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…
Burgers in The Southwest

Bun Huggers

After a day on the nearby mountains it's a local tradition to stop here and refuel, and it's a college-crowd favorite because of the cheap prices. Meat-lovers adore the mesquite-grilled burgers and the ice-cold beer…
in The Southwest

Fiesta Mexicana

The portions are large and the drinks cold at Fiesta Mexican.
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.