“Lush red sand cliffs” that form a “white sand beach that seems to go on forever”, ending in a “blue-green ocean”, have earned Falesia Beach, located in Olhos de Água, in the municipality of Albufeira, sixth place in the ranking of the best beaches in the world. Selected annually by the Travelers’ Choice Awards, by TripAdvisor.
For years, the Algarve beach has been among the preferences of international platform users, and has remained the only Portuguese beach in the world summit all over the world. This time, it leaves the second half of the table to establish itself among the ten best beaches on the planet, up six places compared to 2021.
“And Stunning beach… The sun hits various shades of orange and yellow sand of the high cliffs that reflect a warm hue,” read a comment from a user highlighted by TripAdvisor in a statement. “The beach sand itself is a fine-grained golden yellow. The waves crash against the shore with a gentle ferocity that creates white waves for swimmers and surfers alike.”
To create the list, which is renewed annually, TripAdvisor reviews “tens of millions of reviews submitted by millions of travelers around the world over the past 12 months,” analyzes the “quality and quantity of reviews” to “identify travelers’ favorite beaches” over the past year, and forecasts trends for the months coming.
This year, trips to island shores are particularly popular, “with nearly three-quarters of the world’s top ten in remote locations,” the company highlighted in a statement. This is the case for Beach 2023 winner, The Brazilian Bahia do SanchoIt is located on the island of Fernando de Noronha. It’s a return to the top of the list, up six places from last year.
Another feature is an “exciting new entry”: the “dramatic” beach at Reynisfjara in Vik, Iceland. “It is a beach like no other,” the press release emphasized. With its world-famous black sands and towering rock formations towering high above the coast, some might recognize the impressive backdrop game of thrones. Although it is “popular with bird watchers due to the various species of seabirds that appear nearby, especially puffins,” the “icy water” and waves, which can be up to 40 meters high, are not inviting for baths. “It is the best beach. Liked by Safe Coast.”
“In addition to the beloved beaches of Hawaii, the Caribbean, and continental Europe, our community is really looking to enhance their experiences by embracing the slopes of Cannon Beach, the Oregon Coast, the western US, and chilled-out destinations like Reynisfjara Beach, in Iceland,” notes Sarah Firchen, Editor-in-Chief of TripAdvisor, in the article. statement.
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