The Indura Beach and Golf Resort is situated within the jungles and along the beaches of Tela Bay in northern Honduras. Visitors come to check out its unique golf course, remote beaches, and exciting tourist attractions. The best part of the Indura Beach and Golf Resort is the incredibly low prices.
The thick jungle reaches its sudden end at the Tela Bay, where you will find beautiful isolated beaches with the Caribbean’s signature turquoise water. With the world-famous Mesoamerican Reef containing the world’s highest concentrations of elk coral, the bay is known for its amazing diving. During the winter, visibility is not the best, but during the summer season, you’ll find calm water and revitalized coral reefs.
Along the shoreline, you’ll notice a series of thatched-roof huts. These huts are part of the Garifuna villages. The Garifuna people are an Afro-Caribbean group who live along the beaches of northern Honduras and southern Belize.
For a truly native experience, visitors can walk through the villages of Miami and Tornabe and try some of the delicious and affordable local cuisines. In Honduras, a quality seafood meal will cost a tourist about nine dollars.
Not far from the village of Miami, you’ll find Jeanette Kawas National Park, which consists of deserted beaches, and jungles filled with howler monkeys, vines, banana plants, and giant ferns. The incredible natural landscape is a rare tourist destination which has remained untouched by modern technology and architecture.
Once you’ve seen all you can during the daylight hours, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by Tela Bay’s affordable waterfront nightlife scene. At the restaurant Maya Vista, a full three-course meal will cost you no more than $20. There are also a vast number of bars along the shoreline where you’ll find anything from local Spanish music to American pop.
All in all, Tela Bay is one of the most affordable and rarely visited vacation destinations in the entire Caribbean Region. What are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!
These beautiful small towns in the mountains are oozing with unique charm and personality that just can’t be ignored. These destinations invite you to channel your inner Julie Andrews as you discover the fresh, crisp mountain air and outdoor activities galore.
Telluride, Colorado, USA (Elevation – 8,750 feet)
Telluride is a former Victorian mining town that’s situated in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It pops up in many best-of lists that feature beautiful small towns and it’s easy to see why. It was also the backdrop to Quentin Tarantino’s western mystery movie, The Hateful Eight.
Wallace, Idaho, USA (Elevation – 2,730 feet)
Wallace is a charming historic village in the western United States that’s best known for its silver mining. Over 1.2 billion ounces of silver have been produced in the area since 1884, making it one of the most silver-rich areas in the world.
Local residents saved much of the town’s rich history back in the ’70s when Interstate 90 threatened to raze straight through the town. Thanks to them, many of the buildings are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and I90 runs over the town instead.
Aspen, Colorado, USA (Elevation – 7,660 feet)
Named after the abundance of Aspen trees that can be found in the area, Aspen in Colorado has the third-highest elevation of all of our beautiful small towns in the mountains. Aspen is a world-famous skiing destination with many gorgeous resorts like The Little Nell (pictured).
But like the other mountain towns featured here, Aspen has a lot more to offer than meets the eye — with a rich history and beautiful scenery that lends itself to activities such as fly-fishing and hot-air ballooning and a jammed-packed diary of events to keep you going throughout the year.
North Conway, New Hampshire, USA (Elevation – 525 feet)
North Conway is a beautiful small town that’s set in the mountains and forest — yet another idyllic getaway destination that has something to offer all year round. Mount Washington provides much of the excitement with skiing trips in winter and hiking excursions in spring and summer.
The surrounding forest is especially enjoyed during leaf-viewing trips from a vintage train in the fall and outlet shopping also attracts many keen shoppers all year round. North Conway is part quintessential New England charm, combined with all the convenience of new-world outlet bargains.
Whitefish, Montana, USA (Elevation – 3,028 feet)
This next beautiful small town in the mountains takes us back to the USA once again, but this time to Whitefish, Montana. Whitefish is an authentic mountain town in the northern Rockies and is home to some of the world’s most beautiful mountains and incredible, unspoiled nature.
Originally known as Stumptown, Whitefish offers convenient and fast access to the hanging valleys and emerald peaks of Glacier National Park. Visitors enjoy hanging out at the resorts by day, followed by sampling some world-class cuisine, nightlife, arts, and culture by night.
Stowe, Vermont, USA (Elevation – 889 feet)
Stowe lies in a valley with Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont. Although it’s a small town by most standards (population is approximately 4,500), it’s also officially the second largest town in the state (by area) at 72 square miles.
