The 10 places with the cleanest water in the world

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How many times have it happened to us to go to the sea or the lake in a place with great reviews and to discover with disappointment that the water is not as clear as we expected? IS because some waters are so clear and others are not? This depends on many factors: murky waters are rich in sediment and organic material, which is moved by the troubled waters until it prevents us from seeing what is on the bottom.

In some parts of the world, the same amount of rising to the surface of the water does not occur or occurs very little. Regardless of the scientific reasons, a clear and pure water is appreciated by anyone. Let's find out where the 10 clearest waters in the world are found.

10 - Maldives, Indian Ocean

The Maldives is made up of 1.192 crystalline islands distributed in about 90 thousand km2: this makes this area one of the most dispersed in the world. Apparently, however, the benefits are many: the population of about 340 thousand people is well distributed on 192 islands, favoring the permanence of clear and clean sea, which every year attracts millions of tourists from all over the world.

9 - Bodrum, Turkey

A neighborhood and port city in southwestern Turkey, Bodrum is famous for hosting the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders belonging to the ancient world. Another very interesting attraction is the Bodrum Castle, which overlooks the harbor and is home to the Museum of Underwater Archeology. Bodrum has a clear sea and a coast full of numerous caves to explore: among its most famous beaches we mention Akyalar e Gumbet.

8 - Cala Macarelleta, Minorca, Spain

The bay of Macarella and Macarelleta is located in the southwest of Menorca and belongs to the natural area of ​​the Natural Area of ​​Especial Interés. Specifically, Macarelleta is a 'dream bay with fine white sand, and the sea is one calm and turquoise water pool. Temperatures are pleasant all year round: it is often possible to sunbathe even in winter.

7 - Rio da Prata, Bonito, Brazil

Thanks to a high concentration of underground limestone that acts as a natural filter in this area the rivers are all very transparent. The Rio da Prata has one of the clearest waters in the Bonito area, and is in fact a favorite place for many snorkelers: it is possible to admire for example the Yellow-finned piraputangas and Dorados of gold.

6 - Sabah, Malaysia

Sabah is one of the 13 member states of Malaysia, and is the easternmost one: near its coasts there is a long line of islands and coral reefs, including Malaysia's largest island, Pulau Banggi, home to many dives. The sea is clear and crystalline.

5 - Algarve, Portugal

In addition to being an easily accessible destination for Europeans and quite cheap, the sea ​​waters are crystal clear and there is a a succession of beaches and coves, mostly ignored by the main tourist guides.

4 - Exuma, Bahamas

Each of the islands of Exuma (the largest is Great Exuma, which is approximately 60km long) is surrounded by clear blue water: color, clarity and temperature (an average of 27 ° C all year round) water are truly exceptional, but when the tide goes out, the excitement rises more and hidden banks of white sand are revealed. The water sports that are practiced here are very famous.

3 - Zamami, Japan

Zamami has over the years become a very popular tourist destination thanks to its small size and to aclear and bright water. One of the busiest beaches is Furuzamami, where it is possible to do dive admiring coral reefs and fish. Tourism has developed to such an extent that over 90% of the approximately 1.000 inhabitants work in this sector.

2 - Lakes of Fusine, Tarvisio, Italy

Very quiet place with two lakes of glacial origin located about 1 km from the Italian / Slovenian border. Although the water is generally too cold for swimming, the two lakes each year attract thousands of tourists eager to admire the depths, thanks to aextremely clear waterThere are many rowing boats available for rent for this purpose. From there it is possible to follow the surrounding paths and climb up to have a breathtaking view of the Julian Alps.

1 - Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador

The city of Puerto Ayora is located in the center of the Galápagos and is located on the southern shore of Santa Cruz Island. With about 12.000 inhabitants it is the most populous city on these islands and is home to the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galápagos National Park. Within walking distance of the center of Puerto Ayora there is Tortuga Bay, where you can admire marine iguanas, birds, typical Galápagos crabs, white sharks and the famous giant tortoise. The sea, needless to say, is splendid.

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