The million colors of Pasto’s Blacks and Whites carnival

The city of Pasto began 2016 with its annual Blacks and Whites carnival, one of the most important and colorful cultural events in Colombia.

Barra Grande: the place to celebrate New Year in Brazil

Located on a the tip of a remote peninsula in Bahia, Barra Grande is a sleepy tropical hideaway that comes to life over the holiday period.

Punta del Este

If you want to visit a real life paradise, Punta Del Este is the best choice. Considered as one of the most beautiful beaches of South America, it is a luxurious and beautiful destination that offers a seductive cycle of daily sunbathing and nightly carousing among other things.

Tips on how to drink Yerba Mate

Anyone how loves Argentina should taste the Matte. It is a good choice for drinking while working since it is a stimulant of caffeine. If you visit Argentina it is to be found everywhere. Below you will find where does this grass come from and how its strange taste involves people.

Chile through a lens: Walking through the parks of Santiago

Like every big city, Santiago has a lot of traffic, stress and noice to offer, Luckily, there are great parks arround where you are able to relax and take some time out.

Best adventures in Costa Rica

You could be in Costa Rica for a number of years—nearly three in my case—and never complete all of its adventures. They are seemingly infinite. The other thing they are is extreme. 

Tracking pumas in Patagonia

Though tricky to spot, pumas inhabit Chile's Torres Del Paine National Park. Quasar Expeditions launched its first puma trekking safaris in the park this year. The park is one of the best places in the wolrd to spot the cat in tha wild.

Bolivia: Take time to know LatAm´s most misunderstud country

Bolivia brims with unique and barely-visited landscapes and cultures. It offers everything from the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flats, to the Parque Nacional Madidi – one of the most biologically diverse places on earth, plus a wealth of ancient indigenous customs and traditions.

Backpacker diaries: travellers' tales from South America

travelling to South America is always an adventure. The magic of the countryside, picturesque towns,  food is always a challenge, and  the warm of the people, makes it worthwhile.

Mud volcano: Dip into Colombia's messiest attraction

Colombia's mud volcano -- Volcán de Lodo El Totumo -- is arguably the country's messiest attraction. An attendant waits for a group of tourists to visit the mineral-rich mud bath, about 45 minutes from Cartagena.

Peru: in search of Paititi, the lost city of the Incas

According to legend, and a scrap of parchment discovered in the Vatican archives in 2001, it might be where we’d come: deep in the Peruvian Amazon, where the rainforest runs up against the Andes. The lost city of Paititi, final redoubt of the Incas; a real-life El Dorado in some of the last uncharted territory on the planet. 

'You say goodbye, I say Dubai'

Dubai, a mega-rich city that could be described as a Western safe haven situated in a region that is typically anything but. And Panma City, the Miami of Latin America. The big drawback is the rather considerable flight time. In fact, at 17 hours and 35 minutes westbound

Ecuador's 'out of line' equator

The point where countless tourists put a foot each side of the line emanating from this monument, in order to be in each hemisphere at the same time, well they're actually still fully in the Southern Hemisphere.

Eight of the greats: South American marvels

When talked about in a business and political sense, South America is seen as unstable at best. However, it has some spectacular natural beauty spots that have long been standing the test of time and rival the best this planet has to offer.

Cuban hospitality at its best

Homestays have long been the best way for travellers to experience authentic Cuban hospitality – and now finding one has become easier than ever.

Rio's favelas to accommodate visitors to 2016 Olympics

With one year to go, Rio hopes for lasting change.  For most foreign visitors to Rio de Janeiro, the thought of spending the night in one of the city's favelas or shanty towns is a scary proposition.

Cusco named Latin America’s best city for third time

For third year in a row, Cusco city has been named top destination in the Mexico & Central & South America category of the U.S. travel magazine Travel+Leisure, which conducted a survey aimed at its readers and frequent travelers.

US cruise company to sail to Cuba

The world's largest cruise company, Carnival Corp, says it has received approval from the US government to offer trips to Cuba from Miami.

In Chile’s Elqui Valley, Intergalactic Sightseeing Is the Star

Mamalluca is one of about a dozen observatories in northern Chile’s Elqui Valley region that cater to astrotourists (once known simply as stargazers). An oasis in an otherwise arid landscape, the roughly 90-mile-long valley stretches from the Pacific Ocean eastward into the Andean foothills.

Offbeat Bogotá

Bogotá bound: things to know before you arrive. If you're making your way to Colombia by air, there's a pretty good chance that Bogotá

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