Fun Facts Series: Latin America

Welcome to our collection of Fun Facts About Latin America! Check out the posts below that share fascinating resources and insights into the diverse countries of the region. 

Did you know that Puerto Rico is home to one of the world’s rarest bioluminescent bays, Mosquito Bay, where the water glows with an otherworldly blue-green light thanks to microscopic organisms called dinoflagellates? Or that Venezuela boasts Angel Falls, the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world, plunging an astonishing 3,212 feet? Meanwhile, Argentina holds the record for the world’s widest avenue, Avenida 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires, spanning a staggering 140 meters. And let’s not forget Mexico, where you can marvel at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, hosting millions of monarch butterflies during their annual migration! Join us on a whirlwind adventure through Latin America, where each country unveils its own captivating fun facts and resources in this version of our Fun Facts Series.

Part of our Fun Facts series about countries and cultures around the world. This page is organized alphabetically by country. See also our pages on North America, Central American and the Caribbean, and South America.

Fun Facts About Latin America



Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador: Galápagos

The Mapuche

The Maya


México: Monterrey


Puerto Rico

The Taíno


Fun Facts About Latin America

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