8 Most Beautiful Small Towns Around the World

Albarraci n, Spain

Population: 1,016. This mountain town along the Guadalaviar River features pink-and-orange buildings blending with rocky surroundings, showcasing Gothic cathedrals and Moorish alcázar ruins.

Ban Rak Thai, Thailand

Population: 1,000. Located on the Thailand-Myanmar border, this town is known for its thatched cottages, misty mountains, tea plantations, and a quiet reservoir.

Baños, Ecuador

Population: 14,653. Nestled near an active volcano, Baños is surrounded by waterfalls and forests, famous for the "swing at the end of the world."

Bar Harbor, Maine

Population: 5,535. Near Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor features a coastal downtown with whale-watching tours, restaurants, and ice cream parlors.

Biei, Japan

Population: 10,374. Located in Hokkaido, Biei transforms into a floral wonderland during summer, carpeted with lavender, poppies, and marigolds. The town offers breathtaking landscapes with blue lakes.

Bled, Slovenia

Population: 8,171. Lake Bled boasts emerald waters, a church-dotted islet, and Julian Alps views. The town offers candlelit restaurants and rowboat rides.

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Population: 7,366. Comprising nine islands off Panama's Caribbean coast, Bocas del Toro is a hidden gem known for its stilted houses and vibrant marine life. Explore jungle safaris, bioluminescent waters.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Population: 3,196. Carmel-by-the-Sea enchants visitors with its European-style cottages, art galleries, and scenic coastal drives. Beyond its famous beaches, the town boasts excellent cuisine, boutique.