Located in the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, Qeshm Island is the only Geo Park in the Middle East with nice rocky coastlines along a mountainous and beautiful environment which is dotted with small villages and towns.
An ancient Portuguese castle, Namakdan salt cave, historic mosques, the preserved area of Shibderaz village where turtles hatch, various ponds and forests are among the tourism potentials on the island, sitting across the azure waters of the Persian Gulf.
Home to a wide range of ecotourist attractions, Qeshm is famous for the Hara marine forests with the world and native birds that annually migrate to the forests. In the west of Qeshm, there is a small but beautiful desert with super soft sand and actual dunes.
The Naz Islands at the south of the Island with oysters, corals, colorful fishes and sea birds have been attracting many tourists. The Star Valley, this splendid untouched nature offers awesome spots for taking photos while nice quiet and perfect to enjoy the sunset.
In Dargahan town in the city center, one can find a wide array of conventional eatery-stalls and restaurants serving delicious Iranian cuisines with some special dishes of Qeshm, namely the Iranian variant of the shewerma or Arabic meat sandwich.
Also near this town, there are many bazaars providing goods at the lowest price in the region. Due to being hot and humid in the summer, the best time of year to visit the island is in late autumn all through winter which is mild and pleasant.