of the lesser known ones? With a little help from us of course…
Archaeological sites aren’t often described as picturesque, but Tulum in Mexico is truly stunning.
Perched on cliffs and affording panoramic views across the Caribbean ocean, this fascinating site was once a pre-Columbian Maya walled city.
For a day combining both history and relaxation, you can explore the interesting ruins before bagging a spot on the beach below.
Seven Mile Beach, Jamaica
With its sugar white sand and glittering aqua water, Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica will have you wondering whether you’ve stumbled across paradise found.
Snuggled among coconut groves and with a selection of beach-side restaurants, this idyllic spot is the perfect location for some much-needed R&R.
Viñales Valley, Cuba
A trip to the utterly enchanting Viñales Valley will allow you to find out the origins of one of the countries most revered exports: the Cuban cigar.
The beautiful destination is a UNESCO World Heritage site and here you will be able to tour tobacco plantations, visit a cigar factory in the nearby city of Pinar del Rio and learn about the traditional techniques still used today.
The valley is also a popular hiking and climbing area so don your boots and immerse yourself in the breath-taking landscape.
Parque Nacional del Teide, Tenerife
This awe-inspiring national park is one of Tenerife’s most popular attractions, and with its ethereal lunar-like landscape, it’s easy to see why. The highlight is towering Mount Teide, which rises out of a huge volcanic crater. Dwarfing everything that sits below it, it is Spain’s highest point at a whopping 3,718 metres.
The highest point of the peak can be reached by cable car, or if you really fancy a challenge (and are relatively fit) you can take a guided walk up the volcano.
The Bardo Museum, Tunisia
Art enthusiast or not, it would be hard not to be impressed by the exquisite mosaics that line the walls of Bardo Museum.
Not only one of North Africa’s top museums but also home to one of the world’s most important mosaic collections, it is well worth paying a visit to.
Siwa Oasis, Egypt
Egypt is bursting at the seams with must-see attractions and Siwa Oasis is another one to add to the list.
Home to around 20,000 ethnic Berbers, the inhabitants of this mysterious desert location still wear traditional dress and is a great location for picking up local handicrafts.
This isolated settlement is located on an ancient trade route and surrounded by lush palm groves and freshwater springs.
Eastern National Park, Dominican Republic
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is teaming with a huge selection of animals, plants and wildlife. It also boasts one of the Caribbean’s largest marine parks where bottlenose dolphins, turtles and exotic fish play in its waters.
Wildlife lovers will be in their element; however the pre-Columbian art displayed in its caves and its beautiful sandy stretches that this destination really does offer something for everyone.