1. The Silfra Fissure, Iceland
The Silfra Fissure is located in the Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. This fissure is a favorite place for divers and adventurers. The water is so pure and clear here that you can see right to the bottom of the fissure – all 300 meters of it.
2. The Door to Hell (Darvaza Crater), Turkmenistan
This giant burning crater is around 60 meters wide and 20 meters deep. This crater was created after geologists set fire to the natural gases inside a cave in order to prevent it from harming local people and livestock. The fire was supposed to have burn out in a few days, but it is still going strong nearly half a century later.
3. Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzogovina
Blagaj is a small village which is located at the bottom of a cliff in the midst of waterfalls and azure waters. This is a sacred place for the Sufis who have turned this village into a slice of paradise.
4. Flores Island, Portugal
Flores Island is located in the most western part of the Azores islands near the Portuguese coast. The island gets its name from the fact that almost all of it is covered with different kinds of flowers. To add to this, there are lagoons, lakes, volcanoes and caves to explore. Flores Island is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
5. Sentenil de las Bodegas, Spain
This small town in the south of Spain was built over 8 centuries ago. What makes it unique is the fact that it was built into rocks in order to protect the locals from the scorching sun and wind. When you visit here you realize just how small you are.
6. Huacachina, Peru
Huacachina is a small oasis town in the heart of a vast desert. The population of the town is only around 200 people, so you can cut yourself off from the rest of the world here. If you ever visit here, be sure to try out sand boarding on Peruvian dunes.
7. The Lencois Maranhenses National Park, Brazil
The Lencois Maranhenses National Park can be found on the Atlantic coast in northeastern Brazil. During the rainy season, thousands of turquoise lagoons form among the sand dunes. These lagoons are full of fish and crabs (although no one is too sure how they get there). The best time to visit this wonderful place is between July and September when the lagoons are at their full capacity.
8. Popeye's Village, Malta
Popeye's Village was originally built for shooting the Popeye musical in the 1980s. Nowadays, it is a resort with a small amusement park, stunning views and cruises around the bay
9. Hidden Beach, Marieta Islands, Mexico
Hidden Beach is a secluded beach which has crystal clear waters and a large variety of birds living there. The only way to get to this beach is by boat. After drifting through a maze of underwater caves, you will discover a beautiful beach which has been lost within the depths of the island.
10. Lake Hillier, Australia
Lake Hillier is located in south-west Australia and the only way to get there is by plane. The water here is pink and it remains that way the whole year round. No one knows for sure what it is which gives this water its unusual colour.
11. Dongchuan Red Soil, China
This is a mountainous valley which is found in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province. The landscape is reddish brown due to the high concentration of minerals and fossils in the soil.
12. Las Lajas Sanctuary, Columbia
This sanctuary is located in the gorge which acts as the border between Columbia and Ecuador. This magnificent building rises 45 meters above the river below.
13. Isola Bella, Italy
Isola Bella is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. On this island you can find the stunning Borromeo Palace and a multilevel blooming garden complete with terraces, grottos and fountains. To add to this, beautiful white peacocks, known as royal birds, roam freely around the gardens.
14. The Marble Caves, Chile
These marble caves are located on one of the peninsulas at General Carrera Lake in Chile. These breathtaking caves have been created by the water over thousands of years.
15. The Cave of Saint Marcel d’Ardeche, France
The cave of Saint-Marcel-d’Ardeche) is located in the region of Rhône in the French Alps. This is a huge network of caves with stunning crystal clear water and colorful rocks.