In general, wherever you roam across South America, you'll find a warm welcome when traveling with children. Family culture is strong in Latin America, and locals generally do their best to accommodate young travelers. That said, infrastructure can be lacking. Baby-change facilities are rare outside of big cities. And pushing strollers (prams) around can be a challenge amid broken pavements and missing sidewalks (a wearable baby carrier is a better idea). Public transport can often be quite crowded. For insider tips check out Lonely Planet’s Travel with Children.


  • Disposable diapers (nappies) are found in big-city supermarkets, but variety may be limited, so come prepared.
  • Cribs (cots) aren't widely available in hotel rooms.
  • High chairs are found in many midrange and top-end restaurants.
  • Children get in free or half-price to most major sights around South America.
  • Baby formula isn't always available outside major cities; bring your own supply.