APIA, SAMOA - SEPTEMBER 30: Palm trees line a clean beach on September 30, 2010 in Saleapaga, Samoa. 189 people were killed and hundreds more injured in Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga in 2009. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
Looking to take a relaxing vacation where you can just get away from it all, perhaps kick back and let the sand flow between your toes while sipping a frozen beverage? Consider staying away from these places then as they’re overrun with tourists.
According to Reader’s Digest, thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio’s thriller The Beach, Maya Beach in Thailand has become a major tourist trap. The Thai government recently needed to crack down on visitors.
While the views at Machu Picchu are stunning, you might have trouble snapping that perfect selfie as thousands of others will be doing the same. Figures show 610,000 tourists visited the Andes Mountains citadel last year alone.
Venice and Mallorca make the magazine’s list, as well as Mount Everest, that beach where you can swim with the pigs in the Bahamas, and even Antarctica.