Top 5 Summer Oases You’ve Never Been To
5) San Jose Highlands, Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s capital city sees plenty of tourist traffic ever year, but it’s rare that tourist get to see everything that the area surrounding the city has to offer. Coffee purists like to travel the region by cart to visit the many scattered coffee plantations. There’s a different quality to a freshly roasted bean. Much like the unspoiled nature of the coffee plantations, Parque Nacional Volcan Poas is the country’s national park dedicated to its largest phenomenon, the Poas Volcano. The world’s largest active volcano should excite those seeking thrills but as with any active volcano, please be careful when traveling!
4) Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Ecuador’s size makes it attractive to traveler’s that enjoy seclusion. With over 3 million people, it remains on the smaller side compared to the giants of South America. Like Uruguay, Ecuador is steadily becoming more well-known in the travel world because of locations such as Esmeraldas. A few hours ride Northwest of Quito, Esmeraldas is one of the more popular beach destinations in Ecuador. Avoiding the crowds is easy, with many smaller towns offering a secluded stay on the same beautiful beaches miles away. What will make your travel is the culture of the area which is highly influenced by the water. Fresh seafood is a priority for locals and tourists alike, and you will find more than a fair share at all of the local restaurants.
3) Dubrovnik, Croatia
In case you haven’t been following our blog in the past few weeks, Dubrovnik is a destination that deserves a second mention. The city lies on the Aegean, forgotten by mainstream travel media in the US since one can remember. If you are looking for a classic getaway on the Mediterranean then Dubrovnik should be your first choice. The view of the Aegean will have you asking “Is this really Croatia?” Yes. Yes it is.
Defined as a cultural region by most, Brittany attracts travelers from all over the globe with its incredible climate and beauty. The peninsula’s coastline produces some of the region’s best beaches which are more solitary than one would think. The waters also boast many oyster farms as well as marinas. To get the full effect Webjet recommends you engage in both. The water isn’t all that Brittany has to discover with Bécherel and La-Roche-aux-Fées worth your attention. The former is a dream destination for many extended stay travelers who wish to keep it peaceful. The small town is a literary heaven. La-Roche-aux-Fées is a structure of large stones created about 4,000 years ago, preserved to this day.
1) Buzios, Brazil
Our number one choice lies in a country full of exotic getaways and beautiful beaches. What separates Buzios from the others is a mixture of details. The town has maintained its limited size, which usually means its soul as well. Buzios’ reputation, however, has grown beyond the borders of its own country. Many of South America’s most affluent residents call it their preferred vacation spot. The town has developed their food and nightlife over the past 50 years to match, well nearly match, the beaches that it boasts. Buzios may not have the global clout of Brittany, but it will.
Where is your Summer oasis?