WHERE TO VACATION FOR ADVENTURE SPORTS

If your vacations are all about sun, sea and sports, then there’s a few must-visit locations to add to your travel bucket list.

From the family-friendly parks of Miami to the zip-lining forests of Costa Rica, and the rollicking waves of the French Riviera; it’s time to find a luxury vacation home and book your flights – summertime is calling.

Here’s our top five destinations for adventure sports by type:

First choice for family fun

Miami is a destination that has it all. From some of the best hotel pools, to miles upon miles of golden beaches, it’s all about poolside and seaside vibes.

It’s also a great family-friendly destination, with plenty of sports activities for children of all ages. This includes the famous Flamingo Water Park and teen-favourite Stand Up Paddling.

South Beach is where to go for all your water sports activities, from wakeboarding lessons to surfing, all dependent on the current and conditions. Complete your stay with a luxury villa rental complete with outdoor pool.

Great for sailing selfies

If you like your adventure sports with a cheeky spritzer in one hand, hanging off a designer yacht, the French Riviera is for you! With no shortage of A-list standard

villas in St Tropez to rent, this is the playground for the rich and famous.

Matched by an equally impressive choice of adventure sports, this is the go-to destination in Europe for yachting and powerboating. There’s a number of sailing schools to enrol in, or simply do as the locals and charter a superyacht.

Chill and thrill

When it’s time to chill, the Caribbean is the place to go, with plenty of St Barts villa rentals to choose from. Yet, this doesn’t stop this sleepy island offering plenty of action adventure too!

Thrill seekers can take advantage of the perfect conditions for windsurfing in its Grand Cul de Sac beach. Complete with shallow waters and brisk winds, it’s suitable for every level of surfer. Meanwhile Lorient is the place to go to catch some waves, with a bustling surfing community.

With an equally stunning underwater world, there’s plenty of diving spots too. Check out St Barth Plongee and the Birdy Diving Centre for children and adults alike.

Best for outdoor pursuits

For fun in the forests, zip-lining galore and just simply getting back to nature, Costa Rica has it all. This adventure backdrop has an abundance of outdoor pursuits for all the family to enjoy, especially older children.

If you have a head for heights, the Diamante Superman Canopy Zip Line offers thrilling views of the Guanacaste coast as you fly through the air! Back down to earth, Playa Tamarindo is one of the best surfing destinations on the coast, ideal for all levels of surfer.

If hiking is more your thing, the heady heights of Mount Chirripo make for a thrilling adventure. Just be sure to book a luxury vacation home for the rest and recovery you’ll need!

Villazzo offers a wide selection of luxury house rentals for a five-star get-away. With outstanding customer service and an unrivalled portfolio of properties, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable stay.

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