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Palenque, Mexico

Scarlet Macaws of Palenque

After becoming locally extinct, this esteemed avian now flies free in the forests around the ancient ruins.
Valladolid, Mexico

Cenote Zací

If you can look past the nearby sewer pipes, this urban sinkhole grotto is a mini-paradise.
Bacalar, Mexico

Laguna de Bacalar (Lake of Seven Colors)

At least seven hues of blue and turquoise make this freshwater lagoon unique.
Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal Temple IV

Deep in the Guatemalan jungle stands an ancient pyramid that once marked the reign of a king.
San Cristobalito, Mexico

Cascada El Chiflón

This series of waterfalls tumble into a radiantly blue river.
Comitán de Domínguez, Mexico

Monument to the Independence of Chiapas

Also known as "The Book," this monument is dedicated to Chiapas's history of independence.
Mexico

Toniná

The enigmatic and seldom visited ruins of a Mayan city-state.
Guatemala

Lago de Atitlán

Central America's deepest lake is actually a volcanic caldera, surrounded by three volcanoes.
Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

Maximón

Guatemalan womanizer, venerated during Holy Week.
Guatemala

Semuc Champey

Hidden deep in the Guatemalan jungle is a turquoise paradise of natural pools, caves, and waterfalls.
Tikal, Guatemala

Howler Monkeys of Tikal

These roaring primates were considered a divine creature in the cosmology of the Maya.
Mexico

Calakmul

A hidden treasure of an abandoned city lies deep in the jungles of Campeche, Mexico.
Derbyshire, England

Chatsworth House

Seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for centuries.
Buxton, England

Solomon's Temple

This landmark Victorian folly rewards visitors with spectacular views over the Peak District.
Derbyshire, England

Blue Lagoon of Buxton

This beautiful "lagoon" is actually a toxic soup filled with cars, carcasses, and trash. When warnings couldn't stop people from going for a dip, the town dyed it black.
Buxton, England

The Crescent

A historic Georgian building and warm springs.
Buxton, England

The Devonshire Dome

Once the largest unsupported dome in the world, beating out the Pantheon and St Peters in Rome.
Holcombe, England

Peel Monument

This landmark overlooking Ramsbottom pays homage to Sir Robert Peel, repealer of the Corn Laws.
Salford, England

Lark Hill Place

This dreamy street will transport you to wintertime in Victorian England.
Prestwich, England

Irwell House Ruins

This grand Georgian manor house was converted to serve as an isolation hospital before it was abandoned and destroyed.