Top Choice Music in Viña Del Mar

Festival Internacional de la Canción

At South America's biggest music festival, held the third weekend in February, Latin American pop, rock and folk stars join top-tier global musicians to entertain crowds of up to 15,000 at Anfiteatro Quinta Vergara …
Top Choice Music in Cali

Festival de Música del Pacífico Petronio Álvarez

A festival of Pacific music, heavily influenced by the African rhythms brought by the many slaves that originally populated the Pacific coast. Caleños turn up en masse for nonstop dancing and copious amounts of arre…
Top Choice Carnival in Quebrada de Humahuaca


Argentina's most intriguing Carnaval celebrations take place along the length of the Quebrada de Humahuaca in February and March. Indigenous traditions have melded with the customs of the Spanish conquerors to creat…
Top Choice Cultural in San Antonio de Areco

Fiesta de la Tradición

Areco is the symbolic center of Argentina’s vestigial gaucho culture, and for the Fiesta de la Tradición the town puts on the country’s biggest celebration of criollo traditions. The weekend event is held in early t…
Top Choice Food & Drink in Bariloche

Bariloche a La Carta

Held in the first half of October, this week-long food fest celebrates the best of Bariloche's culinary offerings. Dozens of restaurants offer special menus and the city's microbreweries and food stalls set up shop …
Top Choice Beer in El Bolsón

El Lúpulo al Palo

Award-winning local beer gets headlines during the National Hops Festival over four days in mid-February.
Top Choice Fiesta in Latacunga

Fiesta de la Mama Negra

Latacunga's major annual fiesta honors La Virgen de las Mercedes. More popularly known as the Fiesta de la Mamá Negra, the event features processions, costumes, fireworks, street dancing and Andean music. This is on…
Top Choice Carnival in La Rioja

La Chaya

The local variant of Carnaval. Its name, derived from a Quechua word meaning ‘to get someone wet,’ should give you an idea of what to expect. In other words, welcome to the biggest and most joyous water fight in Sou…
Top Choice Carnival in Corrientes

Carnaval Correntino

Corrientes’ traditionally riotous Carnaval competes with Gualeguaychú’s as the country’s showiest. Celebrated over four consecutive weekends starting nine weeks before Easter, parades along the costanera attract par…
Top Choice Carnaval in Olinda


Traditional, colorful and has an intimacy and security not found in big-city Carnavals. Fast and frenetic frevo music sets the pace, balanced by the heavy drumbeats of maracatu. Costumed blocos and spectators dance …