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Latin America

Latin America

Latin America is one of the most vibrant and colorful regions of the world. From Colombia to Bolivia, and from Cuba to Brazil, on this page, you will find useful information about Latin America including basic facts, what to see and do while you’re there as well as my travel-related posts.

WELCOME TO Latin America!

Basic facts

  • Population: 659 million (as of 2021)
  • Language: Spanish is the most spoken language throughout Latin America, closely followed by Portuguese in Brazil, French in French Guyana and Dutch in Surinam. There are a variety of indigenous languages too.
  • Territories: the Latin America and Caribbean region includes 33 countries.
  • Best time to visit: if you’re visiting South America, take into account that the summer months (November – February) are during the winter time in Europe and viceversa. In case you’re heading to the islands in the Caribbean, try to avoid the hurricane season in August-September.
  • Fun fact: the Venezuelan Angel Falls are almost 1km high!

Things to do

Visit the Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), one of the new seven Wonders of the World

Eat as many spicy chiles as you can in Mexico

Wander around the colonial streets of Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)

Good to know

Latin America is a vast and diverse region. As such, it can be divided in three groups:

  • Central America: located in between the Atlantic and the Pacific, this area includes Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.
  • South America: this big territory in the Southern Hemisphere is home to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  • Caribbean islands: they feature Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago.

More about Latin America…

Whether you’re planning your next trip to the region or you’re looking for inspiration, my blog posts below might be useful!

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