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Latin America has irreplaceable places having a source of calm life and inspiration! Planning a comprehensive trip to Latin America and the UNESCO world heritage sites is an amazing thing that needs an adventurous spirit, originality, and an abundance of energy. But, where to start? The most difficult decision is where we can start our tour in South America.
But fortunately, The UNESCO World Heritage Site list will give you the best answer! 

UNESCO World Heritage sites are valuable sources of breathtaking life and relaxation that exemplify our legacy from the past till what we live today, and what we will pass on to future years. 


The purpose of this article is to give you the opportunity to visit all the amazing sites in Latin America with a virtual tour helping you enjoy every single spot through your mobile screen! We've made a collection of the top 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites you shouldn't miss!



Top 10 UNESCO Heritage sites in South America


1. City of old Cartagena, Columbia

2. The magical Machu Picchu, Peru

3. Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, Belize

4. Tikal National Park, Guatemala

5. Rapa Nui National Park (The Easter Island), Chile

6. Amazing Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

7. La Amistad National Park, Panama

8. Old Havana and its Fortification System, Cuba

9. Viñales Valley, Cuba

10. Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica



Here is the most important information for the Top 10 amazing sites in Latin America that you should add to your travel list:



1. City of old Cartagena, Columbia

Cartagena is one of the most vibrant cities in Latin America, It's mainly a Caribbean city having a history and beautiful harmony because of the artistic architecture sketched on the streets. This colorful town is an amazing choice to walk in, in the morning, and the night walks in bougainvillea where you will enjoy every single moment in Cartegena. Overlooking this UNESCO World Heritage Site is near to the old San Felipe Castle, having over 500 years of protecting the ancient city from pirates, foreign invasions, and criminals. 



2. Machu Picchu, Peru

One of the most remarkable UNESCO sites in the world is "Machu Picchu," which is located in the high Andes mountain peaks in the tropical forest surrounded by the natural view from everywhere. Mashu Picchu is considered one of the wonders of Latin America, with its old architecture and the millions of people visiting it yearly. 



3. Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

The second longest reef reserve! Belize's reef reserve is considered one of the greatest barrier reefs in the northern region and It become one of the most known and visited attraction in Latin America. Belize Barrier Reef Reserve is the magnificent coast and the home to hundreds of beautiful rare reefs, cays, tropical forests, lagoons, and a lot of endangered species. During your tour there, sail on a Catamaran, kayak on turquoise sea water at Ambergris Caye, and snorkel in the famous spots in the reef system.



4. Tikal National Park, Guatemala


The National Forest in Guatemala or Tikal National Park is one of the most popular parks in the Heritage sites around the world. It is located in the middle of the rainforest so the best time to visit it is from November to April as it most of the year is rainy and this period will be in the dry season so you will enjoy your trip without rains and storms.



5. Rapa Nui National Park, Chile

The Easter Island! A volcanic and isolated island located in the heart of the pacific. Rapa Nui National Park is known as one of the most isolated places around the world. I think it will be the best place to chill and forget any life stress! 



6. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador


Its located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, around 1,000 km from the west of South America. Galapagos Islands is a main part of Ecuador, you will enjoy the wildlife and the magic of the tropical islands, so it's one of the most magical destinations you will ever see!



7. La Amistad National Park, Panama


One of the most visited places in Latin America, La Amistad National Park is located in the middle of Panama and Costa Rica and get protected by both of them. This park is the best place for hiking as there are a lot of trails, If you are a wildlife lover, You will enjoy it a lot! 



8. Old Havana in Cuba


This city was founded in 1514 and has a natural bay, so it's a busy trading port. Havana is full of colorful streets and bright sunshine. It has the old architecture of old Spain which will impress you! It's one of the best UNESCO heritage sites you need to visit. 



9. Viñales Valley, Cuba

You can take a small day tour in this magical Valley and enjoy the Jungle there and the old caves which were found thousand years ago! Also, you can watch the most famous Tobacco fields there. 



10. Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica

Its located on the highest point of the Costa Rica volcanic range, Cocos Island is surrounded by the most beautiful tropical flowers and fresh water, you will definitely love it with all those natural vibes! 


But, there is no accommodation on the Island so you can take a day tour of Cocos Island National Park and then go back to your hotel or hostel. 



Last but not least you will find on this amazing list of the attractive UNESCO-listed spots in Latin America all that you are looking for, All the mentioned sites are known as the most magical sites in the world, and are blessed to get the chance to give you some help in your next trip.

Be ready to jump on a memorable Latin America adventure. Then let us guide you to all these UNESCO-listed pleasures in South America and more! 


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