Part of the world, the last to see off the passing day, America is a vast region between two oceans, including two continents, North and South America, and a lot of different-sized islands, from giant Greenland to tiny Martinique.

A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since the expedition of Christopher Columbus stumbled upon one of the Bahamas, San Salvador, on a foggy October morning in 1492, and then the first designation of new lands appeared on the world map. Today, America is the largest part of the world, on whose territories 35 states are located – with a thousand-year history and very young, extremely democratic and “tyrannical” authoritarian, welcoming mass tourism and carefully protecting their uniqueness from the careless eyes of strangers.

America is usually divided into North, Central and South. The region also includes the countries of the Caribbean. Among other things, some countries are called Latin America.


According to Countryaah, America has the following countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Barbados
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Brazil
  • Venezuela
  • Guatemala
  • Grenada
  • Greenland
  • Dominican Republic
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Barthélemy
  • United States of America
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay
  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • Jamaica

Latin America is more of a geopolitical rather than a geographical term. This concept includes a number of countries of Central and South America, the former dependent territories of the European metropolises. Therefore, many states of the region can be attributed to two categories at once.

The tourist picture of America is extremely colorful and many-sided, so to say for sure what it is worth going here for is not an easy task, since the territory of the region is so vast that literally everything can be found here.

The main “chips” of America as a tourist are natural and historical attractions, as well as excellent conditions for sports, learning foreign languages ​​and cultural tourism. But with the beaches, the region let us down (there must be at least a small deficit in something!) – it shines with ocean expanses and shines with white-sand beaches, except perhaps Central America – the Caribbean region and the adjacent extremities of two continents.

Among the most popular tourist destinations in continental America are the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, Peru and Chile, Venezuela and Bolivia. In the vast American expanses, you can watch grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park and, holding your breath, soar over the rugged rocks of the Grand Canyon, lower millions in Las Vegas and rush on a Harley along Route 66, after which you can fill yourself up with spicy Mexican dishes, wave through the Panama Canal and head south – climb the emerald plateaus to the lost Mayan civilizations, flaunt along the Rio embankments (yes, yes, by all means in white pants!), Then buy amazing Indian crafts in the markets of La Paz and finish the trip on the very southern point of the world in the “silver country” Argentina.

Of the minuses of the direction – a long flight (at least 10 hours in the air) and the corresponding cost of transportation, as well as the syndrome of jet lag that inevitably awaits tourists – “American” time is 7-14 hours behind Moscow. As for visa issues, the difficulty of obtaining entry documents, say, in the United States, is more than offset by the mass of South American countries that are more loyal to tourists (and friendly to Russia) – for example, compatriots can enter Venezuela and Argentina without a visa.

  • North America: United States, Canada, Greenland and the islands to their east
  • Latin America: mainland Spanish, Portuguese and Francophone countries
  • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador
  • Central America: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador
  • Caribbean: states and colonies in the Caribbean islands formerly known as the West Indies region