About 70 thousand tourists will visit Ushuaia this month on board 72 cruises, although for the whole summer is expected the landing of some 290 such ships in the port of the southernmost city of world, informed today the Fueguino Institute of Tourism INFUETUR.
These numbers and perspectives keep the capital of Tierra del Fuego as one of the country’s greatest attractions for international tourism during the summer season, Laura Gonz˜lez, Secretary of Internal Policy for that province, told Tlam. Many of those cruise tourists have already spent the Christmas and New Year holidays in Tierra del Fuego, while others only spend a few hours in the city, but all “consume products from the area,” he said.
This is “very important also from the cultural and economic point of view, and generates many opportunities and movement of currency,” she added. With an average temperature that reaches between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius during these days, the Fuegian capital receives in summer numerous tourists from Europe, Brazil and Asia.
A few kilometers from the city of Santiago, there are some places that are worthy of being known, both for those who live there or for those who visit the Chilean capital. Today we present you, a couple of beaches, a couple of charming villages and a couple of valleys to go on your next trip to Santiago, or why not, your next weekend.Santiago, Chile, Chile.
The city of Santiago de Chile, is very well located, a few kilometers between the sea and the mountain, so you will find several options to do in its surroundings.
Here we leave you some ideas, which we hope you enjoy. Beaches near Santiago One of the things most sought after by visitors to Chile is the majestic beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Many travelers arrive at more traditional destinations such as Valpara so (120 km.) Or Via del Mar (134 km), but to these you can add some places you can not miss such as Algarrobo, or Pichilemu. Carob tree Algarrobo is located at 110 km. of Santiago and is one of the destinations of beaches that form part of the central coast of Chile.
Some of the most visited beaches of the place are Club de Yates, Pejerrey, Internacional and San Pedro that are in the urban zone. The sunsets at Mirasol are also very popular. or the wooded beaches of Canelo and Canelillo. Also in the area is Isla Negra, where Pablo Neruda lived. Pichelemu is for many the extreme sports paradise. It is one of the most aggressive hostels in the Pacific and one of the favorites for those who love extreme disciplines like surfing, kitesurfing or windsurfing.
Although it is a little further from Santiago, almost 200 km. is a must if you are looking for adrenaline-filled beaches. A little closer to Santiago is Matanzas (170 km.). This place, besides presenting incredible beaches, has a reserve of water birds, the islet of Pupuya. Charming villages near Santiago You do not have to go far to find places full of charm, secrets or where you can find the most traditional Chile. Pomaire is located only 50 km from the city of Santiago, and is recognized throughout Chile by its artisans who work making pottery in clay.
In the main streets of this colorful village, you will only find shops that work in the typical adobe houses of the region, which commercialize this type of handicraft. Also in Pomaire, you can eat typical Chilean dishes such as empanadas (there they serve the empanada that entered the Guiness book of records for weighing a kilo), casseroles, thighs or rolled up.
Sewell, located 120 km from Santiago, is this place, one of the most mysterious in the country. It is a mining village that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2006. Among the architectural particularities that earned this recognition is the fact that there are almost no streets, but only intercommunicated stairs and buildings of different colors and sizes that mark the hierarchy of those who lived there.
Wine tasting near Santiago Chile is known worldwide for its wines, of course if you are in the city of Santiago, in addition to making a traditional excursion to some winery in the city, you can go exploring some of the wine routes that are near the capital. White House 80 km from Santiago, you will find the city of Casablanca.
Within the valley that has the same name, they make the best white wine in the whole country and often the producers usually open their doors so that visitors can know the production process, taste and why not take some jewelry from these artisan wineries.
Aconcagua Valley 70 km. of Santiago, is the Valley of Aconcagua, one of the most fertile zones of Chile and where some traditional celebrations of the Chilean field or huasas are realized. In this region, whose most representative locality is Los Andes, you will also find some of the most important wine producers in the country, but unlike Casablanca, here are the strong flavors.
Tour Margarita is a pleasure for own and visitors. If you want to spend a pleasant time on a family Sunday the resorts of Antoln del Campo and part of Gomez, offer alternatives and adapt to all tastes.The well-known beaches of the north of Margarita are still one of the most visited by own and visitors.
