We know that one of the best things about going on a vacay is dipping into the infinity pool and lounging by the beach, but there are much more thrill-inducing activities you could be doing instead. So, to tempt you away from the beach towel (sorry not sorry), we’ve rounded up our best holidays for adventure. So if you enjoy hair-raising escapades, nail-biting experiences, and a holiday out of the ordinary, hold on to the edge of your seat and keep scrolling to find out where you should go next…
Escape Morocco’s cities
Morocco may be famous for its wealth of Insta-worthy riads, souks and spices, but if you’re looking to escape the crowds in search of an adventure, look no further than the Atlas Mountains. Did you know they’re the largest mountain range in north Africa? You’ll find them away from the hustle and bustle of the city, where you’ll get to spend the day in a 4×4 exploring traditional villages, before tackling hiking trails with backdrops of deep craggy gorges, soaring summits and rocky expanses. Psst, make sure you get a snap or two of Paradise Valley – we promise it’ll give your mates serious FOMO.
And if you fancy turning things up a notch, why not bounce and slide your way through the desert? On the Agadir buggy adventure tour, you’ll hop into a two-seater buggy and make tracks for the countryside’s dune covered landscapes. We promise your adrenaline will be pumping as you speed off and leave nothing but a cloud of dust behind you.
Hike St Lucia’s twin peaks
If it’s your first time visiting St Lucia, the Piton Mountains are a must-visit. Not only are they the island’s crowning glory, but these twin peaks have also been stamped with World Heritage Site status, so they’re really impressive. These protected mountains are the ideal excuse to go exploring, too – you can hike your way to the top of Gros Piton, which is the bigger of the two and the easiest to climb. And when you reach the top, you can capture those obligatory Instagram snaps of the entire island – the views are amazing.
Pedal your way around Majorca
In case you didn’t already know, biking is big in Majorca. We’re not surprised, either. This gorgeous island is famous for its wealth of diverse landscapes that tick off a mixture of flat and mountainous terrains. Not to mention gorgeous weather to help top up your tan while you’re at it. Plus, all of those amazing views of the island will leave you wondering why you didn’t leave the poolside sooner. We recommend pedalling in the north of the island, which is home to the up-and-down landscape of the Tramuntana Mountains – they’re ideal for hill training, FYI.
Zip-line through Costa Rica’s treetops
Thrill seeker? Great news, Costa Rica will leave you spoiled for choice when it comes to completing those bucket list activities. The forests and jungles here are prime territory for zip-lining over treetops, white water rafting, river tubing, horse riding, and volcano treks, to name just a few. And if you’re a bit of a surfer dude or chick, you’ll be pleased to know this is one of the best places in the world to take to the waves. Costa Rica is surrounded by the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans, meaning bath-warm waters, coral reefs and long belts of sand are within easy reach. Tamarindo Beach on the Pacific Coast gets full marks for serving up all the right waves in Costa Rica. The main attraction here is Witch’s Rock, a huge boulder which pokes out of the sea, creating the ideal backdrop for when you’re filming your twists and turns with a trusty GoPro.