Best South American Countries

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The Top Ten

1 Chile Chile Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Basically every type of landscape in the world is in Chile. The most beautiful mountains are in Chile (and Argentina to be fair), beautiful towns and cities such as the Italian reminiscent city Valparaiso. Speaking of Italian reminiscent, the cost lines are very much so! We also have the best people in the world! Okay, every South American country has their crazy ones. There's no denying it. But if you're going to be in South America, you have to look aside for the great people within South America. We have the funniest, most poetic (Chile call themselves the land of the poets because of our two famous poets, but average Chileans I see are always saying beautiful peptic words) welcoming people. Chiles government is also is great! They are focused on funding on science and renewable energy. Already a better government than USA

When I hear people say that Brazil is the best South American country, I laugh, seriously Chile is the best country in South America no doubt about it, Brazil is big but it's a big pile, while Chile is way more developed and advanced than Brazil.

Chile boasts the most stable economy in all of South America, unemployment rate is below 6%, possibly has the most advanced education system in SA, real estate is affordable, monstrous wine, excellent scenery from the north to south of Chile, more technologically advanced, high government approval ratings, low delinquency rates. Culturally and socially, it is a very rich country - traditions have never been swayed by the past, we embrace new cultures from all around the world, though wealth and racial discrimination is certainly evident in day to day life. Oh and don't forget, we now have the best south american soccer team!

Avoiding Valparaiso’s quiet streets at night is recommend however cities like Viña Del Mar are city of night life and are fairly safe at night. Avoid wearing brand names and jewelry because in downtown areas I’ve have seen people getting robbed by people just recklessly ripping off jewelry. If renting apartment change lock keys because during school month many collage students will give there keys to the door men. From personal experience of being robed in under 10 minutes. I left to grab a roll of toilet paper A block down and came back in under 10 minutes to a room with drawers on the floor and on the bed. All the cash was gone including electronic that were in visibility. But overall I have been to Chile over 10 times and it is probably the safest country in South America.

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2 Argentina Argentina Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.

The country with the most bookstores in the whole continent, Buenos Aires alone has more bookstores than the whole of Brazil. The easiest country for foreigners and students to immigrate into, second lowest murder rate in the region, once one of the richest countries in the world. Even though Argentina still is not as rich anymore, it still manages to have a very high HDI, good public education and one of the lowest murder rates in the region.

Buenos Aires is the most beautiful city I've ever been! The city truly feels like an European city in Latin America. I'm Brazilian by the way, but I'd move out to Argentina in heartbeat, despite all their economic problems, I fell in love with Argentina and it's people, it's a shame that so many Brazilians hold negative opinions about Argentina only because of soccer. I feel like Argentines are friendlier towards Brazilians than the other way around.

Other things that make Argentina an awesome country:

Very open minded ...more

I love Argentina! Such an amazing country! The variety of landscapes it offers is countless! Large woods in the south with high snow-capped mountains in their background, wild rivers, clear water lakes. Buenos Aires, is the main city, which spreads European style through the architecture of many of their historic buildings and culture. Up in the north a huge waterfall shared with Brazil in considered one of the seven natural wonders in the world, totally imposing and worth visiting. Salta, in the north west of the country is in my opinion the best city I have visited. This city is full of picturesque and colorful mountains and the meals I tried there were great. Argentinians are welcoming and outgoing people. I'm looking forward to going back once again!

By far the most beautiful country in the region! As a Brazilian, I was impressed by how clean and modern/European Buenos Aires looked when I arrived there. The roads were in noticeable better conditions than Brazilian roads. The people dress much more elegantly than in Brazil, the people were in general much more polite and I was treated much better by the people in stores there. Would love to live there someday! It's really sad how many Brazilians have a thing against Argentina because of soccer, they have a beautiful country and people!

By far the best!

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3 Peru Peru Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America, bordered by Colombia and Ecuador to north, Brazil to east, Bolivia to south-east, Chile to south and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Peru is mostly known for being where the Inca people originally came from. The capital of ...read more.

It has everything you could ask for.
Excellent for any kind of tourism, a lot of history, biodiversity, extreme sports, great museums, beautiful girls and delicious food! (really, this food is amazing)

Peru is hands down the best country, not sure why Chile is first considering they're snobby racists who steal everything from Peru and Bolivia because they have no culture themselves. Peru has an amazing and unique culture both among the common citizens and the many different indigenous tribes. The mountains are simply beautiful and the people there are friendly and open to helping foreigners

Best history and best food. What more do you want in a travel destination? Not to mention that the country boasts biological and cultural diversity.

Peru is amazing but is inhabited by many peruvians

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4 Brazil Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

Brazil has the grestest beaches, music (with the north american music, Jazz and Blues, there is nothing like Bossa Nova) most perfect women and the biggest forest of the world - the lungs of the earth. Brazil will never be empty of clean water, clean air and clean nature. It's a wonderful place!

Brazil has a lot of cultures and big cities. The food is good and there are mountains, lakes and beaches to visit with nice hotels. Enjoy Brazil!

