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Written by Paige, Nicaragua, July 2011
has long been one of the most popular destinations in Latin America for
gays and lesbian travelers. Of course, its beautiful beaches, fantastic
cities, and wild parties appeal to all ...
Written by Ernest White, December 2012
While in the Northern Hemisphere, revelers shiver in cold-weather climes in the run up to the new year, New Year’s Eve in Brazil—known as Reveillon—is sizzling, as summer in the Southern Hemisphere s ...
Written by Anne D, USA, March 2011
Carnaval in Ecuador…what to do, what to do?! Wild parties at the beaches, fiestas in the mountains…or THE JUNGLE! Yes. Fair warning from the get go: if you are in Ecuador over Carnaval weekend, you ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, February 2012
It’s almost that time of year again in Rio de Janeiro , home to the planet’s most spectacular party: Carnival. Though the main event doesn’t officially kick off until Friday, February 17, energy is ...
Much more than just a one-day holiday marking Chile’s independence, September 18th (“Dieciocho”) is really a month-long fiesta that celebrates all things Chilean. From the empanadas and asados ...
Written by Viator, November 2012
In the mostly Roman Catholic country of Chile, every year, tens of thousands of religious pilgrims make the 50-mile (80-km) trek from Santiago to the sanctuary of Lo Vásquez on December 7th and ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, November 2012
Festive celebrations begin early in Costa Rica, with the start of ‘Las Posadas’ (the ‘inns’) nine days before Christmas and three dramatic parades taking place around the country. ‘El Carnival’, ...
October is the “Purple Month” in Lima, when one of the largest religious processions in the world envelopes the Peruvian capital with incense, prayer and song. So called for the rich purple robes ...
September means springtime in Argentina, when all of Buenos Aires is in full bloom. The fashions turn saucy, the cafes move outdoors into the sunshine and fine Argentine wines flow as the world ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, December 2011
This isn’t say, however, that the Costa Rican capital doesn’t celebrate the season in style. The second-largest party in the country begins the day after Christmas in San Jose, Las Fiestas de ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, October 2012
With its reputation as South America’s most gay-friendly city and a pioneer of gay rights in the Latino community, it’s no surprise that Buenos Aires’ annual Gay Pride Festival is the hottest ticket ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2011
While many travelers first come to Peru for Machu Picchu, they return—again and again—for the food. Widely revered in foodie countries like France, Mexico, and Italy, Peruvian cuisine is considered ...
Any excuse to party in Buenos Aires is a good one, but the New Year is a surprisingly low-key event in the Argentine capital, with many porteños (city dwellers) escaping the city heat for the ...
New Year rituals in Costa Rica might be a little different from North America or Europe, but one thing remains the same – it’s the biggest celebration of the year. Although many Costa Ricans opt to ...
As the clocks strike midnight on December 31st, towns and villages all over Peru come alive with impromptu fireworks displays and lively celebrations. But it’s not all about partying – locals also ...
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