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Are you planning your next vacation but aren't sure where to go? Latin American countries are known for their rich history, vibrant culture, and mouth-watering food. Latinx people are also famous for their hospitality and cheerful personalities.
We made a list of the best Latin American countries to visit to help you plan for your next weekend getaway. Here are the list of Latin American countries you should visit at least once.
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The Dominican Republic is one of the most famous Caribbean destinations for travelers who seek to hit pristine beaches. The country boasts impressive mountain ranges and fertile lands.
The country is also known for its great taste in music, delectable food, and, best of all, RUM. It's one of the best places for you to let your hair down and just go with the flow.
Don't miss the opportunity to try their famous Mamajuana, which is a herbal drink said to be created by Christopher Columbus after he mixed alcohol in the herbal beverage. The drink, which is made of rum, red wine, and honey, is said to include a long list of health benefits, including sexual potency.
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The country hosts a huge number of tourists each year due to the wide variety of attractions travelers can visit.
Daredevils can attempt to bike down "Camino de la Muerte", also known as the World's Most Dangerous Road. Hikers and mountaineers are free to take on the challenge of climbing Huayna Potosi, which is said to be one of the best hikes in South America.
Bolivia is also home to the salt flat Salar de Uyuni and a beautiful cave called Uma Jalanta. The country has something for everyone, making it one of the best tourist destinations in Latin America.
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Chile is considered one of the safest countries in Latin America. The country has one of the most diverse landscapes which is popular among nature lovers.
Chilean food embraces its traditional ways and flavors. Travelers are recommended to try Chilean empanada and asados (BBQs).
If you're a history buff, you should definitely check out one of the world's most important discoveries: 7,000-year-old mummies. The remains, which were unearthed at Playa Chinchorro in Arica, can be seen at Museo de Sitio Colon. Mystery lovers can also set sail for the famous Easter Island.
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If you're not into ziplining, then visiting this country will surely change your mind. Armed with multiple thrillers such as cave tubing, zip-lining, and river rafting, this country is made to convert physical activity non-believers to avid worshippers. Animal lovers can discover interesting wildlife species like the macaws and sloths.
A quick visit to the country's capital San Jose is also worth putting in your plan. The capital hosts a vast number of new restaurants and bars from young chefs that love mashing together flavors and innovation.
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Most travelers come to Peru to visit the world-renowned Inca site Machu Picchu. There's way more Peru has to offer than Incas.
Peru is home to thousands of species of butterflies. Lima, Peru's largest city, offers the most spectacular views and scrumptious flavors. If you're feeling a bit adventurous, try the country's ceviches--- fresh, raw fish marinated in the juices of citrus fruits and topped with chili peppers for that extra kick.
A note to remember: Peruvian stores often refuse MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. Merchants and hotels take US dollars but will reject torn or worn bills.