Top things to do

Cafe in Bolivia

Co Café Arte

A relaxed cafe with wooden tables and repro art on the walls. The cordial owner does decent coffee, juices and a few snacks.
Cafe in Bolivia


This pleasant family-run place has a rustic vibe and serves llama steak and quinoa soup as the specialties, and plenty of vegetarian choices. It hosts an acoustic peña (folk music performance; cover B$15) nightly du…
in Argentina

La Pupuruchi

La Pupuruchi is a hugely popular lunch spot on the main street with an excellent salad bar.
in Peru

Servicio Aerofotográfico Nacional

The Servicio Aerofotográfico Nacional, at Las Palmeras Air Force base in Surco, sells aerial photographs. Don’t wear shorts when you go there, take a passport and expect a two-week waiting period for prints. Some ae…
in Ecuador

Museo Salango

In Salango itself take a peek in the small archaeological Museo Salango. Most of the explanations are in Spanish; a gift shop offers crafts by local artisans.
Cultural in Costa Rica

Día de Juan Santamaría

Commemorating Costa Rica’s national hero who died in battle against William Walker’s troops in 1856, this weeklong celebration includes parades, concerts and dances.
Fiesta in Costa Rica

Costa Rican Independence Day

With events all over the country, Costa Rica’s Independence Day is a fun party. The center of the action is the relay race that passes a ‘Freedom Torch’ from Guatemala to Costa Rica. The torch arrives at Cartago in …
Cultural in Ecuador

Sts Peter and Paul

One of the major festivals in Otavalo.
Park in Utah

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

The country's second-largest artificial reservoir and part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell stretches between Utah and Arizona.
Bird Sanctuary in British Columbia

Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

This smashing 300-hectare sanctuary attracts feathered fowl and curious visitors in almost equal measure. Bald eagles, Siberian swans, blue herons and 264 other species roost here, and there are plenty of opportunit…