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Horseback riding, Atacama Desert, Chile


Latin America's Most Romantic Destinations

Written by
Jennifer Richt, Emily Opie & Susann Pietschmann

Latin America is filled with goosebump-inducing scenery, from striking deserts to dreamy beaches.

Many of Latin America's wonderful destinations lend themselves well to a spot of romance.

Let Jacada help you put together an incredible luxury honeymoon with this list of Latin America's most romantic destinations.

Desert romance
Atacama Desert
Epic adventure
Antarctica
Spectacular natural beauty
Iguassu Falls

Lauren and I could not be happier with the service while we were on our honeymoon. Everything from the travel arrangements and tour guides to the hotels/lodgings were amazing. The itinerary was exactly what we needed: beach town relaxation after a wedding followed by sightseeing and excursions at the waterfalls and rain forest was perfectly timed. Lauren and I both mentioned numerous times that we will definitely be using Jacada again in the future.

M. & L. Nadaud
San Pedro de Atacama Chile

The Atacama Desert, Chile

Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the most arresting landscapes in the world. Aside from Antarctica, it is the driest desert on earth. The scenery is stark and barren, but incredibly dramatic, with features ranging from crusty salt pans to snow-capped volcanoes, with steaming geysers and bizarre rock formations in between.

Sauna, Tierra Atacama, Chile

Take advantage of the solitude the desert offers with your other half (follow our tips for the best way to explore the Atacama) and take in this awe-inspiring scenery together on foot, horseback or even in a romantic hot air balloon ride.

Galloping horses, Atacama Desert, Chile
Lake District, Argentina

The Lake District, Argentina

The Lake District of Argentina is one of those classically beautiful places that look more like a painting than real life, the type of scene that the Romantic poets were referring to when they wrote of the sublime in nature. Mirror-like lakes and dramatic peaks are surrounded by thick emerald-green forests, a combination that has led to it being referred to as the ‘Argentine Switzerland’.

Bedroom interior, Hotel Correntoso, Lake District, Argentina

A hike around the Lake District, in the northwest of Patagonia, is the perfect spot for taking those honeymoon photographs that you’ll have framed on the wall for years to come.

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Huayna Picchu, Sacred Valley, Peru

The Sacred Valley, Peru

This ancient valley is set in the Peruvian Andes, running between Macchu Picchu and Cusco. Trekking around the peaceful Sacred Valley affords superb, breathtaking views.

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Within the valley of rolling grassy meadows and rugged slopes beneath the towering foothills of the Andes lie villages and markets, interspersed by ancient Inca citadels such as Ollantaytambo.

Paragliding in the Sacred Valley, Peru
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Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Barely needing an introduction, Iguassu Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Straddling the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, Iguassu Falls is actually made up of 275 individual falls along a near three-kilometre stretch of the Parana River.

Boat Iguassu Falls

Despite the fact that these are not the world’s largest waterfalls nor the biggest in volume, the beauty of Iguassu Falls makes this this an obvious contender for one of the most romantic locations in Latin America. We can organise a cruise through the falls before the park opens to the public, so you can explore in peace.

Woman holding toucan, Iguassu Falls, Brazil
Horseriding through the vineyards, Casablanca Valley, Wine Region, Chile

Wine Region, Chile

Just outside Santiago, the Wine Region is not only admired for the excellent wines produced, but also for its outstanding beauty. Rows of sun-bleached golden green grape vines cover the land, backed by craggy hills.

Horseriding through the vineyards, Casablanca Valley, Wine Region, Chile

The sunny, dry climate means there’s rarely a cloudy day. And what could be more romantic than world-class wining and dining in a glorious setting?

Red wine tasting Chile
Ponta Dos Ganchos, Brazil

Ponta dos Ganchos, Brazil

On its own private peninsula, Ponta dos Ganchos is only 40 kilometres away from Florianópolis, but it could be a million miles away for all you’ll know when you arrive. White sand and blue-green water rings the edges of the verdant peninsula, and if you should tire of the sea, there’s the tropical rainforest to be explored.

Ponta dos Ganchos, Brazil

Privacy in incredible surroundings is the order of the day here. Step out onto your bungalow’s balcony and take in the idyllic sea view: it doesn’t get much better than this.

Ponta dos Ganchos, Brazil

Travelling with Jacada took all the stress out of organising, but we still felt we were on a unique, non ‘package’ holiday where we were free to choose our own itinerary and hotels. It left us with time to really relax and enjoy our honeymoon. It was a trip of a lifetime for us, thank you.

S. Kilcoyne
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