Our Favorite Beaches of 2013

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Our Favorite Beaches of 2013

If you are new to Getting Stamped, we happen to be complete BEACH LOVERS! If there is a good beach nearby you can bet we will find it. 2013 is coming to an end and made us think about some of our favorite places of the year, and we would thought it would be fun to recap our favorite beaches we visited in 2013. We have had loads of beach days, but these stick out as our favorites.

1. San Blas Island, PanamaSan Blas Islands - Panama-2 When you think of Panama your mind probably goes to a canal, but this thin strip of land is home to our favorite beach of the year! The San Blas islands on the Atlantic side of Panama has an extremely remote feeling that is tough to find, and the water is stunning.

2. Sun tan Beach, FijiFiji Tops-16 Here for a limited time only, this beach is only open for tanning certain hours, low tide brings this beach out above the crystal clear waters of the South Pacific.

Related Article: 60 Seconds In Paradise – Fiji Video 

3. Whithaven Beach, AustraliaWhithaven Just look at those swirls… The hyper white sand… The bright blue water… This would probably taken top honors if it weren’t for those meddling jellyfish. The sand that graces this beach is some of the purest silicon in the world. The white stuff from this beach was actually used to make the glass in the Hubble telescope. The only problem is… you can’t get in the water for fear of getting stung by the box jellyfish, bummer. The only way in: jump into a full body wet suit so you can lounge in the crystal blue water with your fashionable all-black gear!

4. Tulum, MexicoTulum Beach Just look at it! The soft, white sand stretches for miles along the bright blue waters of the Caribbean in the southern Yucatan of Mexico. The small, low-key town located two hours south of Cancun is home to one of our all time favorite beaches.

Related Article: Playa del Carmen Day Trips

5. Silk Cayes, BelizeSilk cayes 20 miles off the coast of Belize lie a few piles of sand surrounded by coral reef, a day trip out here from Placencia isn’t a bad way to spend a day!

6. Water Caye, HondurasWater Caye Off the western side of the island of Utila, Honduras lie a few small uninhabited islands to frolic on for the day. The water is the color of a swimming pool with plenty of coral around to explore.

7.Red beach in Galapagos, Ecuador50 shades of Galapagos-23 How often do you see a bright red beach covered in sea lions? Need I say more?

Related Article: Animals In The Galapagos Say The Darndest Things

8. Punta Uva, Costa RicaCosta Rica Caribbean Beaches - punta uva-2

We had this entire beach ALMOST to ourselves, only 3 others to share with. Big plot of sand, and only 3 people to share with!

Related Article: Guide To The Best Puerto Viejo Beaches

9.Maya Bay, ThailandHannah and Adam at Getting Stamped-5   This beach first became famous, almost TOO famous thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio and the movie “The Beach.”  This beach would have scored much higher if it hadn’t become so popular, and now overrun with tourists.  Still gorgeous and a must see, but be prepared to share the sand.

Related Article: Koh Lipe Thailand – The Maldives of Thailand

10.Placencia, BelizePlacencia-5   Beautiful beach, but what it made it pop to us was the lively boardwalk full of restaurants & bars that are right on the beach.  Ice cream & beach bars and we’re SOLD! Have you been to any of our favorites? What are your favorite beaches? We are always looking for a new beach to add to our ever-growing route!

  • Rashaad
    Posted at 09:25h, 30 December Reply

    Unfortunately, I haven’t visited any of your favourite beaches but if you’re still in Thailand, I would recommend Hat Sai Kaew on Ko Samet. I’ve been to Ko Samet three times and enjoyed all of them. Hat Sai Kaew seems to be a fun part of the island.

    • Hannah
      Posted at 02:49h, 01 January Reply

      Not in Thailand anymore, but will be headed back there in April. We are on the lookout for a chill place in Thailand to head back to!

  • Stef
    Posted at 12:42h, 30 December Reply

    Wow! They all look like paradise and I couldn’t decide which one I like most! Have a happy new year!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 02:51h, 01 January Reply

      They are all a piece of paradise for sure, all are special to us! Happy New Year to you too!

  • A beach a day
    Posted at 01:07h, 31 December Reply

    From beach pro to beach pro.. Love your selection! in Costa Rica I also enjoyed Manuel Antonio beach and in Thailand Koh Lipe..


    • Hannah
      Posted at 21:00h, 08 January Reply

      We loved Manuel Antonio, went there in 2010!

  • NZ Muse
    Posted at 18:21h, 03 January Reply

    And I thought Santorini’s red and black beaches were cool! Red sand + seals = AMAZEBALLS.

    • Hannah
      Posted at 20:58h, 08 January Reply

      Total AMAZEBALLS!

  • tharobster
    Posted at 10:29h, 04 May Reply

    great selection of ideas thanks , as always loving your travel blogs

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