Summer Scheming: 6 Surprising Places in Latin America to Visit This Year

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We get it: you’re bored of the same old vacation getaways and looking for a trip that both sparks your imagination and your sense of adventure. Whether you’re a backpacker seeking hard-to-reach places or simply looking to relax on a white sandy beach, traveling to an exciting new country can be the change you’ve been looking for.

Not sure where to go? With its festive cultures and dazzling sceneries, Latin America is full of surprising destinations that will keep your FOMO at bay. Take a stroll through Chile’s colonial neighborhoods or hike up a 600-year-old Incan empire in Peru. We’ve rounded up six of the top places you need to visit this summer.

6Semuc Champey, Guatemala

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Beautiful natural pools in Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala, Central America

Surrounded by mountains and lush greenery, Semuc Champey is a backpacker’s dream come true. Six turquoise water pools adorn this natural wonder, making it one of Guatemala’s most popular attractions. For an unforgettable experience — travelers can hike to the furthest end of the park or visit the subterranean waterfalls.