Nature reserves for camping in Latin America

Latin America has extraordinary protected areas for travelers looking for camping in complete safety and with all kinds of services. These are some of the most popular sites for those who like to camp amid stunning natural destinations.

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

This is the dream place for camping lovers. Sleeping in front of the marvelous Iguazu Falls, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is one of the most memorable experiences one can have. This fabulous site is located in the province of Misiones and offers economical options for camping surrounded by nature, but close to shops where tourists can buy what they need to spend a few days in this emblematic site of South America.


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Several tour operators offer excursions in the park, including boat trips and swimming in the lagoons. In addition, the estate offers all the necessary services, such as toilets, showers and places to eat comfortably with the family.

Cumuruxatiba, Brazil

In this extraordinary spot, travelers admire the largest reefs in the South Atlantic on charming beaches suitable for camping. Here, visitors enjoy all kinds of water sports, especially diving and snorkeling to admire the great marine life. For those who prefer to relax, there are many places in the shade of lush vegetation.

The region has very safe camping areas that offer all the services, both sanitary and experiences (with expert guides) such as visits to walk on trails and rides in SUVs, among others.

Latin America has camping areas with showers and toilets for the convenience of visitors. (Photo via sutlafk/iStock/Getty Images Plus).

Rio Magico, Chile

Camping is one of the cheapest and most fun ways to enjoy the scenery of this incredible place and have fun swimming in crystal clear rivers. Moreover, at night, visitors witness a memorable spectacle by observing a magnificent sky full of stars.

This site has excellent facilities for the comfort of tourists such as car parks, hot showers, and supervised and protected picnic areas. Those who like cultural expeditions can visit the important archaeological site called Piedra del Guanaco and observe the pre-Columbian writings in stone.

Los Nevados National Natural Park, Colombia

This nature reserve is located very close to the city of Manizales in an area surrounded by Andean forests, moors and glaciers that offer fabulous views for those looking to escape the noise of the city.

One of the most popular camping routes is the one that covers the area of ​​El Cedral and Laguna del Otón. This region has a great biodiversity which makes camping a unique experience. In addition, the mountainous landscapes, valleys and waterfalls make it the ideal place for photography enthusiasts.

Landscape in Colombia.  (photo via DC_Columbia/iStock/Getty Images Plus)
The Manizales region in Colombia is perfect for admiring beautiful volcanoes, Andean forests and glaciers. (Photo via DC_Columbia/iStock/Getty Images Plus).

Another recommended route is the one that crosses the Nevado de Tolima, one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the central Andes. Those who make this circuit, in addition to finding camping areas, have water supply sites to walk without complications and admire the waterfalls and glaciers of this fantastic place.