South America offers travelers an exciting new world to explore. This sprawling continent includes exciting cosmopolitan cities with buzzing beaches and nightlife, as well as simple native villages, exotic wildlife and ancient civilizations. It’s a continent of contrasts, with snow-capped mountains, arid deserts, steamy rainforests and dramatic fjords.
LaCURE South America villas are located in two of the continent’s largest, most vibrant countries, combining sugary beaches, looming mountains, vast jungles and cities that move to a tango or samba beat.
Argentina is a largely “undiscovered” destination-an adventure waiting to happen. This county of ice and fire includes exciting cities, as well as remote and staggeringly beautiful wilderness areas. The common thread throughout is the welcoming and hospitable people, who share a passion for life.
The bustle of the capital city of Buenos Aires is contrasted by the rural splendor of the province of Mendoza, where wine tastings at any of hundreds of vineyards also take in the splendor of the Andes mountains.
Visitors can also enjoy hiking, horseback riding, kayaking and fishing, as well as fine dining in gourmet restaurants. Or else they can try a traditional Argentine meal of asado, cuts of meat cooked over coals and served with chimichurri marinade, or locro, a stew of corn, white beans, beef, sausage and squash.
Brazil, the largest country in South America, boasts more than 4,500 miles of coastline facing the deep-blue Atlantic, with endless white-sand beaches and palm trees swaying in the breeze. There are also many offshore tropical islands, colonial towns and coastal cities filled with the sounds of sabma, Bossa nova, choro, sertanejo, breg, lalago, frevo and other styles of music.
Within its massive interior, Brazil has crystal rivers, soaring waterfalls, deep canyons and much more. The most famous attractions ae, of course, the Amazon rainforest and Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland. With their amazing biodiversity, the two offer unrivaled wildlife watching and adventure.
Known as the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), Rio de Janeiro is flanked by majestic mountains, sugary beaches and lush rainforests fronting the sea. From the renowned beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to the scenic outlooks of Corcovado and PÃ£o de AÃ§Ãºcar, to the dance halls, bars and open-air cafes that are found everywhere, this is a city that knows how to live.
LaCURE’s South American villas are ideally placed to immerse oneself in the natural and civilized glories of both countries. With swimming pools, accommodating staffs, lovely views and a host of luxury amenities, these private paradises are alone worth the price of a trip to this amazing southern continent.