The trendiest destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean have extraordinary destinations that have become fashionable among a new generation of tourists looking for places to live experiences in the middle of nature with unique accommodation and gastronomic offers.

These are three of the trendiest cities in the region.

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica

This Jamaican port is one of the most popular and excellent resort destinations in the Caribbean. This spectacular place is perfect for those looking to rest, practice water sports, enjoy the nightlife and shop in trendy designer boutiques. Added to this are incredible natural attractions like Eden Falls, Fern Gully and the Shaw Botanical, as well as countless beautiful white sand beaches and unique reef areas for snorkeling and scuba diving.

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Additionally, for adventurers and nature lovers, there are extraordinary protected areas such as the Cranbrook Flower Forest, where visitors spend their days fishing in ponds, observing vast species of birds and practicing horseback riding to visit the surroundings.

Another highly recommended nature reserve is Shaw Park Gardens, which showcases Jamaica’s rich and unique flora and fauna. In Green Grotto Caves, another spectacular site to visit, tourists can visit a series of connected underground limestone caves where they can admire numerous stalactite and stalagmite formations that make the visit a unique experience.

Moreover, music lovers cannot miss the opportunity to visit the grave of legendary artist Bob Marley, reggae pioneer and world icon, located in the village of Nine Miles and considered a Rastafarian place of worship.

Costa Mujeres, Mexico

It’s one of the trendiest destinations in the Mexican Caribbean, where natural beauty is combined with world-class hospitality and cuisine in an exclusive coastal area near Cancun. This extraordinary place offers a series of activities that include diving and snorkeling in impressive coral reefs, swimming with the fabulous whale shark, boat or kayak trips through lush mangroves teeming with wildlife and flora, as well as high quality services in hotels.

Meanwhile, modern spas offer the visitor relaxing experiences with massages based on oriental techniques, as well as body and facial treatments using natural products from the region.

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The Mexican Caribbean Underwater Art Museum features 450 sculptures. (Photo via The Mexican Caribbean).

One of the most recommendable places in this new area of ​​the Mexican Caribbean is the Museum of Underwater Art, where divers and snorkelers can admire 450 sculptures of people and objects that can also be observed on boats at glass bottom.

Sports enthusiasts can go to the Chacmuchuch lagoon for kitesurfing or to the Playa Mujeres Golf Club to play on an extraordinary course designed by the architect Greg Norman in an impressive area of ​​dunes and mangroves.

Cartagena, Colombia

This fantastic Colombian World Heritage Site is a blend of art and good taste, with natural beauty and sophisticated gastronomic offerings in gourmet restaurants and exclusive hospitality in boutique hotels.

Cartagena is a spectacular walled city with cobbled streets and a great tradition. It’s an adventure for history buffs who enjoy it in the many cafes and bars where exotic signature cocktails are served. Also, for those who love snorkeling, the island of Baru, located a few kilometers away, is an excellent place to spend the day. Enjoy one of its six beaches and relax in contact with nature.

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Cartagena de Indias combines art, natural beauty and excellent gastronomy. (Photo via OSTILL/iStock/Getty Images Plus).

Those who prefer to explore the city on foot can visit the impressive Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, built in the 17th century, or discover the various ancient churches and emblematic monuments of Cartagena de Indias, such as those dedicated to the India Catalina, Zapatos Viejos (old shoes) and Pegaso (Pegasos). In addition, other highly recommended sites are the Naval Museum and the La Serrezuela Shopping Center.

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