Latin America and the Caribbean undoubtedly hold great treasures to visit. Discover 4 of these fabulous destinations perfect for traveling this summer.
From Chile and Argentina in the extreme south of the Americas to northern Mexico, each Latin American country, as well as the Caribbean islands, overflow with dreamy landscapes capable of creating unforgettable experiences for those who visit them. Biodiversity, variety of climates, cultural richness, natural or urban environments, beaches, deserts, mountains or valleys; this region has enough resources to enjoy a vacation in style. Here are 4 ideal destinations to travel to in 2022, especially this summer.
1. Costa Rica
Bathed by the waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the small territory of Costa Rica has the greatest biodiversity in the world. This jewel of Central America has places for all tastes. From spectacular beaches like the ones in Tamarindos Bay, to cloud forests like the one in Rincón de la Vieja National Park. When it comes to waterfalls, the Llano’s del Cortez waterfalls are a must-see.
An emblematic site in Costa Rica is the Tortuguero National Park. Here you will find the most important beach in the western hemisphere where green turtles nest. If you want to witness the birth of the hatchlings and their impressive journey to the sea, the right time is at the end of August.
Likewise, the country is also a destination for humpback whales that come from the south to give birth in the warm waters of the Pacific. Between July and October, whale watching is possible.
These are not the only tourist attractions in Costa Rica, here is a list of some other interesting places in this beautiful country:
- The Poas and Arenal volcanoes.
- Tabacón hot springs.
- Rio Celeste waterfall.
- Northern Nicoya Peninsula.
- Monteverde Cloud Forest.
- Beaches of the south of Nicoya.
- Manuel Antonio Park.
- Ballena Marine National Park.
- Corcovado National Park.
- Puerto Viejo.
2. Dominican Republic
With its 400 km of beaches, it is not strange to believe that the biggest tourist attraction of the Dominican Republic is by the sea. However, the most visited destination in the Caribbean has much more to offer.
The most famous of this island is the Punta Cana area, with its resorts, golf courses and paradisiacal beaches. But if you dare to go a little further, you will find other wonders to enjoy. For example, did you know that the Dominican Republic has the highest mountain and the largest lake in the Caribbean?
If you like green and wild places, the Samaná Peninsula offers hidden beaches little visited and amazing landscapes such as the Limón waterfall and El Valle. As if that weren’t enough, in Los Haitises Natural Park, you can go humpback whale watching.
One of the best kept treasures of the Dominican Republic is in Las Aguilas Bay. It is a virgin beach in the middle of an abandoned military zone, a protected area for its biodiversity. On the other hand, if you are looking for beautiful places by the sea, Saona Island, Catalina Island and Cayo Levantado are also excellent options.
But if you prefer to breathe in the air of history and culture, be sure to visit Santiago de los Caballeros, Santo Domingo and Barahona. For water sports lovers, Puerto Plata is the best recommendation.
North of the south, Colombia has become one of the favorite destinations for travelers in 2022. Starting with its coastline facing the Caribbean Sea with its charming coastal cities such as Cartagena, Santa Marta and Barranquilla, including the dreamy island of San Andres, this country has a lot to offer when it comes to beach, sun and sand. However, there are many other places to visit in this amazing territory.
It is precisely in summer that Medellín celebrates Colombia’s most famous festival. The flower festival gathers several events for 10 days that include parades, concerts, and different cultural manifestations in different parts of the city. This year it will be held from August 8 to 15.
If you like to get out of the ordinary and love nature, Caño Cristales in the Sierra de La Macarena Natural Park is something out of this world. Also known as the rainbow river, this body of water is dyed in 5 colors due to a biological phenomenon unique in the world.
Other curious and fascinating sites can be found in the coffee region and in the department of Tolima, where you can find the largest wax palm forest in the world and the impressive Los Nevados National Natural Park, especially for hiking enthusiasts.
When thinking about tourism in Mexico, perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the famous ruins of Chichen Itza, which have a well-earned reputation for their immense attraction. However, we want to share other alternatives offered by this vast country rich in culture and full of villages that captivate anyone with their magic.
An enchanting place perfect for a unique adventure in a dense jungle, are the ruins of an ancient Mayan city from 350 AD, located on the banks of the Usumacinta River in the state of Chiapas. And if you want to walk along cobblestone streets and enjoy the gastronomy, Oaxaca and San Miguel de Allende are ideal.
Some of the most popular towns in the state of Mexico are Valle de Bravo, Tepotzotlán, La Marquesa and Malinalco. In addition, the region has ecotourism parks, archeological sites, colonial zones and natural wonders such as the imposing Popocatepetl volcano.
Finally, take note of 7 popular attractions in Mexico this 2022, according to Tripadvisor :
- Playa Delfines.
- Xcaret Park.
- Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel.
- Malecon Boardwalk.
- The Arch of Cabo San Lucas.
- Cenotes Dos Ojos.
- Michin Guadalajara Aquarium.
And you, which destination would you choose to travel this summer 2022?