50 Natural Wonders in Latin America That None Of Your Friends Have On Their Insta Yet

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Do you feel like going on a unique adventure? Take a look at these 50 natural wonders in Latin America none of your friends has visited yet.

Have you ever wondered how come some of your friends spend most of their time traveling while still keeping up with school or work (not mention without spending all their money while doing so)? Perhaps you're one of them, and if so, please give us your secret! But let's go back. Whenever I see pictures on Instagram of them posing on incredible and iconic spots, I feel a bit jealous and picture myself traveling the world while also documenting it on my own profile.


The truth is that most of us have to plan ahead our vacations and think wisely where do we want to spend those precious days. Of course, that doesn’t have to be a negative thing, because this allows you to explore many corners of the world via the Internet to make a wise and informed decision. If you’re actually looking for great and unique places, let me tell you that Latin America can be the best option for you. Encompassing from the northern Mexican border to the last point of the continent, in southern Argentina and Chile, Latin America is as wide as diverse, giving you thousands of options to capture those special moments with breathtaking landscapes. Here you have a list of 50 natural wonders you can find in this vast region to get inspired:


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Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon), Bolivia


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Hierve el Agua, Mexico


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Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Brazil


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Sechura Desert, Perú


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Sand Dunes of Barahona, Dominican Republic


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Bioluminescent Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico


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Firefly Forests in Tlaxcala, Mexico


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Marble Caves, Chile


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Poás Volcano, Costa Rica


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Caño Cristales River, Colombia


Considered the most beautiful river in the world, Caño Cristales in Colombia is also known as the “River of Five Colors” or “Liquid Rainbow” for the colors it gets in the second half of the year. This effect is produced by the plants on the bottom of the river known as Macarenia Clavigera. Can you picture yourself posing in this natural psychedelic wonder?


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Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, Mexico


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Iguazu Falls, Argentina / Brazil


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Salkantay, Peru


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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia


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Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina


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Lunarejo Valley, Uruguay


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Rosario Sanctuary, Mexico


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Darien National Park, Panama


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Kaieteur Falls, Guyana


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Río Celeste, Costa Rica


Inside the Tenorio Volcano National Park in Costa Rica, the Celeste river is one-of-a-kind due to the turquoise hue of its waters. That's the reason why it’s also called the “Sky Blue River.” This natural color is produced by mixing the waters of two colorless rivers that, once in contact with the Celeste River, acquire a huge concentration of luminescent particles that create this unique color.


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Damajagua, Dominican Republic


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Macaya Cloud Forest, Haiti


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Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain), Peru


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The Cave of the Crystals, Naica, Mexico


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Torres del Paine, Chile


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The Pantanal, Brazil


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Mount Roraima, Venezuela


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Cave of Wonders, Dominican Republic


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Semuc Champey, Guatemala


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Cenotes, Mexico


Located in the Southeastern region of Yucatan in Mexico, these cenotes are natural underwater caves. Unique in their flora and fauna, these were considered sacred spaces by the Mayas. Their name, which actually comes from their language, means abyss, and this is because they have an immense depth. This is definitely a unique experience in these sacred and magical natural wonders.


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Cuicocha Lake, Ecuador


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Topes de Collantes, Cuba


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Los Haitises National Park, Dominican Republic


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Coatepeque Caldera, El Salvador


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Bellony Cave, Haiti


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Kalki Beach, Curacao


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Laguna 69, Peru


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Barrier Reef, Belize


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Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica


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Cayos Cochinos, Honduras


These are a set of two islands in the northern region of Honduras. Cayos Cochinos has become one of the top eco-touristic destinations not only due to the unique transparency of the water but also because of the coral reef that surrounds it. This one belongs to the Great Meso-American Barrier Reef, the world’s second largest coral reef system.


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Bocas Del Toro, Panamá


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Saltos del Monday, Paraguay


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Basaltic Prisms, Mexico


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Quebrada de los Cuervos, Uruguay


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Ischigualasto, Argentina


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Isla Ometepe (Ojo de Agua), Nicaragua


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Rio Camuy Cave, Puerto Rico


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Lake Titicaca, Bolivia / Peru


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The Atacama Desert, Chile


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Colca Canyon, Peru


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María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards


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