5 Incredible South American Honeymoon Spots You've Never Heard Of
South America is known for its dramatic landscapes, pulsating rhythms and upbeat people, so choosing to honeymoon in any one of the following gorgeous destinations is sure to bring a mix of fun, relaxation and memorable travel experiences.
However, we’re not talking about the famous spots of Rio de Janeiro, Machu Picchu or Easter Island. If you’re looking for something really unique, you’ve got to try one of these five hidden gems in South America. So whether you and your newly wedded love are looking for bright city lights, tropical beaches or small-town charm, check out our list below to see the more off-beat locations South America has to offer!
Colchagua Valley, Chile
In central Chile lies a land of sprawling vineyards and gorgeous rolling hills, called the Colchagua Valley. The Colchagua region is the epicenter of the Chilean wine industry, with more than 50,000 acres of vineyards, countless winery tours and a museum of arts (for when you get tired of the wine!). Chile even has its own specialty grape called the Carmenere, which became extinct in France and was found growing in Chile many years later! It’s perfect for wine lovers who want to experience the beauty of the Chilean countryside, sample the spectacular wines and keep things quiet and intimate on their honeymoon.
Perched beautifully in the center of Colombia’s coffee region, Salento is like no other place. It’s mysterious, mountainous and magnificent, with skyscraping wax palm trees dotting the landscape while local famers in ponchos try to keep out the cold. Salento is the ideal place to experience life in a small Colombian "pueblo", cozy up with a hot chocolate and explore the gorgeous landscapes of this breathtaking country.
Ilha Grande, Brazil
It’s a very good thing that most people outside of South America will not have heard of Ilha Grande in Brazil. The stunning island off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state almost looks too good to be true. The streets on Ilha Grande are free of cars and sprinkled with sand, and there’s an abundance of gorgeous scenery and fabulous inconspicuous resorts in which to while away your days. If it's privacy, intimacy and romance you want, head for Ilha Grande, Brazil’s very own paradise island.
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Punta del Este is a coastal city on Uruguay’s Atlantic coast, bustling with energy during the night and calm and peaceful during the day. The beaches here surround the city as the peninsula juts out into the ocean, so you’re never very far from a dip in the deep green ocean. Of course, the benefits of spending your honeymoon in a highly developed city means you can enjoy a plethora of first-class restaurants, great entertainment and easy transportation - perfect for couples looking to pick up the pace during their honeymoon, while also getting in some beach time!
Archipelago Los Roques, Venezuela
Think Caribbean paradise at bargain prices and that’s what you get at the Los Roques Archipelago in Venezuela. This hidden gem would be crawling with tourists and developments if only people knew more about it! A string of private islands maintained by the local residents, at Los Roques you can expect to do lots of relaxing on the white sand beaches, snorkeling among the corals, and generally enjoying a very chilled-out start to your marriage!