The Most Beautiful Lakes in South America You Must Visit

In a continent so defined by natural spectacle, South America’s lakes are some of the most breathtaking destinations on Earth. 

A trip to South America is incomplete without taking in at least one of the following lakes during your travels. Read on to discover the most beautiful lakes in South America.

Straddling the border between Peru and Bolivia, Lago Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world.

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia/Peru

Due to its isolation, travelers to this high plateau often have the place to themselves, with the notable exception of the flamingoes that flock to feed here.

Laguna Colorada, Bolivia

Perfectly framed by the imposing Osorno Volcano to the east, the lake is one of the most picturesque places in Chile.

Lake Llanquihue, Chile

The last of our piedmont lakes, this “silver lake”, is one of a chain just beneath Torres del Paine National Park, and is a must-see for those visiting Patagonia.

Lake Argentino, Argentina

Outstanding views can be had from El Peñón, a rocky inselberg that stands 200 metres above the lake on the southern shore.

Lake Guatapé, Colombia

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