It is the summer time and the weather is fine, in fact the time cannot be more perfect for water sports. Even if you are not into extreme sports like water surfing and skiing, you can try a more quiet sport like swimming with the dolphins. And even if it is not summer in your country it has got to be summer somewhere on the planet. So let’s check the best destinations to enjoy water sports. And maybe, just maybe, you will be tempted like us to make a plan and visit each and every one of these destinations.
Water surfing in Fulong Beach, TaiwanOne of the best places in the world for water surfing is this long stretch of golden beach in Taiwan. If you are looking for the ultimate water sports experience you can swim, surf, and sail year round in this 3 kilometer beach. If you are into all kinds of sports the area also features a picturesque hiking trail, as well as a marvelous cycling path. If you are not much into sports you can still enjoy the pristine beach and beautiful scenery, the area hosts Taiwan’s biggest outdoor music festival as well. Just an hour away from Taipei by train, this village in Taiwan certainly deserves a visit, especially if you are into water sports!
Water surfing in Tofino, CanadaThey call this place the surf capital of Canada because surfing is a culture in Tofino. You will encounter people who live to surf there, as well as beginners who travel there for the world renowned surfing schools. Because of the very long days, people enjoy the beaches in Torino well until 10 and 11 p.m during the summer months. Endless summer days at the beach, who would say no to that? The marvelous beauty of the long stretches of beach in this British Colombia town is enough reason to go, even if you do not plan to surf. Watching the exquisite sunrise or sunset is reason enough to go.
Kite surfing in Essaouira, MoroccoBordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Essaouira is known as the Windy City. This makes this beautiful little town in Morocco with its 10 kilometer sandy beach a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Kite-surfing in specific has gained popularity there; you cannot miss the colorful kites on the beach as soon as you reach the city. You do not have to be an avid surfer however to enjoy the beach, this picturesque town with its golden beach and diverse culture make for a great vacation anyway.
Water skiing in Rhodes, GreeceThis stunning Greek island is one of the top places for water skiing because of its calm and crystal-like water and beautiful beaches. The Aegean Sea surrounding the island provides the perfect opportunity to sail at full speed and enjoy skiing among picturesque surroundings. Even amateurs and beginners can ski in Rhodes, courses are available with qualified instructors and the water is very calm and clear.
Swimming with the dolphins in Port Louis, MauritiusUndoubtedly one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Mauritius is renowned for more than just lazing at the beautiful beaches. Swimming with the dolphins is one of the most popular activities in Mauritius as wild dolphins can be found around the island. In addition to that, the island is famous for sea kayaking as well. So maybe try that too if you are the adventurous type. Or, if you are not into all that, you can just relax at some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world and take a cruise to watch the wild dolphins.
Scuba diving in Marsa Alam, EgyptColorful coral reefs, rich marine life, crystal clear waters and wonderful beaches; Marsa Alam is one of the best diving spots in the world. The area is home to several dolphin species, turtles and many endemic Red Sea species. It is also one of the best places in the world for underwater photography due to the clarity of the water. If you do not know how to dive do not fret, the city is home to several diving schools where you can learn and practice over a short vacation. Or, if you are not interested in sports, you can still enjoy the scenery and relax at the beautiful sandy beaches and maybe take a cruise on a glass boat to check the marine life.
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