Nearly 500 years after the first Spaniards in Peru raided the sanctuary of Pachacamac, a major pre-Columbian deity, their steps have been retraced in a tour of the ruins of that site’s ancient temples and palaces.
With its inventive food scene, excellent beaches and “Night of the Iguana” mystique, the city makes the perfect weekend getaway.
With some planning and good weather, it is possible to hit the highlights in ten days and still not have to rush too much.
Peru’s historic grandeur is still visible in the city center (called El Centro or simply Lima, by locals), where the massive colonial buildings have warranted a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation
The Tourism Ministry’s newest visitor center has opened in Paysandu, a province in northwestern Uruguay, introducing visitors to the Meseta de Artigas, an area rich in history.
Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean announced plans to launch cruises from the U.S. to Cuba on Wednesday after inking a deal with the Cuban government.
The World Travel Awards (WTA) have selected Peru as the World’s Leading Culinary Destination in 2016 for the fifth consecutive year.
What would it take to get you out on the farm on your next vacation — perhaps some freshly made chocolate? How about some exciting outdoor activities like horseback riding, tubing and cycling?
The historic capital city of Quito may attract more attention than its larger counterpart, Guayaquil. But Ecuador‘s biggest metropolis is home to an increasing number of diversions.
Mama Shelter, a budget boutique hotel brand set up by the co-founder of Club Med, has plumped the cushions at a new design-focused property in Rio de Janeiro
In Rio de Janeiro, Prainha beach, in Grumari, and Marina Costabella, in Angra dos Reis, join seven other beaches and marinas across Brazil to be awarded the Blue Flag for sustainability and quality.
Some great Cuba travel tips from Leigh Barnes, North America director at Intrepid Travel, a company that offers packages including cycling tours of Cuba
The Ecuador capital is full of curiosities and treasures: a covered church gold leaf inside, volcanic landscapes and streets steeped in tradition, which surprise visitors to this city, declared a World Heritage Site.
If you’re spending your days dreaming up ways to escape the swiftly approaching winter, there’s a brand new option for you to consider ― and it’s straight out of a dream.
By now you’ve almost certainly heard of Tulum, that leafy green wonderland on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Tulum is eco-friendly and trendy
Adventure travel is something many travelers crave every now and then. And one of the most easily planned adventures is a heavenly adventure zip line ride around Latin America.
La Paz, Bolivia’s capital, is located on the Andes’ plateau at more than 3,500 meters above sea level. and it is home to a few markets which are great for picking up bargains.
New York has the Statue of Liberty. Paris has the Eiffel Tower. Moscow has the St. Basil’s Cathedral. The site that lures tourists to Santiago, Chile? The city in its entirety.
The number of Airbnb listings in the Olympic host city have doubled during the last 2 years, and are helping spread the earnings throughout the city.
As the capital and largest city in Colombia, Bogota is known by many travelers as a business destination, or a connecting point for exploring other places in the nation
Machu Picchu hogs all the attention but for adventurers who want to veer off the beaten-to-death path, Colca Canyon is a quainter, quieter alternative
The Mezcal Route, a chance to explore the history of mezcal through tastings accompanied by traditional dishes of the Mexican states that distill it.
Então (so), the key things to remember when visiting Rio for the Games are: be polite, be safe, plan ahead, and enjoy the Cidade Maravilhosa!
Want to take a trip to Cuba, but can’t find a group to travel with? Now may just be the right time for solo travel
The drop in the dollar and higher prices for some services, such as hotels, will make Rio de Janeiro a more expensive city to visit during the Summer Olympics next month, but tourists will find the “Ciudad Maravilhosa” more affordable than during the 2014 World Cup.
Surf vacations provide a challenging and exciting way to enjoy the scenery of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And Latin America does well when it comes to providing opportunities to jump on a surfboard.
Punta Hermosa, near Lima, is home to the Kon-Tiki Surfboard Museum, and a base for surfing culture 2,000 years in the making
In this exclusive interview, Andrea shares some of her favorite Chile vacation experiences, including the most mouthwatering Chilean food.
The U.S. hotel chain also announced in March that it hopes to finalize another contract with Cuba’s Habaguanex, a firm operating in Havana’s historic downtown
The new history which will be told in Cartagena will transcend the only slavery references in the city which are limited to the Benkos Biohó Plaza and the statue of the slave protected by San Pedro Clave
In July, Argentina will be dressed in cyan and white for the bicentennial celebrations of its declaration of independence on July 9, 1816.
Baracoa, also known as “La Primada,” is located on the north shore of Guantanamo province some 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) east of Havana, turning it into the most isolated city in Cuba.
San Andres Island has become a jewel for Colombia’s tourism industry, giving visitors a taste of a vibrant urban lifestyle and the beauty of the sea.
The golden age of rail travel is long gone. But there are still some great long-distance train rides in Latin America that conjure up some of the excitement
The ice cream shop Coppelia is practically a landmark in Cuba. Owned by the Cuban government, the Havana-based parlor has sold the dessert since the 1960s. It is now an iconic place for both Cubans and visitors.
A 341-year-old fortress in southern Nicaragua that was formerly a bastion against English pirates is nowadays a growing tourist attraction.
If size matters, then you might need to plan several trips before you decide which is the biggest aquarium in Latin America, since at least three make the claim. But that doesn’t mean that they’re all worth a visit
Foreign visitors to Colombia no longer have to pay the country’s 16% sales tax for certain items. Here is how a visitor is able to get their maximum of $1000 equivalent in tax returns.
With Peru’s more famous Inca Trail becoming increasingly overrun, the lesser-known Salkantay Trek is quickly gaining a reputation as both a less-crowded and more strenuous alternative.
If you’re looking for Latin America vacation inspiration this year, here are some ideas on what should be in your itinerary.