From Costa Rica to Chile and back :-)
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Stop # 1Sightseeing
I did the free walking tour which was very nice. Would recommend that to everyone. But there is not much more to do there, except of some museums.
Stop # 2Explore
If you have the time, don't miss Corcovado NP. It's very beautiful, located next to the ocean and lots of animals.
Stop # 3Explore
Nice beach, beautiful little waterfall and a Sandbank formed like the tail of a whale... Sounds unspectacular, but I loved it
Stop # 4Other
Had some spanish lessons in Samara for two weeks. Fell in love with this place. You can enjoy life there.
Stop # 5Sightseeing
Not much to do there. For me it was just a short stop on my way to Nicaragua.
Stop # 6Explore
Island in the Lake Cocibolca with two volcanoes. Great spot! Enjoyed my stay there!
Stop # 7Sightseeing
Beautiful buildings from the colonial time and nice atmosphere there. Located by the lake, which makes it even nicer.
Stop # 8Explore
Nice beach for surfing, but not much more to do there. Loved the sunsets there thou.
Stop # 9Explore
Partytown where all the surfers meet. It has nice places to be even though you don't want to hang in a bar all day long.
Stop # 10Explore
A place where familys spend their holidays. So I was happy just to be there for two nights. But I made the best of it. Very expensiv and touristic
After a one hour walk to the rock you reach Playa Penca which is much more beautiful than Playa Hermosa. But there are no stores or anything. I was completely alone for almost an hour. Sooo nice! And totally worth the one hour hike up the rock. Much better than the large beach with loads of tourists.
Stop # 11Sightseeing
Third time for me in San José. My flight to Chile started from here, so I had to come back. See the glott to see what I did this time ;-)
The volcano Irazu is close to San José and you can get there by a public bus. Nice spot and gorgeous coloured craterlakes. If the weather is good (no clouds) you can see both oceans, Atlantic and pacific, from the peak. I didn't because it was to cloudy. Entrance fee is 16$ and a little bit to much, but it's really nice up there.
Stop # 12Sightseeing
You can explore Santiago in one day. Not much to do and no beautiful city. But even though worth to spend a day there.
When you climb up a little bit you can see the mountains which are surounding the City. Nice view and probably the best to do in Santiago. You have the view from Cerro San Cristobal. You can get there by cablecar or, what I always prefer if it's possible, walk up the hill. Try to go there on a weekday otherwise it's pretty crowded.
Stop # 13Explore
If you head to this part of Chile, stay at Puerto Varas. It's pretty nice, not like Puerto Montt where I stayed :-P
Stop # 14Explore
Capitol of Chiloé, the biggest Island of Chile. Nice landscape and some mysthic stories...
Nice spot at Chiloé
At the pacific coast of the island is the entrance of the national parc which I didn't visit. But I have to the nearby Muelle de las Almas. Really beautiful spot at the rough coast. Nice views over the ocean, the coast and endless forest. Do that instead of the national parc when you are on the island.
Stop # 15Explore
Pucón is one of the touristic centers of Chile. You can do a lot of outdoor stuff like canyoning or rafting in summer... Now it's to cold for that
Los Ojos de Caburgua
I went there by bike and get to the Ojos de Caburgua next to the road. Because of the low season there weren't a lot of people there. So I could enjoy this beautiful spot. You can walk around to some viewpoints and really explore this place. Enjoyed my hour there.
There are some trails at Huerquehue Nationalpark but unfortunately most of them are closed at the moment. If you go there you have to do the Sendero San Sebastian and tell me about it. ? I did the Los Lagos-Trek which was nice but not really spectacular. Some nice viewpoints, nice spots at the lake and a beautiful landscape are good arguments to do that trek. So I had a nice day in the Parc.
Stop # 16Sightseeing
Second time in Santiago, these time with two friends visiting the city... Still not more to do. But the weather is better this time :-)
Stop # 17Sightseeing
Valparaiso is like a big museum of street art. It is built on several hills which all have different kind of street art. Very interesting City!
Valparaiso is a really interesting and kreative city. You can explore so much by walking around and because it's built on several hills you have a lot of nice viewpoints there. And don't miss to go up with one of the funiculars which are cheap and a great way to get up the hills.
Stop # 18Explore
Nice town in the Atacama Desert. Very touristic, all the tour agencies have their office here, but it's a nice place.
Valle de la Luna
There are a lot of things to do in the Atacama Desert. One of the popular sites is the Valle de la Luna. You can go there on your own or with a tour. Also you have an amazing sky full of stars at night. It's just awesome! Also it's the starting point for tours to the Uyuni Saltflat in Bolivia. We did the tour in three days and it was just great. Just have a Look at the following glott ?
Stop # 19Explore
Obviously you won't stay two nights in Uyuni but I did a tour from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni.
Stop # 20Sightseeing
Very interesting City especially because it is located between the mountains of the Andes. Could have spent one or two days more in La Paz.
Stop # 21Explore
Lago Titicaca is really special. You feel like being at the Adria in Southern Europe instead of Southamerica in an altitude of 4.000 m
La Isla del Sol
La isla del sol is an Island in the Lake Titicaca. Very beautiful place without cars or any motorized vehicle. You can find Lamas and Alpacas there but feel like being in Southern Europe. You can do some hikes and find a lot of great viewpoints which made me took about 200 pics ?
Stop # 22Explore
Cusco was the capital of the inkan empire. Therefore there are many sites around the city to visit. Most famous Inka site around Cusco is Machu Picchu
Cusco from above
Cusco is located in the Andes on an Altitud of aprox 3.300 m. We climbed up some stairs to the church of San Cristobal and had that nice view over the city. Cusco is a very beautiful city but there are for sure a lot of tourists and a lot more people who wants to sell you stuff.
Inka City Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo was one of the most important citys of the Inka Empire because the city resits the spanish conquerors for a long time. The ruins of Ollataytambo are very interesting and you have a lot of nice viewpoints in different valleys. A visit is really worth every Cent when you're in the region.
Machu Picchu - just impressive
At the end of a four-day-Trek I arrived at Machu Picchu Pueblo. The next day I climbed up the 1700 stairs to Machu Picchu in the rain. But as you can see Machu Picchu is still impressive even when you're wet and tired. Unbelieveble architecture in a stunning landscape. I spent several hours there exploring the city... Just beautiful!
Stop # 23Explore
Arequipa is a beautiful city in the Andes surrounded by Volcanoes. Also it's the second biggest city in Peru.
Stop # 24Explore
Nice oasis in the peruvian Desert surrounded by big dunes. Perfect to climb up and run down in the Sand.
Stop # 25Explore
Finally I'm back at the pacific coast. Paracas is a quiet town famous for the Islas Ballestas where you can see sealions, penguins and many birds
Paracas is a nice and quiet town at the pacific coast. You can do a tour with a boat to the Islas Ballestas where you can see a lot of birds, sealions and penguins. You can also visit the National Reserve where you have nice beaches and a beautiful landscape. Perfect place to calm down and chill for some time
Stop # 26Sightseeing
Lima is the capital of Peru and known for its shitty weather.