Insider Blog

Filter By Month: September 2013
  • Bogotá’s Organic Revolution

    As more visitors start to flood into Bogotá and residents become more conscious about the benefits of eating local and organic food, the dining scene has followed. Recent popular movements on behalf of the country’s farmers have put locally-sourced food right in the middle of the public consciousness, and many restaurant owners are responding by increasing their emphasis on organic and local products –great news for vegetarian and locavore diners! Bogotá is filled with healthy and environmentally-friendly eateries if you just know where to look. Here are a few standouts in some of the city’s most popular neighborhoods:

  • Pachacamac and Huacas in Lima

    If you are in the country for business and don’t have enough time to visit Machu Picchu, you can explore many archaeological sites in Lima known as Huacas, a Quechua word which refers to any sacred object or place. The National Culture Institute registered 250 archeological sites across main districts of the city. These three are my favorite: 

  • The Magic Water Circuit

    The Park of the Reserve, located in downtown Lima, became an important tourism attraction after the municipal government transformed it into a colorful experience of water and lights. There are 13 fountains in the park and the largest one is called Magic Fountain. With its 80 m in height it is also considered the “World’s largest fountain complex in a public park” by the Guinness Book Of World Records.

  • Photo: Aztlek

    Whale-Watching on Colombia’s Pacific Coast

    Each year, hundreds of humpback whales make the 8,000 km journey from the frigid sea off Chile to the warm waters of Colombia’s Pacific coastline, gathering in bays and coves by the dozens or even hundreds to mate and calve their babies before beginning the long trip back. In recent years, as the security situation in the region has improved, local tour operators have begun to capitalize on this event’s natural appeal, offering guided tours and boat rides to view the gentle visitors. Though it requires a certain level of commitment to reach the remote area, it’s made worthwhile by the payoff upon arrival: hundreds of miles of untouched coastline, jungles filled with some of the world’s most amazing plants and animals, and whales that come so close to shore that, legend has it, you can see them from your hammock on the beach.

  • Photo: daxfdr

    72 Hours in São Paulo

    There are no two bones about it: São Paulo, Brazil’s financial heart and the Latin American capital of everything from food to fashion, is an unforgiving concrete monster that will totally overwhelm you. You’ll need to be willing to get your hands dirty if you want to conquer Brazil’s most modern megalopolis. Historically, the city was most visited by business travelers the world over, anxious to share air (and broker deals) with many of the continent’s most successful movers and shakers. These days, that hasn’t changed one bit, but tourists are starting to discover Sampa – so goes it affectionate nickname among locals – and are hitting the ground running, anxious to take in the city’s endless excursions: Gastronomy, museums, nightlife, shopping. You won’t want for anything here.

  • Stargazing in Northern Chile

    Chile attracts some of the best, brightest and luckiest astronomers to come and do research in some of the clearest skies in the world. With more than 300 nights of cloudless skies, the north of Chile, with its pristine atmosphere, is ideal for stargazing by professionals and amateurs alike.

    With or without a telescope, in the north of Chile, once you get away from the cities, a stunning array of stars, and quite often, even the white blur of the milky way is visible. Below are four observatories that up the ante for night sky lovers.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Terms & Conditions

Comments or opinions expressed in the Only in South America blog (the “Blog”) are those of their respective authors and contributors only. LATAM Airlines Group S.A. does not guarantee that the information contained on this blog is accurate or complete, and that it does not necessarily represent the views of the company, its management or employees. LATAM Airlines Group S.A. is not responsible for, and disclaims any and all liability for the content of comments written by authors to the Blog.

Although the Company welcomes feedback from customers, this Blog is not intended to replace its Customer Relations Service. Comments or queries relating to specific issues beyond the scope of the Blog discussions should be directed to