Romantic Mini-Breaks to Latin America
“Latin America is not a typical mini-break destination, but what could be more romantic than being whisked away to an exotic beach or vibrant city, brimming with Latin passion? With more and more direct flights every year, it’s quicker and easier than you may think.”
Could there be anything more romantic than a few days relaxing on a powder-white, palm-fringed beach? A stay in the unadulterated luxury of the Maroma on the Riviera Maya in Mexico is perfect place to get away from it all.
We Love: Sundowners, snorkelling, beach front private dining.
A little more time? Why not hire a car and explore the ruins at Chichen itza and Uxmal or carry on the luxury with a stay at Hacienda Temozon.
For many the party capital of the world. Stay on the beachfront in Copacabana at the Porto Bay Rio International and spend a few days dancing the night away in trendy Lapa and sipping cocktails in Ipanema.
We Love: The spectacular sunset view from Sugar Loaf Mountain, people watching on the beach.
A little more time? Why not visit the pretty colonial port town of Parati and the sandy coves of Buzios on our Essential Rio and Beach Getaway.
Often considered the Paris of Latin America, uber-chic Buenos Aires is the perfect romantic trip for city lovers. You can stay at the Mansion Vitraux in the vibrant Tango district of San Telmo and spend your time soaking up the atmosphere and feasting on the fantastic food and wine.
We Love: exploring the city by bicycle, shopping for antiques, learning the tango.
A little more time? Why not extend your stay and visit the spectacular Iguazu Falls or perhaps spend a few days wine tasting in the vineyards of Mendoza in the foothills of the Andes.
Explore the elegant colonial towns of Mexico with their romantic cobbled streets, elegant monuments and artistic quarters. With the freedom of your own car you can explore these pretty towns whilst staying in first class boutique hotels.
We Love: Pavement cafes, theatres and getting lost in the underground walkways in Guanajuato.
A little more time? Why not continue to the coast for some time by the beach on our Colonial Cities and Pacific Coast holiday.
Nothing says romance like the crumbly, grandeur of old Havana. Follow in the steps of Hemmingway, take a tour in a horse drawn cart or sip a mojito in one of the atmospheric Salsa bars. A stay at the historic Saratoga will put you within easy walking distance of all the action.
We Love: Sunset from the roof-top pool at the Saratoga, sultry Salsa classes, Buena Vista Social Club at cafe Taberna.
A little more time? Why not hit one of Cuba’s stunning beaches? Perhaps a barefoot escape at Villa las Brujas or some luxury at Paradisus Varadero.
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Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert
After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert
Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.