Situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon has beautiful beaches. However, it also boasts a number of natural and artificial lakes that should be on your bucket list for this summer.
They’re stunning, peaceful, Instagram-worthy, and, most importantly, bring you to immerse in Lebanon’s beautiful nature.
#1 Ouyoun El-Samak
Located 30 km from Tripoli, between Denniyeh and Akkar, Ouyoun El-Samak is one of those rare beautiful underrated places in Lebanon.
#2 Oyoun Orgosh
Also located in North Lebanon, Ouyoun Orgosh lies on the eastern side of Lebanon’s highest summit, Qornet es-Sawda. It is part of the Baalbek-Hermel governorate.
Probably the most well-known lake in Lebanon, Chouwen is a true heaven on earth. Situated above Byblos, this reserve has a trail leading from the top all the way down to the gorgeous aquamarine lake. It’s worth the hike!
Bnaachi is a leisure base located in Zgharta, known for its artificial Bnaachi Lake. There, you can do many different activities, such as take a boat ride and have lunch at one of the restaurants on the lake.
#5 Akoura & Laklouk
The beautiful agricultural lakes (or ponds) of the Akoura and Laklouk region truly make it look like a heaven on earth. Just imagine living next door to one of those!
The Ammiq wetland is the only remaining body of water in the Bekaa area that was once rich in water bodies. The wetlands have become an important site for birds; over 250 bird species have been recorded there!