Where to find Latin America's most fascinating natural wonders
The editorial team
Posted on 01/06/2016
Latin America is one of the most geographically diverse regions in the world. From one country to the next, the continent can throw up impossible mountain ranges and dense rainforests, along with more than a couple of natural features you won't find anywhere else in the world...
Laguna Verde, Bolivia
Sat on the far-reaching Altiplano, in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Bolivia's Laguna Verde (Spanish for 'green lake') is one of the country's most visited spots. Its extraordinary colour is due to the high magnesium content of its waters and it offers fantastic vistas of Licancabur, the stratovolcano which rises almost symmetrically from the surrounding plains.
Replete with sprawling natural parks, powerful waterfalls and endless rainforest, Latin America requires a lifetime of discovery to see it all. Seeing as most of us only have a few months at best, looking for its highlights can be a great place to start.
Not only does the continent hold one of the seven wonders of the world - the famous Iguazu Falls - it also offers historical treasures, ancient archaeological sites and stunning coastline. From paradisical Mexican islands to the incredible mountainous landscapes of Chile, this list covers just a few of the continent's most fascinating places.