Nature Reserves for Camping in Latin America

Latin America has excellent protected areas for travelers looking for safe camping with all kinds of services. These are some of the most popular locations for those who like to camp among amazing natural destinations.

Puerto Iguazú, Argentina

This is the dream place for camping lovers. Sleeping in front of the magnificent Iguazu Falls, one of the new seven wonders of the world, is one of the most unforgettable experiences one can have. This wonderful location is located in the province of Misiones and has affordable camping options in the middle of nature, but close to shops where tourists can buy everything they need to spend a few days in this iconic part of South America.


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

Cumuruxatiba, Brazil

In this outstanding spot, travelers admire the largest reefs of the South Atlantic on beautiful beaches, perfect 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 the lush vegetation.

The area has very safe campsites that offer all services, both hygiene and experiences (with expert guides) such as trail walking tours and SUV rides, among others.

A family campsite
Latin America has campsites with showers and toilets for the convenience of visitors. (Photo via sutlafk/iStock/Getty Images Plus).

Río Mágico, Chile

Camping is one of the cheapest and most fun ways to enjoy the scenery of this amazing place as well as having fun swimming in crystal clear rivers. Moreover, at night, visitors witness an unforgettable spectacle observing a magnificent sky full of stars.

This site has excellent facilities for the comfort of tourists, such as car parks, hot water showers and picnic areas that are monitored and protected. Those who love cultural expeditions can visit the important archaeological site called Piedra del Guanaco and witness stone writings from the pre-Columbian period.

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, valleys and glaciers that offer great views for those who want 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 area has great biodiversity which makes camping a unique experience. Moreover, the mountainous landscapes, valleys and waterfalls make it an ideal place for photography enthusiasts.

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

Another suggested route is the one that passes through Nevado de Tolima, one of the most beautiful volcanoes of the central Andes. Those who do this tour, in addition to finding areas for camping, have water supply areas to walk without complications and admire the waterfalls and glaciers of this fantastic spot.

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