Nothing speaks to the soul as eloquently as Mother Nature’s colors imprinted naturally on her palette that we call the Earth. Our planet is brimming with so much color and beauty that it positively invites you to step out and feast your eyes on all the amazing sights that it has to offer. Indulge in some serious color therapy with these bookmark-worthy places for your next vacay!
Red: Caño Cristales, Serrania de la Macarena, Colombia
Caño Cristales is found in the remote, isolated village of La Macarena, a tiny town not easily accessible by road. The undulating, fiery currents of this river is tinted by the macarenia clavigera. It is a finicky plant, one that requires just the right levels of water levels and sunlight for it to turn a brilliant red. You have a brief window of opportunity to view the vibrant waters: the short span between wet and dry seasons–from June to December and from January to May.
Orange: Binalong Bay, Bay Of Fires, Tasmania
This coastal line features rocky gullies, small secluded beaches, shore-hugging forests and the iconic orange lichen-coloured granite boulders that punctuate its landscape. The area is one of the most scenic and beautiful places in Tasmania, with a quaint beachside community that offers a restful haven for those looking to soak in the natural beauty of the area.
Yellow: Canola Flower Fields, Yunnan, China
From February to March, the county of Luoping in China’s eastern Yunnan Province is reborn into a vibrant golden spectacle when the rapeseed flowers bloom across thousands of acres of farmland, as far as the eye can see. Also known as canola, these flowers are used in the production of cooking oil. The blossoming plants also attract swarms of bees to the area, making the county a major center for bee farms and honey production.
Green: Batad Rice Terraces, Banaue, Philippines
The soaring mountain ranges of the Cordillera is home to the verdant majesty of the Batad Rice Terraces. This man-made structure can be traced as far back as two millennia ago in the pre-colonial Philippines. It is a testament to the painstaking, careful labor of the Ifugao people, who carved out these terraces of pond fields that followed the contour of the mountains.
Blue: Catandayagan Falls, Masbate, Philippines
The majestic Catandayagan Falls is nestled in the western side of Ticao Island. It flows straight into the sea, a 60 foot plummet that is a sight to behold. It is one of the few waterfalls in the world that empty into the ocean, making it a geological rarity.
Indigo: Blue Cave, Bisevo, Croatia
While not exactly indigo, the cave is worth a spot on this list because of its irridescent blue glow. This effect is at its most beautiful between 11 am and 12 pm on a sunny day, when the sun's rays hit the water just right and reflect off the cave's limestone floor, creating an ethereal glowing blue grotto.
Violet: Valensole Plateau, Provence, France
The famed lavender fields bloom in June to August, with violet-tinged views of the spectacular fields of the Valensole Plateau stretching as far as the eye can see. Revel in the heady scent of this aromatic blue gold, valued by perfumers and cosmetics producers worldwide.
ALSO READ: In Focus: How To Travel In Ultra Chic Style According To The Stars
Photographs from Instagram.com/stefanotermanini, Instagram.com/yahirmochilero, Instagram.com/alissajm515, Instagram.com/pinoytravelfreak, Instagram.com/lizxzy_ojnaran, Instagram.com/lucylee_g, Instagram.com/rebeccawaallman
Banner photo by Jana Jimenez