Destinations for older tourists in Latin America and the Caribbean

Destinations for older tourists in Latin America and the Caribbean

Destinations for older tourists in Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean have excellent locations for seniors to enjoy a fun and relaxing vacation in places of natural beauty and historical importance.

These are some travel destinations where seniors can find fabulous places to rest and enjoy top quality accommodation and services.

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Panama City

In this city that blends modernity with the colonial past, seniors will find exceptional places to spend the day with world-class cuisine and sites with tremendous historical tradition and culture. The historic center of Panama City is full of cozy cafes, parks, and restaurants where seniors can rest and enjoy the city’s warm climate.

In addition, they can stroll through the beautiful streets to admire the city’s colonial architecture and World Heritage sites.

Panama Canal
In the Miraflores lock, older people like to watch huge ships from the restaurant. (Photo courtesy of Hurtigruten).

In addition, they can visit the Metropolitan Natural Park to watch birds and rest surrounded by nature. Also in the old town you can see the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the House of Alarcón, the Presidential Palace and the Church of San José.

For those who want to get to know the Panama Canal zone, some tours take tourists to the emblematic Miraflores Locks, where they can observe the passage of many boats in their voyages from one ocean to another. In the large restaurant with a viewpoint, the elderly can rest and enjoy the ride on these huge ships, in addition to visiting the site museum to learn the history of this marvel of modern engineering.

Uruguay

The beautiful sea views that Uruguay offers in the capital Montevideo and other parts of the country are one of the great attractions that older tourists have and where they can rest, especially in the summer heat.

In Montevideo, older tourists enjoy short walks along the Río de la Plata, a place rich in culture, history and excellent dining options with international dishes and a wide selection of wines.

Carmelo Vineyard, Uruguay
Uruguay is a great place for older visitors who enjoy fine food and wine. (Photo courtesy of Avanti Destinations).

To spend a relaxing day at the beach, it is highly recommended to go to Piriápolis, a town near Montevideo that has beautiful places where older tourists enjoy beautiful European architecture and excellent service in hotels, cafes and restaurants.

For those who want days of rest in a high-end area with luxury services and accommodation, Punta del Este is the ideal place, it is the high quality of accommodation, the variety of beaches and the haute cuisine in fine dining restaurants in neighborhoods like the Colonia Sacramento, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In addition, in the city of Rocha, seniors can enjoy excellent shopping malls and casino nights in fun entertainment venues.

Aruba

This fabulous Caribbean island is perfect for seniors looking for relaxation in front of an exceptional nature and climate, ideal for breathing fresh air and enjoying the white sands of Aruba’s beaches.

This fantastic Caribbean place guarantees an average temperature of 80 degrees all year round, making it the perfect place for people who want to rest and enjoy fresh seafood and refreshing cocktails on the beach.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles.  Divi Divi tree on the beach (Photo Via sorincolac / iStock / Getty Images Plus)
Aruba’s beaches are perfect for seniors seeking relaxation. (Photo Via sorincolac / iStock / Getty Images Plus).

One of Aruba’s most recognizable landmarks is the famous Arikok National Park, the largest protected area in the Caribbean, which encompasses 20 percent of the island. Older adults can reach this point by booking various excursions from the hotel. At this point, the elderly can cool off in the calm waters of the natural pool and swim in the warm waters with an infinity of fish.

Also, for those who prefer more relaxed attractions, a good option is a stroll through Philip’s Animal Garden, an abandoned animal sanctuary with places to sit and admire different species.

Also in Oranjestad, the country’s capital, seniors can hop onto scenic transportation to tour the city and enjoy the architecture, which is a mix of Dutch and local buildings.

Costa Rica

This small country in Central America caters to all types of tourists. Seniors offers exciting opportunities for entertainment and relaxation in places with incredible biodiversity and with quality services in hotels and restaurants.

Manuel Antonio National Park is an excellent option for those who want to get acquainted with the wildlife of this incredible country. At this nature reserve, accessible on tours from San Jose, older visitors can enjoy excellent jungle views without having to travel long distances.

Tropical bird in the rainforest of Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica is an excellent option for older tourists. (Photo via Pixabay).

There are also trips specially designed for those over 60 to other national parks such as Arenal and Irazú Volcanoes, Tabacón Hot Springs, Tortuguero National Park and several beach, mountain and valley destinations such as Orosia and Lankester.

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