Looking for the definition in the dictionary, bays are entrances of sea or ocean water to the coast, in a clipped manner. Beyond this encyclopedia explanation, the best we can do is to know with images the 7 bays most beautiful in the world. Take note.
What are the most impressive bays?
In case you did not know, there is a "club of the most beautiful bays in the world". In order to belong to this exclusive group, they must meet certain requirements, not only beauty but also mysticism, biological and geographical wealth ... Know the privileged people who are part of this team:
1. Halong Bay (Vietnam)Halong Bay, Vietnam - John Bill
Its name means "place where dragons came down from heaven to the sea" (yes, all that in one word). This bay is located in the capital of Quang Ninh province and It has an area of 1500 km².
It is surrounded by thousands of islets that make up a landscape similar to a maze, in the Gulf of Tonkin with its beautiful turquoise waters. You can visit it by land or aboard one of the many cruise ships that visit it every year.
2. Bay of Fundy (Canada)Fundy Bay, Canada - Alberto Loyo
It is located on the Atlantic coast and one of its main characteristics is that its tides are really high (with a difference of up to 16 meters between low and high). If you want to see these changes in the water live and direct, you just have to climb to the top of the Hopewell Rocks. The same ocean reaches the top twice a day.
"The world has no flower on any land, nor the sea in any pearl bay, like a child in his mother's lap."
- Oscar Wilde -
3. Kerala Bay (India)Kerala Bay - Ivanov Oleg
To the south of this state we can enjoy an amazing show: water backwaters connect in the 900 kilometers of canals and marshes formed by the currents of the rivers that flow into the Arabian Sea. This unique bay has a very rare ecosystem with tropical vegetation (which includes palm trees).
The navigable network can be crossed in the kettuballan, floating houses that are scattered on the shore of the bay. The most important city in the whole complex is Kochi, the first European settlement in the country (in 1503). Do not miss a walk through the villages built on each islet.
4. Paradise Bay (Chile)Paradise Bay, Chile - photoiconix
It is one of the points chosen by cruise ships to disembark on their crossings that go to Antarctica. Ice and glaciers cover it almost completely, but that does not prevent us from enjoying many activities such as learning about penguins in their research center.
5. Bay of Puerto Galera (Philippines)
It was declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco and is located north of Mindoro Island, in Luzon. In the depths of its waters inhabits a coral reef of 152 species. Therefore, it is perfect for diving if you want to admire turtles, tunas, clownfish and even sharks that inhabit the place.Puerto Galera Bay, Philippines - Divine Grace / Flickr.com
But in addition to the rich marine fauna and flora, you can glimpse pieces of sunken ships that have become home to thousands of fish. The bay of Puerto Galera is one of the most important attractions in the vicinity of the Philippine capital, Manila (it is only 80 kilometers away).
6. Bay of Kotor (Montenegro)Bay of Kotor, Montenegro - eFesenko
To the southwest of this country and in the middle of the Adriatic Sea, Kotor Bay is confused with a fjord because of its characteristics. However, it is a very beautiful submerged canyon that is worth visiting at least once in your life.
In its extension It has some beaches and three villages: Risan, Perast and Kotor, all very picturesque and worthy of thousands of photographs.
7. New Bay (Argentina)
If you want to learn geography, in this corner of Patagonia you can do it. In addition to the beautiful New Bay we can find an isthmus (Carlos Ameghino), a peninsula (Valdés) and a gulf (Saint Joseph). In addition you can also enjoy the view of cliffs that protect from intense winds and the possibility of contemplating a wide variety of flora and fauna.Puerto Madryn, Argentina - set
Without a doubt, the biggest attraction is the right whale, that between June and December the area inhabits to reproduce in the vicinity of the New Bay and Puerto Madryn. Ships depart daily to see them up close. As if that were not enough, you will see Magellanic penguins, dolphins, killer whales, wolves and sea elephants.
Of course There are many more beautiful bays to visit. Just to name a few: Phang Nga's in Thailand, Somme's in France, Victoria's in Hong Kong, Saharun's in Croatia and Jackson's in Australia. Which one do you want to go to first?