Latin America

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Budget: Moderate

"The Land Immersed in Rich Heritage and Astounding Beauty"

Latin America Tourism

Latin America consists of Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Haiti, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Paraguay, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico , Uruguay, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Saint Martin, and Saint BarthŽlemy. There are a million reasons why someone would want to visit Latin America. It's cuisine has won hearts across the globe. The countries of Latin America have been ornated with a rich history and culture. It has been blessed with nature's jewels with its breathtaking sites and untouched beauty.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Natural Beauty. Mouth watering cuisines. Rich culture.

What's Not So Great?

Pickpockets. Bag snatching.

For Whom?

Nature lovers. Food enthusiasts. Culture enthusiasts.

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About places in Latin America

Every country in Latin America can give you many reasons to visit. Take a trip to Brazil if you want to drink a heavenly cup of coffee. This country is also the owner of the world's largest beach along with 20 UNESCO world heritage sites. Enjoy the beaches and mountains at one of the most ethnically diversed countries: Venezuela. Argentina is famous for its wine, wilderness and grilled meat. Peru is home to the ancient city of Machu Picchu which is the most visited tourist attraction in South America. Sheer beauty lies in the coral reefs of Columbia. It is also famous for its arts , national parks, and cathedrals. There are many places to visit in Chile including the atacama desert, the world's largest swimming pool, and the adventurous mountain slopes where people can ski. It is also an ideal place for star gazing, white water rafting, and surfing. In order to have a relaxing vacation in perfect weather, visit Ecuador. It has a vibrant nightlife and a unique cuisine. Those who like to travel rugged can visit the Cotopaxi volcano. Immerse yourself in the country's history or its fine wine as Bolivia will not leave you disappointed. It has some beautiful landcapes and some of the most pumping festivals. If you love history then Mexico is the place for you with many landmarks shrouded in history. Or if you are more of a beach person then El salvador is the place for you with beaches spreading for miles. It is also haven for hiking lovers with its many volcanic mountains. If you are a lover of history and miss the times when life was simpler then go to Antigua, a colonial city in Gautamala that has withstood the pull of time and many remnants from the time of the Spaniards remain here like churches cathedrals and much more. For animal lovers, Cuba is the place to go with its varied wildlife. If you love whale watching and beautiful waterfalls then make a trip to Dominican Republic. If you have always wanted to see the hatching of sea turtles give Costa Rica a try. A trip to Latin America is incomplete without visiting the Panama canal; so make sure to make a trip to Panama. Adventure lovers must go to Puerto Rico for the waterfall climbing, surfing and wingsuit flying.

Stay Option in Latin America

You would find a variety of accommodation options in Latin America. From deluxe hotels to midrange hotels, hostels and budget hotels. Depending on the country you're visiting, accommodation can be very expensive or quite cheap. For budget travellers, campsites are available which are affordable and quite comfortable.

Food in Latin America

Latin America has a very unique, robust, and flavourful cuisine. It springs from its rich history, making the food an eclectic blend of multiple cultures. You will find traces of Native American,Spanish, Portugese, and African cuisines in Latin American food. Common ingredients include rice, maize, potatoes, tomatoes, peanuts, beans, and various herbs. Latin Americans have quite a sweet tooth, so the desserts of this region are a must try.

Culture, Religion & Language of Latin America

The culture of this regon is heavily influenced by its art and literature which springs from its rich history.Majority of the people are Roman Catholics and Protestants. Spanish and Portugese are the two major languages of this region. English is spoken in certain countries. However, it is best to learn a few phrases before visiting. In majority of the countries, English is mostly spoken in tourist places to accomodate the needs of the visitors and may not be understood by the general public.

Tips for visiting Latin America

Plan your route and book your accommodation in advance. Choose your food and beverage wisely and stay hydrated. Pack according to the weather. Make copies of all your documents and keep them with you at all times.

Shopping in Latin America

Latin America's handicrafts are the most popular items among tourists. Some of the commonly bought souvenirs include Woven textiles with Mayan designs, embroidered costumes, handcrafted wooden items, pottery ,ceramics, leather goods, baskets and jewellery. Bargaining is an accepted norm in the local markets but not so much in the shopping malls.

Festivals in Latin America

One of the best qualities of Latin America is its unique bland of culture. The best example of this is seen in their festivals. The event that every South American waits for is the Rio Carnival. With over 200 Samba schools competing, this festival of music, dance, costumes, and food brings out the jovial and vivacious side of Brazil. If you're in Peru, you'll definately want to stop by the Inca's festival. It is a multi-day festival in the honor of the deity Inca, containing dancing, animal sacrifices and oppulent processions and elaborate meals. Some cultures in South America and in Mexico have the custom of keeping keepsakes of their dead ones such as their skulls. On some special occassions, these keepsakes are decorated and brought out. Processions are made to the cemetry where flowers, food and other offerings are made to the dead. In Bolivia, people dig out the skulls of their ancestors and decorate them. It is a rather sacred and event which would appeal to the more gothic loving tourists. Those who love dancing shouldn't miss the tango dance festival held in Buenos Aries, where dancers from across the continent gather to perform.

Hygiene in Latin America

Before you travel, make sure to be up-to-date on routine vaccines including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. Besides that, get vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid , Rabies, Q fever and Tick Borne Encephalitis. Diseases like Typhoid and Diarrhoea are an occurence, so make good food and beverage choices. Make sure to only drink bottled water.

Customs of Latin America

Dress according to weather. The culture in Latin America is quite different from other countries. They have a lesser concept of personal space and are more comfortable with talking loudly and gesticulation as well as physical contact. Some people greet others by kissing on the cheeks.Additionally, in some restaurants it is considere rude to bring the cheque without the customer asking for it. Tipping is not necessary but you're welcome to do so if you wish.