21 Shots of Latin America That Left Us in Awe
You don’t need us to tell you, Latin America’s dripping in spellbinding scenery and boasts a rich culture and history. In light of this, we’ve collated 21 stunning images that portray South America in all its glory. From rolling valleys to urban skylines, we’ve covered it all. Let’s dive in!
1. Rio at Sunset
Credit: Rio. Digital Image. Pixabay, ujasnpandya. Jan. 27, 2015
This snap doesn’t need a description. The natural beauty here does all the talking. From the impeccable sunset over the mountains to the dreamy harbor- this shot captures some of the best features of Rio de Janeiro.
2. Cows in Rural Paraguay
Credit: Nature. Digital Image. Pxhere. Dec. 31, 2016
The mountainous landforms in Paraguay not only look sublime, but they’re the perfect place for herds of cattle to roam. Ethical farming amidst stunning scenery- what could be better?
3. Morning Brakes in Guatemala
Credit: Dawn. Digital Image. Pixabay marcoreyes. May. 25, 2015
Waking up at dawn and walking through the streets of Guatemala is one of the most peaceful experiences you’re ever likely to have. If you haven’t done it yet, put it on your bucket list. For what this country lacks in size it more than makes up for in culture. Paraguay’s intriguing history coupled with its natural beauty creates a land full of breathtaking sites and photo ops.
4. Christ the Redeemer
Credit: Rio. Digital Image. Pixabay, fabiowanderley. July 26, 2016
We couldn’t compile a list of stunning Latin American images without including this magnificent structure! The colossal statue of Christ has proudly stood for 87 years at the summit of Mount Corcovado. This landmark’s one of Rio’s most internationally recognized hotspots. No one can visit this stature without being in utter awe of it
5. A Chilean Night’s Sky
Credit: Space. Digital Image. Pixabay, CristinaLaFee. Aug. 18, 2017
Have you ever seen a starry night’s sky as mesmerizing as this? On a clear evening, you can see dozens of twinkling stars. There’s so many dotted around you’ll struggle to count them all! Could you imagine anything more idyllic than setting up a hammock and sleeping here, under a sky as gorgeous as this?
6. Cycling in Paraguay
Credit: Tree. Digital Image. Pxhere. 3 July. 2017
This snap captures an inkling of Latin American culture and tradition. This man’s working hard, transporting grass through the streets of Paraguay on the back of his bike.
7. Lima: A Dreamy Peruvian Coastline
Credit: Lima. Digital Image. Pixabay, ygrrr. Oct. 25, 2014
This image encompasses a gorgeous blend of cosmopolitanism and scenic coastal views. Lima truly has something for everyone to enjoy! Take a stroll down Miraflores boardwalk and explore all the nearby streets and parks. Lose yourself amidst the beautiful lanes lining the shore. It’s the perfect way to spend a laid-back afternoon.
8. Traditional Puerto Rican Architecture
Credit: Puerto Rico. Digital Image. Pixabay, sjdents. Nov. 10, 2014
Latin American culture’s full of color, creativity, and vibrancy- so it’s not surprising Puerto Rico’s architecture reflects these traits. The choice of bold paint is a treat for the eyes. The best word to describe the overall aesthetic is: ‘divine.’
9. A Long Peruvian Road
Credit: Peru. Digital Image. Pixabay, al3xitox100pre. Dec. 8, 2016
What could be better than jumping in a car and heading out on a road trip through the mysterious mountains of Peru? This image makes you want to pack up your bags and go on the adventure of a lifetime.
10. Glaciers in Argentina
Credit: Glacier. Digital Image. Pixabay, derwiki. Dec. 30, 2014
To the southwest of Argentina, there are more than 300 glaciers. Some are as large as 217-miles long in the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.
11. Ipanema Beach
Credit: Ipanema Beach. Digital Image. Pixabay, eacuna. Dec. 21, 2012
Situated towards the South of Rio de Janeiro, this beach is famous for its breathtaking sunsets and natural beauty. People flock from all around the globe to visit this place- judging from the picture; we’re sure you can see why!
12. Colors of Peru
Credit: Substances. Digital Image. Pixabay, LoggaWiggler. Aug. 17, 2011
Peruvian fabrics are famous for their bold use of color- it’s hard not to smile when you see a market stall brimming with hues as bright as these. After all, they say variety’s the spice of life- so, why shouldn’t this apply to color-filled fashion.
13. Machu Picchu In All Its Glory
Credit: Machu Picchu. Digital Image. Pixabay, skeeze. Aug. 5, 2016
Behold, Machu Picchu. As you probably already know, this is the Incan citadel that sits proudly amidst the Andes Mountains. The structures were expertly crafted back in the 15th century and later abandoned. The best thing about this mysterious place is that no one’s 100% sure what the remains were used for by the Incas- eerie!
14. Colombian Street Art
Credit: Face. Digital Image. Pixabay, lanur. Aug. 23, 2014
The street art in Colombia is astounding. Take a walk through Bogotá, and marvel at the world-renown graffiti that’s captured the hearts and imaginations of art-lovers from around the world. The quality and the diversity of the work plastered across the walls is second to none.
15. Tango Like No One’s Watching
Credit: Tango. Digital Image. Pixabay, pinthemapproject. Sept. 14, 2015
Check out this stunning couple as they enjoy dancing the Tango in the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Can you think of anything more romantic?
16. Penguin Colony in Argentina
Credit: South America. Digital Image. Pixabay, magicaltravelling. Feb. 24, 2016
Everyone loves penguins, and Argentina is home to four beautiful species. The colony pictured above is nothing short of majestic.
17. Rainbow Mountain
Credit: Peru. Digital Image. Pixabay, jerzykwpodrozy. March 29, 2017
This beautiful Peruvian mountain looks as though it’s painted in stunning golds, emeralds, reds, and violets. Once upon a time, this mountain was covered in ice. As it began to melt, the water combined with the minerals in the rocks and created the colors you see here- how neat is that?
18. Chilean Shanty Town
Credit: Landscape. Digital Image. Pxhere. 03/04 2017
This photo’s living proof that money isn’t everything. These Chilean slums exude color right across the Valparaíso coastline. As you can imagine, the skyline’s mesmerizing!
19. Ecuadorian Llamas
Credit: Landscape. Digital Image. Pxhere. 4th April 2017
These Ecuadorian llamas are gorgeous. It looks like the one in the brown fur’s gazing out across the lake- and who can blame him? The mountainous landscape set behind the blue body of water looks idyllic.
20. Peruvian Dress
Credit: Architecture. Digital Image. Pxhere. 3rd July 2017
These Quechuan ladies are proudly sporting traditional Peruvian dress. Living high within the Andes, this community farms wool to produce beautiful handicrafts.
21. Traveling in Paraguay
Credit: Tree. Digital Image. Pxhere. 3rd Dec. 2017
This snapshot provides another quick insight into the traditional culture of Paraguay. This man’s elegantly riding a cart pulled by cattle. A mode of transport that’s better known as an oxcart. Initially, oxcarts were used in Costa Rica during the mid-nineteenth century to transport coffee beans. Although they’re rarer in today’s society, they remain a beautiful symbol of Latin American history.