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Marvel at the Natural Beauty of Tatacoa Desert, Colombia.
n the northern Hulia region of Colombia is the second most arid region of Colombia, the Tatacoa Desert. Spreading over an area of 330 square kilometres, the desert consists of grey and orche soil dotted with cactuses.
The capital of Nicaragua, Managua is a sprawling city with a perfect location. The city has been revamped after the earthquake of 1972. There are several beautiful buildings especially the New Cathedral that is worth visiting. There are also a few ruins in the city that stand till today as a reminder of the earthquake.
One of the most important cities of El Salvador, Santa Ana offers good amenities for its residents as well as visitors. The city has a colonial touch to it with several old buildings and also a Gothic cathedral. The city is a good base for exploring the western parts of El Salvador.
Utila is located off the coast of Honduras in the west of the Caribbean Sea. It is the third smallest island of the Honduras Bay Islands. The locals on the island are friendly and always ready to help people. The island has been ranked as one of the best diving destinations in the Caribbean.
The town of Cabanaconde is known as the gateway to the Colca Canyon. Visitors can find a number of options for day-hiking and also 7-10 days long trek from Cabanaconde. The treks take you along the canyons, different peaks and waterfalls. The Colca Canyon is known to be deeper than the Grand Canyon but is far less explored.
Along the Atlantic Coast of Uruguay is the small village of Cabo Polonio Rocha Uruguay. The village is quite a popular destination especially during the summers. The village has some nice beaches and there is also a colony of sea lions and seals. During the months of October and November people come to the village for whale watching.
Crescentrating's Pick of 8 Destinations to spend your Ramadan Holidays in 2013
Ramadan is a month of fasting, prayers, charity and bonding. For those who are planning to spend the Ramadan away from home, last year we covered 10 destinations in "Ramadan Holidays -10 Destinations to Spend in 2012". Here are 8 more destinations to look at this year in addition to the 10 destinations we listed last year.
One of the best places for swimming and the largest volcanic crater lake of Nicaragua, Laguna de Apoyo is an amazing place to visit. The Laguna de Apoyo has been declared as a nature reserve and is among the protected areas of Nicaragua. A number of people visit the lake for its dark coloured beaches, clean blue waters and exciting water sports.
Spanning from the east of the Andes in Peru to the borders of the Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia are the Peruvian Amazon rainforests. Rich in wildlife and home to several indigenous communities, the Amazon rainforests in Peru attract a number of visitors. The Amazon covers almost 60% of the territory of Peru.
Aguas Calientes now known as Machu Picchu Pueblo is a small town located close to the valley of Machu Picchu. The town is the gateway to the ruins of Inca in Machu Picchu. There is nothing much to see in the town and most visitors use it as a stopover for exploring the ruins and avoiding the rush of day-trippers. If you spend the night in Aguas Calientes, you can catch the first bus to the ruins and stay atop the mountain till late afternoon.
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