Top romantic destinations in South America

Top romantic destinations in South America

Valentine’s day, a wedding, a honeymoon are all perfect reasons to plan a memorable trip together with your loved one to a romantic destination.

Where to go on February 14th? This is a great list with some of the most romantic destinations in South America, perfect to celebrate Valentine´s day, a wedding, or a honeymoon!

Learn about the best tours to enjoy in Ecuador by visiting Visit Ecuador and South America’s top tours article. 

Galápagos Islands – Ecuador, idyllic destination!

Galapagos - Ecuador © Carmen Cristina Carpio Tobar
Galapagos – Ecuador
© Carmen Cristina Carpio Tobar

The Galápagos Islands are the perfect destination to celebrate love! These islands located 1000 km of the Coast of Ecuador are special not only for all flora and fauna endemic to the islands but also for being the inspiration to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

The Galápagos Islands being so special, are bathed by the clear blue water of the Pacific Ocean and gorgeous sunsets can be spotted on the horizon each day, creating an idyllic setting/ scenario for the day devoted to celebrating the purest of feelings, love!

These are some of my previous articles with great options of things to do in the Galápagos Islands.

Top 3 restaurants:

La Tintorera Restaurante & Pub, Puerto Ayora with a nice friendly ambiance offers sushi, Japanese, vegetarian and Ecuadorian food.

Il Giardino, Puerto Ayora, Italian food served in a nice atmosphere!

La Garrapata, Puerto Ayora is located by the harbor, offers tasty Ecuadorian food.

Book a tour

Booking a tour in the Galapagos Islands, will ease communication barriers, allow you to gain inside knowledge, and avoid the hassles of planning and logistics.  You will be sure about where you are going and what you are doing, seeing, and learning.  Here are some great options for you.

Cartagena – Colombia, romantic scenery!

A stroll along the charming streets of Cartagena is magical! Cartagena, Colombia © Carmen Cristina Carpio Tobar
A stroll along the charming streets of Cartagena is magical!
Cartagena, Colombia
© Carmen Cristina Carpio Tobar

The charming city of Cartagena, ideally located by the Atlantic Ocean, is bathed by the blue color of the sea and all its wonderful colorful architecture offers a very romantic ambiance! The wonderful beaches with warm weather and gorgeous scenic views make it a great destination in Colombia for those celebrating love!.

Read more about Cartagena, the perfect honeymoon destination

Top 3 restaurants:

La Langosta Cartagena This restaurant is targeted at those who enjoy seafood, and especially lobster. impeccable service and mouth-watering food await!

El Balcon de San Diego. Located in the heart of Cartagena, the restaurant has been described as “phenomenal”, Caribbean, Colombian, International, Fusion Nice atmosphere indoors and outdoors by the historic Plaza San Diego, perfect for a romantic occasion!

Salou, Offering Colombian, Pacific Rim, and Asian fusion, this place has been reviewed as fantastic in every sense. Good service and the ambiance is very romantic!

Book a tour

Booking a tour in Cartagena will make it a much stress-free experience. It will ease communication barriers and avoid the hassles of planning and logistics.  Here are some tour options for you.


Lima – Peru, a delicious valentine!

A breathtaking sunset in Lima. Lima, Peru © Carmen Cristina Carpio Tobar
A breathtaking sunset in Lima.
Lima, Peru
© Carmen Cristina Carpio Tobar

The city of Lima located by the sea-side has over 9 million inhabitants and a lot to offer! There are plenty of historical sites in the downtown area, with architecture dating back to the time of the Inca empire and colonial times.

In Lima, you can: enjoy sightseeing and visit all the attractions, museums in the different districts of the city. Lima is known as the gastronomical capital of the Americas, a perfect destination if you enjoy fine cuisine!

If you enjoy shopping and having a nice time at a casino or having a nice time out at night, Lima has many options for those looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s day!

Here are some additional things to do and places to visit in Peru.

Top 3 restaurants from own experience:

La Rosa Nautica restaurant is a classy restaurant in Miraflores offering mouth-watering seafood with splendid ocean views.

La Panchita restaurant, Miraflores. This restaurant signed by Gastón Acurio offers excellent food and service. Is perfect for any occasion.

Mangos Restaurant, shopping center Larcomar, Miraflores. good food, but what is pretty rewarding is the view.

Book a tour

Lima is a vibrant city, and booking a tour will ease communication barriers and avoid the hassles of planning and logistics in this big city in South America.  Book ahead of your tour in Lima, here.


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Buenos Aires – Argentina – vibrant city year-round!

Buenos Aires offers far more than cultural life and excellent wine!

La Ventana, Tango Show

Celebrating Valentine’s day in Buenos Aires will allow you to learn about its history and rich culture, while you admire its architecture influenced from the 19th and 20th centuries by Europe, with French, Italian and Spanish styles.

You may want to enjoy some fine dining at Puerto Madero where meat and wine will make your mouth water and then enjoy a tango show and finish by experiencing the nightlife in this vibrant city!

Here are some great reasons to visit Buenos Aires.

Top 3 restaurants from own experience:

Buenos Aires Grill, Recoleta. Offering great steak and a warm ambiance, you get super value for your money!

Cabaña Villegas, Puerto Madero. Excellent steakhouse, wine, and service in the most modern neighborhood in Buenos Aires.

La Ventana Tango Show, San Telmo. Offers a very nice meal, with a superb show combining folkloric music, great choreographed tango dancing, with outstanding musicians! Try to book ahead of time.

Book a tour

Buenos Aires has so many activities and attractions to offer that if you are short of time, I will highly recommend booking a tour. Here are some great tour options in Buenos Aires.


Keeping romance in mind when choosing where to travel? Then you should for sure consider South America! Do you have some favorite restaurants to add to the list?



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Top romantic destinations in South America

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