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10 Stunning Places to See in Latin America

10 Stunning Places to See in Latin America

Posted by Juan Gavasa on September 18, 2014

Laguna Colorada is a white-speckled, red lake, located in the Eduardo Abaroa Andean National Fauna Reserve in the Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia. It is home to a population of nearly-extinct breed of flamingo, called James Flamingo. (MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

La Boca is a small neighborhood (bario) in Buenos Aires known for its colorful houses, outdoor cafes and tango dancers. The colorful pedestrian street is called the 'Caminito,' and was painted in 1960 by local artist, Benito Quinquela Martín. (Flickr/Marissa Strniste)

The Falkland Islands are a remote group of islands in the South Atlantic Ocean known for their beaches and their wildlife, including penguins, seen here at Volunteer Point Beach. Each year hordes of tourists disembark on the islands eager to see the penguins. (DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Perito Moreno Glacier is located in Argentina's Glacier National Park in Patagonia and it is one of the world's most accessible ice fields. There are a number of catwalks and vantage points on the Peninsula de Magallane where visitors can observe the glacier. (Photo by Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images)

The Uyuni salt flats are the largest in the world, estimated to contain 10 billion tons of salt. It is also one of the richest deposits of lithium of the world. The salt flats are popular with tourists, who come to see flamingos, giant cacti, geysers, hot springs, volcanoes and colorful ponds. (AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Cartagena is known for its colorful building, cobbled streets, open-air cafes and leafy plazas. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. (Flickr/Pedro Szekely)

This national park is known for the towering granite pillars of Torres del Paine (Towers of Paine) that dominate the landscape, but visitors can also find beautiful lakes, forests, rivers, a giant blue glacier and a variety of wildlife and birds. (Flickr/Vera & Jean-Christophe)

Founded in 1524, Granada is the oldest city in the New World, constructed by the Spanish as a showcase city. It is renowned for its colored colonial buildings and interesting history. (Flickr/Adalberto.H.Vega)

The city of Arequipa was founded by Spanish conquerors in 1540. The city is now the second most populous city in Peru with a million inhabitants and popular with tourists who come to visit its Santa Catalina of Siena nun monastery (pictured here), its three volcanoes, food and impressive architecture. (CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Located in the middle of jungle, Tikal is one the major sites of Mayan civilization, inhabited from the 6th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Flickr/Mike Murga)

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