Cayo Guillermo, Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Cayo Guillermo is a small island of 13 square kilometers, part of the archipelago Jardines del Rey (King’s Gardens) and which is part of the archipelago Sabana-Camaguey. This archipelago has more than 2500 islands and islets (cayos) and is located off the Atlantic coast of Cuba in the province of Ciego de Avila. This popular destination is known for its five kilometers of fine white sand beaches, its always calm sea, its shallow seashore and its clear waters of a beautiful turquoise blue. It is an oasis of peace for lovers of nature and the beach. Playa Pilar is one of the most beautiful beaches there. The archipelago Jardines del Rey has its own international airport which is located on Cayo Coco, the neighboring island of Cayo Guillermo. The two islands are connected by a bridge. The archipelago is also connected to the big island of Cuba by a dike in the sea of 27 kilometers long. Bus transfer from Jardines del Rey Airport to Cayo Guillermo hotels is approximately 45 minutes.

Tips

Some hotels offer a service of sharing, you must go to the reception of your hotel and ask for the bracelet of the hotel you want to visit but you can visit a hotel per day only, from 9 am to 5 pm, excluding restaurants à la carte and transportation between hotels.

Loèche-les-Bains, Leukerbad, Switzerland

Loèche-les-Bains (Leukerbad in German) is a municipality in Switzerland in the canton of Valais at 1411 m above sea level, located on the edge of the Dala River; It is famous for its numerous thermal springs. There are several thermal centres, the 2 biggest ones are the Burgerbad (considered one of the largest in Europe) and the Alpentherme. The Lindner Alpentherme is the largest center of wellness in the Alps. It has its own thermal spring with internal and external pool with saunas.
 
Tips
 
Take advantage of your stay to take the cable car that connects the spa to the Gemmi pass (2314 m) which is the only link between the canton of Valais and Bern.
If you like to walk, there are many paths that lead to Kanderberg, Wildstrubel or Adelboden.
If you prefer skiing, you will find the Torrent-Bahnen Leukerbad station (1410-2610 m).
Leukerbad hotels are not economical especially in winter that the Spa centres are always full so you can take a day trip through one of the Italian agencies of tourism in Varese for example which will transport you in comfortable buses and you could even bring your picnic for the day.
 
 

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is a city located at the confluence of Lake of Two Mountains and Lake St-Louis, on the left bank of Sainte-Anne, at the western end of the agglomeration of Montreal, Quebec . We find a historical site of locks, MacDonald campus of McGill University where there is a forest reserve of 245 hectares, the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal and the commercial street of Sainte-Anne. There is also the Lyman Entomological Museum which contains a collection of insects and entomology research laboratory of McGill University and the Ecomuseum zoo (open all year) with nature trails and lots of vegetation. The city has a large market where you can find fresh products and you can meet producers and craftspeople.

Tips

The city is very nice especially in summer when many pleasure boats visit it. You will find many cafes, bistros, restaurants and you can make a beautiful walk on the lake shore.
There are many events throughout the year that you can view on the city website.
It is also possible to visit the Museum of Entomology with a reservation.