A honeymoon in South America can be whatever you want it to be. Perhaps yours might encompass some adventure? Maybe a road trip? Some pampering? A few days on a palm-fringed beach; plenty of good food and drink. Think off-grid hideaway, lolling hammocks and plenty of little surprises along the way.
We understand that honeymoons are deeply personal and love the challenge of getting the balance just right. These are some of our favourite spots for the most magical experiences.
Start your honeymoon adventure in Uruguay
Although one of South America’s smallest countries, Uruguay is a favourite spot for honeymoons. Montevideo, the country’s vibrant yet laid-back capital, is bustling with life and street art. Why not start your journey here and go on a road trip along the Ruta Nacional 10 which connects with Punta del Este and the little beach towns line the coast? We recommend visiting the relaxed towns of Garzon and Jose Ignacio for delicious fresh seafood and simple living. Cabo Polonia is home to remote hippy beaches, where you can have a go at kite surfing or surfing.
Argentina’s romantic side
For one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations, we recommend Argentina. Buenos Aires, hailed as the Paris of South America, with cobbled streets, rooftop bars and world-class restaurants. It is here you will find boutique luxury. Palermo offers a contemporary vibe and San Telmo is rich in history. The rest of Argentina offers glacial lakes, snow-dusted volcanoes and rolling vineyards. Argentine estancias provide the best insight into local life and warm hospitality. Estancia La Violeta is a little known gem with five gorgeous rooms and delicious homemade food. This estancia is also known for hosting exciting polo matches. Another firm favourite is Estancia La Madrugada, the new kid on the block, tucked away in the pampas. Hit the unmissable region of Mendoza and look out onto vineyards while sipping on a glass of Malbec.
From here, head south towards the wild and soulful Patagonia to incorporate the adventure element where hiking trails change from pretty to punishing or you can take in the beautiful scenery on horseback. We’re specialists at riding holidays so know the best spots to explore on horseback for a more off-grid honeymoon in South America. Think cosy lodges and roaring fires overlooking vast plains, watching as the sun dips behind the towering peaks and sets over ice-blue lakes.
Honeymoon your way through Chile
Chile comes high on the list as a top honeymoon destination in South America and offers some of the best luxury lodges: Tierra Patagonia, Wara Nomade, Barraco Lodge, are amongst our favourites for honeymooners. Tierra Patagonia is open and spacious with panoramic views of the rugged landscape of Torres del Paine National Park. And Wara Nomade has three tented-style rooms with a boho feel, sip on Pisco Sours while a private chef rustles up something delicious and you think about the next part of the adventure. The middle of nowhere has never looked so good.
Peru & The Andean Explorer
Peru should be a consideration: Sol y Luna sits in the Sacred Valley, peaceful and breathtaking in equal measures. Our must-do? A trip on the Andean Explorer, the train journey which winds itself through the foothills of the Andes from Cusco to Arequipa. Deluxe cabins, candle-lit dinners and beautiful views make it a perfect addition to your trip.
Stay a little longer…
Depending on how long you’ve got, we think Mexico is your best bet for white-sand beaches and a chance to really kickback. Hotel Esencia is one of our favourite spots. Mexico City, cultured and cosmopolitan, with an irresistible culinary scene and vibrant street art, makes it one of the coolest spots for honeymooners.
A South and Central American honeymoon has much to offer, whether it’s romantic lodges and remote camps or adventure and exploration that you’re after, our specialists are here to help you plan an unforgettable trip.