Some of the most intriguing aspects of South America include the climate and location of the content. Surrounded by three distinct bodies of water, the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea allow for a diverse coastline surrounding the entire continent. Depending on which ocean a country borders, the tourism in the country centers around highlighting the benefits of being along the waters edge. The interior portion of South America boasts an assortment of terrains, ranging from lush mountains which boast magnificent peaks to rolling hills and valleys to support crops and farming found throughout the continent.
One of the most breathtaking wonders, and one which winds through various countries in South America, is the famed Amazon River. The Amazon is the second largest river in the world, and the width of the river ranges between one to six miles depending on which section of the river is being explored, in fact the varying width of the river is notable from satellite images as no bridge has even been constructed to cross the Amazon. From deadly fish such as piranha to docile pink dolphins, the Amazon River symbolizes South America through the sheer magnitude and diversity the river boasts.
The draw to South America is due in part to notable areas and sites located in the various countries. Peru offers the Andes Mountains for those seeking adventure and a return to nature. Chile lies at the farthest southern section of South America, and besides Antarctica and the manned scientific stations located there, Chile is the southern most inhabited country in the world.
The coastal regions of South America have sandy beaches and rocky cliffs, which allow for a range of seaside experiences to be had. This type of diversity is present throughout all of South America. From urban, highly dense major cities to indigent tribal colonies living along the banks of the Amazon River; South America has an assortment of unique cultures, landscapes, climates and sites to be seen, experiences and revered.
List of all South American countries (the continent South america) in alphabetical order