Medellín climate: when to go to Medellín

The city of Medellín is located in the Aburrá Valley (Valle de Aburrá) in the mountains of the Central Cordillera (Cordillera Central) of the Colombian Andes. The city is located on a plateau at 1,500 meters above sea level but ...

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Guayaquil climate: when to go to Guayaquil

Located just a few degrees south of the equator, the city of Guayaquil is located just 10 km from the sea on the western banks of the river Guayas. Its position near the equator means that the climate of the ...

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Margarita Island climate: when to go to Margarita Island

Margarita Island is the largest island in the Caribbean belonging to Venezuela, the island is located a few kilometers north of the coast of the Peninsula de Araya, in the less humid side of the Caribbean. The island’s climate is ...

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Caracas climate: when to go to Caracas

The city of Caracas – Venezuela’s capital – is located in a valley at about 900 meters high above sea level in the mountains of the Cordillera de la Costa. Because of its location at high altitude the climate of ...

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Lima climate: when to go to Lima

The city of Lima is located in a flat area of the coastal desert of Peru approximately 10 km from the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Because of its location between the sea and the Andes and in a desert area, ...

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra climate: when to go to Santa Cruz de la Sierra

The city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra – the economic and financial engine of Bolivia – is located in the eastern part of the country along the river Piraí in a large flat area a little more than 400 ...

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La Paz climate: when to go to La Paz

La Paz is known for being the highest capital city in the world, in fact, the city is located in the Bolivian Andean plateau at over 3,600 meters high. Its location at high altitude means that La Paz has a ...

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Asunción climate: when to go to Asunción

The city of Asunción is located in a flat area along the banks of the Paraguay River just 43 meters above sea level. Because of its location away from the sea and in a flat area the climate of the ...

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Mexico City climate: when to go to Mexico City

Mexico City is located on a plateau at about 2,250 meters above sea level in the so-called Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt (Eje Volcánico Transversal). This means that Mexico City is part of the climate zone of Tierras Frias, ie those regions ...

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Bogotá climate: when to go to Bogotá

The climate of Bogotá is greatly affected by the altitude at which the city is located. In fact, Bogotá is located about 2,640 meters above sea level on a plateau of the Andes – the Altiplano Cundiboyacense – and its ...

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Panama City climate: when to go to Panama City

Panama City (Cuidad de Panamá) is located along the coast of the Pacific Ocean in an area originally covered by tropical forest. The climate that characterizes the city is therefore the humid tropical sub-equatorial climate. This type of climate means ...

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Galapagos climate: when to go to Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands have a mild but dry climate, this is due to the influence of Peru cold ocean current that flows around the islands moderating temperatures and making the climate of the islands pleasant all year round. The climate in ...

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Quito climate: when to go to Quito

The city of Quito is located in the northern Andean highlands of Ecuador at an altitude of over 2,800 meters. The plateau where is the city is located on the flanks of the Pichincha volcano (4,784 meters) and the position of ...

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Colombia travel insurance, travel documents, plugs and sockets, mobile phones, health care, currency

COLOMBIA TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Documents: For entry into Colombia is necessary to have a passport valid for at least three months at the time of entry into the country. Even children and minors must have their own passports. Visa: not necessary for tourism ...

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Cartagena de Indias climate: when to go to Cartagena

Cartagena de Indias has a typically tropical climate, warm all year round with minimal changes in seasonal temperatures. Seasonal differences will have only according to the quantity of rain that falls, and not according to the temperature. Based on the ...

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Cartagena de Indias: fortresses and Spanish colonial buildings

The city of Cartagena de Indias is one of the oldest cities founded by the Spaniards in South America. Cartagena was founded in 1533 by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia, thanks to its location in a sheltered bay along ...

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Bolivia travel insurance, travel documents, plugs and sockets, mobile phones, health care, currency

La Paz, Bolivia. Author and Copyright Nello and Nadia Lubrina

BOLIVIA TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Documents: To travel to Bolivia, you must have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Even babies and children need their own passport. Visa: not required for tourist stays of less than three ...

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Bolivia tourist attractions: what to see in Bolivia

Bolivia is an underdeveloped country also from the point of view of tourism, but the beauty of its landscapes and the customs and culture of its people dressed in multi-colored clothes  are very yummy things for tourists in search of something ...

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Uruguay travel insurance, travel documents, plugs and sockets, mobile phones, health care, currency

Typical Portuguese rancho (colonial houses), Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.... Author and Copyright Pedro Gonçalves

URUGUAY TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Documents: To enter in Uruguay a valid passport is required. Even children and minors must have their own passport. Entry Visa: Not required for tourism, provided that the stay in Uruguay does not exceed 90 days. URUGUAY ...

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Montevideo climate: when to go to Montevideo

Montevideo has a humid sub-tropical climate characterized by not too cold winters and hot summers. The winters are usually rainy, windy and overcast, while summers are hot and rainy, with generally moderate wind that blows from the sea with a pleasant ...

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Montevideo: the southernmost capital of South America

Most important city and the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo, is also the southernmost capital of South America, the city is home to around half of the population of Uruguay. Located on the north shore of the Río de la Plata, ...

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Punta del Diablo: a fishing village along the Atlantic coast of Uruguay

Punta del Diablo is a small fishing village located along the Atlantic coast of Uruguay at about 300 km east of Montevideo, about 170 km east of Punta del Este and a few dozen kilometers from the border with Brazil. ...

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Punta del Este climate: when to go to Punta del Este

The city of Punta del Este which is located along the coast of Uruguay – at the meeting point between the waters of the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean – has a mild oceanic sub-tropical climate characterized ...

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Piriápolis: a seaside resort modeled on European seaside resorts of the late nineteenth century

The town of Piriápolis is a major seaside resort on the coast of Uruguay, located along the Rio de la Plata, about 50 km east of Montevideo, is located between the cities of Atlantida and Punta del Este. Piriápolis is ...

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Punta del Este: the most popular and well known seaside resort in Uruguay

Punta del Este is the most popular and well known seaside resort in Uruguay, popular destination for Uruguayans, Brazilians and Argentines tourists during the summer in South America. The city – which lies along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean about ...

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Uruguay tourist attractions: what to see in Uruguay

Tourism is quite important to the economy of Uruguay, the country is in fact a popular tourist destination in South America. The main tourist attractions in Uruguay are undoubtedly the beautiful and lively seaside resorts of the coast along the ...

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How to get to France. Flights to France

AIRPORTS AND FLIGHTS TO FRANCE France has international airports in many of its big cities and regional airports in almost all parts of the country. The main airport in France and among the most important airports in Europe is the ...

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France travel insurance, health insurance, documents, plugs, sockets, mobile phones

FRANCE DOCUMENTS Travel Documents: EU-nationals to enter France just need to be in possession of an identity card or passport. Minors may enter France if they have their own passport / identity card. If you are a citizen of others countris outside ...

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Helsinki climate: when to go to Helsinki

Helsinki’s climate is influenced mainly by the influence of the continental climate, but in the city, which is located along the coast, are also felt the mild influence of the Baltic Sea. In winter the water of the Gulf of ...

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Helsinki: a modern and functional city

Helsinki (575,000 inhabitants, more than one million in the metropolitan area) is the capital and largest city in Finland, is located at the south of Finland on the Baltic Sea coast, the city spreads over a number of peninsulas and ...

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