Latin America boasts unbelievably beautiful scenery, from tropical beaches to some of the peaks of the world. What’s more, this month, Hotelopia brings you a Latin American extravaganza, as we’ve sourced some of the very best hotels right through the continent. So check out our mini-country guides and pick a destination and book a break. What the heck, make it a gap year of it and see the lot!
Much overlooked by those embarking on the LatinAmerican trail, there are many hidden gems to be found here aside from the Panama Canal. Much of its coastline remains unspoilt and its mountains and rainforests are rich with a wealth of flora and fauna.
Venezuela is home to the longest stretch of Caribbean coastline which makes this a great reason to book a break here. Explore the tropical Canaima national park which is home to the magnificent Angel Falls. What’s more, Caracas is a lively, colourful and cosmopolitan city, not to mention home to controversial president Hugo Chavez.
This multi-ethnic masterpiece allows you to explore the depths of the Amazon Basin to the heights of the Andean volcanoes. The cities Cuenca and Quito are now designated World Heritage sites while the country is also home to the Galapagos Islands, one of the world’s greatest nature reserves.
Get guaranteed fantastic weather in possibly Europe’s favourite winter destination. Find your own piece of paradise in islands including: Aruba, Tobago, Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Curacao, and Martinique.
Home to Machu Picchu, one of the new wonders of the world, see this amazing phenomenon before the government threatens to restrict access. With its fascinating history of Inca empires and Spanish conquistadors, this country is a must-see for those hitting the Latin American trail.
Take a deep breath now, since getting to the capital La Paz, may just require extra oxygen. This is the highest capital city in the world and why travellers head to explore this space which is as atmospherically challenging as it is indigenously varied.
Famed for soccer, music, carnivals, and captivating capoeira dancing, Brazilians certainly know how to enjoy the finer things in life. While everyone knows Rio de Janerio, the country’s colourful capital, get out and explore other areas including Ouro Prêto or Olinda.
There are few places in the world where you can either sizzle or freeze to the extent that can be experienced in Chile. From the volcanic peaks to the neighbouring Antarctic, Chile is a land of massive extremes. What’s more, it’s one of the most fascinating and diverse countries on the continent.
Creators of the tango and possibly the greatest tasting steaks on the planet, Argentina is a Latin paradise of cultural extremes. Soak up the fun in Buenos Aires, and then breathe in the fresh air in the wilds of Patagonia.
While Montevideo pulls in the crowds, travellers are finally cottoning onto the fact that Uruguay is often overlooked on the South American trail. Check out hidden highlights including Maldonado and Punta del Diablo.
Thursday 17 September 2009 11:34 | Published by a.smith | Category: Hotelopia News,Hotelopia Promotions