South America is a beautiful continent. It is filled with many wonderful cities, countries, and cultures. Here are some of the best cities to visit in South America.
If you haven’t traveled to South America yet, then these are definitely the cities that should be near the top of your “to see” list.
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio is perhaps one of the most famous cities in the world.
It’s known for its parties, beaches, mountains and wonderful people. Once you visit there, you’ll understand why it’s so popular.
2. Buenos Aires, Argentina
This city is a melting pot that has a little bit of everything.
From great food to good nightlife, it’s one of the best cities in South America.
3. Machu Picchu/Cusco, Peru
Ancient ruins are always fascinating to explore. This tucked away city high up in the Andes Mountains is a great place to explore ruins and learn a bit of history.
4. La Paz, Bolivia
If you like adventure, then this is the city for you! The world’s highest capital (by elevation) has many things to offer, including good food.
5. Iguacu Falls, Brazil/Argentina
Waterfalls are beautiful. The Iguacu Falls are some of the most amazing waterfalls in the world.
It’s divided between Brazil and Argentina, but both sides offer great tours to see them up close.
6. Cartagena, Colombia
A city known for its colorful buildings and charming streets, Cartagena has a lot to offer.
With its Caribbean flair and colonial architecture, it’s like taking a step back in time.
7. Santiago de Chile, Chile
This is the capitol of Chile and you’ll never be bored while there.
There are many museums, clubs and bars to keep you occupied.
8. Rio Lagartos, Mexico
Visiting this city is the perfect way to spend a weekend!
You can go see flamingos, visit Mayan ruins and relax on the beach.
It’s not very well known yet but hopefully more people will come so it doesn’t become too crowded!
9. San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
A place where you can relax and get away from the city life. Just make sure to bring warm clothes because it’s always chilly there!
With its beautiful blue skies and vast desert, this is one of the more picturesque cities in South America.
10. Montevideo, Uruguay
The capitol of Uruguay also offers a little bit of everything. Come for the great food, stay for the nightlife!
There are many wonderful cities in South America so if your favorite wasn’t on here then it doesn’t mean that it’s not one of the best.
Hopefully, this list has inspired you to start planning your next vacation and visit one of these amazing South American cities.