4 DESTINATIONS FOR 2015

The New York Times has just published its 52 places to visit in 2015 list, from chilly Canada to the deepest depths of the Asian continent.

As at TARIFA and COMPANY we are constantly thinking about putting our swimsuits on, we have selected a few destinations from the list where you will be able to enjoy the sun, warm temperatures, and above all, a refreshing swim in the sea.

PAPUA, NEW GUINEA. One of the most remote corners of the Pacific, where you will find virgin beaches with crystal waters, free of tourists. If you enjoy diving, don’t miss the chance to dive into some of the best preserved reefs in the world.

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ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES. On the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean, we find this marvelous island. This place breathes calm and tranquility, and invites you to immerge into its water to swim or snorkel.

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SRI LANKA. This is a popular destination, and as the NYT mentions, and a new generation of hotels is planning to open this year to offer luxury and creativity in its accommodations. Rooms with views over the Indian Ocean, infinity pools or yoga studios on the treetops, will make your stay a memorable one.

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CUBA. This Caribbean jewel is a place of particular interest for those interested in seeing the socialist regime still in operation, with miles of island still awaiting development and splendorous coasts.

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Set your destinations for 2015, and above all, don’t forget your TARIFAs. It’s always summer somewhere!

3 DIVING DESTINATIONS

Water sports don’t always require perfect beaches, strong winds or chiseled bodies. Beyond these attributes, nature lovers enjoy diving into hidden treasures in the ocean depths.

From TARIFA and COMPANY we leave you here with a short list of very attractive places to dive into the water.

Coral Reef in Eilat, Israel. Located in the north point of the Red Sea, it enjoys reefs of great beauty and an incredible underwater world, with hundreds of fish species and other types of aquatic life.

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Water conditions are great year round, with temperatures between 21º and 25º degrees celsius (70-77 Fº) and clear blue water than allow 20 to 30 meters (65-100 feet) of visibility.

Diving can be done from the shore or from a boat, in a range of settings that go from shallow coral gardens to deep-water dives. You can also swim among sunk boats, while night diving is also an experience you should not miss.

Great Blue Hole, Belize. In the center of the Lighthouse Reef we find this incredible limestone hole with depths that reach 400 meters (1.300 feet). Considered by Jacques Cousteau one of the best diving spots in the world, the Great Hole is a magnet for the most adventurous divers.

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Among its stalactites, stalagmites and columns, you will be able to enjoy an astounding marine life full of sponges, barracudas, corals and a great number of sharks, that patrol the limits of the hole.

Great Coral Reef, Australia. This wonder, found in the coast of Queensland, with 1.200 miles, is considered the largest living organism in the world.

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Its waters house a sea life treasure of more than 4.000 fish species and the greatest variety of algae in the world. You will enjoy diving within its coral canyons filled with turtles, starfish and corals of every color in the rainbow.

Any time of the year, put on your swimsuit and enjoy a good diving spot!