The crystal clear water, the light breeze and the breathtaking scenery are just some of the main reasons why we all love lakes so much. Whether you are planning your next vacation or just want to take a virtual trip to amazing places, you should definitely check out the list of the most beautiful lakes on the plant. Let’s get started.
1. Lake Como, Italy
Situated in the heart of Lombardy, this lake tucked between the mountains has a unique climate and offers fascinating views, making it an ideal place for honeymoon. Walk along the shores covered with palm trees, wonder the streets of the local villages or take a boat trip.
2. Taal Lake, Philippines
Surrounded by lush jungle, this lake is the deepest in the Philippines and the most beautiful too. It is just a short car ride away from the capital Manila and has one really special attraction – a small, but active volcano.
3. Maligne Lake, Canada
The surrounding pine trees and snow-capped rocky peaks are reflected in the glass-like surface of this gorgeous lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta. Kayaking is one of the most popular activities with visitors.
4. Jökulsárlón Lake, Iceland
A magnet for tourists, this lake looks as if it is out of this world. It is part of a glacier and you can see small icebergs floating on the water. The local seals are among the favorite attractions of tourists.
5. Lake Pichola, India
The natural beauty of the lake located in Udaipur is combined with marvelous historic sites. There are two islands with their own magnificent castles. They look as if they have just sprung out of the blue waters.
6. Laguna Verde, Bolivia
The landscape is absolutely surreal. This mountain lake with uniquely colored green and blue waters is home to numerous pink flamingos. It is surrounded by high peaks and hot springs.
7. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
The 16 lakes of various shapes and sizes are linked together by truly spectacular waterfalls. There are hiking trails giving you the opportunity to explore this amazing natural wonder up close and personal. There is a ferry connecting the lakes.
8. West Lake, China
This lake located in Hangzhou is picture-perfect in every respect. You will certainly love the wooden bridges and the small pavilions in a unique local style.
9. Lake Bled, Slovenia
This lake is surrounded by lush green forest and breathtaking mountains. You can take a boat trip to visit one of the main attractions, the small island with a 17th century church. You shouldn’t miss to check out the famous Bled castle offering the most spectacular view of the lake.
10. Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil
This is actually a series of small lagoons surrounded by sand dunes. The landscape is like nothing you’ve ever seen before and is definitely worth exploring as long as you bring plenty of bottled water with you.
11. Dove Lake, Tasmania
This lake is amazingly clear and absolutely peaceful. When the weather is fine, you can see the magnificent peaks of Cradle Mountain. There are great hiking tracks starting from the lake.
12. Lake Nakuru, Kenya
Best known for its numerous pink flamingos, which make it seem that the water is pink when you look at it from a distance, this lake is not only gorgeous, but great for a safari. You can enjoy the company of giraffes, rhinos and leopards while you are there.
13. Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
The lake nestles between steep cliffs covered with trees and snow-capped peaks. It offers plenty of attractions from the famous 13th-century bridge to the 18-century steam boats which still take tourists around.
14. Lagunas Altiplánicas, Chile
Set between the dessert and the mountains, these lakes look as if they belong to a different world. Don’t expect them to have dark blue waters, but rather green, pink and red.
15. Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand
In addition to stunning scenery, this lake offers plenty of attractions to tourists. You can take a boat or helicopter trip or go kayaking or fishing. The local area offers adventure sports and wine tours too.
16. Lakes of Killarney, Ireland
In addition to having gorgeous scenery and offering plenty of water activities, these lakes boast with some unique attractions. The list includes the Gap of Dunloe Pass and the ruins of Ross Castle.
17. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
This tantalizing lake leaves no one impartial. The deep blue waters are topped by a magnificent dormant volcano, which you can conquer if you are willing to go on a five-hour hiking trip (You might need these trekking/climbing equipment).
18. Lake Bratan, Indonesia
Surrounded by lush green hills, this lake on the island of Bali is a true retreat for nature lovers. It is super peaceful with small villages dotted along the coast. One of its major attractions is the beautiful Pura Ulun Danu temple.
19. Crater Lake, USA
This lake is one of the major natural attractions in the state of Oregon. As its name suggests, it is formed in the crater of a collapsed volcano. This explains why it is the deepest in the United States. It is also one of the clearest in the world.
20. Loch Duich, Scotland
This loch (lake) is one of the many in the country, but it is the top choice of many tourists because of the famous Eilean Donan Castle built in the 1300’s. The lake itself and the surrounding lush green peaks boast with amazing natural beauty too.
21. Lake Kawaguchi, Japan
You have undoubtedly seen a photo of this lake at least once in your lifetime simply because it serves as a mirror for the world-famous Mount Fuji. You will love the views and the peaceful atmosphere too.
22. Bachalpsee, Switzerland
High up in the Alps, this lake is surrounded by rocky peaks and glaciers. It is a top attraction for hikers who have reached it at the end of a long trail. You feel as if it is just you and the magnificent nature.
23. Lake Matheson, New Zealand
This natural wonder really deserves its nickname – Mirror Lake. The clear tranquil waters reflect the surrounding mountain peaks, which are absolutely spectacular. You can sit down and just look at it for hours without getting tired.