Blend History With Hedonism on a Latin American Holiday

by Melissa Adams

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What people are looking for from a holiday differs from person to person.

Some people could happily go on holiday to anywhere with enough bars and clubs to let their hair down somewhere different each night.

Others are looking for somewhere remote, because when they get away from it all, they really get away. For most of us, it is important to relax and have fun, but also get away. Being somewhere new is part of what traveling is all about.

Holidays to Latin America are a way of combining all of the above. You can certainly have plenty of exciting nights out in a setting that is unique. During the day there will also be enough to keep the other parts of your mind occupied. The historian, the bookworm, the trekker and the sight-seer won’t feel let down by any of these destinations.


One of the most popular tourist destinations in Central America, Cancun has a reputation as being Party Central. This does depend on the time of year you visit. If you’re actively looking for bustling nightlife, then it’s worth visiting around Spring Break. A trip in off-season, though, might be best if you want to have more space. This will give you a chance to see the awe-inspiring ruins at Coba or Xcaret eco-park.

Peru: Machu Picchu And More

The historian in all of us is never happier than when wandering around a location that breathes its connections to the past. The Inca civilization was one of the most influential on the Americas of the 13th Century onwards. Their history is seen in full effect at Machu Picchu. A 15th Century Incan citadel, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you want to switch to nightlife for the evening, the nearby town of Aguas Calientes is the place to go.

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s Crown Jewel

Looking in South America for a holiday destination without considering Rio would simply be a very strange move. There is a reason it is one of the most talked-about cities in the world. There’s a bit of everything here. If you want beaches, no problem. If you’re looking for nightlife, retail therapy and a little hedonism, you’ll find it here too. And if it’s history and awe-inspiring scenery you’re after, the statue of Christ the Redeemer is just the beginning.

Finding the best deals for your holiday is essential and it can be useful to consult a specialist in affordable holidays. Check in with experts such as ViajaCompara and see what kind of locations may be in line with your budget and interests.

To put it simply, Latin and South America hold many jewels, historical and modern. They range from the less-beaten path to the tourist Meccas, and a holiday in this scenery-rich part of the world is one well worth taking. So if you’ve never been, now is the time to take a look. And if you have, there is still plenty more for you to see – you can be sure of that.

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