With turquoise seas and lush forests, magnificent ruins, gigantic fortresses, bustling markets and flourishing farms, Latin America is packed with opportunities to chill out – or thrill out.
Latin America may differ in definitions, but it is usually categorized by parts of the Americas where Spanish, French, or Portuguese prevail: North America, most of Central America, the Caribbean, and parts of South America. It is comprised of a rich mix of people and cultures and has created diverse and dynamic societies throughout. The Spanish, French, and Portuguese left their mark, with majestic colonial plazas, fervent beauty contests and silent hours of siesta, but Latin America also has touches of influence from African cultures as well. From music, dance, literature, architecture, religion, cuisine, and trade, Latin America holds a wealth of culture, providing opportunities for travelers to visit and dive in, getting a taste of all that their evolving history has to offer. From beaches, volcanoes, jungles, mountainous ranges, indigenous tribes, Latin America offers an endless list of opportunities to adventure into the wild or kick back and find that rest and relaxation that is much needed.