There are many people who are fans of traveling and seeing new places, they are always looking for a way to find different countries or cities with varied cultures, with an exquisite gastronomy and natural places where they can find a great fauna and flora. Those are the cases of people who dedicate themselves to making blogs, videos for YouTube or photos of the best spots to post on social networks, but not only them, families that organize trips, couples and even groups of friends too.
And the thing is that always when we go to make a search on the internet we will find wonderful places and we could say things like: what a beautiful city is that, I hope to meet it one day or I think my next trip will be there, that will make our list of pending places to know increase little by little.
These are 7 places in Latin America that you will surely want to visit
The Peruvian jungle keeps impressive secrets because in the deepest part of the Amazon there is a river that the inhabitants of the area call “Shanay-timpishka” that has areas where it reaches temperatures that do not allow anyone to be close. This peculiarity is what catch the attention of several tourists who come to discover how high the temperature can be and to see how the intense steam have unimaginable heights, also here medicinal practices of the Ashaninka people are made and is open to the public too.
In the area where this river is located, several indigenous communities lives and it is known as a sacred territory. Here, the communities weave stories about the reason why the river has high temperatures and indicate that the reason is a giant snake called Yacumama. This animal is represented by a large rock located in the highest part of the river.
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico
It is a picturesque and magical place located in the southeast of Mexico. It is a city where its wealth is centered on the ethnic diversity and colonial tradition showing the archaeological treasures in various buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries. There, you can find the state of Chiapas which is a paradise full of jungles, tropical forests, canyons and Mayan ruins.
Today the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas is considered one of the most beautiful and original in Mexico due to the colonial image that it has preserved in the historic center over the centuries. In addition, it maintains a traditional daily life, with the market and the people with their colorful clothes, coming from different communities to sell or exchange their products. The easiest way to get there is to arrive by plane to the capital of Chiapas and then take a bus or rent a car to travel 60 km to San Cristóbal de las Casas.
Isla de la Plata, Ecuador
This island has an extensive beautiful view where you can observe birds, typical flora of this area and sometimes, sea lions, sharks and manta rays. The people of this place comment that this island has been given that name because of the treasures that the pirate Francis Drake hid but that until today have not been found. The natural wealth of the island is sometimes compared with the Galapagos Islands because they have colonies of birds with species like the Sula nebouxii, the Nazca and other ones.
It is located 37 kilometers west of the coast of the Manabí province and to get there you must take a boat from Puerto López. In general, a two hour tour is enough time to see all the animals and landscapes of the island. On the other hand, in the months of June to September in the waters of Puerto López hundreds of humpback whales are received, which are exhibited between acrobatic jumps in their reproductive season.
It is considered the capital of ecotourism in Brazil thanks to the wonderful nature. This beautiful place has a tropical forest environment, crystal clear rivers and freshwater fish. We can also find waterfalls and caves that are part of the great beauty of this very little known region. Several tourists mention that visiting “Bonito” is a truly unforgettable adventure.
Bonito is recommended for people who are fans of ecotourism and adventure. Many talk about the incredible transparency of the water in the rivers and this is for a high concentration of carbonates that allow impurities to crystallize in record time. Unusual freshwater fish up to a meter long are housed in these waters.
Semuc Champey, Guatemala
Located in the province of Alta Verapaz, Semuc Champey is for many tourists the most beautiful place in Guatemala, the great vegetation that surrounds it and the beauty of the pools make the title fit very well, but the area keeps more secrets to enjoy. It is a serie of pools of water suspended on a natural bridge under where the river passes.
The name means “Where the river hides under the stones” and it originated from the erosion of the Cahoban river thus creating a natural bridge with a series of waterfall pools of turquoise and green colors that vary depending on the sunlight. From the entrance you can take two paths, one to a viewer and the other to the pools.
Cajon del Achibueno, Chile
It has been called “Hidden Patagonia” in the central area of this country. It is a place that hides a great flora that is characterized by a vast vegetation, waterfalls and even glaciers. It has a path that leads to the lagoon where the Achibueno River start, which combines with the mountainous environments with lush forests, creating the perfect destination for experienced adventurers.
This place was declared a Nature Sanctuary on May 18, 2015 in order to protect the channel and flood zones of the Achibueno River, making it the first to protect the entire hydrographic network of this basin. To go through it completely, around five days are required in which you will have to go through lush vegetation, but the on the way you can find populations of rainbow and lighthouses.
When you arrive to Samaipata it is easy to understand the origin of the name: rest in the heights. A town in the heart of Bolivia at 1600 meters high, with pleasant temperatures all year and cobbled streets. It is a population that does not exceed 5,000 inhabitants but that welcomes more than 25 nationalities that are attracted by the peace that can be found there. This place located between the Amazon rainforest and the Andes is a true gift of nature because it has wonderful waterfalls, giant ferns and green mountains.
This place is not only characteristic for the natural environment, it is characteristic for being a hippie town in Bolivia too. It is also the door to one of the most beautiful corners called “The Andes Elbow” that is part of the Amboró National Park.