We’ve compiled a list of simple pleasures that you can enjoy at the laid back beach town of Batroun. So take a day off, drive a little bit farther than Beirut, and enjoy them! 1. Start your day with a refreshing shake or iced coffee from Leaf. 2. Discover the Lebanese Diaspora Village
, a unique spot that hosts a museum, a guest house, an indoor multipurpose hall, a small café, a gift shop, a bakery, and several houses for Diaspora of Lebanese origins. 3. Explore the abandoned Mseilha Fort, a medieval site situated at the Nahr-El-Jawz river valley. 4. Or visit the so-called “The Aquarium” – a huge abandoned building that can be found next to Colonel Beer, and snap some Insta-worthy pictures at sunset.
5. Stretch your stress away during a yoga or meditation class offered by DarmaJi studio
that’s only a couple of steps away from Bahsa Beach. 6. Make sure to pack your hiking boots and hit up Green Hamat
for a guided tour or hiking trail in the wonderful village of Hamat. 7. Pass by the newly-opened Tierrā
restaurant and artisan French/Italian bakery to try their healthy plates and gourmet pastries. 8. Or stop by Lafet Shawarma
for a mouthwatering Sojouk Shawarma that tastes as good as it looks! 9. Sip on a freshly squeezed lemonade from Hilmi’s
, the popular stop near St. Estephan Cathedral. 10. Spend a fun afternoon at Shrubbery
, the sweets and coffee van. 11. Grab a drink and a seasonal bite at the bohemian Barrio67
resto-bar situated at the heart of the old souks. 12. Go wine tasting during the weekend at the family-owned and Eco-conscious Aurora Winery
located at the quaint village of Rachkeddeh.
13. And wait till summer season to watch a motor show and party until dawn at Handle Bar
, a sunset bar and grill located at the Motocross Academy
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