This 200-year-old town is home to the real Von Trapp family, made famous by The Sound of Music, but more recently it’s been famed for skiing. Stowe is one of the east coast’s top cross-country skiing destinations with over 200 miles of interconnected trails to discover.
Leavenworth, Washington, USA (Elevation – 1,171 feet)
Although Leavenworth is most definitely in America, what you’ll find here is undeniably more of a Bavarian-style village that’s best known for its fabulous Christmas lighting ceremonies and its German-inspired brew festival, Oktoberfest.
Situated in the Cascade Mountains in the center of Washington state, it draws visitors from all over the Pacific Northwest for its proximity to plenty of ski resorts and vineyards. Leavenworth is a heavenly tourist destination, but it’s also home to a vibrant and active community all year round.
Girdwood, Alaska, USA (Elevation – 150 feet)
Nestled in the Chugach Mountains is the beautiful small town of Girdwood, Alaska. Girdwood is located around 35 miles east of Anchorage, but it hasn’t always been a town in the mountains. Originally situated at sea level, the earliest site of Girdwood was sunk in a 1964 earthquake.
Girdwood is a perfect getaway resort-style town with one of Alaska’s nicest ski resorts, which boasts sapphire-blue skies all year round, even during its shortest winter days. It’s a popular destination for Alaskans and “outsiders” alike that enjoy the large variety of outdoor activities it offers.
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (Elevation – 7,900 feet)
San Pedro de Atacama is a beautiful small town in the Andes mountains in Chile. Nestled in at a massive 7,900 feet, it’s our third highest town to feature and a small number of visitors do experience discomfort from the altitude, often in the form of dizziness and headaches.
Don’t let that put you off, though, as not only are you spoiled with breathtaking mountain scenery — but you’re also at the entrance to the driest desert on Earth. Its dramatic landscape includes desert, salt flats, volcanoes, geysers, and hot springs. It’s impressive.
Stepantsminda, Georgia (Elevation – 5,709 feet)
Although this town is officially named Stepantsminda, it’s still commonly known by its previous name, Kazbegi. The past 20 years have seen it grow from a small village to a sprawling town and although tourists arrive by the busload in summer, it’s still easy to get away from the crowds.
The location of this valley town is simply stunning with the snowy peak of Mount Kazbek to the west. Tourists flock here for hiking and mountain biking — and if Georgia didn’t appear on your bucket list before now, we think Stepantsminda might just earn it a visit.
Aguas Calientes, Urubamba River Valley, Peru (Elevation – 6,693 feet)
Aguas Calientes enjoys the fourth highest elevation of all the beautiful small towns on this list, at a whopping 6,693 feet above sea level. The town is nestled at the bottom of a large canyon beneath the world-famous, ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu.
The ancient ruins are just an hour and a half walk away, and visitors can enjoy the pristine nature here among soaring mountains, hot springs, and cloud forests. You’ll also find wonderful eateries, shops, a craft market, and a butterfly house — as if you needed any more reasons to visit.
Paraty, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil (Elevation – 16 feet)
Ok, so the elevation of this town won’t have you wheezing, but the surrounding mountains might. Standing at a mighty 4,265 feet, the mountains of Serra de Bocaina dominate both the atmosphere and skyline in this welcome pocket of calm between the cities of Rio and São Paulo.
Mountains aren’t all you’re treated to in this town either, as you’ll also find yourself surrounded by forests, waterfalls, and a beautiful coastline — in a quaint National Historic Landmark town that’s rich in Portuguese colonial architecture, with cobbled streets and tiny doorways.
Villa La Angostura, Argentina (Elevation – 2,854 feet)
Villa La Angostura has been nicknamed “The Garden of the Patagonia.” It’s relaxed, charming, cozy, and surrounded by the Patagonian mountains. It has long been a favored spot by wealthy Argentinians and recently has been attracting more international tourists.
It boasts a beautiful lakefront location and is home to many outdoor activities that include boating, kayaking, fishing, and sailing on the water — as well as horseback riding, hiking, and biking off the water. You’ll probably struggle to find time to relax among all the fun to be had!
Banff, Alberta, Canada (Elevation – 4,537 feet)
The Rocky Mountains dominate the skyline of Banff, which is a popular resort town in the Alberta province of Canada, within the Banff National Park. Banff is Canada’s oldest national park and it’s home to some rather large wildlife including elk and grizzly bears.
Settlers first arrived in 1880 and now Banff is best known for its mountainous surroundings, nearby hot springs — and visitors flock to this beautiful small town for its outdoor sports, too. Over 1,000 miles of hiking trails, biking, scrambling, and skiing can all be enjoyed here.