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Argentina puna high plains

Apr 14 2022

Where Can I Go Now?

Thinking of travelling again soon? We are pleased to announce that many Latin American countries are safe to visit once […]

Aug 6 2020

The Aficionados playlist for a Salsa fiesta

When I first arrived in Latin America, I imagined local music was panpipes and flute music, like El Condor Pasa. […]
Colombia Lost City

Feb 29 2020

The Lost City in Colombia

Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the highest coastal mountain range in the world. Rising to 5.775m metres at […]

Feb 15 2020

Our 7 favourite Colonial Cities of Latin America

Cartagena, Colombia Cartagena is a beguiling tropical port steeped in history and culture. The city lies on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. […]

Jun 29 2019

6 Reasons to Visit Colombia

Colombia has shaken off its troubled past and emerged as one of the most welcoming countries in South America. Now […]

Dec 18 2018


The nights are long, cold grey skies loom and the scarves and hats are been pulled out. Winter is here. […]

Dec 17 2018


As anyone who watches birds will tell you, the best times of day to go out with your binoculars are […]
Peru Machu Picchu panorama

May 22 2018

The most luxurious things to do in Latin America

Those lucky few with deep pockets can experience Latin America in extraordinary ways. And why not? There’s been plenty of […]

Feb 27 2018

Latin America’s top football teams

The beautiful game is by far the biggest sport in Latin America, nearing an obsession for many. Even if you’re […]

Feb 27 2018

Where to watch Latin America’s famously melting sunset

  Who doesn’t like a good sunset? One of life’s great joys is watching the melting ball of orange light […]

Feb 27 2018

Latin America’s culinary capitals

Calling all foodies. More travellers are picking their holiday spots based on gastronomy than ever before. Latin America boasts some […]

Jan 7 2018

10 off grid hotels in Latin America

Want to get away from the bustle of the city and truly understand a new culture or place? To do […]

Oct 6 2017

Videos of the most magnificent birds in Latin America

Latin America has the most diverse range of avifauna on earth. More than 3,000 different species of birdlife can be […]

Sep 10 2017

A guide to the best street food in Colombia

The best food of a country often comes from the streets. We’ve never quite worked out why, but perhaps it’s […]

Jul 28 2017

Colombian changua soup recipe

Typically served for breakfast in the highlands of Colombia, this rich warming milk soup is perfect for a cold morning. […]

May 8 2017

10 places in Latin America that will take your breath away

Latin America is so full of wonders, it’s almost impossible to pick just 10. Our travels have taken us all […]

Mar 6 2017

5 cable cars to take in South America

Cable cars are, in our opinion, one of the best modes of transport. Quick, no traffic and it’s possible to […]

Nov 8 2016

The best street food you can get for under $5 in Latin America

Latin America isn’t short on street snacks. Like much of the world, some of the tastiest cuisine gets cooked on […]

Sep 19 2016

Best places to go surfing in Latin America

The thousands of kilometres of coastline that make up South, Central and North America have some of the world’s best […]

Sep 19 2016

25 random but interesting facts about Latin America you probably didn’t know

Angel Falls in Venezuela is one of the largest waterfalls in the world with a height of almost 1 kilometre. […]

Sep 19 2016

Bolitas de yuca y queso recipe

These delicious crispy balls are made up from yuca (also known as cassava or manioc) and melted cheese. To get […]

Aug 25 2016

Santuario de las Lajas is one of the world’s most beautiful churches

Not only is this Basilica church one of the world’s most beautiful, it’s also located in the one of the […]
Chile Torres del Paine

Aug 23 2016

10 of the best national parks in Latin America

Wild and untamed, the national parks of Latin America are havens for adventure seekers, wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and hikers. […]

Jul 27 2016

740 steps lead to the top of this monolithic rock formation in Colombia

La Piedra or ‘The Stone’ is located an hour or two north of Medellin near the town of Guatapé, the […]

Jul 16 2016

The underground Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira in Colombia is simply awesome

There is something awe inspiring about this underground church – the simply carved naves lit with a neon blue light […]

Apr 23 2016

How to spend the perfect day in Cartagena

The colourful city of Cartagena sits on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Its charming colonial old town, friendly locals, laid-back Caribbean vibe […]

Mar 26 2016

The Lost City, Colombia’s Machu Picchu

The Lost City (or Ciudad Perdida) is Colombia’s Machu Picchu. This ancient city located in the Sierra Nevada, was founded […]

