Top 10 Tourist Destinations in Latin America

From Peru to Argentina, there are incredibly alluring places that one should visit once in a lifetime.

It is difficult to fill your bucket list to travel while choosing from different destinations of Latin America. From the white sand dunes of Brazil to the blue cenotes of Mexico, there are amusing places to explore there.

Here are some of the top recommended Destinations in Latin America every traveler should visit once:

1. Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala

Ringed by active volcanos, this place was created when enormous volcanos erupted 84,000 years ago. Lago de Atitlan is one of the deepest lakes in America and an absolute beauty to believe in: beautiful blue water with backdrop volcanos and clouds formation above is stunning.

Top 10 Tourist Destinations in Latin America

Not just the view is awesome but there are many cozy hot lake towns around the edges of the water like San Pedro, Panajachel, and San Marcos to Santiago and Santa Cruz. The number of lake cities gives more options to cruise if you get fed up with one.

2. Iguazu Falls, Argentina, and Brazil

Iguazu Falls is one of the world’s most incredible waterfalls. This natural wonder is one of the best tourist destinations that fulfills every expectation.

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The falls divide the river into upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River is situated near the city of Curitiba. The falling of crystal clear water makes it look incredible while you can enjoy by walking through it. The best place for nature, wonderful loving person.

3.  Machu Picchu, Peru

Situated high up in the mountains above the town of Cusco. The view from the above of the mountains is fascinating whether there is fog or the atmosphere is clear.

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Most tourists visit Machu Picchu after April to December as after December the wet season starts. This mountain area is widely used for hiking and camping although you can stay in a hotel available for the tourists.

4. The Lost City, Colombia

The city itself is older than the Machu Picchu. This city was built by the Tayrona people more than 1,000 years ago. The lost city is hidden in the jungles of Colombia’s northern Sierra Nevada Mountains, reaching the city is quite a trek but it is worth the time and money.

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5. The Galapagos, Ecuador

One of the most perfect and biodiverse areas of the world on the Galapagos off the coast of Ecuador.

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Galapagos having diverse creatures you can enjoy with like you can snorkel with sea lions and dive with friendly hammerhead sharks that don’t bite or you can relax with friendly marine iguanas and giant tortoises on the island.

However, the Galapagos isn’t cheap. The price is to preserve nature for future generations. In most of the traveler books, Galapagos is one of the fascinating wildlife destinations around the globe.

6. La Candelaria, Colombia

One of Bogota’s earliest neighborhood. La Candelaria, one of the ancient places located on the edges of the modern metropolis of Bogota.

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Beautiful homes, prehistoric museums, cathedrals, incredible coffee shops and a variety of smorgasbord stellar restaurants, La Candelaria can make anyone fall in love with.

7. Ilha Grande, Brazil

Between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Ilha Grande is a tropical paradise.

Formerly this was a leper colony, now become a small town named Vila do Abraão with 2000 permanent residents caters for the tourists visiting this beautiful destination.

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Visiting this place can be challenging as no vehicles are allowed on the premises. You can walk or grab a water taxi to move around the island. Hike through jungles, and discover secluded beaches. Once you get enough of the view there are numbers of water taxis waiting to take you back to the Abraão.

8. Chichen Itza, Mexico

One of the ancient yet well preserved Mayan sites in the Yucatan peninsula. Chichen Itza is one of the high points in Mayan in Mexico. One of the eye-catchy place in Latin America, and recommended for every adventurer.

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Nearby hotels and restaurants are cheaper during the rainy season i.e. between October and January. Once you have gone through the Pyramid of Chichen Itza cruise towards the nearby Sacred Cenote which is an underground pool where ancient Mayan people sacrificed to their gods.

9. Old Havana, Cuba

Narrow streets with eye-catchy colored building make the whole city look incredible. This city is as old as Columbus and government there tried best to preserve the ancient architecture and characters of Havana Vieja to draw tourists.

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Walk along the giant walls of La Cabaña and Castillo del Morro fortresses located at the entrance to Havana bay, then walk towards Paseo del Prado which separates two Havanas and indicating rapidly the old age of the city.

Going away from the center you will see damaged buildings, broken cars and other shreds of evidence of Cuba’s experiment of socialism under the U.S. ban.

10. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

If you are an adventure-loving person, Salar de Uyuni is the best place recommended in Latin America. The picturesque view grabs the attention of a number of tourists worldwide, where backpackers and adventurers grab essentials and walk down into the island between the flats, swap stories enjoy snacks.

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If you get tired of lunar landscapes, you can rest up in hotels made of salt taken from the flats around the boarders of Salar de Uyuni. A fascinating and calm place to relax and enjoy your vacations.

If you are a traveler and every time searching for new amazing places here is something that can help you.

Want to find more places like above?

We have found a very simple trick for finding tourist destinations. Like the pictures above, you might have seen images of beautiful destinations over social media and the internet and you don’t have proper information about the place but want to go to the place; reverse image search is one online tool that can help you in this context.

Reverse image search works by taking a picture as a query and search through different search engines to find the same and similar images with sources, which can help you find out more info about the image. Use this tool to find stunning places all across the world using a tourist spot image for your vacations.

How it works?

It is easy to use. Just take a picture of your choice, upload it or paste the URL of the image. And there you go with the results. Google Lens and Prepostseo image search are much appreciated. Since Google has vast data base of images, Prepostseo helps to find similar images not only from Google but from other search engines like Yandex and Bing.

So what are you waiting for guys? Pack your bag and head to your favorite place!

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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