This thread is to discuss your favorite places to travel to in South & Latin America. Be specific please! For example, saying Balise covers the entire country so you may want to include landmarks, cities, restaurants, etc.
The only place I've been to is Costa Rica, and that was one of my favorite places that I've ever seen. Volcano Poas National Park, just north of San Jose, is amazing, as well as the cloud forests and taking the gondala rides (or whatever they call it) through the rainforest canopies. The Gold Museum is also very neat if you're ever in costa rica, it has one of the largest collection of gold recovered from colonial latin & south america.
Have any of you been to Costa Rica or any other places in Latin or South America? Please discuss!