Top 10 Most Beautiful Small Towns Around the World 

Albarracín, Spain

Population: 1,016 - A mountain town with pink- and orange-hued buildings, blending Gothic and Moorish history; stay at Hospes Palau de la Mar in Valencia and take day trips (2-hour drive).

Ban Rak Thai, Thailand

Population: 1,000 - A peaceful border town with thatched cottages, tea plantations, and a serene reservoir; stay at Chasa RakThai Resort with a magical view of the water.

Baños, Ecuador

Population: 14,653 - Nestled by an active volcano, known for waterfalls, dense forests, and the "swing at the end of the world"; stay at Luna Volcán, Adventure SPA for romantic getaways.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Population: 5,535 - A coastal town near Acadia National Park with charming downtown and whale-watching tours; stay in a historic Airbnb convent with stained glass windows.

Biei, Japan

Population: 10,374 - Renowned for vibrant flower fields and natural beauty; stay at Adagio Hokkaido for local cuisine and serene villas.

Bled, Slovenia

Population: 8,171 - Famous for Lake Bled's emerald waters and picturesque views; stay at Vila Bled, a waterfront mansion with historical charm.

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Population: 7,366 - Caribbean archipelago with stilted houses and bioluminescent snorkeling; stay at Hotel Bocas del Toro for sustainable development and waterfront views.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Population: 3,196 - European-style cottages with art galleries and a burgeoning wine scene; stay at L’Auberge Carmel, an intimate 1929 inn with a French courtyard vibe.

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Population: 26,231 - A historic colonial town with cobbled streets and vintage cars; stay at El Nido Treehouses for a charming and rustic experience near Colonia.

Castle Combe, England

Population: 357 - A quintessential English village with Cotswold stone cottages and traditional afternoon tea spots; stay at The Manor House, a historic estate with lush gardens.

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