Montevideo is both the principal city, most important port and capital of Uruguay. As the commercial, financial and political center of Uruguay, the city is considered to have the highest quality of life in Latin America.
Chiloé National Park, located along the vast and desolate western coast of Chiloé Island in Chile, is rich with wildlife, including sea lions, penguins, whales and seabirds. It includes zones of dunes, temperate rain forests, swamps and peat bogs.
Hispaniola is the second largest and most populated island in the Caribbean region. It is located within the Greater Antilles and is divided politically into two separate sovereign nations: the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
The area known as Copper Canyon is a series of six interconnected canyons that were formed by six rivers that drain the western side of the Sierra Tarahumara, itself a spectacular mountainous region located within the Sierra Madre Occidental in northwestern Mexico.
Machalilla National Park rests along Ecuador's Pacific coast. It incorporates beaches, fog forest, dry forest, small islands and two larger islands: Isla Salango and Isla de la Plata. Many of the large mammals in Machalilla National Park are regionally and locally endangered.
Sumidero Canyon is located in the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. The Grijalva River runs through the canyon, cutting spectacular walls which exhibit numerous small caves, rock formations and waterfalls. The canyon is surrounded by the Sumidero Canyon National Park.
The Elqui Valley is a region centered on the Elqui River which flows from the western Andes to the Pacific Ocean in the north of Chile. Elqui is famous for its stunning landscape, bright sunshine, pure air and clear skies. The region produces wines, table grapes, fruits and pisco.
Caleta Tortel is a picturesque lumber town in Capitán Prat Province, Aysén Region of Chile. It has no conventional streets. Instead, the village's inhabitants built an intricate walkway system out of Guaytecas Cypress wood, becoming part of the town’s culture and a local tourist attraction.
Masaya Volcano National Park, consisting of a volcanic caldera with two volcanoes and five craters, was established in 1979 as Nicaragua's first national park. Volcán Masaya is one Nicaragua's most popular tourist attractions due to the opportunity of direct contact with the crater.
Los Roques is an archipelago off the northern coast of Venezuela with over 300 small islands, cays and sand banks that ring a central shallow lagoon. Los Roques Archipelago National Park was created to protect its marine ecosystem of coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass beds.
Serra dos Órgãos is a mountain range in the state of Rio de Janeiro that is part of the larger Serra do Mar system of mountain ranges which overlook Guanabara Bay in southeastern Brazil. Serra dos Órgãos National Park protects the range and its water resources.
Tierra del Fuego National Park is located on the western half of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego in an area known for its biological richness. It stretches from the Beagle Channel to the shores of Lago Kami at the southernmost point of Argentine Patagonia.
The Guianas are a region on the north-central coast of South America, bounded on the north by the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, on the east and south by Brazil, and on the west by Venezuela. The region includes French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname.
Situated on the the southern coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, the city of Ushuaia lies at the southern tip of South America. Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego Province, claims the title of the southernmost city of both Argentina and the world.