The most popular spas like Parguito and El Agua are still an option for those who like music, surf and good food. However, it is not recommended for children or adolescents, due to its high surf and hangover.
For couples or family groups with infants, even when they are oceanic, the tranquility of their waters makes them suitable to spend a pleasant time with the spoiled ones of the house.
Gastronomy also has its space in the beaches of the Island, the empanadas of “Chepina”, in beach Parguito are very well-known, as well as the restaurants on the edge of the beach where you taste an excellent asopado of seafood and fresh fish.Sport and fishing also have their space in El Tirano. Surfers claim they like to practice or teach. and fishermen say their fish are the freshest.
Although there are no exact data on the pre-Hispanic foundation of Toluca, history indicates that in the 7th century, it was populated by the matlatzincas, and later, in the thirteenth century, became a Mexica domain. The Cerro del Toloche, north of the city, gives rise to its name, and comes from Tolocan and means “Where is the Fool God, the bowed head.”
By 1521, under Spanish conquest, the city was recognized as Toluca de San Jose; and in 1830, in the independent period, it became the fourth capital of the State of Mexico, which also hosted the Scientific and Literary Institute, founded in Tlalpan by Don Lorenzo de Zavala in 1828 and which currently houses the Rectory of the Universidad Autnoma del Mexico state.
In 1861 by decree of the local Legislature took the name of Toluca de Lerdo, Historically, it can be assured that in recent years Toluca has undergone one of its most radical transformations, since works have been carried out that update it by offering greater public services, streamlining its road circulation, and especially, contributing to the solution of serious ecological problems. Location of Toluca The municipality is located in the central part of the State of Mexico, 72 kilometers away from the capital of the country.
The municipal area is 420.14 square kilometers, corresponding to 1.87% of the state territory. Climate, flora and fauna of Toluca The climate of the municipality is classified as temperate sub-humid. The average annual temperature is 13.7 celsius.
Frost is 80 to 140 days in the cold season.The flora of the municipality is composed of forests of pine, aile, ocote and oyamel, among others.As for its fauna, at the moment the following species are found: quail, chara dwarf, white tail deer, rabbit of the snows or teporingo, roadrunners and raccoon, although they are being reduced more and more.
It houses part of the work of nineteenth century landscaper Felipe S. Gutierrez, with works by the artist of the same period and Luis Nishizawa where the artist’s plastic work is exhibited.
The Museum of Fine Arts: Contains valuable paintings and sculptures from the Colonial period; The Watercolor Museum: In the exhibition the works of various artists, carried out in this technique.Also worthy of mention are the Museums of Numismatics and the Estampa.
Cultural Center Mexiquense: Located on the outskirts of the city, it offers a splendid natural landscape, is the perfect setting to admire the beauty of the former hacienda “La Pila”, whose facilities are home to the Museum of Popular Cultures, where objects representative of Mexican folklore.
In harmonious coexistence with the cultural center is contemporary architecture, the museums of Modern Art and Anthropology and History that present attractive exhibitions.
In this space, the visitor will find a great variety of edible products, ornamental and dress, among others.As for archaeological zones in the municipality are: Tecaxic-Calixtlahuaca archeological zone: One of the most interesting buildings in Calixtlahuaca is the so-called “Temple of Quetzalcoalt” with circular plant..
The worship of the god Tolotzin: It is located in the hill Toloache in the north sierrita of the city.Convent of the Carmen: Architecture of baroque style of century XVII.Convento de la Merced: Colonial architecture.
The city of Toluca was characterized in the nineteenth century by its neoclassical French style, of which there are some examples in the streets of Villada and Lerdo.Cathedral of Toluca: Its construction began from 1870 and was concluded until the present century.
In the Civic Square are the Government Palace and the Chamber of Deputies, as well as the Superior Court of Justice. The Municipal Palace was built between 1872 and 1873 on the grounds that occupied the cemetery of the Franciscan convent.
In the Chamber of Deputies, the murals of the artist Leopoldo Flores stand out.Temple of Santa Veracruz, famous for its black christ, the first stone of this Temple built to venerate the Lord of Santa Veracruz, was placed on December 13, 1753. It has a tower with hexagonal details and paired columns as well as beautiful balconies of semicircular railings.
The square was inaugurated in 1910, during the Independence festivities. It is also known as Plazuela del Carmen. In it are located white constructions, this is the case of the bell tower of the temple of the Carmen.
