The Most Beautiful Lakes

An extensive list of the most gorgeous lakes on the planet. Do you know them all?



Swim in Jellyfish Lake

The famous Jellyfish Lake in Palau is full of well, jellyfish. Really, really, full of them. They enter the lake via a small passage between the ocean and the lake, but they can’t go back that way, so they get trapped in the lake. And you swim with them.


Pragser Wildsee / Lago di Braies

Pragser Wildsee is also often called Lago di Braies. This is the largest natural lake in the Dolomites. Like many places in this region, it’s known by two names as they speak two languages in this area: Lago di Braies in Italian, and Pragser Wildsee in German. Both names are used regularly for this amazing lake in the mountain district of Italy. This article describes the sights of the Pragser Wildsee and also focuses on the best excursions.


Lake Bled

Lake Bled is one of the absolute attractions of Slovenia. Even in bad weather, it's like a postcard. The lake is 2,120 m long and 1,380 m wide, it has a maximum depth of 30.6 m. Lake Bled is surrounded by hills and the Julian Alps.


Grüner See

Grüner See (or Gruener See) is a spectacular lake in Austria. This lake dries up in winter, but fills up in spring with almost ten meters of crystal-clear meltwater. Where you could previously snorkel and dive. However it is now forbidden.


Plitvice Lakes in Winter in Snow and Ice

Plitvice Lakes are full of snow and ice in winter. And that is incredibly beautiful. So you can also visit Plitvice Lakes well in January and February. Plitvice is the oldest national park in Croatia and according to many the most beautiful park. This article decribes the best tips for visiting the Plitvice Lakes in winter with snow.


Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake is a mountain lake in the mighty Banff National Park in western Canada. It is a remarkable blue-water lake fed by glacier waters. It is located in the famous Valley of the Ten Peaks at an altitude of over 1,800 meters. An ideal place for a hike and taking colourful pictures.


Frozen Lake Baikal with Snow and Ice

Lake Baikal in Russia is beautiful all year round, but in winter it’s transformed into an icy spectacle. The lake freezes over and pressure combined with methane gasses cause the ice to crack and large shards of it protrude up. Huge cracks and intriguing methane circles can be seen in the ice.


Sutherland Falls and Quill Lake

The Sutherland Falls are relatively unknown, but belongs with the ‘big guys’ when it comes to waterfalls. It’s around 580 metres high, with three points where it cascades down in Fiordland National Park.



Blausee in Switzerland; it is in the name. This striking clear blue lake is located in the Kander Valley at an altitude of 887 meters. It is a nature reserve (the name is Naturpark Blausee) where you can see trout swimming in the clear water. A lovely place near Kandersteg for a walk or a picnic.


Maligne Lake

Maligne Lake is the most beautiful lake in the famous Jasper National Park. The lake is famous for its glacial environment. And the bright blue water because of the many minerals. It is also well-known for Spirit Island, an island in the lake. With some coniferous trees growing on it.Partly because of this, Maligne Lake is very popular with photographers. In fact, it is one of the most photographed places in Canada. The lake is located in the Rocky Mountains of western Canada. These are the sights of Maligne Lake. There are also fun excursions to do.


Lake Hillier

Lake Hillier is a striking pink lake in Australia. When you visit the lake you will see a true explosion of colours, you can call it that. From the ground, but especially from the air. This is worth a detour, although it is usually a long detour in this country.


Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is on the border of Bolivia and Peru. You can visit the lake in both countries. Various excursions are offered to visit the lake and its unique inhabitants. In addition, you can hike some trails in this area.


Snorkeling in Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi was discovered by the famous explorer David Livingstone. It’s most famous for the many kinds of endemic cichlids that live in this lake, which are incredibly colourful. It’s a great place for snorkeling.


Lake Louise

Lake Louise is a famous lake in Banff National Park. You can find this lake in the western part of Canada. And you can easily visit the lake and surroundings during your tour.


Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. From above it looks like the torso of a fox. Peyto Lake in Banff National Park is fed by glacier water full of minerals, resulting in a light blue colour. The lake is named after Ebenezer William Peyto, a former guide and park warden in the area.


Lake Retba (Pink Lake)

Lake Retba in Senegal is pink due to the high salinity of the water, encouraging algae to grow. This is what gives the lake its remarkable colour. And is therefore also called Pink Lake.


Lake Assal

Lake Assal in Djibouti is one of the saltiest lakes in the world. Lake Assal is located 155 meters below sea level in the Afar depression.


Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj is one of the most beautiful lakes in Slovenia. It is located in the Bohinj valley and can easily be reached. It is the biggest lake in the country, measuring 4.5 km long and 1 km broad.


Lake Atitlán

Lake Atitlán is the most beautiful lake of Guatemala. It is surrounded by twelve volcanoes, named after the twelve apostles. There are many ancient villages on the shore of the lake, where Maya culture is still prevalent, and people wear traditional clothing.