The Haleakala Park in Maui


On the island of Maui in Hawaii, is a national park around a volcanic area in red and black shades. Its endemic species and all its general appearance, seems like its from “another planet”, or at least with landscape features and parameters that have little to do with what most know.

The summit area of the Haleakala park includes the area of the peak of the volcano crater, a site which is accessible by road and with surprising cinder cones, along with its arid and panoramic views. Even Haleakala is a paradise for lovers of astronomy for its clear skies and no light pollution. Its features ensure a spectacular view of the night skies. In Haleakala, there are several endemic plant and animal species. This place also houses a lot of endangered plants.

One of the strangest plants in the park is the Haleakala Silversword, an endemic and threatened species which is currently in recovery. This plant grows in the middle of volcanic ash in dry, rocky areas, where it is able to withstand extreme temperatures and strong winds.

The park is also famous for its incredible sunsets, so that hundreds of tourists are up early to watch the sunrise from the top and near the crater.


Tikehau, the Atoll of Pink Sand


The Tuamotu archipelago, located in the Pacific, is part of French Polynesia, and an additional 78 islands and atolls among which is that of Tikehau.

The Tikehau Atoll, of circular form, is an underwater paradise in its lagoon, and is barely exploited touristically, which translates as the opportunity to meet an intact paradise. The curiosity is that the sand of its beaches has a pink hue, that can transport us to a paradise lost and unconventional colors.



A Small White Island in the Philippines


A small white sandbar off the coast of the island of Camiguin in the Philippines attracts thousands of tourists every year. The area is accessible only by boat, as the white sandbar have no fixed building or trees.

Camiguin is an island province of the Philippines located in the Bohol Sea, about 10 km off the northern coast of Mindanao. This pear-shaped island boasts its white beaches, rich diving sites, waterfalls, and hot and cold springs. Camiguin is also well-known for its historical sunken cemetery.



The Cocos Island


Right in the Pacific Ocean, the Cocos Island belongs to Costa Rica, and throughout its territory, it is a national park inhabited by man.

A boat trip from Costa Rica could take about 36 hours, one way to measure its isolation. Thanks to the climate and geography, the island is a haven capable of representing landscapes of  Nublar Island fiction, such as the the novel, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.


Caroline, the Island Where the Days Begin


It is called Caroline Island and is part of the Line Islands, an archipelago in the time zone corresponding to the Hawaiian Islands (UTC +14), but with the peculiarity that the date in which they live is 24 hours ahead. Or, what is more practical, it is the first portion of the planet to greet the new day.

Wouldn’t this be a great destination to feel the first rays of the sun every single day? Sweet.


The Angel Falls in Venezuela



The tepuis scattered largely in Canaima, is an ideal environment for the development of unique evolutionary forms. Elevations are often qualified as “the Galapagos of the mainland,” a very special place that makes the most of living beings present in special adaptations to survive.

Canaima, is the setting of waterfalls such as the Angel Falls, the highest in the world from the Auyantepuy, with a peak reaching 3,000 meters above sea level almost. The jump is of no less than 979 meters high, 807 meters in free fall.


The Detiifos Waterfall in Iceland



Iceland is known as the “Land of Ice”, but could also be considered as the “Land of Waterfalls”. When temperatures begin to rise in Iceland, the landscape becomes a rugged terrain, ideal for rivers crossing all kinds of obstacles.

The Detiifos waterfalls is located in the Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland. This is said to be the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe, based on its magnitude.


The Milford Sound in New Zealand


In one of the wettest regions of the world fjords, waterfalls falling into the sea between hardwood and abrupt elevations are common. The landscape becomes dreamlike in Milford Sound, located in the South Island of New Zealand. In this area, there are hundreds of waterfalls, which is something understandable in a place where there is rainfall of up to 7,000 millimeters a year.


The Huanlong Terraces


Huanlong is located in Songpan County in northwestern Sichuan, China. In this beautiful area of mountains and wooded slopes, the terraces of calcite deposits in Huanglong forms an area of scenic and historic interest recognized as a World Heritage Site. The water falls gently from one pond to another, in one of the soft and gentle waterfalls.


The Turquoise Waterfalls in Arizona



A tour of the best cascades and waterfalls of the world should have an obligatory stop in Havasu Creek Canyon in Arizona, USA . The incredible thing about the falls of Havasu is not the size nor volume of water, but the magical desert environment, the red earth and blue-green water, in a contrast as idyllic as it is difficult to imagine.



The La Chorrera in Peru


They say it’s one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. And just seeing the pictures would prove it. What is known as La Chorrera, is located in northwestern Peru, and is a wonderful newly released destination to the world in 2006.

La Chorrera has 771 meters of fall, and is also considered the fourth highest waterfall in the world.