Pulsating to the rhythms of the Latin beat, Central and South America combine a unique fusion of European and Afro-Caribbean culture, with some of the most captivating and inspiring landscapes on earth. Its natural attractions are without parallel, boasting as it does probably the most unique and comprehensive collection of flora and fauna on the planet, whilst its cultural influences incorporate everything from imposing Mayan temples and genteel colonial elegance, to the rich spectacle of Rio’s famous Carnival. Stretching from the Amazon Basin and across the high Altiplano, to the remote islands of the Galapagos, this is a region that relishes the big stage and from the great Brazilian Rainforests and the volcanic highlands of Guatemala, to the captivating charms of Buenos Aires, this is a continent of incredible contrasts.
Try to get down to Jacmel. It has a thriving art scene and is host to one of the biggest carnivals on the island.