What’s the most beautiful country in the world? It must be one of these spectacular outdoor destinations. If you’re like me and if you’re easily happy close to the mountains or the sea – these incredible destinations are ideal for outdoor travel adventures.
Let’s dive in and let’s take a look at the most scenic countries when it comes to outdoors and adventures! Where will you go next?
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Mount Mayon, Philippines
When I think about the most beautiful countries in the world, The Philippines instantly comes to mind. The crystal clear waters, captivating scenery and adventure at every turn makes it high on my list of adventure tourism hotspots.
A country made of up of over 7,000 islands makes for days full of island hopping, kayaking and paddle boarding. The ultimate water sports destination! Swim with whale sharks and zip line in Puerto Princesa, kayak in El Nido or trade in your flippers for hiking boots and trek the Banaue-Batad Rice Terraces.
Look no further than the motherland for some of the best natural scenery in the world, Canada.
I could be biased, but I think Canada should be at the top of everyone’s travel bucket list, especially those that are looking for outdoor and travel photo opportunities galore.
A destination that is beautiful year-round — Canada offers mountainous backdrops, epic waterfalls and skiing opportunities aplenty.
With over 37 national parks, there’s no shortage of hiking, skiing fishing and canoeing opportunities across the many landscapes of Canada.
A list of beautiful countries in the world is not complete (or accurate) without Switzerland. This European destination is home to gorgeous lakes and the picture-perfect Swiss Alps.
One of the most scenic countries in the world is also a hotspot for adventure travel junkies. Bungee jump from a 220-metres tall dam, paraglide over Lake Geneva or grab your skis and head to the slopes.
Don’t forget to reward yourself for all the physical activity by consuming your body weight in cheese and chocolate!
This massive country is not lacking breathtaking landscapes. Mountains in the north, beaches in the south with desserts and green jungles in between. During my experience backpacking in India, I quickly realized what makes India worth the hype for adventure seekers.
Trekking in the northern Himalayan region, jet skiing and parasailing off the beaches in Goa and hot air balloon rides in Jaipur are just a few activities to partake in across the gigantic country. India is the perfect destination if you’re planning an adventure holiday.
The ultimate land of outdoor travel adventures: New Zealand. With rolling green hills, scenic mountain ranges and a coastline that photos can’t accurately portray — New Zealand has it all.
New Zealand is a popular destination for adrenaline junkies. Jump out of a plane over Queensland, bungee jump off a bridge or whitewater raft at Lake Taupo. What sets New Zealand apart for these heart-pumping activities is the incredible natural scenery you’re surrounded by.
The landscapes that New Zealand offers makes it one of the most scenic countries in the world. Not every country can offer such a diverse amount of mountains, lakes and beaches across such a small plot of land.
Another hotspot for adrenaline junkies, Costa Rica.
A popular tropical beach getaway, Costa Rica is also full of rainforest dense jungle — perfect for ziplining, scenic whitewater rafting and waterfall rappelling!
The white sanded beaches on the coast are well known for scuba diving with sharks, great for surfing or just laying around being a beach bum.