Summer’s here and with that comes time to rejuvenate and travel. As we approach the second half of 2022, what’s better than going on a getaway? Just imagine: putting on your out-of-office email, turning off your social media, and indulging in Latin America’s beautiful spaces. Sounds like the perfect way to hit refresh to me, que no?
Personally, I have only explored Mexico outside of the U.S. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t done my research in hopes of one day more of what the globe has to offer. Sometimes we get so tied up in our daily routine — especially in the States — that we forget there’s so much left to explore outside of this country.
To provoke your curiosity, here are three magnificent places to visit this summer in Latin America.
One of my friends recently visited Peru, and it looks incredible. One popular go-to’s is the historical Machu Picchu, located in the Andes Mountains. As you may know, it’s one of the world’s seven wonders. According to Travel and Leisure, July and August are usually Machu Picchu’s peak season, meaning the site is at its busiest. Although the trip may seem complicated at first, plenty of resources provide details to make it the most feasible. Can you imagine yourself at Macchu Picchu?
I mean, there’s gotta be a reason based on all the songs dedicated to this gem of a place.
I’ve visited several Mexican cities, including Mexico City, Puebla, Monterrey in Nuevo León, and the Quintana Roo region. It’s always a pleasure and a breath of fresh air to visit these areas, especially those with such history as Puebla’s “pueblos mágicos.” My tip for every trip is to try what the town is known for. During my time in Cholula, I recalled that Puebla was all about their mole, which is something that I still crave to this day. Besides exploring with your eyes and ears, let your taste buds get a part of the trip’s action.
During my research for summer spots, I noticed that Ecuador seems to be one of the Internet’s favorites. June to August is the busiest time for tourism, but based on the photos of Ecuador’s famous spots, it’s worth the crowd. The travel resource blog Travel Beyond Excuse notes Ecuador’s Quilotoa as one of the most beautiful places (based on their blog, they travel quite often!) Another part of Ecuador that they also raved about is Baños, known for their thermal baths, adventure sports, and waterfalls.