In Latin American Post we present you 5 Latin American tourist destinations that look like a dream
Throughout Latin America abound the most capricious landscapes and natural attractions, so we have chosen 5 places that are open to visitors and seem to come from a dream, both for its location and for its impressive features.
Caño Cristales, the river of the gods in La Macarena, Colombia
Located in the Sierra de la Macarena, in the state of Meta, this river is called "the river of the gods" or "the seven colors river" for its exotic colors, among which are yellow, red, black, blue and green, plus its different tonalities. The reason?: the algae that change the color of the water and transform it into a visual spectacle.
Although you can not enter the water where the algae are, there are other points where the visitor can have contact with it, in the waterfalls, for example. According to El Tiempo, to get to Caño Cristales you can fly from Bogotá. The open season to know this paradise is the second half of the year. As a recommendation to the visitor, it is necessary to wear clothes that protect you from the sun, as the use of sunscreen is prohibited.
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The oasis of Huacachina in Ica, Peru
Thinking of an oasis send us immediately to the Middle East and the stories of the "Arabian Nights", so the oasis of Huacachina is practically a dream landscape. Located in Ica 300 km from Lima, this place has the infrastructure to receive visitors, including hotels, communications and other services.
According to the Diario Correo of Peru, the heat of the desert contrasts with the vegetation and the freshness of its waters, which are considered curative by many people who come only for this characteristic. Besides the services as a spa, you can practice sandboarding and go through the dunes in a buggy.
Bioluminescent beach of Manialtepec in Oaxaca, Mexico
Few beaches are beautiful 24 hours, but the darkness does not hide the beauty of Manialtepec. This beach, located in Oaxaca, has its own light. The Universal notes that this phenomenon is due to microorganisms that are found in the water and that produce blue and green turquoise sparkles that illuminate its waters, which can also be covered in kayak. Manialtepec is 15 minutes from the Puerto Escondido Airport, so it is easily accessible in a strip full of tourist attractions.
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Flowery desert in Atacama, Chile
The Atacama desert is a place for lovers of the extreme, not for nothing has been for years host of the Dakar rally. There are plans for all types of travelers, but there is one that stands out for its mysticism: the flowery desert phenomenon. Visit Chile describes it as the "driest desert in the world", so the birth of thousands of flowers in this place is an act of magic.
The scarce rains of July and August are enough for the desert landscape to become colorful between red, yellow, white and blue in a great variety of species for a few weeks. A sight worth observing. Additionally, bike rides, bird watching and photo tours are offered. It is recommended to visit between July and November and access it through guided tours or by road.
Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, Argentina
From the sea to the desert, and from the desert to the ice, we reach the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier, located in the Argentine Patagonia. Of the numerous glaciers in this area of Argentina, the Perito Moreno stands out for its accessibility and viewpoints. With its multiple views you can have a broad perspective of the detachment of huge blocks of ice.
According to Inter Patagonia, to get to this place you can hire a guided tour or a trip on a catamaran (ship), among other activities. It is located 77 km from the city of El Calafate, so you can take the opportunity to get to know the Glacier National Park.
LatinAmerican Post | Luis Angel Hernández Liborio
Translated from "5 lugares de ensueño que deberías visitar al menos una vez en la vida"