4 Best Places to Visit in Latin America
Are you considering a trip to South or Central America? We’ve got the shortlist of must-see destinations to visit. Whether for their nature, their culture, their history, or a combination of all three, each of these 4 places is breathtaking.
1. Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world. These magnificent Incan ruins sit on a peak high in the Andes Mountains. The mysterious city may have been a royal retreat, a military stronghold, or a spiritual site—nobody knows. But these stone walls have stood for six centuries, and were once filled with people from the largest empire of pre-Colombian America. An amazing place to visit for both its fascinating history and its beautiful view.
- Iquazu Falls, Argentina
Located in Iguazu National Park on the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu Falls are unique in the world. There are 275 individual drops in these waterfalls, going as high as 269ft, falling through a lush green landscape. Stroll on boardwalks over the rushing falls, take a raft along the Iguazu River, and enjoy the wildlife on hikes through the surrounding jungles. Iquazu Falls are a perfect destination for marveling at the beauty of nature.
- Chichen Itza, Mexico
You’ve probably seen a photo of this iconic pyramid. That’s the pyramid of Kukulcan, at Chichen Itza, the most visited Mayan ruins in Mexico. If you thought it was amazing that Machu Picchu has stood for 600 years—that’s how long Chichen Itza was inhabited. The ruins are 1,400 years old. For fascinating history, this is the place to visit.
- Argentine Patagonia, Argentina
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in South America, this region is full of towering mountains, crisp azure skies, lush trees and mirrored lakes. Argentine Patagonia is enormous, containing everything from deserts to glaciers to the small villages dotting them. Go whale-watching, explore breathtaking landscapes, and visit “The End of the World:” Ushuaia, the southernmost city on Earth.