We have carefully selected some beautiful places in the world that locals wish they had all to themselves. From South American to European destinations we have the best places for you to discover and for you to snap panoramic sites and views.
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced surfer you can't beat Playa Hermosa in North Puntarenas. Playa Hermosa is a well-known surf destination that locals wish was kept to themselves. The waves here have been described as world class waves with the ideal swell and conditions. Its black-sand beaches add to this spot's dreamy character. Playa Hermosa is located near the popular surf beach and town surf of Jaco in the central Pacific region of Costa Rica.
The flooded forests in the Amazon, Brazil
One of the most famous rainforests in the world is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. The main spot tourists go to is Manaus, the capital of the Amazon state. There are plenty of tour guides willing to take travellers into the forest to see towering trees, or to the "meeting of the waters" where two rivers come together, showing the two distinct colours of the river. Other tourist agencies promise contact with a local tribe. Although many residents find the influx of foreign cash appealing, others believe the region is being exploited beyond sustainable means. In fact, there are programs set up which enable tourists to visit the Amazon without harming the ecosystem.
Bunkers Del Carmel, Spain
High above the city of Barcelona, in the District of El Carmel sit the Bunkers del Carmel. These old underground military bunkers offer the best view of the city. Built during the Spanish Civil war in 1937, the bunkers were used as part of an anti-craft battery to defend against attacks from the fascists and housed a number of guns. This spot offers the most incredible panoramic views of the city, enabling you to see all the major landmarks and monuments at once. Today, the bunkers are said to be one of Barcelona's best-kept secrets. However, it is becoming an increasingly popular site and residents fear that their neighbourhood is becoming an overcrowded and loud tourist spot.
Butte Bergeyre, France
This is probably the most nostalgic walk through Paris because it is said to be the last village in Paris. Not even many locals know about this hidden gem. Its tranquillity, full of Parisian spirit, will make you feel like a local. Enjoy a tranquil stroll through the village but make sure you respect the residents. The breath-taking views of Paris that you'll encounter will make you forget the 5-minute walk uphill. There are also beautiful shops located on the hill itself.
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The Rame Peninsula, England
Often called "Cornwall's Forgotten Corner," the Rame Peninsula is one of Cornwall's best kept secrets and a special place to explore thanks to its beautiful landscape of tidal creeks, lush farmland, sandy beaches and country parks. This place boasts one marine village called Millbrook.
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