The rivers of Praia do Forte

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Praia do Forte is a charming fisherman’s village with a rich, beautiful environment, renowned for preserving the local flora and fauna. Praia do Forte has two rivers, the Timeantube and the Pojuca, which are excellent options for practicing freshwater sports and to enjoy the natural beauty.   The Timeantube is a short, narrow river surrounded by mangroves. Mangroves are biomes that form in areas where fresh and salt waters meet. The calm waters of this river form what is known as Lake Timeantube, a natural reserve for over 300 bird species. Here you can hire a canoe or kayak and…

Very different ways to greet the New Year in Brazil

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Brazil has incredible landscapes but the best feature of this country is its people. The celebration of life is permanent, it’s part of the national spirit, and any simple thing becomes an excuse for partying. New Year’s Eve throughout Brazil is spectacular—they call it Réveillon. It is one of the major festivities and it officially signals the beginning of the summer vacation period, which lasts until the Carnival. The best parties take place on the beaches, out in the open. These are multitudinous celebrations with live Brazilian or international music, lots of entertainment, fireworks, and places or carts selling food…

Fishing piranhas in the Amazon

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    The Amazon rain forest has an incredible variety of wildlife, with hundreds of different species of birds, amphibians and mammals. And of course there’s the best-known fish of Amazonia, the piranha, with a well-deserved bad reputation in spite of their relatively small size. Most of these species have a strong, narrow body, usually measuring between 14 and 26 centimeters, although some can grow to over 40 cm. Piranhas have a prominent head, very strong jaws and a single row of teeth in the upper and lower part of their mouth. They are very aggressive, with an insatiable appetite…

What you can find on vacation at Bayahibe

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    Bayahibe is a small fisherman’s village that has kept its charm intact. It is located in the southeast of the Dominican Republic, in an idyllic setting right by a protected bay, and part of it is in the National Park of the East. Bayahibe boasts paradisiac beaches of fine, white sand and turquoise waters, plus a rich seabed. The town has plenty of restaurants and places where you can get local and international foods.   Diving is probably the most common tourist attraction in Bayahibe and it is the country’s best destination for those wishing to practice this…

The 10 essentials of Valldemossa in Mallorca

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    Surely one of the most picturesque sights in Mallorca is the town of Valldemossa. Generally, all the towns in the Serra de Tramuntana will surprise travelers, but Valldemossa, a town that only calms down in winter, is likely to give you the best impression to take back with you. It is a genuine pleasure to walk through the cobbled streets decorated with thousands of flower pots and tiles honoring St. Catherine.   There is so much you can see and do in this charming little town. Here goes a list of the essentials that you can’t afford to…

Improving your swing in the Mayan Riviera

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  Playing golf in the Mayan Riviera is a unique experience, but not only because of the idyllic landscape, pinpointed with lagoons and cenotes and providing impressive views of the sea, the jungle and Mayan archaeological remains. Mexico has become a safe option for tourists wishing to enjoy a great vacation surrounded by wonderful virgin beaches with white sand and transparent waters. But man does not feed on sun and beach alone! Golf lovers will find everything they need to enjoy this sport on the Caribbean coast of the country.   The quality of the golf courses of the Mayan…

Water sports in the Dominican Republic

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  With warm and sunny weather all year round, the Dominican Republic is ideal for practicing water sports. Diving, windsurf, fishing and sailing out to sea are exciting ways to experience the natural beauty of this country. It houses important international events such as those dedicated to windsurfing and kitesurfing in Cabarete, or the famous fishing tournaments at Cabeza de Toro.   Diving in the Dominican Republic is spectacular, often being considered one of the best places to practice this sport in the Caribbean thanks to great visibility in the crystal-clear waters, the reefs full of marine life and the…

Enjoy sports in Jamaica

Jamaica is one of the liveliest and most fascinating Islands of the Caribbean, well-known for its paradisiac beaches and turquoise waters. But the interior is equally beautiful, with waterfalls, impressive mountains and lush, tropical vegetation. In Jamaica you can play a variety of sports out in the open while enjoying the beauty of nature on this island.   Jamaica cries out to be explored. To do this you can go hiking through the labyrinth of narrow paths that crisscross and wind through the highlands of the Jamaican forest, visiting its rivers and fascinating waterfalls. The most salient excursion is to…

Tenerife, an island with landscapes ‘not of this planet’

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We often think of Tenerife and its fine beaches, but we shouldn’t make the mistake of just settling for that. Of course the beaches are great but there is a lot more to this island. Tenerife has extraordinarily beautiful landscapes that are unique in the world; a multiple, particularly visible landscape that is a priceless resource, both for those who live there and for the millions of tourists visiting the island ach year. It’s not that way by chance.   We can’t speak of the landscape of Tenerife but of a mosaic of incredible landscapes—as if it were a miniature…

Malaga and the Costa del Sol, where Winter is Spring

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Malaga boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine and just 50 days of rainfall throughout the year. Its location on the Costa del Sol makes it the perfect place thanks to the wind coming from the Mediterranean Sea, which makes temperatures quite mild during the summer.   Malaga enjoys one of the warmest winters in Europe. The average daytime temperature from December to February is 17-18° C (63-64° F). In winter the mountains shelter the city from the cold north winds. The summer season usually stretches out over eight months, from April to November, but in the remaining four…