Plan your spring getaway with our guide to the top 10 most beautiful South American destinations. Discover stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures.
Beach in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Whether someone’s getting frustrated from the cold days and winter storms or is just keen for that lovely spring getaway, it’s the best time to visit beautiful destinations in South America. Travelers who are eager to witness the dry and warm coastal areas or catch the cooled and damper winter temperatures in South America grab the whole family to witness unspoiled and seductive places in the most visited countries during springtime. Here are the 10 most beautiful South American spring destinations that will make families and friends build unforgettable experiences.
10 Fernando De Noronha, Brazil
Few people encountered the unspoiled and superb beaches of Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago of islands located off the northeast coast of Brazil. Tourists will discover inspiring natural beauty everywhere they look, on land or at sea. The wild landscape features flying rock sculptures, cascading waterfalls, and natural pools, while pure white beaches are installed beneath rough cliffs. Divers and snorkelers will find that the crystal blue waters are home to colorful fish, turtles, dolphins, and corals.
9 Laguna Verde, Bolivia
Laguna Verde, or the Green Lagoon, has a luminous color that ranges from turquoise to dark emerald depending on the residues driven in the lake by winds. The pigments are so powerful that people can witness the color of the sky. Located at the southernmost tip of Bolivia, it’s considered one of the country’s most spectacular landscapes, supported by the dormant Licancabur volcano. It is one of several crossing lakes, including the Laguna Colorada filled with red waters and arctic-white beaches which are a result of salt and borax deposits.
8 Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Iguazu Falls is one of the most incredible natural wonders in the world and one of the most spectacular sights on earth. It features numerous waterfalls shrouded by the tropical jungle of Argentina and Brazil. The Argentine side of Niagara Falls is most delightful to visit in spring, as people get up close and intimate with the falls by taking a boat ride and feeling the haze on their skin. They also are amazed by the dazzlingly colored parrots flying in the skies above and conversing away in nearby trees.
7 Angel Falls, Venezuela
The beautiful Angel Falls is the world’s highest waterfall. Set within Canaima National Park, this lovely cascade plunges 19 times higher than Niagara Falls. Aside from the jaw-dropping scale of the falls, the isolated location makes it a much-hidden attraction, found southeast of Caracas, Venezuela’s capital, and 160 miles southeast of Ciudad Bolivar. To witness it, visitors need a boat ride up the Charan River, or a nature trek through greens, rivers, and mountains that are best enjoyed in spring times.
6 Asunción, Paraguay
Set on the left bank of Rio Paraguay, Asunción, the capital, offers affordable, low-key enjoyment, making spending a few spring days very worthwhile. People stroll the majority of it by foot, the downtown, the countless shops and market stalls, or wander the two-mile riverfront walkway, La Costanera. For visitors looking for energetic nightlife, they’ll find it here when the sun goes down and temperatures cool; that’s when things get kicking.
5 Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
Lake Titicaca is South America’s greatest lake and is the home to indigenous residents that offer a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of Peru. People can’t just go to the lake, they need to get out on the water by boat to witness the clear, deep Mediterranean-like blue water. People can visit the floating islands of Uros, spend time with the local families whose ancestors have occupied the islands for decades, and learn about their lives, how they educated their children, their cooking, and how they maintained the state of the islands.
4 Kaieteur Falls, Guyana
The tiny nation of Guyana is often forgotten and underrated, but the absence of infrastructure makes it ideal for tourists selecting off-the-beaten-path spring destinations. Located in the heart of Kaieteur National Park, one of its crowning treasures is Kaieteur Falls, an exceptionally high waterfall that’s five times taller than Niagra and the tallest single-drop fall on earth. The park is situated on the Guiana Shield, a plateau known as one of the earth’s most ancient and small geological figures. Adventurers can enjoy an exceptional experience by taking a tour through the Amazon up to the falls.
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3 Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
For animal and nature lovers, the untouched Galapagos Islands are one of the finest places to visit in Ecuador in spring and in the world. Thanks to their hidden location, the volcanic islands feature brilliant blue skies and sunlight ready for guests. The natural appeal during spring is the wonderful wildlife people witness in this season. They will enjoy wooing penguin couples or seeing cute sea lion pups and fuzzy blue-footed chicks waiting for the whole family to play.
2 Machu Picchu, Peru
Peru’s Inca trail and Machu Picchu are constantly very famous and full of travelers. Spring months are the most suitable time to visit Machu Picchu and get the whole family on the trail. People will create memories along the path leading to the world’s most wonder-filled old fortress and of course, spend unforgettable adventures in beautiful Peru.
1 Santuario De Las Lajas, Colombia
A short side trip to Santuario de Las Lajas’ neo-gothic cathedral is worth making. It was built on the bridge that traverses the Guaitara River in a way that the gorge cliff with the picture of the Virgin forms the back wall of the dramatic church to celebrate the appearance of the Virgin, which, as legend tells it, occurred on a massive rock above the water. Walking down the hill, people will witness a group of plaques along the border of the cliff, set by pilgrims from Colombia and other countries as thanks for the miracles that have occurred.