8 types of travellers: Which destinations in Latin America suit you?

Latin America Guide

8. The Party-Animal

Typical characteristics

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.

Sunday Funday, San Juan del Sur
Sunday Funday in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (Photo by Jersson Barboza)

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!

12 Comment

  1. This is such an informative and helpful post! I want to go to so many places, but I need to remember not everywhere is suited to my style of travel!

    1. 3rd Culture Kid says: Reply

      Thank you Brooklyn! I hope you find the right places for you.

  2. I would love to go to Buenos Aires and Costa Rica!
    Cute post but Super helpful in guiding!

    1. 3rd Culture Kid says: Reply

      You should go!

  3. Great Post Altough I find myself a bit in several types of travellers. Nature lover and lazy bum all in one. It just proofs that Latin America has something for everyone

    1. 3rd Culture Kid says: Reply

      Yes for sure! Latin America has so much to offer.

  4. OMG I’m so #2. Pinning this.

    1. 3rd Culture Kid says: Reply

      Thank you! Yeah #2 is good for Latin America. It has a lot to offer!

  5. Love this! Latin America just has so much going on it’s hard to know where to start. I think I’m a bit of everything so it goes to show it has something for everyone!

  6. Love it!!! I am no.1 Always adventurous!! 🙂

    1. 3rd Culture Kid says: Reply

      Yes! I think me too. Although, I think I might be a little bit of everything

  7. Such a fun post! Like others, I’m a little bit of many of these. And I’d love to see pretty much every inch of Latin America…I’m a little obsessed. 😀 Haven’t hit SA yet but it’s on my list!

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