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    Florianópolis, Brazil: The city with an island escape

    Florianópolis – if you hear it also being called Floripa, please know that that is exactly the same thing – strikes as a strong favourite for travellers in Brazil, and was officially named the best place in Brazil to live…

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    San Gil, Colombia’s hilly adrenaline capital

    San Gil, Colombia’s adrenaline capital and a great place to see Colombian life outside the big cities. We’ve now been twice to San Gil, one on a weekend break from Bogotá and the other incorporating San Gil into Santander exploration…

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    Filandia, a less touristic alternative to Salento

    The coffee region in Colombia remains Andy’s favourite part of the country. Imagine rolling green valleys, colourfully-painted balconies and little old men wearing traditional hats riding their horses down country paths. Oh, and the occasional howler monkey, too. As Salento…

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    Colombia travel with a teen: all you need to know

    In all our 7 months of life and travel in Colombia so far, we’ve been pretty much always in the presence of just adults. However, the arrival of my (Lozzy’s) auntie and 13-year-old cousin, Luca, in August 2019 forced us…

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    Essential UK life admin to tackle before you travel full-time

    When you’re on your way to quitting your job and going full-time travelling, it’s likely that all you’ll be thinking of is trip-planning, destination-browsing and clothes-buying. However, there are a few life admin tasks before you travel full-time that we’re…

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    Pipa, North-East Brazil’s wild dolphin haven

    Despite the fact that you can swim and kayak with wild dolphins in Pipa (yeeeah you read that right), it isn’t as world famous as we would expect. However, it’s still a very popular holiday town, with a very developed…

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    The Highs and Lows of 3 Months in Brazil

    Our 3 months in Brazil has shown us what an incredible part of the world this is – it’s truly a country like no other. Nowhere else have we experienced such vibrance and energy. Here are our highlights are low…

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    Chapada dos Guimarães, Mato Grosso’s waterfall capital

    Chapada dos Guimarães, a town nestled in a national park, is not yet popular with international tourists – or even with tourists from other Brazilian states – and instead is mostly a weekend retreat for people who live and work…

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    Curitiba, Paraná: Brazil’s most sustainable green city

    European architecture and modern street art blend perfectly together, and the centre of the city has lush parks from which to watch the world go by. Curitiba, Brazil ’s first ‘green city’, continues to be its most sustainable.

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    Arraial do Cabo; Brazil’s answer to the Caribbean?

    Known as the Brazilian Caribbean, this fantastic little town is surrounded by white sands and turquoise waters in every direction. Arraial do Cabo beaches are famed for their beauty, and we completely, utterly, unequivocally understand why.

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    Mompóx, Colombia, a pueblo frozen in time

    Though it’s been on people’s travel radars for a while, there aren’t many tourists in the town still. When you read on to the "How to get to Mompox" section, you’ll understand why. There isn't that much to do in…

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    An honest review: Crab Cay Boutique Lodge, Isla de Providencia

    A review of Crab Cay Boutique Lodge on Isla de Providencia, Colombia. Providencia is a Caribbean island owned by Colombia but closer geographically to Nicaragua, so you can expect those turquoise waters and white sands that so much of Central…

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    Isla de Providencia, Colombia’s Unspoilt Paradise Island

    The lesser-visited sister of San Andrés, Isla de Providencia sits around 80 miles North-West of SA. It’s strongly Caribbean culture has the slightest of Colombian twists, and local life there appears laid-back and full of happy moments.

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    Villa de Leyva: Colombia’s stunning white pueblo

    The jewel of Boyacá! Just 3-4 hours from Bogotá, Villa de Leyva is a well-preserved step back in time. It's a popular city break from Bogotá, and whilst being a chilled place with fresh air it's also packed with things…

  • Guide to Tequendama Falls | Bogotá day trips: Salta de Tequendama | Colombia travel guides by Cuppa to Copa Travels

    Salto del Tequendama, Bogotá’s haunted waterfall

    The beauty of Tequendama Falls is that it's only actually a half day trip from Bogotá. This place drips in legend as the site from which the indigenous Muisca people jumped to their deaths to escape Spanish slavery, and its…

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    Selina: a brand set to take over the world

    As you may already know, we earn our keep by running a brand strategy consultancy business. Sometimes, our consultancy & travel content cross-over, so why not share it with you lovely people? Selina is a brand that's swept across Latin…

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    Our travel plans for 2019

    Looking for inspiration? Just curious? Stalking us around the world? Whichever your motive, we thought we’d let you know our travel plans for 2019. Although we may be home in Blighty for now, our feet are itching and we intend…

  • Best Craft Breweries in South America | 3 Cordilleras Cerveza | The Beer Guide | Travel guides by Cuppa to Copa Travels

    The best craft breweries in South America

    Welcome to the list of Top Craft Breweries in South America! Spanning a variety of countries, each brand that has made the list offers a combination of great beer as well as something a little unique versus your typical craft…

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    The best bars in Antigua, Guatemala

    For a relatively small place, Antigua Guatemala is bursting with great bars, restaurants & cafés. We’ve collated a list of the best bars in Antigua for just a few drinks or a night of partying.

  • If we only had 2 weeks: Guatemala Itinerary | Semuc Champey waterfalls | Guatemala Travel Guide by Cuppa to Copa Travels

    If we only had 2 weeks: Guatemala itinerary

    We are often asked by people who only have a 2 week holiday from their jobs where we would prioritise in the given time. So behold! Here is our 2 weeks Guatemala itinerary for anyone who is tight on time…

  • If we only had 2 weeks: Ecuador Itinerary | Luna Runtun viewpoint Baños Ecuador | Ecuador Travel Guide by Cuppa to Copa Travels

    If we only had 2 weeks: Ecuador itinerary

    As this is a 2 week trip, we assume that you are beginning and ending your 2 weeks Ecuador itinerary in Quito. Please note that if you want to visit the incredible Galapagos Islands, we would recommend a bare minimum…

  • If we only had 2 weeks: Peru Itinerary | Guanaco llama alpaca at Machu Picchu | Peru Travel Guide by Cuppa to Copa Travels

    If we only had 2 weeks: Peru itinerary

    Here's our ideal 2 weeks Peru itinerary for anyone who is tight on time but still wants to soak up the best that this incredible country has to offer. As this is a 2 week trip, we assume that you…

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    A guide to the best barrios of Bogotá, Colombia

    There is a huge number of barrios of Bogotá, so we’ve provided a brief guide to the vibes of each one we spent a lot of time in. Hopefully this will help you decide where to stay in Bogotá and…

  • Best cafés in Antigua | El Estudio cafe | coffee shops Guatemala | Latin America travel guides by Cuppa to Copa Travels

    The best cafés in Antigua, Guatemala

    Guatemala is one of the world’s finest producers of coffee, and if you find yourself in Antigua, you’re in a great spot to learn more about the local production, get involved in workshops and try some of the locally-produced goods.…

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    Guatapé, Colombia: Medellín’s must-do day trip

    Guatapé town itself is colourful, quaint and quiet. All around, you’ll see houses with murals on the outside like skirting boards, each with their own vibrant depictions of llamas, horses and old men at the bar.