Last Updated on June 4, 2022 by Helen E. White
Whenever we travel to a place with a sea, lake or river, we expect the water to be as clean and crystal clear as possible, both for bathing and diving in it and for admiring it from the outside. Without a doubt, it is one of the most beautiful things that we can observe in nature.
Precisely for this reason, we have decided to write this article, because here we will present you the places with the most crystalline waters in the world. If you are looking for ideas for a more exotic and natural trip, we can give you very good ideas.
- 1 The Cleanest Water in the World
- 1.1 1. Pupu Springs, New Zealand
- 1.2 2. Panari Island, Okinawa, Japan
- 1.3 3. Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan, China
- 1.4 4. PEYTO LAKE, Canada
- 1.5 5. Lake Koenigssee, Germany
- 1.6 6. Verzaska River Valley, Switzerland
- 1.7 7. Buck Beach, Borneo, Malaysia
- 1.8 8. The Maldives
- 1.9 9. Sabah, Malaysia
- 1.10 10. Rio Sucuri, Brazil
- 1.11 11. Lake Tahoe, Nevada, United States
- 1.12 12. Calanque d’En-Vau, France
- 1.13 13. Jenny Lake, Wyoming, United States
- 1.14 14. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- 1.15 15. British Virgin Islands (UK)
- 1.16 16. Cayo Coco, Cuba
- 1.17 17. San Blas Archipelago, Panama
- 1.18 18. Blue Lake, New Zealand
- 1.19 19. Morea Lagoon (Polynesia)
- 1.20 20. Island of Lampedusa (Italy)
- 1.21 21. El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
- 2 The Cleanest Waters on the Planet
- 3 Water Care
- 4 Avoid Water Contamination:
The Cleanest Water in the World
Where can you see the most crystal clear waters and enjoy the beauty of unspoiled nature? Find out in the following selection of places around the world with the clearest water.
Fortunately, there are many places with very clean water, but there are some that stand out above the rest, among which we find the following as the absolute kings in this regard :
1. Pupu Springs, New Zealand
On the edge of the South Island, on the shores of Golden Bay, springs recycle every second with 1,400 liters of crystal clear water.
2. Panari Island, Okinawa, Japan
Panari, one of the islands in the Yayama group, is located in the most remote area of Japan. These islands make up one of the best destinations for diving thanks to their multitude of local coral reefs and the amount of flora and fauna of the Great Barrier Reef: around Okinawa, there are more than 400 species of coral, five species of sea turtles, rays, whale sharks and a variety of tropical fish.
3. Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan, China
In the north of Sichuan province in China, there is the “Jiuzhaigou” National Park, a reserve declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In this area, there are crystal clear lakes, waterfalls and snow-capped mountains. Tourism has recently come to these regions and is actively developing. It must be said that bathing in the valley is prohibited, although this prohibition is often skipped by visitors at night.
4. PEYTO LAKE, Canada
It is one of the most beautiful places in Canada, located in the state of Alberta. There we can enjoy an immense natural beauty.
It is a turquoise glacial lake and we can also see large rocks in the water due to erosion.
Finally, we can say that these are some of the many places with transparent and clean waters that you can visit to enjoy the natural beauty of the planet.
5. Lake Koenigssee, Germany
If you want to take a photo in a boat and make it look like it’s floating, go to Germany. A suitable background can be found at Lake Koenigssee in southern Bavaria, on the Austrian border.
6. Verzaska River Valley, Switzerland
The crystal-clear waters of the 30-kilometer Verzaska River flow through a rocky valley in southern Switzerland. The dam with the same name, filmed in the James Bond film GoldenEye, covers the river current and forms the artificial lake “Lago di Vogorno”. And downstream, the river flows into Lake Maggiore.
7. Buck Beach, Borneo, Malaysia
Buck Beach is located in the north of the Malaysian state of Sabah, not far from Kudat. It is possible to reach this beach with absolutely clear water, after three and a half hours of travel from the city of Kota Marudu.
8. The Maldives
The Maldives is made up of 26 atolls located 400 kilometers south of the Indian subcontinent. A rich reef fauna (even whale sharks are found there) and incredibly clean water attract tourists. In addition, in the Maldives can be found rare species of animals in danger of extinction.
9. Sabah, Malaysia
The remote Malaysian state of Sabah, located in the northern part of the island of Borneo, is surrounded by coral reefs. A favorite meeting place for thousands of divers is the Semporna complex.
10. Rio Sucuri, Brazil
Located in the Pantanal National Park in Brazil, Rio Sucuri is one of the cleanest spring-fed rivers on our planet.
11. Lake Tahoe, Nevada, United States
On the border of California and Nevada is the glacial Lake Tahoe. Transparent water and bonsai trees grow between the rocks: what else do you need for an amazing photo?
12. Calanque d’En-Vau, France
Like a small cove on the southern coast of France, it connects to the sea only through a narrow channel. The atmosphere of solitude underlines the beauty and purity of the water in Calanque d’En-Vau.
13. Jenny Lake, Wyoming, United States
Jenny Lake sits at the foot of the ridge in Grand Teton National Park. It is the main “objective” of hiking, mountain routes and adventure tours. And even though motorboats can circulate on the lake, the water is still considered impeccable.
14. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is one of the most popular places for divers from all over the world. The image speaks for itself.
15. British Virgin Islands (UK)
It is a British overseas territory located east of Puerto Rico, in the waters of the Caribbean Sea. This exotic archipelago is made up of about forty islands, of which only eleven are inhabited. The total population is about 27,800 inhabitants, and 23,000 of them live on the island of Tortola.
If you decide to travel to the Virgin Islands, you can enjoy beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear blue waters and a magnificent natural environment surrounded by majestic palm trees that will add that tropical air to your experience. For all these reasons, it is a real dream place for many tourists.
16. Cayo Coco, Cuba
The tourist island of Cayo Coco on the north coast of Cuba is connected to the main part of the country by a 27-kilometer highway. Located in crystal clear waters, the coral reefs have made Cayo Coco a world-renowned diving center.
17. San Blas Archipelago, Panama
In Panama, in an archipelago surrounded by the purest waters, lives an independent tribe of Kuna Indians. The islands have not yet been “ruined” by civilization, although tourists increasingly come to dive and fish.
18. Blue Lake, New Zealand
Blue Lake is said to be the cleanest lake on the planet. It is located in the “Nelson Lake” National Park of New Zealand, in the mountains of the South Island.
19. Morea Lagoon (Polynesia)
The resorts located in this area of Polynesia are bathed in absolutely impeccable waters, deep turquoise blue, clean and transparent. These accommodations are very close to the beach, whose water is also crystal clear.
Among the activities that we can do in these waters, we can snorkel, canoe rides, swimming… Or you can simply lie in a hammock to contemplate the beautiful landscapes. We also have to say that staying in these hotel complexes is not exactly cheap.
20. Island of Lampedusa (Italy)
It is an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, and the largest of the Pelagie archipelago made up of volcanic islands and located halfway between the island of Sicily and the African coast of Tunisia. It is another most exotic destination for a vacation.
The beaches of the coast of Lampedusa, which we sometimes see in the news due to the migratory issue and the reception camps that the island has, have always had a very good reputation, especially for its wonderful crystal clear turquoise waters.
21. El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Palawan is one of the many islands that make up the Philippines, and El Nido is a tourist spot within that island, where you can see different landscapes from others. In many travel guides, El Nido is described as the jewel of Palawan, and it is not for less, because it is a small town with a lot of charm.
Crystal clear waters, marine fauna and nature are some of the wonders of this splendid remote area. You will be able to visit several islets surrounded by incredible reefs by boat and you will also enjoy hundreds of white sand beaches.
The Cleanest Waters on the Planet
Water is a fundamental element for sustaining and reproducing life on the planet, which is why it is an essential factor for life to be possible.
For this reason, it can be said that water is the natural element that makes the earth a habitable place and it is thanks to the water that life appeared. Likewise, water is of vital importance for the human being, as well as for the rest of the living beings.
On the planet, 96% of salt water is found in the seas, 1% of drinking water and the remaining 3% is found in the poles in the form of ice.
It should be noted that man in his concern to discover spaces that fill him with satisfaction and relaxation has found paradisiacal places around the world with waters; (whether sweet or salty) clean and crystal clear that invite you to visit them.
Here are some of those spaces, where you can see the beauty and purity of nature:
22. Five Flower Lake, China
It is considered one of the most beautiful places on the planet. It is located in Jiushaigou National Park, China. It is surrounded by hills. It has a depth of 10 meters. But you can see its bottom thanks to its crystal clear waters.
23. Cayos Cochinos, Honduras
On the other hand, there is an archipelago made up of two small islands with clean and crystal clear waters, visited by tourists from all over the world. For this reason, in 2003, the government declared it a Protected Area and a Marine Monument.
24. Cala Macaretella, Spain
It is located in the southern part of Menorca, it is accessed on foot another way and you can also get there by boat, it is also the cleanest and most deserted beach in Spain.
25. BODRUM, Turkey
It is a Turkish port in Mugla province. It has practically become a tourist resort much visited by Northern Europeans for various reasons, first, because of its attractive coastline. Also for its nocturnal activity. It receives thousands of tourists a year and has one of the most crystalline beaches in the world.
26. The Enchanted River, Philippines
The Hinatuan River flows with its crystal clear waters that have little depth, after a cut route it becomes a gigantic natural pool.
27. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
It is the largest coral reef in the world. With a vast biological diversity, with clear and warm waters, also very popular for scuba diving.
28. Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand
This island is made up of volcanic rocks and offers one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
For a long time, the waste of human beings has ended up in the seas, rivers and oceans, which results in alarming contamination of the water, which entails a risk to the animal and plant species that inhabit that ecosystem.
In addition, we not only use water to hydrate ourselves but also for agriculture and livestock. For this reason, the water must be kept clean; otherwise, we could get sick.
Avoid Water Contamination:
- Eradicate the use of toxic products as far as possible, if you do use them, do not flush them down the toilet or sink.
- Then it is ideal to classify the waste appropriately.
- Finally, refrain from throwing garbage into rivers, lakes, or seas.