Destinations to travel alone in Latin America
Atacama Desert A landscape that looks like something out of Mars. The Atacama Desert, in northern Chile, is the driest non-polar desert on Earth. It is a geographical space delimited on one side by the Pacific Ocean and on the other by the Andes. It is an area rich in mining; but it attracts world tourism for its landscapes, for a certain mysticism related to the ancestral cultures that inhabited it, and also for the sky: it is the best place on the planet to observe the firmament. It is the mecca of astronomical tourism and the location of some of the most important astronomical complexes in the world.
If you are thinking about cheap vacation spots in the vast South America, you will not be short of options. What’s more, these destinations offer you something that beats any budget: when you land there, you’ll feel like you’re just a few steps away from what we could call paradise.
On the legendary Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America by volume, are the equally mythical Uros Islands. They are artificial islands on the waters of the lake, which Bolivian and Peruvian natives built in the pre-Columbian era for the purpose of habitation. The Uros are supported by reeds, so constant maintenance work is necessary to ensure buoyancy. On these islets, residents fish and hunt birds and, of course, welcome tourists with open arms. The low cost of living, coupled with an extremely rich traditional culture, make the Uros Islands one of the cheap destinations in South America that cannot be missing on your travel bucket list.
One of the perfect cheap destinations in South America to rest and relax completely. In the seaside resort of Cabo Polonio, 260 km from Montevideo, the streets are dirt roads and there is no internet or electricity (although many establishments have their own generator). Access is a bit restricted, usually reached on horseback or by 4×4, but the scenery of virtually deserted beaches, huge dunes and sea lions will make any visitor can do without all the superfluous modernities.
The Colombian capital has become an important business center in Latin America. It is the gateway for millions of tourists visiting the country and has become a cosmopolitan pearl full of culture, art and good vibes. Find out what to see in Bogota and discover the Colombian capital.
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Safe places to travel
Whether you’re a long-term lone wolf or planning your first solo travel trip, South America is the perfect place to go solo. People traveling alone in South America are well taken care of. While some cities may have a bad reputation, there are many safe and welcoming places here, and there are accommodations for all budgets.
Bookstores housed in beautiful theaters, salsa dancing in the streets and brightly painted neighborhoods are just some of the things that make Buenos Aires so exciting. It’s a hotspot for solo travelers and we can see why.
In Panama City, modern skyscrapers, casinos and nightclubs contrast with colonial buildings. As for outside the city? Get ready to explore the rainforest. There are plenty of things to do here.
Bogota is the capital of Colombia. It is a city with great vitality and friendly people and a wonderful place for a solo vacation. We love its mix of modern buildings with colonial-era landmarks.