Botanic Garden – Cosmovitral: An attractive site that, as its name indicates, forms the largest stained glass in the world, an impressive work by the Mexican Leopoldo Flores, whose main theme revolves around universal dualities and antagonisms, in a game of multicolored lights.
Portals: In the heart of the city are located the Portales, construction dating from 1832, considered the most extensive of the country with its 118 arches and have been the center of social and commercial life of Toluca.
Each one of the three portals has a name: the east with 37 arches bears the name of November 20. The south with 44 arches, is known as Madero; and finally the one of the west with 35 arcs is called Reforma.El nevado de Toluca:
Zacango Zoo: Today is one of the largest in Latin America. Here the Mexican architecture is integrated with a pleasant natural environment. The zoo has 140 varieties of vegetables and more than 250 species with 1,500 animals from all continents.
In this place you will find elephants, giraffes, ostriches, orangutans, tigers, flamingos and vipers. An important part of the visit to the museum is that by means of faithful scenographies, the geophysical conditions of the diverse landscapes of our planet are produced.
In addition to all the attractions that Toluca has, it has an impressive stadium called “La bombonera”, tourist services, from hotels of all categories, restaurants, travel agencies, car rental companies, banks and financial transactions companies, videobars and discotheques, as well as an extensive road network that connects it with the main cities of the country.
Its peaceful beaches with crystal clear waters, modern hotels and sophisticated shops make this one of the destinations preferred by tourists from all over the world.
If there is a stereotype of Miami with beautiful white sand beaches, bikini girls and a quirky Art Deco architecture is thanks to South Beach, an area within Miami Beach that owes its fame to its lively restaurants, bars and nightclubs in which it is not unusual to run into famous celebrities.
Referred to in numerous TV series and classic films such as “Caracortada”, during the day the activities of this lively area focus on Lummus Park (on Ocean Drive), a boardwalk with green areas ideal to see and be seen. Here the girls skate in tiny bikinis while the boys show their torsos riding their bicycles and the athletes are struggling in hard-fought beach volleyball matches.
Facing this point, there is the famous Colony Hotel, an icon of the architectural current known as Art Deco (which developed between the 20s and 40s of the last century). Cube shape and pastel colors characterize this style of which South Beach prides itself in maintaining in perfect condition dozens of buildings (between blocks 6 and 15 of Ocean Drive).
Another tourist attraction of this artery is the mansion that belonged to the late Gianni Versace, which has become a luxury hotel.Near this area there are also points for renting bicycles during the day, as well as segways (motorized two-wheeled vehicles.
In South Beach you can breathe fun everywhere and the lively terraces of your hotels are ideal to receive the night with a good mojito or beer in hand.Among the busiest places is the bar-terrace of the Clevelander Hotel, which is one of the most visited in Miami, due to its popular pool parties with the best live DJs.
The evening can be continued at Mango’s, where you can enjoy a dinner show with a Tropicana-style show with the best of Latin and Caribbean music. But if you’re looking to dance late at night in more sophisticated settings, the Nikki Beach, and Set nightclubs are the best options because they have the funniest parties and the continued presence of Hollywood celebrities passing through Miami. And if you get something off the disco, you can not miss Jerry’s, a famous restaurant (open 24 hours a day) where you’ll find the best hamburgers and shakes in town.
Miami is internationally recognized for being an ideal destination for shopping and South Beach could not be the exception. That’s why, between 5th and 10th Collins Av. (Parallel to Ocean Drive), you’ll find more than thirty exclusive brand stores such as Armani, Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole and other well-known designers. If you are looking for department stores such as Banana Republic or Gap, or purchasing a technological object, we recommend walking to Lincoln Road Boulevard.
In this tropical wonder, located on the Panamanian Caribbean Sea, the chromatic palette looks unusual. The sea has blue tones, the white sand of its beaches reflects a golden glow and the palm trees have taken over the green to exert a contrast in the landscape.
Meanwhile, the natural diversity of its coasts gives visitors the best experience of a lifetime. This is because Guna Yala is a pristine region where tourist attractions attract hikers from around the world. There the Guna culture, based on the dress of its inhabitants, is based on the flute with which men mark the rhythm of their dances. In the sound of maracas wielding female hands.
