Whether you’ve been with your partner for a month, a year, or a decade, there’s always a reason to celebrate love! If you’re having trouble finding the perfect destination to take your sweetheart on a memorable romantic getaway, look no further because we have compiled a list of the most beautiful bohemian locations for you lovebirds to fall in love with each other all over again!
Peru: Lima & Mancora
While Peru is not exactly the first place that comes to mind when you think the words “City of Love”, you may be surprised that this unassuming city is indeed a hotspot for romance. Lima, Peru’s capital city, is a haven for surfers, with awesome waves that attract people of all ages and nationalities all year round. Whether you’re an amateur or a well-seasoned professional, there’s nothing that screams fun like surfing with your sweetheart. From Playa Waikiki to Chorillos, there are tons of fantastic spots to catch your dream wave.
When you’ve had your fill of the blue ocean, head inland to experience Lima’s unique culture. Lima is full of art, a characteristic that adds immensely to the authenticity and vibrancy of the streets. You’ll find plenty of inspiring street art adorning the walls and pavements wherever you go. There’s never a dull moment in Barranco, Lima’s colorful hip art district, which is perfect for an afternoon stroll with your lover. For the foodies, you’re in luck! Sample the unique Nikkei cuisine, and you’ll see why Lima has been dubbed the gastronomical capital of South America. Don’t miss trying out some ceviche while you are in Lima, a Peruvian dish typically made from fresh raw fish soaked in citrus juices and other tasty spices. Another thing you can’t overlook about Lima is its vibrant nightlife, and there are plenty of hipster bars for you and your lover to party all night long.
North of Peru is the postcard beach town of Mancora, where it is perpetually sunny all year. Go horseback riding on the sandy beaches while admiring the gorgeous Peruvian sunset, or hop onto your boards for an incredible surfing session. The sparkling waves at Mancora are phenomenal as well, and you can even try kitesurfing or windsurfing here if you’re feeling adventurous. The lesser-known seaside town of Mancora is undeniably one of Peru’s best-kept secrets, providing a hideaway for visitors to truly connect with Peruvian culture without the hordes of tourists seen in the bigger towns. This charming town also boasts an array of delicious seafood, and you can be sure that they are fresh catches caught by the army of fishing boats bobbing in the water.
Brazil: Rio de Janeiro & Trancoso
Rio de Janeiro, the second-largest city in Brazil, is a metropolis that has it all. With sprawling forests, spectacular beaches, awe-inspiring mountains, and incredibly vibrant culture, it’s no wonder that this bustling city has been Brazil’s most popular tourist destination all this time. There’s just so much to see and do here! Go for a trek in the lush green jungles of Tijuca National Park to get up close and personal with the flora and fauna that call the Brazilian rainforest home, or enjoy a surf in the remote surfing paradise of Prainha. The city is known for its sensational shoreline, which has drawn flocks of tourists all over the world to its white beaches. While you soak in the warm sunshine on the popular Copacabana or Ipanema beaches, you might see locals playing traditional games like futevolei (hands-free volleyball played the Brazilian way) and frescobol (“tennis” without a net, played with wooden paddles).
Experience the fascinating culture and history of Rio as you explore the famous Avenue Nossa Senhora de Copacabana with your lover’s hand tightly clutched in yours. Having hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2014 FIFA World Cup, it is a major pitstop for all sports fanatics, many of whom come to Rio just to gape at the astounding 100 000 seater Maracana Stadium which has been the venue of many prominent matches. And don’t forget to take a touristy shot with the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer that looms above the entire city, for you and your partner to treasure as a keepsake!
In north-east Brazil, the idyllic town of Trancoso in Bahia is well worth a visit too. This peaceful fishing village boasts a magnificent coastline, clear waters unmarred by tourists, and a fabulous tropical culture. Chic visitors will definitely adore this quaint and rustic town, as there are many hippie elements remaining from the 1970s as seen from the colorful houses and architecture in the Quadrado. This hidden oasis is often frequented by the elite and wealthy as a secluded beach getaway that has some of the country’s best hotels, restaurants, and boutiques. To top it off, the perfect climate simply accentuates the beauty of this sophisticated and romantic village.
Argentina & Uruguay: Buenos Aires & Jose Ignacio
Sparks will fly between you and your partner in fancy Buenos Aires. Known as the world’s tango capital, the sensual dance is an accurate foreshadowing of the sensual vibes you’re bound to get in the Paris of the South. Fall in love with the grand hotels, vintage street markets, trendy bars, and upscale boutiques that line the streets of Buenos Aires. No two neighborhoods are ever identical in restless Buenos Aires, ensuring there’s something for everyone here. The high energy of this dynamic city will keep you and your lover busy from dusk to dawn.
When you tire of the flashing lights of the city, head over to tranquil Jose Ignacio for a relaxing getaway. There’s just something so serene about expansive hill views, peaceful stretches of beach, picturesque lighthouses, and rolling waves that makes Jose Ignacio so special. Despite the laid-back vibes of this homely surf town, it is the opposite of boring, with a myriad of fun activities that will capture your heart. Explore the raw beauty of Jose Ignacio Lagoon, where you can feel free to leap in for a cooling dip as a respite from the warm summer sun. Or, kick off your shoes and surf at La Barra. One thing’s for sure, Jose Ignacio delivers its promise on a cozy holiday with plenty of time to snuggle up to your lover.
Embrace the indescribable Latin America beauty and satiate your wanderlust with a visit to any of these superbly romantic holiday destinations. After all, there’s no better way to conquer the world than with your darling by your side.