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Bali is an island in Indonesia.
Traveling is one of the greatest pleasures, but it is especially satisfying when we add the factor of adventure in incomparable environments maintaining the connection with nature. In one of the best corners of Asia and between more than 17,000 islands, is Bali, the jewel of Indonesia, also known as the Island of the Gods for its religious tradition. It may seem a small place to travel, but in this insular territory, you will notice that it has a geographical extension similar to that found in Cantabria, so moving around the island is usually quick and simple, any displacement from one end to the other. another you can complete in a few hours. As soon as you land in Denpasar, the capital, you will discover numerous reasons to visit this volcanic pearl.
This paradisiacal island is also famous for its elaborate temples and the friendliness of its inhabitants, as well as beaches lined with palm trees.
Whether in the city, the coasts or you start to enter the jungle, you will reach many destinations at once, since Bali has the particularity of gathering in one place many attractions, which you can adapt to each one of your tastes. The visitor will see that Bali is a huge cultivated garden where you look where you see the bright green color of rice fields, ferns and trees are present in much of its surface. In your travels, you can find excellent spots to practice water activities on its warm white sand beaches that offer options such as surfing, diving in open waters or reefs, or just lie in the sun and enjoy its turquoise waters; also this island full of possibilities offers a true haven of peace with its mystical places and many temples, whether big, small, hidden, on the water, in a cave, on top of a mountain ... In Bali your favorite entertainment It is everywhere.
The island is full of springs, dense jungles, villages with a wonderful culture.
It is located on a chain, with Java to the west and Lombok to the east.
It is one of the most enriching places in the world. The island is a unique blend of exceptional culture, beautiful landscapes, tropical beaches, tropical climate and rock-bottom prices.
Bali is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, 145 km long and 80 km wide, 3.2 km east of Java. It is located approximately eight degrees south of the Equator line. Its surface is 5,700 km². The mountainous area extends from the center of the island to its eastern side. The highest point of the island is Mount Agung with 3.142 m of height, a volcano in activity, that erupted for the last time in March of 1963.
Bali has a tropical climate all year round. The average annual temperature is 30 degrees Celsius. There are two seasons; the one of rains and the dry one. The dry season runs from April to September and the rainy season runs from October to March - but it can rain at any time of the year, even if the rain lasts only a short time. In general, the best months to visit Bali are from May to August. During these months the climate is less hot and it rains less.
You can enjoy lovely hotels. Some of the best hotels in the world are on the island of Bali.
Fascinating dance and craft shows intended to honor the beauty of culture will be recurring during your travels to Bali. Complement your experience with Balinese gastronomy, rich in flavors and textures, with the traditional accompaniment of a special attention from your locals. This combination of possibilities makes Bali a perfect destination for tourism and the ideal place for all types of travelers: backpackers, explorers, adventurers or those who only seek a relaxing trip in an environment that resembles paradise.
Four seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. One of the best hotels in the world.
The beaches of Bali are famous all over the world, you can find all kinds of tropical beaches. If you are a lover of surfing and water sports, Bali will be an unforgettable place.
All kinds of excursions are possible in Bali, as the departure to contemplate the sunset and the temple of the monkeys, ride a camel, enjoy art, culture and gastronomy, guided tours to the thousands of temples, venture into the jungle, etc...
What to visit in Bali?
There are few places on earth that manage to combine the beauty of nature in its purest state with a growing tourist activity, but this is where Bali stands out. This island in Asian territory, offers an immense variety of suitable alternatives for the type of tourism you are looking for, whether it is holiday, romantic or extreme. In your visit to Bali, there are places that are positioned at the top of the list when we refer to essential destinations.
Each of these environments, have the particularity that will receive you with a constant summer weather, fantastic and exotic gastronomy and an intimate hospitality from your locals.
Difficult to say what is the best of Bali, its people, its curious religious devotion, its temples, its unpredictable monkeys, its rice fields, its beaches, etc. But when you see its volcanoes you feel that it was what you had to see in Bali. It is this island jewel and apart from its magnificent hotels, you can make many trips to some of its paradisiacal sites, such as volcanoes as the most adventurous option. Among its volcanoes are:
It is the highest volcano on the island, besides the most famous and still active, from its peak you can enjoy beautiful views of the island of Bali and if you are lucky you can see the island Lombok and see its highest mountain , the Rinjani. As it is still active from time to time and with luck in your favor you can see how it gives off smoke and ashes from its crater. Really hiking to this Bali volcano is a unique experience, both for the nature and villages that you will find on the way as for the famous Lake Batur and the charm of the village of Kintamani.
Volcano Agung o Gunung Agung
It is undoubtedly the most important volcano and mount of the island of Bali because it is a fundamental part of the Hindu mythology of the island. For the Balinese, the volcano is the replica of the sacred Mount Meru (the sacred mountain of Hinduism) and at its feet, there is the Mother Temple or Pura Besakih. Gunung Agung is also a basic part to understand the climate in Bali in its different areas, because its altitude marks the landscape of the island. Without a doubt another one of the most important excursions in Bali.
Famous for the lakes that contain the different boilers, the Bratan volcano although less known than the previous ones is still just as spectacular. Completely inactive, you can visit it at the same time as one of Bali's lesser-known temples, the Pura Ulun Danu Batran.
And if you really want to equip all the information for a unique experience in Bali, we believe you should know what many tourists have not discovered and that add to this unforgettable escape. The minimum aspects that enhance the adventure are:
Lesser known activities in Bali that you will not get tired of doing
Sunset in Sayan: Sunset time in many Bali bars may be the busiest time of the day. Instead you can go to the small town of Sayan about 5 km west of the city of Ubud, here you will enjoy views of the valley and listen to the symphony of the forest and the soft sounds of the longest river in Bali (Ayung) that flows down . Alternatively, watch the sun glide over the Indian Ocean over the black sand beach of Ombak in Soori Bali with a lychee cocktail in hand. Marvel when thousands of tiny bats come out of their cave in search of the suffocating evening sky.
Stretching in a yoga class: Bali offers some of the best yoga classes and health retreats in the world, from Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha to Bikrim. Fantastic classes are offered in the spiritual heart of Bali, Ubud. Meanwhile, the Power of Now Oasis is a wonderful place in Sanur to escape the crowds and do yoga in a striking house in a bamboo tree.
Rafting in Bali: If your concept of a good day includes adrenaline, do not hesitate to visit the rivers of Ayung and Telagawaja or many others, where your fast currents are the scene of exciting rafting competitions. During your visit to Bali, rafting is an activity aimed at both professionals and enthusiasts, who seek a union between fun and danger. Join this activity and run the adrenaline through your veins.
Visit the market and cook a party: Bali offers several excellent cooking classes in which you can learn to do everything, with the nasi campur as a must, and a huge number of options with the duck as a star. Many classes begin with a visit to the local market to collect fresh ingredients. Then, the participants sit down to enjoy the fruit of their work, often in environments such as the middle of a rice field.