Latin American Attractions Shine in TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Rankings

Every year, TripAdvisor rewards the top tourist attractions in the world through the Traveller’s Choice Awards, based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers. In 2024, three emblematic sites in Latin America stood out among the world’s best attractions: Chichén Itzá, Iguazu Falls and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. These sites, rich in history, natural beauty and culture, offer visitors unforgettable experiences.


Chichén Itzá: A Mayan Treasure

Chichen Itza, Yucatan

Credit: Visit Mexico

Ranked 20th, Chichén Itzá is a fascinating cultural site with impressive architecture and a rich Mayan history. Located in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, this archaeological site is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Visitors can wander around the ruins at their own pace, admiring the Kukulcán pyramid and discovering the many other ancient buildings.



Iguazu Falls: A Natural Spectacle

Just behind Chichén Itzá, in 21st place, are the magnificent Iguazu Falls, located on the border between Brazil and Argentina. These impressive falls are one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. The surrounding national park offers tranquil hiking trails, diverse wildlife and colourful butterflies.


Our article: The Iguazú Falls: A natural spectacle on the border of two worlds


Corcovado – Christ the Redeemer: A Panoramic View of Rio

In 25th place, Christ the Redeemer, perched atop Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the city. This iconic statue, visible from almost anywhere in Rio, is a symbol of peace and welcome and offers a unique perspective on this dynamic and colourful city.


A Promising Future for Tourism in Latin America

While the Empire State Building in New York and the Eiffel Tower in Paris occupy the top two places in the rankings, Latin America’s attractions continue to gain international recognition. These remarkable sites reflect the cultural, historical and natural wealth of the region. They promise to attract even more visitors in the future, consolidating their position among the world’s top tourist attractions.

Latin America is full of extraordinary attractions that are not yet world-famous, but which will undoubtedly become contenders for the world’s top tourist spots in the years to come. With such diversity and unique experiences to offer, the region is ready to seduce travellers from all over the world.


TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice rankings highlight the beauty and importance of Latin America’s tourist attractions. Chichén Itzá, Iguazu Falls and Christ the Redeemer are must-see destinations for any traveller in search of discovery and adventure. As these sites continue to charm and amaze visitors, they reinforce Latin America’s position on the world tourism map.



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