Cute Little Towns That Ooze Charm
13. Cesky Krumlov – Czech Republic
This small city in the south of the Bohemian region is yet another World Heritage Site, and houses the second largest castle in the Czech Republic, the Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau.
It has a population of around 14,000, but gets incredibly busy during the summer. The town is near the Vltava River, where you can go rafting or tubing, but you can also explore the outskirts while horseback riding.
14. Flores – Guatemala
Flores is actually a small island on Lake Petén Itzá which connects to the mainland via a causeway. Travelers tend to visit the town as it’s close to famous Tikal archeological site, but offers a peaceful and safe experience.
You can reach most of the attractions by foot, but there are also auto-rickshaws for hire. You could visit Ak’tun Kan, which is an interesting cave with rock formations resembling animals, or go to Petencito Zoo and see jaguars, raccoons, and monkeys.
15. Copacabana – Bolivia
Copacabana is a small town with only 6,000 citizens and lies on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. The name means “the view of the lake” in the Aymara language, spoken by indigenous people in the Andes.
It’s also a popular resort town for travelers and locals alike. Most visitors go to Copacabana to take a boat tour and explore Isla del Sol, the largest island on Lake Titicaca. It’s also possible to climb nearby Cerro Calvario hill and witness an amazing sunset overlooking the lake.