Everyone has a tropical island fantasy, right? But, it doesn’t have to stay a dream. You could make that daydream REAL by enjoying one of these insanely great destinations! So pack those bag, because your dream tropical, beach destination is a reality. Check out these five Must Do beach destinations:
Salinas Bay, Costa Rica
Salinas Bay is regarded by some as a nature lovers paradise. Not only is it situated on a picturesque beach, but there are numerous nature preserves located nearby that are easily accessible to tourists. Bird watchers flock here to observe the more than 250 bird species that live in the nearby ecosystems. You can also quickly get to the border with Nicaragua from here, so if you are looking to check two places off your bucket list, Salinas Bay may be the best destination for you.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Playa del Carmen may not have made its way into the lyrics of a popular Beach Boys song, but it certainly is a romantic place that you could take your partner to. Resorts here offer ample value for the money, and the surrounding landscape is awe-inspiring to just about any traveler. If this is your first time to Mexico, this is a great place to experience it first-hand. If you are a seasoned traveler, this place should already be on your list of places to go.
Not far inland from the Strait of Gibraltar, you’ll find the quaint Mediterranean coastal town of Benalmádena, Spain. The town has a long history dating back thousands of years, and some of the local buildings and castles still standing today date back many centuries in age. Being so close to the pivotal entrance to the Mediterranean, this small town has been a key location for empires to hold in the past. No longer needing to defend itself against raiding pirates and invading armadas, Benalmádena greats its guests with open arms and hospitality.
Jaco, Costa Rica
Even though Jaco, Costa Rica is situated on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, it’s a very tropic climate. Whether you call it a jungle or a rain forest, there’s probably only a fine line that separates the two. Here the ocean hits a short and sweet sandy beach, and then the landscape goes straight to green. If waterfalls, rainbows and maybe even a volcano are part of your idea of paradise, consider it found in Jaco.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan is a bustling coastal town with lots of vibrant Latin culture. San Juan is known for being on the hot spots for nightlife and entertainment in the Caribbean. The town is packed with plenty of live music, bars to hop around and world-class cuisine. Or if you prefer, just dine at one of the local dives like a local and experience what food in Puerto Rico is really all about.