Protected Areas in South America

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve (Colombia)

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve overlooks the Caribbean coast of northern Colombia. It is a sanctuary as well as a tourist attraction because it offers different climate, terrain, flora and fauna environments, ranging from beaches to snowy mountain peaks.

Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Todos los Santos Lake and Petrohué Waterfalls (Chile)

Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Chile's first, was established in 1926. It comprises some of the most sensational scenery in the Lake District: the emerald Lago Todos Los Santos, the thundering turquoise waters of the Saltos de Petrohué, and the imposing peaks of the area’s three main volcanoes.