Women Traveling the World has excellent options for those desiring to experience the culture and beauty of Latin and South America. Our Chile and Patagonia tour offers destinations including: Buenos Aires, Chile, Easter Island and Patagonia. If you’re looking to stay north of the equator, our Costa Rica tour is a great option. You can traverse through the jungle exploring Arenal, Guanacaste and Monteverde. Here, we break down some of the coolest attractions offered on our Latin and South American Tours.
Monteverde Cloud Forest:
This cloud forest reserve was first established in 1972. At first, it contained 810 acres of land but it has since expanded to 35,089 acres. This is an amazing place to go for nature or animal lovers, as it encompasses a wide array of flora and fauna. There are 400 species of bird, 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles, 100 species of mammals, numerous plant and flower species and butterfly farms. A great way to explore this area is through hanging bridge, aerial tram or zip-line so you can get the full experience by traipsing through the forest canopy.
Palermo is a popular, sprawling neighborhood full of parks, museums, cafes, stores, bars, markets and a variety of restaurants. It is a must-see for anyone visiting Buenos Aires and its convenience, central location, access to transportation and restaurants make it a great place to stay. It is divided into three sections: Alto Palermo, Palermo Chico and the larger Palermo Viejo, which includes Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood. It is so highly ranked on tourist attractions in Buenos Aires because it really represents all the flair, culture, sophistication and style prevalent in the city.
The National Museum of Fine Arts
The National Museum of Fine Arts is a dream come true for any art-lovers. The varied, impressive collection takes up 30 rooms and three floors. The museums showcases works from such famous artists as: Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Modigliani and Picasso. The best way to soak in all the art is probably by purchasing an audio guide upon entrance, which will only cost you 36 ARD, or 8 dollars. Right down the street from The National Museum of Fine Arts is Recoleta Cemetery, which is another popular tourist attraction you will want to visit. This cemetery serves as the resting places for some of the most important political figures and notable socialites from Argentinean history. This includes Eva Peron- the first lady of Argentina from 1946-1952. One of the most memorable parts of the cemetery is Circulo Militar, a black tower that features beautiful white marble angels. Entrance is free to the cemetery and visitors are allowed from 7 am to 6 pm daily.
On the edge of the Plaza de Armas, this beautiful cathedral is ubiquitous with Chilean culture and architecture. Construction began on the impressive structure in 1541 but major earthquakes destroyed it in 1647 and 1730. The current cathedral was built beginning in 1750. It is a must-see for those visiting Chile; experience it from 9 am to 7 pm Monday-Saturday, for free.