September marks Hispanic Heritage Month, a time for Americans from all walks to admire and acknowledge the impact of Hispanic cultures on our society. People may choose to celebrate the occasion differently, but we’re choosing to celebrate in our own unique way—by highlighting some of the best Hispanic destinations and cultures to spend your next vacation!
These Hispanic travel destinations will help you get in touch with the intricate and colorful cultures that form North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean and Europe. Each spot is unique in its own way, offering exemplary cuisine, unbelievable natural sites, unbeatable cities and cultural attractions, and more. Check out these five destinations to witness the very best in Hispanic heritage and to get the vacation experience of a lifetime.
Perhaps the most undisturbed and least-developed major travel destination in Central America, Costa Rica is home to a warm culture and stunning natural beauty. Emerging as one of the top travel spots in the Western Hemisphere, sites like Peninsula Papagayo and Guanacaste offer endless pristine beaches and lush forests ripe for exploring. Many properties in Costa Rica, while offering the luxury expected of a vacation ownership resort, put visitors close to local authentic cultures.
Where to Stay: Four Seasons Residence Club Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. This exemplary resort offers breathtaking accommodations and no shortage of on-site amenities, all while immersing guests in one of the country’s most scenic and natural destinations. You’ll find peaceful, undisturbed nature abound as you adventure along the volcano-formed peninsula and the clear waters of Culebra Bay.
Argentina spans thousands of miles across South America, incorporating a myriad of different locales and environments for travelers to explore. Home to a staggering 15 continental zones, you can truly do anything in Argentina. Hike arid deserts in the Northwest Valleys, discover hidden gems in the jungles of Mesopotamia, and even snowshoe among the far southern reaches of Western Patagonia. Then, of course, there’s Buenos Aires, the nation’s capital and one of South America’s most picturesque and romantic cities.
Where to Stay: Bahia Manzano. You don’t need to travel to the Swiss Alps to find a wintery paradise to call home. This remote region of Argentina brings you away from the tourist-heavy areas along the coast. Trek Patagonian mountains and ski powdery slopes to your heart’s content, while enjoying the crisp waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi. The town of Villa La Angostura features enough restaurants and services to ensure your comfort and convenience while allowing you to experience a truly unique Hispanic heritage.
A U.S. territory, American travelers won’t need a passport or visa to travel to Puerto Rico. The island is home to one of the most diverse and interesting cultures in the Caribbean, with millions of Americans tracing their lineage to the former island nation. The vibrant jungles of El Yunque National Forest provide outdoor enthusiasts with the perfect escape, while the island’s signature beaches are ready for any type of traveler looking to beat the coming winter cold.
Where to Stay: Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa. This lavish resort provides the ultimate luxury experience along the island’s picturesque northern coast. Discover a sprawling property equipped with gorgeous pools and ten restaurants and bars, and easily venture out to sites like Old San Juan and Isla Verde.
Travel to the Old World to experience Hispanic culture in antiquity. Spain’s Costa del Sol is home to miles of sun-drenched beaches and beautiful Mediterranean locales that boast unbelievable dining, incredible nightlife, and picturesque beauty. Among these destinations, Marbella commands a reputation as a destination to find luxury, warmth, and happiness. Shadowed by the Sierra Blanca Mountains, the city offers visitors important historical sites, unique family-friendly attractions, and endless opportunities to stretch out on the sands.
Where to Stay: Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort. This centrally-located resort provides all the basics, plus a wide range of special on-site amenities and services to make your vacation carefree. Discover the parts of Marbella that make Andalusian Spain so special, like Sohail Castle, Puerto Banus, Selwo Marina, Ermita de Santiago, and more.
The Dominican Republic offers visitors a historic and beautiful destination to explore during any vacation. Modern island establishments and resorts mingle with a drop of antiquity to produce a fulfilling and vibrant society on this gem in the Caribbean. This sprawling island nation is home to Pico Duarte, the tallest point in the Caribbean, as well as countless prime beach destinations including the famous Punta Cana. With incredible opportunities to explore burgeoning nightlife and incredible scenery, the D.R. might be your ideal Hispanic travel destination.
Where to Stay: Melia Vacation Club at Paradisus Punta Cana. This all-star resort is typical of the full-fledged lavish properties spread around Punta Cana. Built for the ultimate vacation enjoyment, it gives guests easy access to the beaches and cuisine they’re eager to try out in the Dominican Republic. However, other locales are easy to get to as well. Find Santo Domingo to explore one of the earliest-settled sites in the New World, with some structures and attractions dating back five centuries. Walk to Zona Colonial to stroll pleasant esplanades, dine at airy outdoor eateries, and to discover one-of-a-kind nightlife.
Our inventory of discounted timeshare rentals includes exciting vacation opportunities at many more Hispanic destinations, perfect for commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month. Get out and broaden your horizons by exploring a new culture today, and save money in the process!