Latin America is a group of several countries in America and mainly includes the French speaking areas as well as Spanish and Portuguese territories. It is famous for the romance languages that are spoken in the region. The place has been visited widely all over the world owing to the adventures it offers along with the exploration. There are many reasons you should visit Latin America like the overwhelming and breathtaking localities of Latin America can blew your mind away.
You will be surprised to know that the trip to Latin America is quite affordable to explore the unique people and culture of the area. The area has been changed to a new place now, free of most of the criminal activities and is a wonderful place to travel.
There are countless places to visit in Latin America but we are here describing the top ten places of Latin America to visit.
10. Iguaçu Falls (Brazil and Argentina)
This is a worth visiting place in Latin America that is located between Brazil and Argentina. The waterfalls are present in Iguaçu River that divides the river between upper and lower portion. Most of the part of river is present in Brazil whereas most of the falls are present in Argentina. The name has come from Iguazu means water and big.
To visit the waterfalls, there are two airports in Brazil and Argentina that provide the visit to the falls in Latin America. There is also a rainforest Ecological train in Argentina that provided the access to the waterfall in both the upper as well as the lower part of the lake. The water and the beauty of the falls is attractive and is visited by many tourist during their travelling in Latin America.
9. Torres Del Paine, Chile
The natural beauty of Chile is worth visiting and appreciating the glory of nature. A sight that should never be missed when you visit is Parque Nacional Torres Del Paine. You can easily view the town from above as well as the beautiful sceneries. The surrounding vicinities include mountains, lakes including Grey, Pehoe, Sarmiento etc, glaciers and many rivers in the southern area like Paine, the Chilean Patagonia.
There is a National Park in the area that is worth visiting if you want to see the three granite mountain peaks of Paine Massif. Chile is ranked among the top countries that have achieved the Global peace index. Also if you visit the country you are not at risk of terrorism or other criminal activities according to the recent past history that has clearly shown no such incidents or accidents.
8. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos is the capital city of Argentina and is the second largest city of Latin America. It is one of the top destinations for the tourists due to its richness of culture and architecture. The beautiful botanic garden can be visited by spending a whole day and Bosques de Palermo is worth visiting and is the center of attraction for visitors for more than 170 years.
If you are worried about the safety of the area, you do not need to be worried. It is indeed the safest location of Latin America with the most efficient police that is roaming everywhere in the city. However the weather is unpredictable, either it favors you for hike or it keeps you locked at your place.
7. Punta Del Este, Uruguay
Punta Del Este is one of the famous cities in Latin America and is popular for tourism. The land of Punta del Este has been filled with several museums, beaches, casinos and much more that helps you to explore the city and know its history. There are numerous ancient temples in the area that are worth visiting.
The weather is pleasant in both summer and winter with it oceanic climate. Uruguay has been regarded as a city with low terrorism and has made its place among the Global Peace index. Owing to the safety and the stunning localities, the place is being visited by a number of people all around the world.
6. Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is well known for the presence of Volcanoes spreading all over the country and ranging up to 121 in numbers. Although the city has less visits than other areas of Latin America. The reason may be the active volcanoes and also because the city is not well developed and the areas have no name and addresses. The forest was found in 1972 and is widely visited since then.
There are more than 2500 botanical species along with hundreds of animal species found in the forest however still more than 90 percent of this cloud forest of Latin America is unexplored. The place has special attraction for scientists and tourists having interest in Flora and fauna.
5. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos is a volcanic island in Latin America located over the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the best places to visit in Latin America and is a center of attraction for those people who are studying biology and is related to the history of Charles Darwin.
The area is said to be consisting of more diversity of endemic species than any other country. There are many other major and minor islands located in Ecuador. Galapagos Islands of Latin America provides you the safest visit and the best dive and surf experience of your life can be enjoyed there.
4. Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats is one of the unique places of Latin America. It is the largest salt flats in the world located in Bolivia. It was formed because of the consequences of several transformations of prehistoric lakes. The crust of salt over the region is covering the whole pool of brine and consists of 70 percent of the lithium of the world. The place is worth visiting giving you the opportunity to look the meeting of Sky and land.
Most of the people visit the place just to take the excellent pictures over the most beautiful places of Latin America. This has been well developed for tourism with its excellent hotels and most of these are built by using salt blocks. There is also a unique and antique train cemetery that attracts the tourists who plan to visit Latin America.
3. Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
Bayahibe is one of the towns located in Dominican Republic located near the Caribbean Sea shore in Latin America. It was a fishing village that was founded in 1874 and since then it has become a famous visiting place for tourists. The public beaches of the area gained a lot of popularity. There are numerous resorts located nearby.
If you are a scuba diving lover, you must visit this place of Latin America that is one of the best places for scuba diving. Around 20 official diving sites are located within Bayahibe. There are 3 shipwrecks lying under the waters including St George, Atlantic Princess and Cocoa that are the main attraction for the people.
2. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala (Safest Tourist Place in Latin America)
This is a worth visiting lake of Latin America. It is located in Guatemalan Highland more precisely in the mountain range of Sierra Madre. The word Atitlan means at the water. Lake Atitlan is one of the deepest lakes in Latin America and is surrounded by three volcanoes. The first volcanic event took place in the area around 11 million years ago.
There is a national park in the vicinity that was created in 1955 that increased the number of visits and tourism of the lake and the economy of the country. The addition of Black bass fish was introduced in the lake. The windy atmosphere around the lake is named as Xocomil that means the wind that carried away sin. The place is the safest tourist place and is worth visiting.
1. Machu Picchu, Peru
The history of Latin America goes back in time. Machu Picchu is one of the ancient places in Latin America that is located in Peru. This is a mountain having sharp edges at its peak.The place was built in 1450 and symbolizes the ancient empire of Inca, Pachacuti. It is also named as old peaks and the lost city of the Incas.
The region has mainly three structures in its walls, The temple of the sun, the Room of the Three Window and the Inti Watana. The hike to this cultural place in Latin America should never be missed. It is one of the most visited sites for the tourists in Latin America.