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Find the perfect photo opp at the JW Marriott Panama. (Photo: Marriott International)

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There’s #NoFilter Needed at 8 Insta-Worthy Hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America

From calm turquoise seas and white sand beaches to lush forests and vibrant cities, there’s no shortage of photo inspo in the Caribbean and Latin America. Here, we take a look at eight of the most photogenic hotels in this part of the world, selected by Marriott Bonvoy members.

Perfectly Panama

The vibrancy of city life blends beautifully with the luxury and exquisite service at JW Marriott Panama. Located within Panama City’s Financial District and on the shores of Punta Pacifica, the high-rise hotel has daytime views that extend to the horizon, while the nights twinkle with city lights.

Scene-stealing dining spots inside the hotel include the terrace at MASI, the rich tones in Cava 15 and the compelling patterns at poolside Azul.

Alluring Aruba

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Set on its own private beach with prime Caribbean Sea views, Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort‘s beauty strikes you upon arrival — the hotel on its own would be picture-perfect — only there’s more.

Let the resort’s personal water taxi deliver you to a private 40-acre island complete with free-roaming flamingos. Could there be a more perfect setting for a photo shoot?

Back at the resort, the property’s adults-only Renaissance Marina Hotel, glittering 24-hour casino and secluded Renaissance Ocean Suites provide even more stunning backdrops.

Caribbean Calm

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The Caribbean Sea is the centerpiece at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. If you think the varying aquamarine hues of the water set against a bright blue sky and the island’s Palm Beach are breathtaking during the day, wait until you watch the sunset warm the sky and sand with pinks and oranges.

Inside, the tranquility of The Ritz-Carlton Spa effortlessly transports you into a world of complete relaxation, while the thrill of the casino invites you to let the good times roll.

Mesmerizing Mexico

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The vibrant décor inside the beachfront W Punta de Mita is only matched by the myriad hues of swaying palm trees, a semiprivate white-sand beach and the Pacific Ocean.

A few fun spots for onsite photos are the lobby, with its teardrop-shaped wicker chairs suspended from the ceiling set against the dazzling mosaic floor; the Spice Market Restaurant; and the thatch-roof Chevycheria eatery, set on the sand just steps from the sea.

Just 25 minutes away by boat from W Punta de Mita are the Marietas Islands, which are a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and seaside villages popular for their crafts.

Comfort in Cancun

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On the other side of the country, JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa overlooks the Caribbean Sea and is within close proximity to some of the most well-known sights in this part of the world.

Take a day to explore and photograph the ancient Mayan ruins; then take a refreshing dip in nearby cenotes, large sinkholes or caves filled with water.

Back at the resort, relax by family-friendly and adults-only infinity pools or under a thatch umbrella on the beach, melt into your in-room soaking tub, and toast another day in paradise as the sun sets into the sea.

The Yucatan Refuge

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Privacy abounds at Hacienda San Jose, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Jose, nestled amid dense forest and housed in a historic plantation house in Mexico’s northern Yucatan peninsula.

Discover the region’s rich past when you join a guided excursion led by archaeologists, historians and field experts and discover this side of Mexico for yourself.

Afterward, settle into a hammock hanging over the Hacienda San Jose Spa pool, or stroll through the hotel’s grounds for more photo-ops like palm-tree-lined walkways, the San Jose chapel and dramatically arching Dreams Tree.

Pretty In Puerto Rico

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With views of the Atlantic Ocean, two miles of secluded beach and a sprawling landscape tucked between El Yunque National Forest and Espíritu Santo River State Preserve, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico will inspire FOMO among your photog friends when you start sharing snaps.

The fire-lit porte cochere, palm trees swaying amid the lush landscape, infinity-edge pools and soothing decor inspire clicks of the camera at every turn.

Picturesque Peru

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Tucked into Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas, Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado inspires awe with sweeping views of the Andes and Vilcanota River, elegantly designed rooms and suites, and its own private train station offering direct transport to Machu Picchu.

When you’re not snapping photos of the incredible surroundings, dine on organic and locally sourced foods at one of the property’s restaurants, or book a relaxing treatment at Kallpa Spa, which has a healing-waters experience, underwater beds and treatments inspired by ancient Incan ingredients.