Feb 14, 2013|
Whether you’re looking to get away from it all at a white, sandy beach, or wake up to the sounds of the rainforest in a secluded jungle lodge, here are three suggestions for the Best Romantic Getaways in South America:
It’s that time of year again: romance is in the air, so what better excuse to think about romantic getaways in South America? As you would expect of such a large and diverse continent, South America offers something for everyone, including lovebirds!
1. Beaches in Colombia- Best Romantic Getaways in South America
Imagine: swaying palms, white sand, and the warm, turquoise sea. Factor in the atmospheric, colonial towns and vivacious locals, and you’ve got a destination that really has it all for a romantic getaway. Colombia benefits from a postcard-perfect, Caribbean coastline, dotted with idyllic, tropical islands. The Islas del Rosario, a set of islands designated as a national park, are one example, located just off the North Coast of the country. There’s swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing and sunset beach-walks, before you retire to your simple, beach-side lodgings, or pamper yourself in the luxury resorts. For those that can motivate themselves to get out of their hammocks, Colombia also has a lot to offer in the way of culture. The romantic, colonial streets of the old, walled city in Cartagena can be toured in a horse-drawn carriage. Or, if dancing is the way to your partner’s heart, the town of Cali is renowned as the Colombian center of Salsa. The capital, on the other hand, hides a surprise in its busy streets: Bogotá is the emerald capital of the world, and this is the place to buy emerald jewelry as a special souvenir for that special someone!
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2. Jungle in Peru – Best Romantic Getaways in South America
If there is one thing South America is famous for, it’s the Amazon Jungle. For romantic getaways in South America, being surrounded by a unique natural environment comes top of many people’s wish lists. Whether you’ve always wanted to see pink dolphins, meet indigenous cultures that have barely changed for centuries, or take a trip along the mighty Amazon river, Peru has it all. A particular recommendation for romantic types is an Amazon River cruise, where you can relax and watch the incredible scenery pass by, a glass of quality South American wine in hand. You’ll meet all kinds of new animals, and share the magical experience of falling asleep to the sounds of the Amazon jungle, and waking to the calls of tropical birds. Of course, whilst you’re in Peru, it’s easy to extend your trip and share more once-in-a-lifetime experiences with your other half by exploring the legacy of the Incas. Visit Cusco, the capital of the Incas, venture into the Sacred Valley and see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu.
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3. Skiing in Argentina – Best Romantic Getaways in South America
Here’s one that might really surprise you: South American romantic getaways include snuggling up in front of a log fire after an exhilarating day on the slopes. Head to Argentina, where the Andes mountains offer some top-class skiing, and a ski-season that Las Leñas offers picturesque peaks and plentiful white powder, said to be the best in Argentina. For active romantics, you’ll appreciate the chance to spend your days enjoying the fresh mountain air and magnificent views, and the evenings mixing with Argentina’s elite, who also holiday here. Alternatively, the pretty town of Bariloche on the banks of Lake Nahuel Huapi offers a different experience: the town is famous for it’s chocolate and a 10-day festival in August in celebration of… snow! Bariloche is also a more affordable option, especially if you’re thinking of seeing more of Argentina. Since you’re looking for romance, you’d be wise not to miss out on one of the world’s most passionate dances: the tango. Buenos Aires, as the world capital of tango, is the place to learn and impress your partner with your moves on the dance floor!
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If you’re thinking about romantic getaways in South America, hopefully, you’ll now have some great ideas for enjoying an amazing holiday as a couple. At SouthAmerica.travel, we’ve got information on all the trips mentioned above, as well as loads more ideas for romantic getaways South America style.
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