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.
Panama is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. Beautiful landscapes provide a backdrop to a country growing in economic importance. The county has some wonderful beaches and the urban centres are famous for their lively nightlife.
One of man’s greatest achievements is the Panama Canal, which connects the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Nearby, in Panama City, you’ll find the Biomuseo, a fascinating museum that profiles the biodiversity of Panama and how it has influenced the development of Latin American fauna and flora.
Its most outstanding dish is ceviche, made with raw seafood, onions and other spices, and served chilled and accompanied by a cold drink.