These secretive places are difficult to actually visit, but that’s what makes them special. If you’re tired of taking your annual trip to Cancun every year, these destinations might be worth checking out. You’ll be able to say you saw something that few people have at any of these places. Our favorite is by far Mauritius – it’s expensive to get there, but an amazing experience. Take a look at these 8 secret places you can actually visit, and let us know in the comments section which you want to see the most. Enjoy!

 

8. Mellissani Cave, Greece

Take a boat ride in this secretive cave located on the island of Kefalonia. This lake is encircled by rocky walls in crystal clear waters that are just waiting to be explored.

 

greece hidden caveFrom Pinterest 

 

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7. Hidden Beach, Mexico

Rumored to have once been used as a test site for explosives at a mexican military base (I apologize in advance for this) it’s no wonder tourists say this place is the bomb. (I’ll show myself out now). But if you’re still reading, this hidden treasure on the Marieta Islands is one of the most beautiful beaches that Mexico has to offer, and you can never get tired of its seclusion from everything.

 

hidden beach mexicoFrom Pinterest

 

6. Huacachina, Peru

Located in the Ica region in southwestern Peru, this ancient village is home to a little more than 100 people but they are more than willing to accept visitors. Enjoy the peaceful bliss of the village and take part in the locals favorite sports, sandboarding and dune buggying on sand hills several hundred feet high.

 

huacachina peruFrom Pinterest

 

5. Þingvallavatn, Iceland

This lake located in southern Iceland is home to some of the clearest waters in the world and reaches depths of up to 114 meters. But that’s not the only reason why this lake is so special. Found deep within this lake is the actual boundary that separates North America and Europe. Divers can actually swim between the two tectonic plates, which are actually getting two centimeters further apart each year.

 

diving in icelandFrom Pinterest
4. Leptis Magna, Libya

This once ancient Roman city is a wonderful place to visit for history-buffs. Located in the city of Kohms, this ancient landmark has all the charm that Rome has to offer without all the swarming crowds that can be overwhelming to say the least. Its early Roman style of architecture can be depicted through its statues, pillars and gladiator arena. It is a must see historical hotspot that few people know about.

 

libya ancient roman ruins From Pinterest
3. Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa

One of the most interesting swimming pools in the world, this giant hole is full of fresh-water and surrounded by rocky terrain and bright green plants. Jump off the old wooden ladder and swim deep into the caves to explore this secretive pool.

 

samoa secret spotFrom Pinterest

 

 

2. Haiku Stairs, Hawaii

Relatively unknown to tourists, this Hawaiian hiking trail is located on Mt. Puʻukeahiakahoe on the island of Oahu. It’s no wonder its nickname is  “The Stairway to Heaven”, this nearly 4,000 step adventure leads to a breathtaking view at the top of the mountain that’s well worth the hike. Warning: this hike may be illegal.

 

haiku steps hawaiiFrom Pinterest

 

 

1. Mauritius, Africa

Getting there may take a while, but this island off the southeast coast of Africa is well worth the trip. With its pristine beaches, luxury hotels, large volcanoes and welcoming locals, Mauritius is guaranteed to be the trip of a lifetime.

 

mauritiusFrom Pinterest

 

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Justin Kerby

Adventure Enthusiast at Maupintour
Originally from Vancouver Canada, Justin has been traveling the world extensively for the past decade. He's conquered the tallest bungee jump in the world (Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa), sky-dived in Miami, white-water rafted the Pacuare River in Costa Rica, chased the Northern Lights by dog sled in Northern Norway, and game trekked in the Masai Mara.
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