Where is the best place to relax in Turkey, in Croatia, in Cyprus?
The warm sea, the sun and the complete absence of earthly thoughts, only a couple of bottles of “Slavutych” or “Zhigulevskiy” in the old fashioned way, hidden at the water’s edge … health resorts: most of our tourists still prefer to go in the summer to the sea. The only difference is that the beach is now increasingly being chosen somewhere behind the cordon, and the place of the Zhiguli one was taken by the “Turborg” and the “Heineken” from the beach bar. However, foreign countries abroad are different, therefore, when going on vacation, it would not be out of place to read about the features of beach holidays in the popular countries of the Mediterranean.
Everyone’s favorite fine sand “focuses” mainly on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the vicinity of Belek, Side and Alanya. In the same Turkey, but in a little west of Kemer, as well as in the resorts of the Aegean Sea, pebbles predominate (however, there are sandy beaches in some hotels of Bodrum). So if the type of “beach cover” for you is principled, draw conclusions. At the same time, however, keep in mind that water is always cleaner with pebbled wood!
An indisputable advantage can be considered the fact that the beaches of Turkish hotels are private and protected. Therefore, outsiders here do not run hither, and hotel employees regularly maintain cleanliness. By the sea, you will feel right at home: the beds are free, topless is generally accepted, and night bathing is not prohibited. Although a romantic mood can spoil the guards, who fled under the pretext of ensuring your safety.
In general, Turkey is the best suited for a “lazy family vacation.” Having bought a tour to a good hotel, you can not show your nose behind the gates of your comfortable “reservation” for weeks: everything you need for rest and entertainment, as a rule, is on site. In combination with general all inclusive and low cost, this allows the country to consistently hold the summer palm.
Spain: you need to know the places!
The beaches of Spain, located at the junction of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, are distinguished by a huge variety: there are kilometer strips of sand and secluded rocky coves. In general, Spain, compared with Turkey, is a much more urbanized and developed country, which, naturally, is reflected in the appearance of the coast. Tourists traveling to the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada, for example, are often “forgotten” to talk about some man-made minuses: the railway running along the entire coast from the city of Blanes and further south, and also the chemical plant in Terragona. There are no private beaches in Spain, so in the most crowded places like Lloret de Mar, the season is pretty crowded: to get to the sea, you sometimes have to almost step over the relaxed “soplanchik”. Well, just like in the movie where the hero Mironov on the beach was looking for pants. (By the way, in spite of the seasonal overpopulation of the coast, there are no booths for changing clothes.) However, there are many advantages in the crowds of the most popular Spanish resorts – an active nightlife and plenty of entertainment.
And yet, if you are not very inspired by the view of the electric trains passing along the beach and a dense layer of sunbathers by the sea, it is better to go to the northern part of the Costa Brava, where the rest is more secluded and environmentally friendly. The Costa del Sol is also suitable in the south, although it happens to be some sea water (due to the proximity of the cold Atlantic Current), it is fairly invigorating: + 18 ° C in water at + 30 ° C in air.
Well, the most attractive in terms of “beaches” – this is perhaps the Spanish islands, the Balearic and Canary. In Mallorca, for example, pines grow in some places right on the shore, and those who are particularly savvy (mostly ours) can easily save on the use of thin straw umbrellas in the shade of trees. The “chip” of neighboring Ibiza, where young people from all over Europe come to hang out in the summer, has long been a great party and a disco on the beaches. And the Canaries, in turn, are attracted by the “all-season”: 12 months on the islands something blooms and there is a steady warm weather.
Cyprus: you sand what color?
In Cyprus, almost everywhere sandy beaches, the best of which are located in the eastern part of the island – in the area of Protaras and Ayia Napa. The sand there is very fine and almost white. But on the coasts of Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos the sand is bigger, besides it is greyish yellow.
In general, the island (the former English colony) has to calm, measured pastime. This is especially characteristic of Paphos, which is considered a respectable resort for the mature public (respectively, and life flows mainly on the shore in a horizontal position)]. And in Limassol and Larnaca, where families most often go, the children and their ilk reign on the beaches. The only oasis of truly fun life is Ayia Napa, where a lot of club facilities are concentrated. The resort is very popular with European youth, even dubbed the “second Ibiza”. Discos there on the beach, however, are not satisfied, being content with standard entertainment such as beach volleyball, etc.