Extremely friendly people, blessed with beautiful landscapes, relatively very good natural preservation, good looking people in any race with athletic body.

I am a Indian but I love Brazil and Brazil is also good in football.

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5 Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay, officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America.

I'm from Argentina, and Uruguay is our brother in South America. They hate us, but not for real... And we love them, joking all the time about their size

I'm from Argentina and I like Uruguay as well. We are close countries not only in terms of location but in friendship too. I deserve all the best to this country.

I'm Colombian and I love Uruguay because it's the most civilized, educated, safe and developed country in South America. I hope I can go there one day and drink mate and eat asado. Beautiful landscapes, beaches, geography. Oh and it has ones of my favorite players Suarez and Cavani :V

Uruguay is by far the most economically growing country in south america

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6 Colombia Colombia Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic ...read more.

I love colombia!
Its in my blood
Beauty of Colombia!
dont forget the world's hottest girls and plants and flowers

I was so impressed by the natural beauty of this country. Its people are gorgeous. It is recovering from a long civil war, but all countries have had conflicts. I was also amazed by the stupidity of Argentinians when they say their country is better because it looks European. I was in Paris last year and I was so disappointed by the pollution.

My friend thinks that Jamaica is better than colombia because we are sixth in the ranking and they are 4 in the Caribbean ranking what your having a laugh mate

This country should be in the Top 5. I'm from the Philippines but Colombia is way a lot better and easier inspite it's violent past... From coffee to nature to women all the best! VIVA COLOMBIA..

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7 Ecuador Ecuador Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

I am from India I am moving Ecuador can please tell about the place?

I like Ecuador

I'm from the United States living here and I must say, by far the most beautiful country in South America. We have the Galapagos islands too.

Amazing I was born there and it looks like there's so much to be seen there every time I go to visit iguanas by the way should be the countries animal and there is so much diversity there and also most of your tuna in starkist is from pasorja

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8 Suriname Suriname Suriname, officially known as the Republic of Suriname, is a sovereign state on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America.

It is a very nice country. A lot of tourist from Europe visit this country. Native language is Dutch, such a wonderful place to be for the summer

I live here

9 Paraguay Paraguay Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay, is a landlocked country in central South America, bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest.

Among the strongest South American economies and the fastest growing for two consecutive years. People of Paraguay are a mixture of not only native Indians, but a variety of European countries, as well as Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. They are as warm as the weather;many opportunities for business and of course the finest ladies. A beautiful land.

Paraguay is considered the happiest country, people are very positive and friendly, definitely one of the best in South America.

Beautiful country with gorgeous women

Don't EVER COME TO THIS HORRENDOUS COUNTRY

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10 Bolivia Bolivia Bolivia, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is located in western-central South America.

One of the fastest growing economy in South America for the last 5 years. Very peaceful and welcoming people

Far better than any country in south america, good quality of life, low crime rate, booming economy and welcoming people

Very welcoming

This country has a many variety ir terrain and a rich culture that their people still practice

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The Contenders

11 French Guiana French Guiana French Guiana, officially called Guiana, is an overseas department and region of France, located on the north Atlantic coast of South America in the Guyanas.

It is NOT a country!

Really nice but it's a French department so 100% France,so cannot be considered as a country full-blown.

It is a very nice terotory. It has the culture of Peru along with the forests of Brazil, and don't forget thed beautiful French language!

I like French fries -_-

12 Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America.

Corrupt economy and government, absolutely one of the worst in the world

YEES we have hot girls, nice turistic places and DUUDE HOT GIIRLS... I think I said that before

Is the best my whole childhood there

Went to caracas and margarita island with my girlfriend, she is actually from there we had a great time, I though South americans were all blacks but venezuelans seem to be very good looking and civilized, had fun there. caracas is a big city, the skyline is bigger than bogota or lima other than that I wouldn't live there now

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13 Guyana Guyana Guyana officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America. It is, however, often considered part of the Caribbean region because of its strong cultural, historical, and political ties with other Anglo-Caribbean countries and the Caribbean Community. ...read more.

Guyana is a beautiful paradise.. It offer a lot of tourism especially eco tourism. The landscape is beautiful throughout the Caribbean not to mention the nite live and the food and of course beautiful women. I'm a born Brazilian but also love Guyana because it's a combination of both Caribbean and Latino beautiful and thus far the carnival is awesome

Guyana the gem of South America with the only English speaking country in on the continent and its bless with beauties and wonders... I live in Georgetown which is so historic and know that I'm from here is so unique, the music, the food, the culture, and nite live is so awesome... It have the world longest single drop water falls in the world "Kaieteur falls" the world tallest wooden building "St. George's cathedral" one of the world longest floating bridge " the demerara habour bridge" the world largest animals also came from here... It's also have a lot of beautiful women and its also one of the world happiest people..

Truly the best

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15 Columbia

Its colOmbia you idiot, not colUmbia..

World's biggest producer of cocaine, still better than Venezuela.

Colombia Has the best people.

LOL

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16 Falkland Islands Falkland Islands

Britain

17 El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America.

Lol

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