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10 Natural Wonders in Latin America

Written by  Catherine

10 Natural Wonders in Latin America

Latin America captivates travellers for many reasons, one of which being its many natural wonders. Here we showcase the natural beauty to be found in every corner of the region. From the striking peaks of Torres del Paine in Chile, to the serene and photogenic Lake Attitlan in Guatemala, stunning natural features abound. Scroll down to see our top 10 Natural Wonders in Latin America, in no particular order. 

1. Amazon Rainforest, Peru

Amazon Rainforest Peru Metropolitan

The largest tropical rainforest on earth and one of its most bio-diverse places, the Amazon rainforest supports vast numbers of plant and animal species, many of which need to be seen to be believed...View all Peru Amazon holidays here

2. Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

Uyuni Salt Flats LN

Renowned as the world's largest salt flat, Uyuni was once a vast lake, which dried up to leave a salt pan covering over 10,000 square kilometres....View our Uyuni holidays here

3. Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Tayrona Beach Metropolitan

A place where the Caribbean meets the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, this striking location is named after the indigenous Tayrona people who inhabit it....View all Tayrona holidays here

4. Pantanal Wetlands, Brazil

Pantanal Brazil RL

The Pantanal Wetlands are one of Latin America's lesser-known marvels, located in western Brazil. They are home to numerous wildlife species from caimans and capybaras to hawks and jabiru stalks....View all Pantanal holidays here

5. Torres del Paine, Chile

Torres del Paine Turismo Chile

The Torres del Paine are an iconic feature in Chilean Patagonia, and are usually experienced as part of a spectacular trek....View all Torres del Paine holidays here

6. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Galapagos tortoises Ecuador tourism board

Sitting in the Pacific ocean, 1000 kilometres off the coast of Ecuador, Galapagos Islands are a unique destination home to endemic species like the Galapagos tortoise, the Galapagos sea lion and the flightless cormorant....View all Galapagos holidays here.

7. Riviera Maya Beaches, Mexico

Riviera Maya beaches Mahekal Resort

To describe the white sand beaches and azure ocean of the Riviera Maya may sound like a cliché, but in this case it sums up the Yucatán Peninsula perfectly... View our Riviera Maya holiday here

8. Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano Costa Rica Swiss Travel

An active volcano (although it hasn't erupted in years) is an intriguing sight, particularly given its perfectly symmetrical form. Related to Arenal, the Tabacon volcanic hot springs are another experience that is hard to forget...View all Arenal holidays here

9. Iguazu Falls, Argentina & Brazil

Iguazu Falls 4 Brazil Embassy

Consisting of 270 falls, Iguazu culminates in the Devil's Throat, an 82 metre high and 700 metre long horse-shoe shaped set of waterfalls which are amongst the largest in the world...View all Iguazu Falls holidays here.

10. Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Dotted with traditional Maya villages and surrounded by volcanoes and step hills, Lake Atitlán certainly delivers on the views. At 320 metres deep at its deepest point, it has underground drainage to the Pacific Ocean...View all Lake Atitlán holidays here.

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