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ST BARTHELEMY

24 Apr

Saint-Barthelemy is a French island of the Lesser Antilles, located in the Caribbean Sea.

One of the main attraction of St. Bartholomew is its beaches the island has 22, all as good as each other. You can practice many water sports, including diving fins, mask and snorkel (snorkeling).

Among the beaches you will find the St-Jean situated along a scenic bay, perfectly suited to water sports. The bay is divided into two quiet beaches, ideal for children. You will enjoy its turquoise waters, well protected reef, ideal for snorkeling, swimming and windsurfing.

Surfers will appreciate the range of the Cayes Anse which is perfectly adapted.

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Among the places of interest:

Gustavia:

The only real town on the island, also the administrative capital.

Pleasant with its white houses with red roofs, reminiscent of the Swedish history of the island. Gustavia offers several bars and trendy restaurants, but also many shops.

To see:

– The Wall House and City Museum: a beautiful wooden building Swedish style.

– The Fort Gustave installed at the outlet of Gustavia, the ruins of one of the three forts (Fort Kazrl and Oscar) who defended the city. Offers stunning views of the harbor of Gustavia.

– The marina and trade

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Corossol:

An authentic fishing village. Houses and colorful boats give it an irresistible charm. In the late afternoon, do not miss the return of boats loaded with fish and lobsters. You will also find local crafts

As panama (traditional hat) and various artifacts with lataniers making of dried leaves in the sun.

To see:

– The International Museum of the shell: a collection of 9,000 pieces of all the world’s oceans, 1000 samples of sand.

– The range of Corossol: the fishing village bordering the beach is always typical of the traditional lifestyle of the island.

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The variety of restaurants of St Barth allows you to discover and enjoy a wide variety of dishes from a delicious French cooking or Caribbean. From the small family restaurant to the gastronomic St Barth is an ideal destination for those who love to eat. Each site and restaurants will offer you a special atmosphere that you can only appreciate.

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ALGARVE – PORTUGAL

22 Jan

Marinha Cove

 

The Algarve is a region in the south of Portugal. The ocean on the south and west borders it, and the sun shines most of the year (an average of 3000 hours of sunshine).

It must be recognized that the coast cut cliffs and long sandy beaches (more than 200 km), offers magnificent views.

Moreover, if we look closer, we see that the Algarve does not necessarily limit its coastline. The hinterland has quieter charms that are worth that you mention. Fig orchards, orange and almond trees extend out of sight, while the Serra de Monchique offers the opportunity to discover a more rustic face of the Algarve with its Roman archaeological site, for example.

Speaking of its geographical diversity and its multiples strengths, there are many things to see in the Algarve.

 

Beaches

The beaches of the Algarve are generally beautiful. Sunlit they offer a wide range of entertainment and sporting activities for the energetic visitor.

Many beaches on the south coast have facilities such as canoeing, water skiing, jet skiing, kite surfing, diving, sailing, paragliding, speed-boat rides, hire pedalos or rides tourist boats.

You can also find live jazz concert, workshops sushi or outdoor cinemas.

Surfers and body-boarders most assiduous can compete with the powerful waves of the beaches of the west coast of Amado, Vale Figueiras, Ponta Ruiva and many others.

 

The essentials

Portimao – The most important fishing port on the coast is also a beautiful tourist center. This is where we find Praia da Rocha beach with amazing rock sculpted by erosion arising from the ocean. The beautiful landscape offered by Praia da Rocha is most representative of the Algarve.

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Lagos –┬áThe atmosphere young and cosmopolitan is pleasant. Facing the marina, there is a multitude of cafes, terraces and shops. Take a walk through the narrow streets of the old town and discover the houses painted in pastel colors.

 

Carvoeiro – If you want to stay in a more peaceful place, choose Carvoerio, one of the most beautiful resorts on the coast. Beaches in hidden coves seduce fail. Some are accessible only by steps cut in the rocks. Carvoeiro offers spectacular scenery from the top of its many cliffs.

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Albufeira – This is the most popular region of the coast. With its bars and nightclubs, people call her the St Tropez of the Algarve.

Close to Lagos are sites of exceptional beauty for relaxation. Praia Dona Ana and Praia do Camilo are beautiful beaches with turquoise waters nestled under the cliffs and surrounded by towering rocks. Boat trips are available departing from Praia Ana to navigate inside the sea caves.

The Algarve also has thirty golf courses, and some are among the best in Europe. They are suitable for amateurs as well as professionals.

 

This area is rich in history and beautiful beach is undoubtedly a superb destination to spend your holidays with family or friends.

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