8. The Party-Animal
You have heard great things about the parties in Latin America and now it’s finally your turn to see it yourself. You might visit one or two major sights but what you are really interested in is partying. Sex, drugs and rock & roll is your thing and you are always among the last to leave the club. Pablo Escobar fascinates you and you like to stress all the good he did for the poor in Colombia. You visit certain destinations just so you can stay at the party hostel your friend recommended to you. And while you are there, it is likely you will not leave the hostel for days. You have several tee-shirts displaying your favorite beer brands from around the world.
Places to visit
Cancun and Playa del Carmen in Mexico, Tamarindo and Jacó in Costa Rica, San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua, Bocas del Toro in Panama, Cali in Colombia, Mancora in Peru, Montañita in Ecuador and the whole of Brazil (especially during Carnival).
Places to avoid
Ok this is hard as people in Latin America love to party. In general tours in nature such as in the Amazon or in the Andes tend to be quieter because people have to get up early the next day. But watch-out, Latin America is always good for a surprise and you will have the best parties when you least expect them!