The Most Colorful Destinations on Earth

By SoFe Travel Editors
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1. Chefchaouen, Morocco

Painted almost entirely in blue, you won’t want to leave the “blue pearl” of Morocco. With spaces of bright colored handwoven rugs and plenty of terra cotta pots, this is a blue wonderland you won’t mind getting a little lost in.

Solo Female Travel Network Morocco

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2. Kawachi Fuji Garden, Japan

Tunnels of deep purple wisteria bloom in springtime making this a fairytale destination ideal for April and May. You may even get to catch the cherry blossoms as well in one trip!

wisteria in bloom in Japan

3. Cinque Terre, Italy

Vibrant colored buildings on dramatic hillsides with a backdrop of the ocean make this little town in Italy picture perfect. 

colorful buildings of Cinque Terre, Italy

4. Lake Hillier, Australia

This pepto bismol colored lake is made pink by the high salt content and algae that grows in spades. While it is not the only pink lake in the world, it is one of the most beautiful and is best seen when the sun is bright, which is most days in Australia. 

pink lake at Lake Hillier, Australia

5. Tulip Fields, The Netherlands

April in The Netherlands brings bright blooms of tulips in satisfyingly neat rows of vibrant color! There are plenty of regions to visit, but we recommend to hear to the largest and most impressive display in Keukenhof.

6. Caño Cristales, Colombia

Often called “The Liquid Rainbow,” this river features bright reds, yellows, greens, blues, and even black. You can swim, raft, or hike nearby in July through December to catch the best of this natural wonder.

colorful river Caño Cristales, Colombia

7. Havana, Cuba

Full of brightly colored buildings, vintage cars, and a vibrant flair unique to Cuba, Havana is alive with art, music, dancing, and old world glam. 

streets of Havana, Cuba

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8. Larung Gar, Tibet

This mountain of brightly colored log cabins houses mostly monks and nuns and is one the largest religious institutions in the world. 

cabins in Larung Gar, Tibet

9. Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa

This short strip of colorful houses comes with a rich history and comes as a pleasant surprise in an otherwise normal area of the city. 

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10. Lavender Fields, Provence, France

These purple fields go as far as the eye can see and smell like heaven. In July, the best time to go, are full of festivals and celebrations centered around fresh lavender. 

Lavender Fields, Provence, France

11. Panjin Red Beach, China

Fall is the only time of year this marsh and reed marsh turns from green to crimson making it a breathtaking vision of red. 

12. Rotorua Hot Springs, New Zealand

Almost a rainbow of vibrant natural colors, these hot springs are not only completely photogenic but also a relaxing way to spend the day. Enjoy one of the other nearby hot springs and hike in the area for some more jaw dropping scenery.

Rotorua Hot Springs, New Zealand

13. Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Depending on the season you visit, you may also see shades of blue and green among the red and gold. These sandstone walls were created by erosion and flash flooding and are only accessible with a tour guide. One of the most other-worldly places on this list, it’s a must see when in Arizona.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

14. Santorini, Greece

The whitewashed buildings with bright blue roofs have an even more stunning backdrop of the sea and a magnificent sunset of pink and orange.

Santorini, Greece sunset

15. Fly Geyser, Nevada

This wonder isn’t completely natural. Created by a drilling mistake in the 1960’s, the red and green algae is certainly a sight to be seen.

Fly Geyser, Nevada

16. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan

Nemophila flowers in shades of indigo, blue, and even a little lavender cover Miharashi Hill in spring and the rest of the year they’re dotted in deep red from the kokia bushes. 

Nemophila flowers in Japan



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