Top Destination to visit in Central and South America
By Carlton Leisure -
Central and South America with their immaculate natural beauty and plethora of fun activities offer various options to travelers with varying inclination. From rainforest to archeological sites to island and interesting wildlife; the region has everything to keep you engaged for few days. From dining to culture and sightseeing, the region has everything you might be looking for an extended vacation. Here we give a lowdown on top destinations you should visit in this region.
Rio de Janeiro
Give your South and Central American odyssey a colorful start with a visit to Rio de Janeiro. Also called as the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City), Rio has a huge following among the travelers for its spectacular beaches, lush rainforests and imposing mountains. The city offers a dramatic view of the surroundings. The tourists should go to the 125-foot-tall Christ the Redeemer from where you can see impressive view of the beaches and surroundings. Apart from the beaches and rainforest, the city of Rio is also synonymous with glamour, glitz and plethora of fun option. The sport lovers should go to Maracana Stadium where the 2014 World Cup final was hosted. The stadium will soon host the 2016 Olympic Games. Rio Carnival held every February is also a big attraction.
One of the famous archeological sites in South America Cusco boasts great history that includes the rise and fall of the Inca Empire. On your visit to the city you will come across centuries-old baroque cathedrals showcasing and exquisite blend of collision of Andean and Spanish styles that makes Cusco like no other place on earth. In recent decades, it has emerged as a tourist destination of repute and more and more travelers are flying to Cusco in order to explore its ruins and Machu Picchu.
If lush rainforests soothe your eyes, unspoiled beaches entice you and wildlife sets you on adrenalin rush then Costa Rica is a destinations for you. On your visit you will come across spectacular landscapes and rich flora & fauna. Watching an active volcano, mist covered greenery and turquoise waters will enhance your experience. The place has lot to offers to nature lovers given its large outdoor spaces, dense rainforests and sandy beaches. Apart from that Costa Rica is also known for its relaxed pace of life so anyone looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of city life would find it interesting.
Despite being a small country in Central America Belize could be an ideal destination for the travelers looking for immaculate natural beauty. Vibrant coral hues, scattered Mayan ruins, great history, impressive culture and hospitable people qualify it as a destination tourists would love to return to. Go there, seek an accommodation in a thatched roof hotel and experience the varied allures of the country that sits between Mexico and Guatemala.
The Chilean capital has remained a tourists’ favorite for centuries. It is easy to identify Santiago with skyscrapers, vineyards, and soaring mountains but the city also has a great history behind instances of which can be seem in various architectural masterpieces dotting its landscape. In its 500 years of history, the Chilean capital has seen many ups and downs. While in city, steal sometime to explore its famous tourist attractions that include La Moneda Palace, Parque Forestal, Santa Lucia Hill and Plaza de Armas among others.