South America is one of my favourite travel destinations because of its lush rainforests, rich culture, and mouthwatering food. I love coming here to explore the wilderness and enjoy its super lively beaches.
Over the years, I got to explore some of the countries in this continent, and I must say that my experience in these places exceeded my expectations.
Most of the countries in this region have Spanish as their official language, so I recommend that you take some kind of Spanish language tutorial before you visit here.
It worked a lot for me because I wanted to improve my experience and immersion with the local culture and people.
If you’re still not sure about going here, then let me lay out the top reasons why I think you will definitely love South America.
The culture of South America is something quite different – as everything there is.
You can experience the rich diversity of the deep roots these countries have and see the remnants of their history on every street and in every shop.
Again, I can’t emphasize enough the importance of learning the Spanish language. It will allow you to enjoy the full versatility of these places.
One of the best things about this continent is the variety of climate which can be just as diverse as the culture. In most places and regions you can find warm climate except in Patagonia where you can find glaciers.
So, whether you are looking for a tropical vacation, adventure in the rainforests, or if you are looking to go glacier hiking, you can do it all there.
South American food is colourful and exciting. You can taste the influence of the native cultures and the impact of various countries and nations. You can expect rich and flavorful meals and delicious tropical fruit and vegetables which are essential in tropical cuisine.
Some of my favourite South American dishes are arroz con camarones, ceviche, empanadas saltenas, and cazuella de llama.
You rarely ever hear that anything bad happened to tourists in South America – or to anyone, for that matter.
These countries are extremely safe and especially nice to tourists who come visit them. Uruguay is one of the safest countries on the continent.
I’ve been here a lot of times and I never had any problems with the locals. But of course, as a smart traveller, I always practice personal safety technique.
There was this one-time that I went I want to a game where Santos FC was up against Gremio, and neymar was still playing for Santos. My Brazilian tour guide told me to bet on Santos to win but I chose to bet on gremio. Sadly, neymar destroyed gremio – I should have compared betting odds. The crowd there were loud and proud, but never did I felt in danger in any way. Football betting in Brazil was definitely fun and I would try it again once I get back.
Great for families
While South America can be a great place for adventures with friends or single trips, it’s also great for families with children. There are a lot of resorts which provide fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.
You can go hiking, zip-lining and so on – this guarantees great family fun.
South America is one of the most advanced countries when it comes to design. In big cities, you can see amazing buildings and art.
While you’re in the continent, try to visit some of the museums and galleries Bogota’s Gold Museum in Bogota, Brazil’s Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, and Argentina’s Fundación Proa.
Alternatively, you can just take a walk through the city to see the modern design with traditional influences.
Easy to get to
South America is one of the easiest places to get to – especially if you live in the US.
There are frequent and cheap flights which you can take and the infrastructure is amazing as well. Flights leave almost daily for all big cities in South America which gives it a certain advantage over other exotic countries.
If nature is what you are travelling for, this continent will definitely amaze you. From great mountains to beautiful beaches and forests, UNESCO protected areas and glaciers, you’ll be able to experience this colourful continent at its best.
There are many species which are indigenous to South America and so many wonderful sights to see.
Travelling to South America is quite affordable for many people.
I guess that’s one of the main reasons why I love coming to South America. With a small travel budget, you can do a lot of things.
You can see many countries while staying in great hotels and resorts and still not spend that much money on your trip. Most of the tours throughout the country are extremely cheap and you can get them almost anywhere.
Variety of experiences
One of the best things about this continent is that it can give you a wide variety of experiences. You can stay in top-notch resorts or you can backpack through the countries or go on adventures – you can do it all!
With an amazing tourism infrastructure, this continent allows you to travel like a local.
There is no other travel destination quite like it.
South America is a vibrant mix of cultures and people as well as many other elements. That’s why you can surely have a great time and enjoy a wonderful vacation when you choose to fly to this continent.