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LATAM & Caribbean Heavily Featured in NYT’s Top Destinations for 2024

Latin America and the Caribbean featured heavily in The New York Times’ top destinations for 2024.

Mexico’s Monarch butterfly reserve, Costa Rica’s rainforest and Peru’s hidden archaeological gems were but a few of the dozen spots recommended for travel by the NYT.

Dominica (also known as the Nature Island) ranked 11th on the list thanks to its wealth of waterfalls, hot springs and rainforests.

Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni was also featured. Great for visits during the rainy season, and perched at 12,000 feet in the Andes, the world’s largest salt flat transforms into a mesmerizing mirror that reflects the starry nights.

Small and seldom traveled towns south of Santiago (Chile) were recomended by the publication for their deeper insights into Chile’s unique culture and cuisine.

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula made it to the list thanks to the recently launched Mayan Train, which offers tourists access to the local communities and a look at the country’s archeological past.

Tours in Ecuador’s capital (Quito) were cited as a major argument in favor of visiting the country, which has made traversing its main city (home to ancient churches named as UNESCO heritage sites) easier thanks to the recent launch of a metro rail line.

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El Salvador was featured as a recomended destination in spite of its troubles with gang violence and crime. The NYT assured that the situation has improved enough to give the country’s major tourist attractions a shot, highlighting the multitude of coffee shops promoting small farms growing native coffee varieties like Pacamara.

Rounding out the list are the capital cities of Brazil (São Paulo) and Uruguay (Montevideo). Montevideo was mentioned for its upcoming 300th anniversary celebration, a unique opportunity to experience an otherwise “quiet city”.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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