It’s no secret – bright colors have the power to delight, relax, and totally change your perspective, which can put a whole new spin on your sightseeing. And while rainbows are pretty, you know what’s better? Colors that don’t fade into the blue. From flower fields to underwater wonderlands, these seven sites are some of the best and brightest places to seek out for an uplifting tour of the planet’s terrain.

Caño Cristales, Colombia


One peek at this strange and beautiful place, and you’ll understand why it’s known as “the river of five colors”. Minerals and unique plant species mingle on the riverbed to stir up the bright reds, oranges, and golds, and at certain times, you’ll get an even wider spectrum. The river can’t sustain fish, so the colors are the main attraction here.