Home to unrivalled diversity, Latin America is a melting pot of cultures
The countries that make up Latin America are as distinct from one another as the region is from other parts of the world. So, what unites them? In addition to geographical proximity and the Spanish language (with the exception of Portuguese in Brazil and French in Haiti), perhaps it’s the culture, the climate, the more relaxed outlook on life than European counterparts. There are a number of familiarities that unite them but, at the same time, many aspects that make them unique thanks to their historical context. This is, ultimately, the charm of Latin America.
With that in mind, we have prepared a broad overview of the “best of all things Latin”, with a particular focus on tourism, culture and gastronomy. With so many countries to choose from and so few pages, it won’t be possible to showcase everything at once, but we promise to profile each one in greater detail in future editions. Below are some of the highlights.
To give priority to our Latin neighbours, we will not include Brazil in this section. But worry not, if you want to find out more about this South American giant just browse any of the other editions of BBMag – Bossa Brazil Magazine printed or online.
Argentina is the second largest country in South America, behind Brazil. Its capital, Buenos Aires, is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a wide gambit of attractions, from cultural tours ranging from the Obelisk to the La Bombonera stadium, home to the Boca Juniors football team.
Patagonia is another region that is very popular with tourists as well as the city of Ushuaia and the El Calafate region, home to very cold weather and jaw-dropping landscapes, perfect to observe penguins and sea lions. The Glaciares National Park, with its enormous glaciers, is also well worth a visit.
To add a little flavour to your trip, the most famous dish is chorizo steak, a succulent cut almost the size of the plate it’s served on, the empanadas and the all-conquering alfajor.