Tradition with a Twist

Culture and excitement in Latin America

By Morgan Saltz

With more travelers, executive retreaters and incentive recipients requesting experiential and cultural experiences as meeting professionals are organizing their itineraries, regions like Latin America that are rich in culture and history are trending. With historic sites that are equally beautiful as they are meaningful, world-class luxury resorts in Latin America honor the surrounding communities and represent “La Raza.” Latin America is ready for executive retreats, incentive trips or any other kind of travel with their luxury resorts and authentic cultural experiences.

Local Expert Tip

“Latin America is a great destination for travelers looking for both cultural experiences and relaxation. Guests can explore archaeological sites and hike mountain trails.”

– Angela Tuell, public relations account director, Percepture


5 Reasons Why Meeting Profs Love It

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Teatro Colon

The Cuisine

Meeting professionals can’t lump all Latin American cuisine into one category. Whether it is the mofongo from Puerto Rico, the empanadas from Mexico or the versatile Peruvian aji Amarillo sauce, the cuisine of Latin America is not only delectable but a tangible and meaningful facet of its history and culture.

The History

The Mayans, the Inca, the Aztecs and many other tribes and native cultures have built the foundation that is still celebrated and respected in Latin American countries today. Groups can take trips to Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains of Peru or the preserved Mayan ruins in Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Nature

The region referred to as “Latin America” refers to a gargantuan region of the sphere and entails drastically different ecological systems. From the beaches of Costa Rica where surfing and snorkeling are available to the sandboarding in the hills of Death Valley, Chile, meeting professionals can choose the best team building activities for their group.

The Art

With art and relics preserved for thousands of years, the museums and cultural centers of Latin America are some of the most impressive in the world. With ancient civilizations and modern Hispanic culture, there is a plethora of beautiful artifacts and art pieces that are on display such as Museo del Ooro in Columbia.

The Music

The energetic music of Latin America entices people around the world. With music, theater and dance like flamenco in Argentina, venues for events such as Teatro Colon are cultural gems incentive and executive travelers will never forget.


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This article appears in the March 2024 issue. You can subscribe to the magazine here.