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Central and South America is home to some of the most remarkable vacation destinations on the planet — all waiting to be explored. With more than 19 combined countries in this area of the world, it’s safe to say this region offers a wide variety of culture and history.
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Located just south of Mexico is Central America, with seven countries, and the neighboring southern continent of South America, which offers up 12 of its own. Because of this diversity, this region offers a wide variety of culture and history. Not only is it home to the world’s biggest rainforest and largest river, but also and many other breathtaking natural attractions and cultural diversity.
Whether you’re exploring the mysteries of Machu Picchu, ziplining next to Costa Rican volcanoes, floating along the Amazon, or watching sultry tango dancers in Argentina, there’s something for everyone when you visit this eclectic region.
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Explore Mayan ruins at more than 1,400 recorded Mayan sites or simply laze on one of the beautiful beaches.
Here you can live “pura vida”, which means pure life, and is the philosophy of this tropical destination.
There’s more to this destination than just the Canal, but you don’t want to miss out on that either!
Love volcanoes? This is known as the Land of Volcanoes for having 25 visible volcanoes that you can explore — within reason.
Both a tropical paradise and an intriguing cultural destination, more than four million people visit this spot every year.
Go hiking on a mountain more than 5,000 meters above sea level on one day, and then swim with sea turtles in the ocean the next.
Take in the largest waterfall on the planet or simply enjoy hiking and trekking through the mountains.
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This is truly the perfect mix of history and adventure. Travelers can partake in the life-changing opportunity to explore Mayan ruins at more than 1,400 recorded Mayan sites, or head to the museums where you can see the largest carved jade Mayan object ever discovered — along with many other Mayan artifacts.
For those who like to be active, there’s scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, caving — just to name a few options.
Belize is also home to various natural wonders, including the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere.
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Many visitors flock to Costa Rica for the laid-back culture and to enjoy the lifestyle known as “pura vida”, which means pure life. That philosophy not only refers to the locals, visitors and growing ex-pat community, but also extends to the abundance of pure nature that can be seen throughout the whole region.
There are rainforests and beaches, extensive wildlife populations, and plenty of places to surf, swim, shop, eat, or simply enjoy the sunshine.
Then there are also the volcanoes, thermal hot springs, hiking paths, and plenty of eco-tourist options in this environmental have.
Some of our favorite spots in Costa Rica:
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If you love volcanoes, then El Salvador is the destination for you. This eco-traveler’s paradise is known as the Land of Volcanoes for having 25 visible volcanoes despite being the smallest country in Central America. It’s the only country in the region without coastline on the Caribbean Sea, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a plethora of amazing adventures to partake in.
The capital, San Salvador, is a city known for its diversity, business, a vibrant nightlife, and emerging art scene.
Then there are mountains, nature preserves, cloud forests, national parks, and ample opportunities for ziplining, shopping, eating amazing food, and taking in all this cultural haven has to offer.
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Yes, there’s the Panama Canal, but there are also beautiful coasts in both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, unmatched biodiversity, and an abundance of exciting restaurants that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Whether you want to spend your time hiking, birding, sailing, whale watching, surfing, or ziplining over a canal, there’s no shortage of ways to experience Panama’s natural beauty.
And of course, there is the legendary canal, considered one of the most impressive engineering accomplishments of the 20th century.
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Brazil occupies almost half the continent, making it the largest country in South America. A majority of the region is in the Southern Hemisphere and much of it is tropical, with vast stretches of rainforest filled with exotic plants and wildlife.
The Atlantic coast is filled with golden sand beaches, and there’s a strong Portuguese influence that’s evident in Brazil’s colonial architecture — like decorative arts and glazed tiles in its churches and convents, and in the language.
When it comes to tourism, it’s easy to see why it’s such a draw — more than four million people visit the region each year. It’s both a tropical paradise and an intriguing cultural destination. Whether you want idyllic beaches to relax on, jungle explorations, world-class art museums, or the pulsing rhythms of Rio’s Carnival, Brazil has something for you.
Some of the most popular attractions include:
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Spanning from the Pacific Ocean through the Andes to the Amazon basin, Peru is located on the West Coast of South America and is a haven for adventurous tourists.
There’s everything from vast archaeological ruins that out date Machu Picchu by millennia to a strong tradition of century-old crafts and South America’s greatest gastronomy, all of which can’t be seen in only a day or two.
You can go hiking on a mountain more than 5,000 meters above sea level on one day, and then swim with sea turtles in the ocean the next. You can explore traditional villages that see few foreigners or a more modern city like Lima.
Whatever your wandering heart desires, Sunset Travel & Cruise can make it happen, including:
Venezuela is the closest South American country to the United States, which makes it a popular destination. With 43 national parks and a variety of other natural monuments and protected areas, this has become a top spot for nature lovers, bird-watchers, and adventure travelers.
There are amazing activities like windsurfing, kite boarding, scuba diving, fishing, mountain biking, mountain climbing, hiking, trekking, and river rafting.
From snow-capped Andean peaks to white-sand Caribbean beaches, to the tallest waterfall on the planet to wrangling anaconda, there’s an astounding range of places to see and things to do.
Some of the popular activities include:
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plus, it’s famous for its wine tasting and winery tours making it a great destination for oenophiles around the world.”
with the opening of trendy cocktail bar, Strangers Club, and Laboratorio Madrigal, a restaurant owned by Michelin-starred chef Andres Madrigal. ”
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