Besides hosting the fantastic brazilian territory, South America is also home to other countries with amazing places that deserve a lot your visit! Today we made a list of some interesting places not to be missed on a trip to our continent! There are islands, super tourist towns, really fantastic places located in various countries in this part of the planet. Sail with us right now in to the best places of South America!
Los Roques – Venezuela
There are no hotels, casinos or nightclubs. Far from it. There are only inns called “posadas”. Most hostels offer the service “all inclusive” for ease and comfort of their guests. All inclusive means lodging, all meals, tours through the nearby islands and borrowing chairs, umbrellas, towels and refrigerated boxes with drinks and lunch. It lies 150 km north of Caracas, Venezuela, and whose main attraction is its beaches and natural beauty. It is a paradise that you need to know!
San Andres – Colombia
San Andrés is located at 600 km in South America, the Caribbean Sea. The Colombian islands of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina seems a world apart. With an estimated population of 70,000 people and 44 square kilometers in area, the archipelago is formed by the three large islands and little more than a dozen islands and reefs. It was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO because of its ecosystem. The Cayos, very near to San Andrés, are among the main attractions of the region and are perfect for water sports such as snorkeling, skiing, surfing, windsurfing and diving.
Galapagos Islands – Ecuador
The Galapagos Islands (or Archipelago of Columbus) are a group of 13 islands, of which only four are inhabited, located in the Pacific Ocean about one thousand miles west of the coast of Ecuador. Administratively, the islands are gathered in an homonymous province. The archipelago has a high biodiversity and is home to a unique fauna including many endemic species such as turtles of the Galapagos.
Machu Picchu – Peru
Machu Picchu (in Quechua Machu Pikchu, “old mountain”), also called “Lost City of the Incas”, is a pre-Columbian city well-preserved, located on the top of a mountain, 2,400 meters in the valley of the Urubamba River. This is the most typical symbol of the Inca Empire, either because of its unique location and geological features, either because of its late discovery in 1911. The original construction is formed by larger stones, and fittings with little space between the rocks. The built up area of Machu Picchu is 530 meters long by 200 wide.
Salar de Uyuni – Bolivia
The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. It is located in the Department of Potosi and Oruro Department in southwest Bolivia, the Andean highlands, at one altitude of 3.650m. The Salar de Uyuni has approximately 12,000 square kilometers of area, it is larger than Lake Titicaca, located on the border between Peru and Bolivia, which has approximately 8300 km².
Isla de Pascua – Chile
This is an island located in Polynesia, in the middle of the Pacific, but chilean territory. The island is one of the leading tourist destinations in this country due to its natural beauty and mysterious ancient culture of ethnic rapanui, whose most notable trace corresponds to huge statues known as moai. This is the ground most far from any populated place on earth, right in the Pacific Ocean, 4,100 km² from Tahiti and 3,700 km long coast of South America. The island is the top of a huge chain of rocks that would have formed for about 3 million years and that hides 3000 meters in the seabed.
Perito Moreno – Argentina
The Perito Moreno Glacier is located in Argentina, in the south of the country, near the city of El Calafate in the Patagonia. It stretches from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, on the border between Argentina and Chile to the south arm of Lake Argentino, having five kilometers wide and 60 meters high. It is one of the most impressive glaciers and has been called the “eighth wonder of the world” because of the view that has its top.
Punta del Este – Uruguai
Punta del Este in Uruguay is a city located in the department of Maldonado. It is among the ten most famous luxury resorts in the world and is one of the most charming of Latin America, offering both ocean beaches (Atlantic Ocean) and river beaches as well in the Silver River. Natural and sophisticated, currently has an Rambla, sumptuous spas houses typical of modern high-rise buildings, a harbor with great infrastructure and capacity of landing sites of major commercial brands, restaurants, pubs.
Ciudad del Leste – Paraguay
The city is part of a triangle in the region internationally known as the Triple Frontier, which also involves Foz do Iguaçu, in the Brazilian state of Paraná, and Puerto Iguazú in the Argentine province of Misiones. The three cities are separated from each other by the Parana and the Iguazu Rivers. The city accounts for 10% of the GDP of Paraguay that is 150 billion dollars is the third largest trade free zone in the world (after Miami and Hong Kong).
Fernando de Noronha – Brazil
Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago belonging to the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, consisting of 21 islands and islets covering an area of 26 km², situated in the Atlantic Ocean, 545 km from the capital of Pernambuco, Recife, and the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte. Fernando de Noronha is a recreational dive site internationally. With warm waters around it, diving to depths of 30 to 40 meters can be done nicely without using a wetsuit.