Whenever someone’s going on a vacation, it’s usually one of three big types of destinations. First is the always-sunny beaches with cold cocktails and hot ladies all around you. Second one is culture-heavy trips to places like London, Rome, or Paris, where you can snap a picture of your companion with a local point of interest in the background. The third one, my favorite, is when you stay at home and sleep for 10 days straight, so you can endure another 6 months of your awesome job.
What most people don’t realize is that there’s a fourth option – the underrated destinations that combine at least two of the above-mentioned types. Places like South America, Middle East, Asia, and… Finland. Summer is here, and many of you are considering where to go for your annual vacation, so why not go off the beaten path and try out one or more of these 8 highly underrated destinations? I’m sure you’ll have tons of fun! Here we go…….
Ecuador definitely has something for everyone. The coast is filled with great beaches and access to the Galapagos Islands, the Andes Mountains are there, and a huge tropical rainforest is smacked right in the middle. If you’re not into nature, there are also a plethora of cities, offering 5-star service and luxurious amenities! Quito, Ecuador’s capitol, has spring like weather year round due to its high altitude but placement near the equator.
Paraguay’s wild nature is mostly untouched, and there are many national parks on the area known as the Chaco Plain. In Asunción, there are zoological and botanical gardens, that became a home for over 100 species of animals. If you’re into extreme sports, Paraguay has got you covered – zip-lining, rafting, rock climbing, horse riding tours and mountain tourism. Pick your poison.
The sun always shines directly above Colombia, as it lies on the equator. Among other things, this beautiful land has unforgettable beaches, archaeological ruins, jungle and Amazon safari, mountain hikes, whale watching, as well as deep-sea diving.