Dec 24 2015

The Best Places To travel In 2016

The New Year is almost upon us. In celebration here’s our pick of the best places to visit in Latin […]

Nov 30 2015

Rolling Stones are coming to Latin America

The Rolling Stones are touring Latin America in early 2016. The group need no introduction. Their music career took off […]

Oct 15 2015

The 20 Best Hikes In Latin America

There are so many amazing hikes you can do through the Americas ranging from light days hikes to serious mountaineering […]

Aug 3 2015

Meet us at the Birdfair

We are pleased to announce Select Latin America will be having a stand at the Birdfair taking place at Rutland […]

Aug 3 2015

August kite flying festival in Villa de Leyva

During August the UNESCO town of Villa de Leyva in Colombia sees strong winds making it the perfect time for […]

Jul 28 2015

The 20 Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Latin America

Best for Birding Name – Atlantic Forest Reserves Country – Brazil Date of inscription – 1999 Why it’s the best […]
Galapagos Gardner Bay

May 13 2015

8 Best Beaches In Latin America

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Flickr/Daniel Amariles Best city beach. Sancho Beach, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil Flickr/Jorge Pindorama Best […]
Torres del Paine

Apr 7 2015

Our 20 favourite places in Latin America

Latin America is a culturally and geographically diverse place. Here’s 20 places (in no particular order) you absolutely have to […]

Mar 24 2015

South America Flag Map

by thedavefoster. This map shows the flags of South America laid out on a map of the continent, leading viewers […]

Dec 15 2014

Celebrating Christmas Latin American Style

Argentina Flickr/N i c o l a Christmas in Argentina has is heavily influenced by Europe and North America although […]

Nov 20 2014

12 Classic Films Set In Latin America You Have To Watch At Least Once

1. Diarios De Motocicleta  / The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) The Motorcycle Diaries follows the account of the young Che Guevara […]

Oct 24 2014

Our Top 25 Most Unique Hotels In Latin America

From floating hotels on a Uruguayan lake to an aircraft nestled amongst trees in Costa Rica’s rainforest, we’ve searched high […]

Oct 22 2014

A Guide To The National Drinks Of Latin America

National drinks throughout Latin America vary immensely. Some opt for teas, others beer or liquor. Of course, there is also […]

Oct 21 2014

What To Eat For Breakfast In Each Latin American Country

Breakfast in Latin America varies immensely between countries and also regions. You’re not going to, for example, find the same […]

Oct 20 2014

Zingy Colombian Avocado Soup

Flickr/thedabblist A beautifully fresh and zingy Colombian soup that can be served either hot or chilled. Ingredients 1 tbs butter […]

Oct 13 2014

Stunning Timelapse of Colombia

RELATED: Our picks for the 2018 hotspots in Latin America
Peru machu picchu

Sep 2 2014

10 ancient South American wonders you absolutely need to visit

1. Machu Picchu Pedro Szekely/Flickr Where: Cuzco, Peru What: Extremely well preserved (and restored) 15th century Inca settlement located in […]

Aug 11 2014

We have launched our new brochure. Get it hot off the press

We are pleased to announce the publication of new brochure. This beautiful 96 page full colour booklet is packed full […]

May 6 2014

The Amazonian Manatee

Wikipedia: Mwanner The Amazonian Manatee has got to be one of the most intriguing looking mammals in Latin America. They […]

Mar 17 2014

An exhibition and workshop on Andean Quinoa

Flickr/USDAgov The Andean cereal Quinoa is finally becoming recognised as one of earth’s most important foods. An exhibition and workshops […]

Feb 27 2014


A new species of tapir, has been identified by scientists in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil and Colombia. The new […]

Aug 19 2013

Olinguito, a new mammal species discovered

The first new carnivorous mammal in 35 years has been discovered hiding in the cloud forests of Ecuador and Colombia. […]

Mar 30 2013


I recently had the good fortune to make a flying visit to Cartagena, Colombia’s lively Caribbean port city. Cartagena is […]

Jan 21 2013

‘Lost Kingdoms of South America’

Three bespoke adventure ideas following in the footsteps of Dr Jago Copper on his quest to discover the Lost Kingdoms […]

Oct 3 2012

Hacienda Venecia

Visiting Hacienda Venecia was one of the highlights of my recent visit to Colombia. Venecia is a fourth generation coffee […]
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