Marques de Riscal
Brazilian, Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon as well as in the Orinoco of Venezuela/Colombia are home to the Pink Dolphins. Probably the best place to see them is in northern Peru’s Amazon.
Tierra del Fuego
The right answer is B. Salta, Cafayate and Colomé are the highest vineyards in the world. Argentina two premier wineries are Catena and Achaval Ferrer (Winespectator’s top ten wine of 2012). According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, Argentina is the fifth wine-producing country (China being very close!). The provinces of Mendoza and San Juan cover about 92% of the total area planted to wine grapes in Argentina!
The literal meaning of ?Antarctica? is ?opposite the bear?. The ancient Greeks named the frozen north ?Arktikos? after their word for ?bear?, as the Great Bear (Ursa Major) is above the North Pole.
It is the only lizard to swim in the ocean
New Spain, New Granada, Peru, La Plata
1.9/km2 in Patagonia versus 40,000/km2 in Barcelona
Vicuñas and Alpacas
Picos de Europa
Nevado Ojos del Salado, the world’s highest stratovolcano, rises 6,887m along the border of Chile and Argentina
Ecuador and Chile
The first natural area designated as a National Park was the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, previously named National Park of Carrasco, in Uruguay. It has been created in 1916.
The stone blocks, carved into head-and-torso figures weigh an average of 14 tons
Puerto Lopez de Micay, a town situated in Western Colombia, is the place with the largest measured rainfall in the world, averaging 12,890 mm. In the same area, in Lloró, it is said that during 1936 about 28,000 mm would have fallen
The leatherback turtle moves at 35.28 km per hour (21.92 mph) in the water!