City lights and shopping

Some of the biggest cities in the world are here in Latin America – Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Lima, and Bogota. For those seeking bright lights, night life and shopping, the buzz and excitement of these Latin cosmopolitan ‘big apples’ and many other resort towns here have them all, and even more with their own colorful festivities, and your choice of upbeat or sultry latin music and dance. Latin America deservingly has a reputation of a place where people know how to enjoy life and have a good time. Brazilian nightlife, particularly that of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, is legendary. Mexico not only has a buzzing capital, it has its own resort-town party style; and Cartagena nightlife has a distinctive Caribbean feel. Carnival is not only big in Rio de Janeiro; almost all countries of Latin America have their own carnivals in February and normally there are two days of public holidays to help you recover after the celebrations. It is impossible to visit a big city without a little bit of retail therapy and the possibilities for this in Latin America are endless.
The highly acclaimed Bogota Fashion week held every February and, combined with the great international fashion shows of Medellin, ensures that Colombia export more textiles, clothing and design than any other nation in the hemisphere, making Colombia and Bogota the Fashion Capital of Latin America. Buenos Aires, representing a winning combination of reasonably prices and amazing style and variety is considered by many as a shopping capital of the region. In fact, some of the world’s biggest shopping malls are located in Latin America - Centro Santa Fe in Mexico City, Centro Comercial Santafé in Bogotá and Centro Comercial Aricanduva in Sao Paulo.