Gorgeous places you need to visit before they fill up with tourists

When we want to relax on vacation, many of us often just choose the most popular places where everyone already goes without much forethought. For some reason, we think to ourselves: “The more tourists, the better the place must be.” But this is not always true. Out there around the world, there are large number of places akin to a real paradise on Earth, but which strangely have not yet become very popular among travellers.

We chose 15 utterly magical places where you will be able to get away from the fuss and bustle of the crowds and really soak up the tranquillity.

Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

Just 300 people live in Jose Ignacio, but in winter (that is, during the South American summer), this city is clogged up with Latin American superstars, such as Shakira. That’s why you can find such things as luxury hotels and fashionable restaurants there. Jose Ignacio is the perfect place for people who have the means to enjoy a bit of luxury but can’t find the privacy they crave.

Koh Rong, Cambodia

If you want a break from civilization, then you definitely need to visit the island of Koh Rong. No skyscrapers, noise or cars here. There’s only silence, some peaceful fishing villages, and unspoiled nature. Koh Rong is sometimes described as “What Thailand was like 20 years ago.


Bangladesh is a strikingly beautiful land with a diverse culture and a rich history. Tourism is not a particularly well-developed sector of the economy here, although there are many places of interest: Maharaj mansions, the world’s largest mangrove coast, and the planet’s longest beach.

Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia is one of the cheapest tourist cities out there, at least compared with other European capitals. The primary city of Bulgaria has a rich store of breathtaking historic architecture that is guaranteed to astound you. According to some experts, Sofia will not stay in the background of the tourist industry for much longer — very soon it’s going to be discovered by more and more people, and will get inundated with tourists.

Ambergris Caye, Belize

The island of Ambergris Caye has a rich history. At various times, Indian Mayans, whale hunters and buccaneers have all lived there. Ambergris Caye today attracts divers from all around the world — it’s located near the Belize Barrier Reef, which is the second longest reef in the world.


Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a small country in Southeast Asia. The word “Myanmar“ means ”fast”, and there’s a good reason for this: Only around 300,000 people visited the country in 2010, but three years later, that number had ballooned to over 2 million tourists. Tourism in the country is developing rapidly, but there is still time to go ride a boat on the isolated Inle Lake and catch the sunset reflecting off the Shwedagon Paya.