TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best 2024: Latin America in the spotlight
Every year, TripAdvisor rewards the destinations, hotels, restaurants and activities preferred by travellers from all over the world through the Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best. The 2024 winners highlight the exceptional diversity of Latin America, offering a rich panorama of cultures, landscapes and flavours.
Trending Destinations Category
- Bogota (6th rank): Colombia’s capital is a vibrant blend of modernity and tradition, where gastronomy plays a central role. Culinary festivals and authentic restaurants make Bogotá a must-see destination for gourmets.
- Alajuela (8th rank): In the heart of Costa Rica, Alajuela embodies the essence of pura vida. Between local markets and majestic volcanoes, this city offers an immersion in authentic Costa Rican life and an exceptional closeness to nature.
- Puebla (14th rank): Nestling at the foot of the Popocatepetl volcano, Puebla is famous for its colourful colonial architecture and rich cuisine, particularly mole poblano. This Mexican city is a treasure trove of culture and history.
- Panama City (16th rank): This dynamic metropolis is the beating heart of Panama, offering a unique blend of history, culture and modernity. The city is a crossroads for exploring the Panama Canal and the country’s natural riches.
- Huaraz (17th rank): Located in the Peruvian Andes, Huaraz is the gateway to Huascarán National Park. It is a paradise for hikers, offering spectacular mountain scenery and a wealth of archaeological treasures.
- La Paz (19th rank): Bolivia’s administrative capital is a unique city, set at a dizzying altitude. Its witches’ market and Andean panoramas make it a fascinating destination.
- Manta (22nd rank): On the Ecuadorian coast, Manta seduces with its world-class beaches and seafood cuisine. It is an ideal base from which to explore Ecuador’s natural and cultural riches.
- Santiago de Chile (24th rank): The capital of Chile, Santiago is a cosmopolitan city where art, culture and gastronomy come together. Between contemporary museums and historic districts, Santiago offers an enriching urban experience.
Our article: Panama City, A Crossroads of Cultures and History
Top Destination Category
- Cancun (7th place): Much more than a party destination, Cancun is a showcase of Mayan culture and natural beauty, from fine sandy beaches to ancient ruins.
- Cusco (14th place): The beating heart of the Inca Empire, Cusco is a harmonious blend of Inca majesty and Andean baroque, a starting point for archaeological and cultural adventures.
- Dominican Republic (16th place): With its mix of white sandy beaches and quaint Victorian architecture, this is a tropical paradise. From excursions to Puerto Plata to take the cable car up Mount Isabel de Torres, to the lively nights of Cabarete, the Dominican Republic is a celebration of Caribbean life.
- Playa del Carmen (17th rank): Known as one of the best diving destinations in the world, Playa del Carmen retains the charm of a fishing village while being a modern and trendy place. Between nature, Mayan remains, beaches and golf courses, this is a destination with many facets.
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Food Destinations Category
- Cusco (4th rank): Cusco is also renowned for its gastronomy, blending Inca traditions and Spanish influences to create a unique and tasty cuisine.
- Cartagena de Indias (16th rank): This Colombian port city is a jewel of the Caribbean, offering stunning colonial architecture and a rich cuisine that reflects Colombia’s diversity.
Our article: Ceviche, a blend of cultures and flavours
Nature Destination Category
- Cozumel (17th rank): The island of Cozumel is a diver’s paradise, with its colourful coral reefs and white sand beaches, a sanctuary of marine biodiversity.
- Natal (20th rank): Gateway to Brazil’s stunning beaches, Natal offers majestic dunes and a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for nature lovers.
- Quepos (22nd rank): A small town in Costa Rica’s Puntarenas province, this is a real gem for outdoor adventure lovers. With its lively central market, art galleries and proximity to Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos is a window onto Costa Rican culture and the natural splendour of the Central Pacific.
Food Destinations Category
- Cuba (1st rank): The island of Cuba offers an unrivalled wealth of culture, from Havana to Trinidad, inviting visitors to exchange ideas and discover its fascinating history.
- Cusco (2nd rank): Cusco, already mentioned for its gastronomy, also shines as an unmissable cultural destination. The centre of the Inca Empire and a cultural melting pot, the city is an open book on history.
- Santiago de Chile (12th rank): Santiago, with its museums, historic districts and lively nightlife, is a melting pot of Chilean culture and history.
Honeymoon Destination Category
- Dominican Republic (4th rank) and Tulum (15th rank): These destinations offer heavenly beaches and unforgettable romantic experiences, ideal for a memorable honeymoon.
- Gramado (12th rank): This Brazilian village is a romantic getaway nestled in the pine forests of the Rio Grande do Sul region. With its tranquil lakes, it’s an enchanting destination.
These TripAdvisor award-winning destinations reflect the beauty and fascinating diversity of Latin America, and promise travel rich in discovery, adventure and emotion for 2024.
The full ranking: Travelers’ Choise Awards Best of the Best 2024
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