Let’s be honest. Juggling between our work and overloaded weekend schedules can get quite hectic. That’s why so many of us try to fight off the stress by either exercising or indulging in different things like online casino games or even fine dining. This is one guilty pleasure that many relax with, but as the world gets busier, it seems like it won’t be the only one.
But whatever our vent, the fact remains that, at times, it gets so tense that most of us forget about daily pleasures and dream about getting as far away from the noise as possible. But are there really places where you can truly relax without falling into an overcrowded tourist trap? Of course there are. You just have to find them.
The following 5 destinations are one of the rare places on Earth where you can really rest your mind in a peaceful and sense-feasting environment. Nap, take a stroll, or just treat yourself to anything you want – whatever you do, enjoy the lack of noise and tourist floods.
Iceland may not be the most attractive of destinations to the adventure traveler, but it definitely is one of the best places for those looking for tranquility. Like many island nations, Icelandic people are known for their laid back and friendly attitude, which comes as a major plus to the already relaxing atmosphere of the surrounding countryside.
The best place to visit in Iceland will be the capital – Reykjavik. Despite being the center of politics and government, this city is very quiet, especially in the suburbs. If you can rent a place on the outskirts of the city, you can feast yourself to breathtaking landscapes, while also being a drive away from historic landmarks, great food, and art.
La Digue, Seychelles
Want a place where you can enjoy some of the most gorgeous beaches on the planet? Tired of summer resorts full of beach parties and crowds? If you are, La Digue might be your best pick for a quiet holiday, as long as you can afford it.
As you probably already know, the Seychelles are a group of 115 islands located in the Indian Oceans. The most famous thing about the islands is that they are very small and have amazing beaches and quiet resorts. Well, the La Digue is one of the most serene islands of the group, offering any new-comer a chance to enjoy many delights, the key being:
- Crystal clear water and white sands;
- 11 Secluded beaches;
- Snorkeling and hiking;
- No motor vehicles;
- 20 quiet resorts to choose from.
If you’re looking for warm climate, peace, fine food, and a chance to get some tee time, Algarve is the perfect combination of all these things.
With sunny days all year round and deserted islands in the vicinity to explore at your will, Argave has everything you need to get away from your busy life. And if you ever get bored of sitting on the beach, you can indulge yourself in plenty of other pleasures that only Argave has to offer:
- Incredible sea food and wine;
- TheRia Formosa Nature Reserve;
- Famous golf courses;
- Historic cities;
- Natural hot-spring spa centers.
Cahuita, Costa Rica
Another massively popular destination, Costa Rica has been on everyone’s map for more than two decades. But while there are many beautiful places to enjoy in the country, not every place will offer you some quiet time to complement the soothing scenery.
Cahuita is a very small town on the Caribbean side of the island that is also one of the rare peaceful gems that is yet unspoiled by tourists. Set on the beautiful shoreline at the end of the jungle, this place is a great choice for nature lovers who want plenty of activities to help them relax. Quiet beaches, rainforests, surfing and kayaking, are only one small part of Cahuita’s therapeutic portfolio.
San Gimigano, Italy
Italy’s Tuscan region is renowned across the world for its immense cultural and artistic impact. Also known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany is the home to incredible art, architecture, and some of the most peaceful small towns in the world.
Although it has many admirable places to visit, the town of San Gimignano is definitely one of the best places for those looking for a peaceful getaway. With gorgeous Middle Age architecture and landmarks, the local Vernaccia wine and pecorino cheese, and acres of beautiful landscapes, there isn’t anything really missing from this beautiful place.