Travel Destinations: Central / South America

Emerging Destinations: Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands were the world’s very first World Heritage site

The Galapagos Islands are renowned and celebrated the world over for the abundant number of species that have inhabited the islands for centuries. In fact, studies conducted by Charles Darwin in the islands led to his theory of evolution. For more years than we can count, nature has flourished here relatively undisturbed. Volcanic activity that...  Read More

Costa Rica: The sporting Life!

Scuba diving is just one of many great ways to get wet in Costa Rica

Seventh Heaven found on and under water If Co2 is your thing, then you will want to consider a trip to Costa Rica. An ideal destination for adventure travellers, Costa Rica can boast of many water-related adventures that are sure to appease … A tropical haven for those who enjoy the water, Costa Rica, because […]  Read More

The Essence of Ecuador

Colourful fabrics on display at the Saturday market in Otavalo, Ecuador

Words are hardly descriptive Though Ecuador is the smallest of the Andes countries, it is no less exciting than its neighbours. Here, you can visit South America’s most famous marketplace in Otavalo, see penguins on the Galápagos Islands, and learn how to fish piranhas in the jungle! Ecuador is bordered to the north by Colombia, […]  Read More

Costa Rica is protecting itself!

Photo credit: Raphaël Fauveau

Costa Rica’s Blue Flag Ecological Program ensures ecological sensitivities When visiting Costa Rica, you will be heartened to know that coastal environs are monitored monthly to ensure that areas adhere to The Blue Flag Ecology Program, which is a joint venture of several Costa Rican agencies, including the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, the Ministry of […]  Read More

Argentina: Tourists are welcome

Diagonal Norte, in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is the second largest country in South America, after Brazil. And the government and Ministry of Tourism officials want you to visit. In the last few years, tourism has taken a marked step forward, both internally and on the world stage as government officials have recognized that, all previous difficulties […]  Read More

Costa Rica: “Pura Vida”

The red-eyed tree frog is just one of Costa Rica's natural wonders | Photo credit: Matt MacGillivray

Costa Rica was, at one time, a lesser-known country in Central America. But no longer … It seems that every third person you speak with – be it neighbour, friend, relative or business associate – is about to go to Costa Rica “next week”. And with good reason. The country is hot, hot, ...  Read More

Taking Care of the Galápagos

The Galápagos Islands are home to a wide variety of tropical species, including the Red-footed Booby | Photo credit: Steven Bedard

In 1978, the Galápagos Islands, a province of Ecuador, were recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the City of Quito, Ecuador’s capital. The Galápagos Islands were chosen by UNESCO as a natural World Heritage Site owing mostly to its pristine ecosystem and unique biodiversity. In 2007, when the Galápagos Islands were added […]  Read More

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