Everything in the place seems out of the fruit of legends and myths related to the gods of the sea and the jungle. Rare and ancient are their customs and traditions that still remain in our days. In this region composed of small islands, coral reefs that, according to UNESCO, are among the best preserved on the Northwest Atlantic Biographic Coast and the Central Caribbean Bioregion , beaches full of coconut trees and soft mountains covered with primary forests are also a unique gastronomy based on original products, and homes made with natural elements such as palm fronds, coconut cloth and woods of incredible hardness. All this dazzles the visitor.
The San Blas archipelago, made up of a set of 370 coral islands, are a perfect setting for sailing and snorkeling. The wind is another element of this unique destination. Under the surface of its waters there is an entire underwater world that allows to live with the coral reefs, starfish, goldfish and with its famous lobsters and crabs (giant crabs).
Guna Yala is a wonderful sun and beach destination where you will be intertwined with spiritual experiences for the warmth and stillness of its wonderful landscapes.
In every corner of the extensive arch of coasts and islands visitors find something interesting to do, from snorkeling or enjoy the more than 300 islands of white sands and turquoise waters that constitute a true stamp that impress national and foreigners. Currently Guna Yala, has small hotels that the ethnic group manages, that constitute the ideal bases from where to leave for its next marine adventures.
There are also suitable camping sites. The hotels staff interact with travel agencies and other experts who serve from Panama City. It is good to remember that when booking online or communicating via e-mail you can clarify your gastronomic tastes.
Pasar by the Region of San Blas and not to taste the delicacies of the kitchen Guna, is a sin. The tropical flavor to cook with local dressings, such as coriander leaves or coconut milk, are a taste of the unique destination where you enjoy your vacation, lobster, seafood and fresh fish caught only hours before serving them to the table are delicious.
The dishes made with sea products have typical accompaniments such as patacones, cassava, rice and frijoles.
Los Gunas cooks are well known for their culinary skills. They acquired knowledge about Western cuisine and joined it to their traditional cuisine.
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The Gunas have been able to exploit the art they possess for the making of handicrafts, proof of which is that they are their women, expert seamstresses recognized worldwide by the production of the famous “Molas” with which many manage their sustento.
Las springs maintain a decorative style carved in fabrics, worked upside down with the ancient techniques of embroidery. They are made with colorful textiles of different colors, joined by sometimes invisible stitches.
Jamaica has a variety of hotels that serve as retreats and help guests unwind from everyday distractions, to recover through rest and relaxation.
According to studies on the lack of holidays in 2013, there are a growing number of people who have a lot of unused vacation time. Americans top the list, averaging four days of unused vacation last year, twice as much as the previous year.
Known as the island “Get All Right,” Jamaica has a range of hotels that invite guests to leave the outside world behind. There are no distractions like televisions, radios and clocks. But there is no lack of fun in this destination, which has more attractions than any other Caribbean country.
There are hotels in Montego Bay, Negril, and Ocho Rios where you can give a digital detox.
Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios: Located on a private bay on beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica Inn is an eight-acre property and 700 feet of private white sand beach with 58 suites and cabins. Managed by its owners since 1958, it continuously appears on the lists of the best luxury hotels in the Caribbean. As part of its promise to create a relaxing atmosphere, it has no TVs, radios or clocks in the rooms and the resort is usually turned off at midnight. Every morning there is yoga on the beach. Rates range from $ 315, excluding taxes and service. (www.jamaicainn.com; 800-837-4608)
Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Montego Bay:
Nestled on a lush 110 acre peninsula with pristine natural beaches and majestic Caribbean waters. There is no TV in the 36 ocean view rooms designed by Ralph Lauren. This property also offers 90 luxury villas and suites, plus a selection of 27 private villas with two or three bedrooms, most with private pool.
The Elemis spa, set in a beautifully restored 18th-century hacienda, offers an attractive menu of services for relaxation and rejuvenation. Room rates range from $ 479 to $ 950 for villas. Does not include taxes or services. (www.roundhill.com; 876-956-7050)
The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel, Negril:
A perfect romantic getaway for health conscious couples, the SPA Retreat is a gateway for adults to authentic Jamaican culture and wellness. Its eighteen handmade stone cottages are set in tropical gardens with no clocks or TV in the rooms, allowing guests to reconnect and rejuvenate their mind and body. Yoga on the cliffs and yoga at sunset overlooking the sea. Rates range from $ 200 per night for double occupancy. (www.thespajamaica.com; 855-843-7725)
Rockhouse Hotel, Negril:
Rockhouse Hotel has thirty four air-conditioned rooms, eight Premium Villas, 12 villas, five studios and nine standard rooms. All the cabins are individual, they are at the top of cliffs, they have a palm roof and are located directly on the water, with no TV or clocks in the room.
