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The Dead Sea is an interesting water body that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world every year. The lake draws its popularity from the fact that it is the saltiest water body on earth. The water has been said to be 8 to 10 times saltier compared to the water in the ocean. It is a perfect travel destination for couples looking for a relaxing experience.
According to The Times of Israel, in 2017 Israel received 3.6 million visitors and the Dead Sea was highlighted as one of the key areas where the visitors flocked. In the light of these numbers, it is evident that the area is a great and rewarding tourist destination. Still not convinced why you should go there with your loved one? Consider the following interesting Dead Sea facts.
It’s the Saltiest Water Body
The fact that it is the saltiest water body is one of top reasons why it should be on your bucket list. You will never come across another lake or ocean that is as salty. The water is so salty, that you can’t swim. However, you get to float on the water without making any effort. Visitors enjoy the water body, just laying back and enjoying the cool moments. This would be a great opportunity to make some wonderful memories as a couple while floating on the water’s surface.
It’s a Natural Spa
Going to the spa is one of the fun activities that every couple needs. Why not take advantage of the natural spa offered by the salty lake? The black mud found at the sea is great for your skin. It is rich in minerals such as Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium, and Potassium. Have fun with your spouse collecting the mud and smearing it all over your bodies. You will get to have a good time and go home with glowing skin. Actually, the mud could be more beneficial to your skin than the beauty care products you buy from the stores.
If you freak out when something crawls under your skin, the Dead Sea will be perfect for your vacation. Since the water is extremely salty, you are unlikely to come into contact with any sea creatures as you enjoy your time. No animals or plants can live or grow in an environment that is highly alkaline. However, you will be stepping on some salt rocks and therefore move slowly and bring some flip flops to protect your feet.
Other than the wonderful time you enjoy by the water body, the area is filled with tons of five star hotels and resorts for your accommodation. When you go to the water, take care to avoid getting the salt into your eyes. Move slowly and avoid splashing. If you have a cut or wound, consider wrapping it with a waterproof bandage as this can be super painful too. Also, avoid shaving a day or two before you go to the water. The salty water is fun but it can cause a lot of pain even to the smallest cut. Finally, don’t stay in the water for too long and clean up as soon as you get out.
If you’re thinking of making the Dead Sea your next destination, let us know in the comments.