Cap Bon is Tunisia’s grand peninsula that juts out into the Mediterranean in the extreme north of the country. It is often referred to as the “Garden of Tunisia” on account of its flourishing palms, eucalyptus trees, and its fertile abundant land renowned for beautiful orchards, gardens as well as sun-blessed beaches.
1. Korbous is a beautiful small village area on the west coast of Cap Bon in the Gulf of Tunis. It is known for its quiet scenic hills and thermal-rich hot water springs. Visitors from around Tunisia and abroad make their way to Korbous seeking the natural curative remedies from the natural waters that gush from the rocks, as well as sea-side respite from busy city life.
2. El Haouaria is a pretty town located on the very tip of Cap Bon and is popular for its incredible scenic hikes over rocky hills along the coastline up to its lighthouse overlooking the Sea.
Along the way, as well as incredible Mediterranean views, hikers will see an old shipwreck, Roman quarries, and a Falcon Center that honors the areas ancient falconry tradition.
3. Kerkouane is well known for its historical ruins of an ancient civilization. The town and its Necropolis was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. Visitors can tour the site in its remarkable state of preservation, which constitutes the only example of a Phoenicio-Punic city to have survived.
4. Kelibia is home to a picturesque natural harbor and some rustic stretches of perfect sand. Its main landmark is the recently restored Kelibia Fort overlooking the harbor. But its prime location on the windy southeast corner of Cap Bon makes it a great location for kiteboarding, windsurfing, and sailing.
5. Nabeul and Hammamet are two of Tunisia’s famous touristic cities. Both located on the southern shore of the peninsula, most people flock to these cities for their beaches and ritzy hotels. Though a look past the large-scale developed area of Hammamet reveals a charming medina, thick stone Kasbah and riddle of narrow alleyways. Nabeul is also captivating with its busy Friday market, embroidery stalls, camel rides, and renowned fine ceramics.