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With some 7491km (4644mi) of fabulous Atlantic coastline, it’s no surprise that Brazil has dozens of spectacular surf spots to explore. While it is best known for its sandy-bottomed beach breaks, ...
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 Ernest White, January 2013
There’s no bigger bash on Earth than Carnival in Brazil , and while Rio de Janeiro
might host the best-known celebration, cities in every corner of the
country party just as hard. Commemorating ...
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’, ...
With sweltering temperatures and not a snowflake in sight, Christmastime is a little different in Peru .
That doesn’t stop the natives from getting in the festive spirit,
though – Christmas light ...
At the far southwestern corner of Costa Rica is the Osa Peninsula, dangling lush and tempting from the mainland. It is off the beaten tourist path, well away from more popular, easily accessible ...
While Rio de Janeiro is growing rapidly—the metropolitan area now clocks in at some 6.3 million inhabitants—it has preserved, at its heart, one of the largest and loveliest urban greenspaces in the ...
While beautiful Buenos Aires, with its boulevards, fine museums, and fantastic tango spots has plenty to keep the average traveler entertained for a week, it also makes a great base for visiting the ...
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 ...
Second only to Carnival as Brazil’s biggest bash, New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro—called Reveillon—brings over two million people to Copacabana Beach to ring in the coming year with music, fireworks ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2011
While the heaviest rains of the season fall on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, keeping crowds small, prices low, and adventurous tourists a bit damp, the Caribbean Coast is gearing up for the ...
Written by Ernest White, November 2012
Rio de Janeiro
is known for a few high-profile events that command the world’s
attention every year, and some of the biggies are even free. Still,
Rio’s got a few more rockin’ street festivals ...
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