Central & South America

Central & South America Attractions

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Canon del Colca (Colca Canyon)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Located about 100 miles northwest of Arequipa, Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River. Its main claim to fame is being touted as the “world’s deepest ...  Read more

Lake Nicaragua (Lake Cocibolca)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Nicaragua’s largest lake goes by many names: Lake Nicaragua, Lake Cocibolca, Lake Granada and even “Mar Dulce,” or “Sweet Sea.” The official name is Lake ...  Read more

Islets of Granada (Las Isletas de Granada)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The city of Granada sits on Lake Nicaragua, which is an understandably popular draw for both locals and tourists. One of the most interesting things to do ...  Read more

Parque Nacional Iguazu (Iguazu National Park)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 99 Reviews

Though the Brazilians boast of their outstanding views over the falls, Argentina is blessed with about 80% of Iguazu, lovingly threaded by several kilometers ...  Read more

Nazca Lines

4.5 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

The arid plains surrounding the small town of Nazca are detailed with South America’s most enigmatic sight, the extraordinary Nazca Lines. Etched into more ...  Read more

Lake Atitlan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Atitlán, located in the Guatemalan Highlands, is the deepest lake in Central America ...  Read more

Pacaya Volcano

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Pacaya Volcano is considered Guatemala’s most active volcano and is believed to have first erupted approximately 23,000 years ago. Pacaya has erupted a number ...  Read more

Lake Guatavita

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

The Legend of El Dorado, the “Golden Man,” once inspired the Spanish conquistadors to historic acts of bravery, blunder, and bloodshed. Those stories of ...  Read more

León

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

One of the charms of a visit to Nicaragua is exploring the pretty colonial cities. There is a historic rivalry between Granada and  León , which is ...  Read more

Banespa Tower

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

An enduring symbol of São Paulo’s 20th century race to modernity, the Edifício Altino Arantes—more commonly known as the Banespa Tower or ...  Read more

Morro da Urca

4 star rating: Recommended 568 Reviews

Sitting in the shadow of big brother and Rio de Janeiro icon, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Morro da Urca is just as important if only because the cable car trip up ...  Read more

Rio Niteroi Bridge

4 star rating: Recommended 555 Reviews

Connecting the distant shores of Guanabara Bay—the wide expanse of water bordering Rio to the east that the first Portuguese explorers in Brazil assumed to be ...  Read more

Casapueblo (Casa del Pueblo)

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Located in Punta Ballena near Punta del Este, Casapueblo is the house of famous Uruguayan artist, Carlos Paez Vilaro. On October 13, 1972, a chartered flight ...  Read more

Punta del Este Yacht Club

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Because Punta del Este is known as the “Monaco of South America,” it would only make sense to visit the city’s famous Punta del Este Yacht Club. While a bit ...  Read more

Barrio Sur (Barrio Reus)

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Barrio Sur, often called Barrio Reus, is well-known for its unique modernist architecture and individually colored houses painted in pinks, blues, greens, ...  Read more

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