Ted’s Travels – Places to escape the busy cities in Latin America
Latin America is so big and diverse, in 21 countries we can find the longest mountain range, the longest river, the largest cities, ruins and giant pyramids, and the largest rainforest in the world, the Amazon, which spreads itself over 9 countries.
However, sometimes we need a place to relax, a place that can still make us wander into the countries’ culture but take it a little bit slower. For me it’s ideal to take some days off to chill and lay back in an interesting and hip place out of the main stream track and watch the world go by. The perfect spot? Ease down with the locals at the town’s “plazita” of these recommended destinations.
Your clients can go to Paraty in Brazil, this town is very historical and cultural, amazing architecture and a great place to relax. Paraty has it all: spectacular low-rise buildings, fabulous beaches, hundreds of islands in the bay, a thrilling rainforest and a range of hills. A visit to the historical centre of Paraty is a must and makes up an important part of the towns cultural heritage and charm.
If your clients want to relax by the beach, I would suggest Ambergris Caye in Belize. This place has not yet reach the large quantities of tourist other sweet spots have, thanks to having just enough amenities and the infrastructure to prove a relaxing holiday but one away from the busyness. And if they want to relax but still get to see one of the natural wonders of Central America, they have chance to dive in Belize’s’ Coral Reef and the Blue Hole.
However, if your clients want more of a relaxing but cultural destination, Guanajuato in Mexico might be perfect for it! This place is a UNESCO world heritage city, and is a romantic and cultural destination, its streets are narrow and steep, crossing the city within its alleys that come alive at night and during the famous Cervantino Cultural Festival in October. Apart from cultural activities and excellent museums, the city has its own love stories, local music traditions and even mummies!
And lastly, San Pedro de Atacama, with its scenic adobe streets that surround the plaza and the picturesque church is another place to relax. Even though lately has become more touristy, San Pedro offers amazing surroundings and activities that is totally worth spending some days laying back. The town has some incredible hotels, comfortable and beautiful with great food.
Call us today to select the idyllic rest places for your clients to slow down in their Latin America trip.
Ted Dziadkiewicz is Director and Founder of Contours Travel, Australia’s longest running tour operator to Latin America. He has been more than 100 times to Latin America over the past 40 years and visited over 20 countries.
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