Covering a span of terrain stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean across the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, Latin America and the Caribbean harbor a wealth of enticing destinations. From the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas to tango in Buenos Aires, the region offers a wealth of vivid culture, exquisite natural beauty, and ancient wonders.
Stylishly written and carefully researched, this updated and expanded collection of the popular New York Times 36 Hours column offers you 60 well-crafted itineraries for brief but beautiful trips through the region’s bustling cities, tranquil beaches, tropical rain forests, and beyond. Whether it’s snorkeling in the Cayman Islands, the cloud forest in Costa Rica, tango in Buenos Aires, or steel band music in Trinidad, delve in and discover your next weekend adventure.
2,160 hours worth of insightful itineraries to make the most of your stay
60 destinations, from major cities to lesser–known gems
Practical recommendations for over 250 restaurants and 200 hotels
Color-coded tabs and ribbons to bookmark your favorite cities in each region
Nearly 400 photos
Illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli
Detailed city-by-city maps pinpoint every stop on your itinerary
Barbara Ireland, a writer and editor based in western New York State, is a former deputy travel editor and deputy Op-Ed page editor at The New York Times. While on the Times staff, she commissioned and edited many 36 Hours columns and wrote a few herself. She is a graduate of Cornell University and was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University.