Belize is a real jewel of a destination that is rapidly gaining popularity with travelers. It has so much to offer and has something for every taste, and the people are known to be very friendly. Topping the list are the Mayan ruins: this country was an ancient Mayan powerhouse in the day.
Other attractions include tropical jungles with exotic plants and animals, fishing, swimming, and diving in the sea with attractive reefs. The country has the second longest barrier reef in the world, as well as three major offshore atolls. Belize City, San Pedro and Placencia are the usual preferred places to stay.
Panama is one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in Latin America. Panama is gaining popularity as a premier destination for ecotourism. The greatest asset of Panama is its diversity of activities, which make it absolutely worth a visit.
Panama city, the capital, is lively, modern, cosmopolitan, and fast moving. Hip and smart bars and restaurants, great shopping, beautiful Casco Viejo, Old Panama ruins, and the metropolitan park all make Panama City a destination unlike any other. The Panama Canal, one of the Eight Wonders of the World, is one of the most fascinating sites to see in ones life time. With the beaches and coral reefs of the Caribbean Sea, and the more playful waters of the Pacific Ocean, sun seekers are sure to find an ideal spot to relax and have fun in.
Costa Rica is a true vacation paradise, offering practically everything a visitor would like, with such a diversity of natural resources and a very well developed eco-tourism. There are secluded white sand beaches with great surf and amazing scuba diving. There are active volcanoes and towering rain forests. Getting around is easy via rental car, plane, or public bus, and the warm and friendly people make travel relatively safe and fun.
Most mountain ranges are volcanic, and some are quite accessible to visitors. In the province of Cartago, for example, you will find the Irazu volcano, which erupted in the early sixties. The Poas volcano has one of the largest active craters in the world. And, the Arenal volcano treats thousands of visitors each year to a constant stream of red, hot lava rocks tumbling down its slopes.
If you're looking for reasons to visit Peru, well, you don't need to look too hard. Images of Incas, llamas and deep, dark jungles instantly conjure up a magical picture, but there are many more things for you to discover in this diverse and fascinating country.
Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from the South American continent, the 19 Galapagos islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galapagos are a ‘melting pot’ of marine species. Ongoing seismic and volcanic activity reflects the processes that formed the islands. These processes, together with the extreme isolation of the islands, led to the development of unusual animal life – such as the land iguana, the giant tortoise and the many types of finch – that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection following his visit in 1835.
The birthplace of the tango is, like the dance itself, captivating, seductive and bustling with excited energy. Atmospheric old neighborhoods are rife with romantic restaurants and thumping nightlife, and Buenos Aires' European heritage is evident in its architecture, boulevards and parks. Cafe Tortoni, the city's oldest bar, will transport you back to 1858, and the spectacular Teatro Colon impresses just as it did in 1908. Latin America's shopping capital offers the promise of premium retail therapy along its grand, wide boulevards.
Argentina’s capital is a beautiful mix of chaos, intensity, frustration, and love. Foreigners are drawn to this city for the tango, the Malbec, and the romance. You will never get bored of the people, the crazy never ending streets, and the food of Buenos Aires.
Rio de Janeiro is famous the whole world over. A paradisiacal wonderland for the adventurous and the extravagant alike, it is filled with everything from spectacular natural sights to exquisite eateries and sumptuous spas, all set against the backdrop of a unique culture that you can’t help but wholeheartedly embrace.
Travellers from all parts of the world visit the city for witnessing the splendid carnival in Rio de Janeiro and take back an amazing experience of the festive season. Rio Carnival is held in February and is well known as the biggest event in the world. It is a celebration when around two million people gather on the streets during the carnival. It is a tradition carried out in Rio from the year 1723 and still continues to be a Brazilian identity, and a grand celebration of Dance, especially the Samba dance which the most famous dance form in Brazil.