It’s time to create a bucket list! Here are some of the world’s most naturally beautiful countries you need to visit before you die.
This stunning archipelago of more than 17,000 islands is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Boasting a population of over 270 million, Indonesia stands with pride as the fourth most populous nation on earth, following China, India, and the United States.
Indonesia’s natural beauty astounds visitors from around the world. Some of the most spectacular sites include Mount Bromo, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and Raja Ampat, a paradise and underwater playground for a fascinating range of marine life.
Colombia is a country of extremes. Whether you explore the snow-capped peaks of the towering Andes or hike the dense jungle of the Amazon, Colombia has something for everyone. Colombia’s unique culture and stunning beauty will make it hard to leave.
3. New Zealand
New Zealand is like a fantasy come to life. Here you can explore dramatic mountains, majestic waterfalls, active volcanos, and stunning glaciers. New Zealand offers some of Earth’s most breathtaking and diverse landscapes, such as the secluded Southern Alps mountain range. Or explore the eighth wonder of the world and one of the wettest places on earth called the Milford Sound, full of mountains and waterfalls.
Tanzania is Africa at its best. Home to vast endless plains of grassland and the world’s largest tropical lake known as Lake Victoria, it has some of the most incredible wildlife in the world. Watching the lions on thrilling safaris and exploring the picturesque beaches in Zanzibar are just some of the unforgettable experiences that Tanzibar offers.
Mexico is an unforgettable experience. Its pulsing cities, colonial buildings, and the unparalleled beauty of its coastlines will forever stay with you after your visit. From immersing yourself in the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza to diving into Cancun’s turquoise seas, there is something for everyone to explore in this remarkable country.
Kenya is a land of beauty, boasting snow-capped Mount Kenya and the breathtaking Masai Mara savanna, with its populations of lion, leopard, cheetah, and African bush elephant.
Nature’s glory can be found around every corner in this remarkable country. Kenya offers an invigorating adventure for thrill-seekers and a tranquil retreat for loungers alike, with its sensational safaris, lush landscapes, and golden beaches all leaving a memorable impression.
India is a land of incredible diversity. From the majestic seashores of Goa and stunning tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh to the iconic Taj Mahal, its beauty never ceases to amaze.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Rajasthan, a state full of palaces, forts, and art, or embark on a daring trek in Sikkim, noted for its biodiversity and high peak— there are neverending gems to explore in India.
8. Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea is a remote paradise of rugged beauty, known for its biological diversity and immense culture. Be prepared to be amazed by its tropical forests, rare wildlife, and fascinating traditions among the many indigenous tribes. Immerse yourself in its stunning forestry, which comprises about 80% of the country.
9. Solomon Islands
The Solomon Islands, a nation of approximately 1,000 islands, is a picture-perfect paradise. From its crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches to stunning coral reefs, it’s the ultimate getaway for those who appreciate nature. It has some of the best diving and fishing sites in the world.
France is home to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks. Beyond the meandering streets of Paris, enjoy the stellar museums and Mediterranean beaches at Nice or the sprawling vineyards at Château Haut-Brion. It’s truly one of the world’s most naturally beautiful countries.
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No matter where you choose to explore, these countries offer some of the most exquisite and awe-inspiring natural beauty in the world.
This post, Most Naturally Beautiful Countries in the World, was produced by TPR Teaching. Image: Sergey Uryadnikov// Shutterstock
Caitriona Maria is an education writer and founder of TPR Teaching, crafting inspiring pieces that promote the importance of developing new skills. For 7 years, she has been committed to providing students with the best learning opportunities possible, both domestically and abroad. Dedicated to unlocking students' potential, Caitriona has taught English in several countries and continues to explore new cultures through her travels.