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Montañita labeled as one of the world’s “coolest surf towns”
For those travelers in search of the aquatic component in their journey throughout South America, Montanita offers a little bit of everything for those interested in traveling to the coast while visiting Ecuador. Surfing in particular seems to be the main draw of the town itself, but as a consequence of this near-universal sport, the […]
Christmas Traditions in Latin America
When Christmas time comes along in Latin America, it’s pretty impressive just how similar (and how dissimilar) a number of countries choose to spend their holidays commemorating the birth of baby Jesus. You’ll find that the traditions often held by families and friends hold a deeply religious significance. What’s more is that throughout Latin America […]
In Search of Latin America’s "Black Friday" Deals
And as the holidays draw near, you know what’s on your mind aside from all that eggnog, gingerbread and apple cider you so desoerateky crave… PRESENTS! And what better place to look for them than in an exotic land far, far from home?! Nothing beats the ability to bring home gifts that are of a […]
 

Top Destinations in South America

Peru

101446In Quechua, the language closest to that of the Inca, Peru means the ‘land of abundance.’ Peru is full of extremes: from lush, towering Andean peaks to rolling sand dunes on the coast to the ...
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Peru

Chile

101740Wedged between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, the best known fact about Chile is its wholly improbable shape. Stretching 4,000 km (2,500 mi) south from the base of Peru right to the tip of the ...
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Chile

Bolivia

101430Often dubbed the most quintessentially South American country, Bolivia suffered few changes during the Spanish Conquest – thanks in part to its harsh mountain landscapes and thick jungle which ...
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Bolivia

Colombia

101600Say “Colombia” and most people will immediately think of something negative: drugs, guerrilla warfare, corruption, kidnappings or crime. This is hardly surprising, since the international press ...
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Colombia

Ecuador

101012Ecuador might be the smallest of the Andean countries, but size is a hardly a factor in light of what it contains. The entire country covers the Northern Coast, Southern Coast, Andean Highlands and ...
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Ecuador

Argentina

101414Argentina, Latin America's largest Spanish-speaking country, can seem overwhelming to visit because of its massive size and the resulting distance between tourist hot spots. However with a little ...
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Argentina

Brazil

101774Brazil is a land of contrasts. Here you will find great wealth and grinding poverty, beautiful beaches and filthy waterways fouled by industrial pollution, honest, open people and some of the most ...
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Brazil

Guyana

Travel in Guyana requires a truly adventurous spirit: the weather is hot and muggy year-round, 93% of the country’s roads are unpaved, and crime is a serious problem, especially in the waterfront ...
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Guyana

Suriname

Suriname, the smallest country in South America, is a perfect destination for adventurous, nature-loving travelers who don’t mind sacrificing a few comforts.  national parks and reserves are ...
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Suriname

French Guiana

The only non-independent portion of South America, French Guiana, or as it is locally known, Guyane, is also the only French-speaking nation in South America. This tiny country in the northeast ...
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French Guiana

Uruguay

101674Uruguay, (population: 3,399,000) the smallest Spanish-speaking country in South America, looks a bit like an upside-down diamond wedged between Argentina and Brazil. For tourists wanting to travel ...
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Uruguay
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VIVA Argentina!

VIVA's Guide to Argentina is finally here! Weighing in at 811 pages, this monolith of travel knowledge is now available as an ebook or even individual $3 chapters direct from VIVA, or get the printed or Kindle version from Amazon.com.

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V!VA Travel Guides Quito

Quito is VIVA's home town. We're the only major guidebook company headquartered in Latin America, and now we get to show you why we love it so much here. Get the ebook direct from VIVA, or get the printed or Kindle version from Amazon.com.


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