These days Panama is a very welcoming place full with eco-lodges, dramatic landscapes and stunning attractions but for Christopher Columbus it was another story. When he touched down here in 1503 he was chased away by the local Indians.
Panama today are a place full of possibilities. You have the super modern and glitzy Panama city, the slow-moving jungle and cloud forest and the coast full of surf -and fishing opportunities. In the Archipelago de Las Perlas you will find Panama´s most idyllic islands, with white sandy beaches, turquoise sea and swaying palms – just blissful. The most easily accessible island is Islas Tabogas.
The most spectacular park is near the Colombian border and it´s called the Parque Nacional Darién, offering sandy beaches, mountains, rainforest and marshes. [click to continue…]
In Argentinas Patagonia it´s all about scenic wilderness, horse riding – the lands are dotted with huge estancias where you can learn to ride with the gauchos, fishing, trekking and go on boat trips on lakes full of ice floes.
When to go:
The best time to go for riding and fishing is in the Argentine summer, which runs from November to April.
November is best, as the end of springtime weather is generally pleasant, the days are long, and the scenery in Patagonia is spectacular.
This is the pretty former colonial town of Cartagena, situated on the Caribbean coast and among many things, home of the famous writer Gabriel García Márquez. Its walls, built from coral, brick and limestone by the Spanish in the 16th century, have protected the city for hundreds of years. From the walls there is a beautiful view of the sea. Cartagena has been an important port on the Caribbean since it was founded in 1533. [click to continue…]
In Costa Rica, crocodiles, armadillos, jaguars, pumas, sloths, toucans and strawberry frogs are in plentiful in supply. Add to that a mix of rain and cloud forests, a great band of mountains, active volcanoes and stunning beaches on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and it’s hard to decide how best to spend your time.
The country is awash with national parks and private reserves, all providing well- signed hiking trails at ground level. Above the trees lies a network of suspension bridges and even zip wires through forest canopies and plunging waterfalls. [click to continue…]
The second largest city in the world is equally big on style, from sleek hotels to rooftop hangouts and funky lifestyle stores. You can say that Sao Paulo, or Sampa as it’s affectionately called by locals, is South America’s New York City.
If Rio has gained fame for its striking natural setting, Sao Paulo’s attraction lies in it´s people and it´s vibrant cultures. The 2,8 km long Avenida Paulista is one of the most important avenues in Sao Paulo and is lined with fine Art museum and cultural centre´s where you can experience digital and contemporary Brazilian art and theatricals presentations. [click to continue…]
You can easily describe Iguacu Falls as a complete paradise surrounded by nature. Iguazú, which means ”The Great Waters” in the Guarani language, is located in the northern part of the province of Misiones, right on the Argentine-Brazilian frontier.
This is a magical place where the jungle and the wild tropics meet giving way to an immense display of color and light, from the thousands of plant species and animal life, with the thundering roar of the waterfalls in the background. Stretching for over a mile and a quarter, you can appreciate more than 275 falls reaching over 262 feet high. These falls fill the jungle with magnificent rainbows, overwhelming the onlooker with a sensation of fascination and respect for the perfection of nature. [click to continue…]
Buenos Aires is the city where your will get a lot of value for your money, cool cafés, stylish people, exiting nightlife, charming small hotels and a thriving cultural scene.
When it comes to architecture, the city is a fascinating microcosm of styles from colonial to Belle Époque to Modernist. The Parisian-style cafe circuit, backed by an intriguing literary history, is paradise for bookish types and coffee lovers, and the edgy local fashion scene seduces design-minded travelers. [click to continue…]