They have spacious private circular terraces and sliding glass doors. The Rockhouse has a newly built spa offering holistic treatments. The Rockhouse Restaurant is known for giving an interesting touch to traditional Jamaican dishes.
Lunches are complemented by a comprehensive list of international wines, island-inspired cocktails and Jamaica’s famous Blue Mountain cafe. Guests can also enjoy the sixty-foot infinity pool on the cliffs, snorkel and participate in yoga classes.
The goal of making Colombia the best tourist destination in the world is ever closer. That’s because the country was ranked as the second place to spend holidays in 2011, according to readers of The New York Times. Add to that the same newspaper, considered the most important in the United States, highlighted Cali among the top ten destinations to visit this year.
The news, according to Jaime Alberto Cabal, president of the Hotel Association of Colombia, Cotelco, generates an atmosphere of optimism in the sector and drives the engine to continue promoting the country internationally.
A recognition that adds to the good balance that the manager made of 2010, which was much higher than the previous year and highlighted the hotel occupancy, with a rebound of two percentage points compared to 2009. Likewise, the visit of foreign tourists that to November 30 grew 12.6%.
To that was added the hotel investment, which was considered historic in construction, remodeling and expansion of hotels. In addition, the employment experienced a rise of five points and the generation of foreign currency, 10%.
The good indicators, according to the president of Cotelco, were due to the trend of sustained growth that has been experiencing the sector since last year and hopes to be better in 2011 .
The Singapore Aquarium has the largest acrylic panel, certified by Guiness, with over 18 million liters of salt water.Do you like fish? There are many people who have a peculiar taste for marine specimens, and every one who has a chance visit an aquarium, or some water park to appreciate these animals.
The most intrepid go to the oceans and immerse themselves in deep waters to admire them naturally, however, this practice may have some risks.
So the best thing is to appreciate them in an aquarium, these parks have countless fish, and there is one particular that is surprising, we speak of the largest
Aquarium in the world: The SEA Aquarium Singapore that owns the Guinness Record for having the acrylic panel larger in its Ocean Gallery, with more than 18 million liters of salt water.
The SEA Aquarium is located at Resorts World Sentosa, a multi-themed resort opened in January 2010 and hosts 100,000 animals from more than 800 marine species.
According to the ABC newspaper , this aquatic enclosure is home to majestic stingrays, enormous mere goliaths, napoleon fish and other sea giants. The visitor will be able to face you face to face with more than 200 sharks and discover the myths about these predators. Also, take a look at a brunette in a rocky crack or visit an underwater reef community.
In the visit to the underwater world you can discover the Strait of Karimata and Java Sea; the Strait of Malacca and the Sea of ??Andaman; the Bay of Bengal and the Laccadive Sea; the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea; the Red Sea or the open Ocean among others.
The Swiss city of Geneva is home to historical monuments, watchmaking workshops, a majestic lake and green parks ideal for resting.The second largest city of Switzerland, Geneva lies on the border with French territory. It is known for hosting important international organizations, such as the European Central Organization (UN) and WHO (World Health Organization), as well as for its production of beautiful luxury watches, made with old techniques.
In fact, in this city is held every year an international watch fair, which brings together prestigious watchmakers from around the world. The Old Town of Geneva houses a myriad of architectural treasures. One of them is the cathedral of San Pedro; you will have to climb 157 steps to reach the top of its tower, from which you can see a privileged view of the city.
Do not forget to visit the Jet d’Eau, a fountain next to the Rhine river that throws water 140 meters high. You can appreciate it better from the Bains des Porquis, an artificial beach where you can also swim, take a boat ride and eat a rich fondue.
The magnificent Geneva parks, especially those on the banks of the river, are perfect for relaxing. Also visit the United Nations Headquarters, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Carouge handicraft village and the watch shops.