Looking for a romantic getaway with your special someone? These four South American travel destinations are sure to set your love on fire.
There’s nothing about Rio that isn’t passionate. It’s a fiery city—it’s packed with beautiful people, unparalleled views, tropical vibes all year round, unimaginable landscapes, and of course, a steamy nightclub or two. It’s both a beach town and a big city. You can grab your partner and head up to Corcovado mountain by cable car, where you’ll see the city’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain; or if you’re there at the right time of year, you can participate in one of Rio’s sexiest annual events: Carnaval. Want some more privacy? Just hop in the car and take a day trip to Costa Verde, where pristine beaches, jeweled islands and historic port towns will make you feel like you’re living a fairytale. Visit one time and you’ll agree: it might be one of the world’s top romantic destinations.
You never forget the “Paris of South America” once you’ve been. It’s the home of the tango. It has some of the best Malbec wines. And if you don’t pair those wines with one of the country’s famed steaks, you’re doing it wrong. If you’re there with your special someone, hold hands and stroll through the quaint city streets, explore nouveau art galleries, shop in Buenos Aires’ adorable boutiques or just take in the views; the city’s neoclassical, Greco-Roman and Art Deco architecture is absolutely amazing. At night, eat a delicious meal and tango in the streets until the sun comes up. Like Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires is a destination filled with passion, beauty and love.
“The Enchanted Isles” are just that—enchanted. When you see the archipelago’s rare and exotic animals, virtually untouched landscapes and jaw-dropping sunsets, it’s easy to understand why this part of the world inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution. On top of that, with only 200,000 visitors each year (and it’s location 600+ miles off the coast of South America) it’s one of the most intimate travel destinations in the world. While you’re here, stay in a luxury hotel, ride bikes, surf, go horseback riding, kayak or go snorkeling; the life you find under the clear-blue water will blow your mind. For a little more human interaction, head to the port cities for a little shopping, dining, drinking, and of course, spending time together as you fall more in love with The Galapagos… and one another.
Life in Cartagena is a fairytale. In fact, with its cobblestone streets and antique buildings, it’s not just one of our top romantic destinations—it’s one of the most well-preserved cities in the world. Wherever you walk, you can’t miss Cartagena’s colorful mansions clad in bougainvillea, endless ocean views, whimsical beaches and palm-fringed plazas. At night, the quaint historic quarter comes alive with dance-filled plazas, packed restaurants, and locals and visitors alike soaking up every last bit of it. In charming Cartagena, you’re not just seeing pieces of history; you’re reliving it.