Nature, travel and fun. Three elements of the same thing: entertaining life. People who can mix these three things always have a memorable experience they won’t forget for a lifetime. That’s why, in this article, we are going to show you 15 ways to have an unforgettable holiday in some of the most beautiful lakes in the world. In here the beauty of nature and the thrill of adventure and human activities live together in perfect harmony.
You can be the next one who will witness the special moments spent in these locations. Once you will know what they are and where you can find them, you won’t resist from booking your next holiday in one of these lakes. From West to East, these are the 15 most mesmerizing lakes ever existed around the world.
1. Emerald lake, Yoho National Park, Canada
This is the biggest among all the lakes in the park. Since 1882 it’s one of the main attractions in the area that will be waiting for you with beautiful mountains and lush forests. For any adventure lovers, you will be amazed by knowing that this turquoise lake offers outstanding walking, paddling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing activities. You can visit the Yoho National Park website for additional information.
2. Lake Tahoe, California
USA Today defined it the “America’s Best Lake“. It’s the meeting point between California and Nevada and is divided into two sections: Tahoe South and North Tahoe. Most known as a skiing destination, it was formed about 2 million years ago. But in addition to that, the lake offers plenty of choices to enjoy your stay, from biking and hiking to beaches, water activities and more. The opportunities are so vast that we should dedicate a whole article just to this location. But you will find all the useful information on the official websites you can reach on the above mentioned links.
3. Lake Pehoé, Chile
This location is a beautiful attraction in Patagonia, in the Torres del Paine National Park. If you love flora, fauna, crystalline and colourful waters you must go there. The Cuernos del Paine, exotic animal species and a unique vegetation complete the beauty. How to get there? This site may help you.
4. Chott El Jerid Salt Lake, Tunisia
Near the Sahara desert, in a lunar landscape, you can find a 250km wide dry salt lake that immediately gives you warm colours…and hot temperatures. According to ScienceDaily this is one of the most Mars-like places on Earth. If you like loneliness, your best period is summer, but get ready to not found any way to reach the place because travel companies often cancel their routes due to the lack of travellers (who wants to get burned under the high temperatures of the powerful summer sun? -Ed.). So it’s suggested to go there during winter – I’m sure you won’t bring any skiing equipment with you (Ed.).
5. Eibsee Lake, Germany
This lake will give you a mesmerizing experience thanks to a crystal-clear emerald green water, its location at the base of the Zugspitze (at 1,000m above sea level), a magnificent Alpine panorama, a beauty that renovates in every season. Would you like to know more details? You can find the official guide here.
6. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Once arrived in Zagreb, only a two hours car ride separates you from the location. You will be surprised by wonderful forests, waterfalls, streams and green water. It belongs to Dinaric karst area and it’s one of the most impressive karst entities in the world. Know more by visiting the official website.
7. Melissani Lake, Kefalonia, Greece
Being one of the most impressive tourist places to visit in Greece, this is an underground lake, situated into the Cave of Melissani in Kefalonia. The magical atmosphere is boosted by the surrounding trees and forests. The water is a mixture of fresh water and seawater. Its peculiarity? It’s 500m away from the sea, but the water is higher than the sea level by 1m. Tips and feedback from the visitors? TripAdvisor is the king.
8. Big Almaty Lake, Kazakhstan
It os set high up in a gorge of the Bolshaya Almatinka river (2,511m above sea level and 28.5km south of Almaty). The view? A gleaming mirrored hollow surrounded by majestic peaks. More images can be found here.
9. Yamdrok Lake, Tibet
The legend goes that there was a goddess who later transformed into crystal-clear waters, amidst the snowy Himalaya mountains. The Yamdrok Lake would be formed and now it’s one the three sacred lakes you can found in Tibet. People who go there can immediately feel the magical atmosphere of the place. Additional info can be read on tibettravel.org.
10. Pangong Tso Lake, India
Welcome to a beautiful endorheic lake situated in the Himalayas. 134km long and situated at a height of 4,350m, it extends from India to China. This lake became popular for its changing colours. Feel free to grab more info to plan your next holiday here.
11. Liyu Lake (Hualien), Taiwan
With an area of approximately 104 hectares, it’s the largest lake in this region. Tranquil and peaceful, it’s encircled by a four-kilometre road that can be walked in about an hour. To enrich the stay, you can also do camping, picnic, rowing, all surrounded by a green mountain landscape. To organise your holiday there you can read this guide.
12. Huanglong Lake, China
Located in Sichuan, the lake offers fantastic shapes and bright magic colours. You will get astonished by the unique view of terraces form eight groups of lakes. The largest one is named Multicoloured Pond and people who go there can enjoy 693 pools situated at the height of around 3,500m. Although the flowing down water is transparent, the calcium carbonate present in large quantities adds shades of gold to the limestone banks. Why can you also see the turquoise colour? Thanks to the seaweeds. To complete the magical atmosphere, there is the snowy landscape that surrounds the location, with brightly white trees and lands. To make your virtual experience memorable you can enjoy this 360° areal panorama.
13. Five Coloured Lake, Jiuzhaigou Valley, China
It’s a UNESCO heritage site located in Sichuan, China. It features a blue crystal water, and beautiful nature and colours. You can’t miss this place during your next journey.
14. Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
That’s an amazing and beautiful location where the bright multicoloured natural surrounding landscape mixes perfectly with the turquoise blue of the water. Do you wish to go and visit it? You must travel to the district of Mackenzie, in the South Island of New Zealand. Look at this photo gallery to get a better idea.
15. Great Lake Taupo, New Zealand
Boredom is banned here. Impossible to get bored with so many attractions: fishing, water sports, biking, golf, walking, hiking, snowy peaks, skiing, snowboarding, the Tongariro National Park, volcanoes, geothermal attractions, and 193km of coastline. If you go to New Zealand and miss this place, you will regret it for your entire life. Judge by yourself discovering what you can do in Great Lake Taupo in any season.
Do you like water, nature and travelling? Don’t waste your time and book your holiday right now! If you know other beautiful locations, just get in touch and we will add them to the list.