Travel Guide to South American Hot Spots During Winter

Winter break is just around the corner and there’s nothing better to beat the cold weather than leaving it all together for holidays in the sunny weather.

If you are considering going to South America, you may have realized the amount of options there is. To help you find the best place for you, we made a little handy guide to help you find the hottest spots to visit:


  1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

One of the never-dying favorite spots to go to in South America. The place is a very touristic one with a lot to do.

Rio is known for its beaches and for being a party city. The most famous spots around town include Copacabana, Pão de Açucar, Arpoador Beach, Pedra do Telégrafo, Ipanema Beach and Christ the Redeemer. A few of the not as known gems include hiking trails in Rio’s many mountains, Samba at Lapa’s many bars, Hang Gliding at Pedra Bonita, Horto’s waterfall and more.


  1. Capitólio, Minas Gerais, Brazil

The place most Brazilians go on vacation when they choose to spend it in the country.

The place is known for boat parties, waterfalls, hiking trails, and natural pools.

Between the most popular things to do are boat riding Brazilian canyons’, spend a day at Paraíso Perdido (lost paradise), Trilha do Sol (Sun’s trail), Diquadinha Waterfall, Grotão waterfall, Cascata Eco Park, Lagoa Azul (blue lagoon) and more.


  1. Buenos Aires, Argentina

If you are looking to vacation at a warm city-like place, Buenos Aires is for you!

The city emanates history with galleries and museums everywhere. You can also find a great amount of sculptures throughout the city made by well-known art geniuses.

The most famous places include Casa Rosada, Plaza de Mayo, Teatro Colón, Ponte de la Mujer, Madero Tango in Puerto Madero, El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookshop, Floralis Genetica sculpture at Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, and many more.


  1. Cartagena, Colombia

The city known for its colorful streets and all-around happy people have been becoming more and more popular among tourists from everywhere.

The city is known for its Old Town (Centro Amurallado) being walled, which in other centuries aimed to protect the city from storms and pirates. Other famous places include Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, Plaza de San Pedro, Plaza de Bolivar and more.


  1. Rosario Island, Colombia

Close to Cartagena, the Island is seen by most like an extension of it.

Rosario is a well-preserved paradise with clear water, Caribbean beaches, and white sand.

Best activities include kayaking in mangroves, the island’s oceanarium, scuba diving, yacht tours and the Instagram famous fluorescent water of the ‘Enchanted Lagoon’ located at Isla Grande.


  1. Los Roques, Venezuela

If your aim is to skip the city and go straight to paradisiac places, Los Roques is for you.

The archipelago is small but heavenly. It is a place to relax while seeing the beautiful natural view. The islands also have a big variety of water sports you can enjoy.


  1. Santiago, Chile

Santiago is the capital of Chile, cosmopolitan and cultural, the city is full of art and activities.

A few of the most visited places are Palacio de la Moneda, Costanera Center Mall, Sky Costanera (observatory) and the Central Market. Between the best activities are visiting the Cerro Santa Lucia, nightlife at Patio Bellavista and winery tours.


  1. Galápagos Province, Ecuador

If you are looking to be surrounded by nature and amazing animals, Galápagos should be on your travel list.

From gigantic tortoise to sea lions, the marine life is all around the islands, making this not only a great place to learn about them, but also the volcanos of the area, while enjoying the beautiful places the province has to offer.

Between the most famous places are the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Pinnacle Rock. The activities include swimming with sea lions, bird watching and panga rides.


  1. Machu Picchu, Peru

The Inca civilization is well represented in Machu Picchu, which is well worth its complicated to arrive localization at the Andes. Machu Picchu is Peru’s most visited attraction and it is to this day untouched by modern society.


  1. Punta Del Este, Uruguay

One of the most beautiful places in Uruguay, Punta Del Este is a tourist favorite, as it has a little of everything a tourist could ask for.

If you are looking for the best waves to surf, go to Brava Beach. To enjoy a day at the beach, Mansa beach is the way to go. For culture, check out the world-famous La Mano sculpture, or the beautiful Museo Casapueblo. To see the beautiful Marine Life, visit the Isle de Lobos, the preserved home of many sea lions. For a shopping spree go to the Avenida Gorlero. For a gorgeous view, go to the city’s lighthouse.


Where are you going on your next vacations? Let us know in the comments below!

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