Here’s The Best South American City For Your Personality
We’re overwhelmed by the amount of culture in the Southern American continent. From Brazil to Bolivia, there’s an adventure perfectly suited to every personality. All you have to do is choose the right one.
And that’s where we come in. Here’s the best South American city for your particular personality — even though each and every one beckons. Since you can’t see them all ASAP, we have thoughts on where to start.
For The Social Butterfly — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
You’ll find a beach party waiting in Rio’s Ipanema neighborhood, as well as a thriving night scene just about anywhere that peaks your interest. Even if you’re not looking for a crazy night, you’ll adore the cafe scene or just chilling with your people in the sand.
For The Artist — Cartagena, Colombia
Colorful Cartagena is a canvas for the artsy and a haven for the hip and fashionable. You’re right near the beach, but the city is also bursting with inspiring culture. Whether you’re inspired by the bright hues of the flowers, walls or markets, you’ll come away with a sketchbook and notebook full of ideas.
For The Adventurer — Cusco, Peru
Cusco is a launching point for those seeking a Macchu Picchu experience, but the city itself is a history lesson even before you begin the trek to the Incan ruins. Look for old churches and quaint corridors, as well as remains of Incan architecture within the city limits.
For The Foodie — Santiago, Chile
You may not know Chilean food, but you will after a visit to Santiago. The city excels in Andean indigenous food, seafood and bringing local and foraged foods to the forefront. Your farm-to-table dreams are achievable here — many restaurants only use products grown in the country.
For The Culture Hound — La Paz, Bolivia
It’s impossible to be bored in La Paz. One second, you’re browsing a bustling street market, and the next, you’re marveling over an old church next to a new-age apartment building. And you can see it all from a 6-mile cable car over the city.
For The Romantic — Buenos Aires, Argentina
Famous for the romantic tango, Buenos Aires’ appeal extends beyond dance. The old capital city is also bursting with capital “R” romance, with grand palaces and wide-open squares. No matter your relationship status, you’ll be swept away here.
For The Historian — Quito, Ecuador
Quito’s Old Town was actually one of the first in the world to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s one of the best preserved colonial cities in all of South America. But you can also see less Euro-influenced parts of the city, including traditional markets where you can find shamans to cleanse your soul.
Sign up for our newsletter.
Say hello to the best part of your day.