Best places to party in South America: Post your recommendations here.
Friends we are flying into Colombia in March 2010 and then we fly out of Rio 4 months later - could you tell us the best places to party hard in South America please?
Also where would you recommend we go to the jungle?
Final question friends we are looking at 4 months to get from Colombia - Rio, how much spending money would you recommend and which countries are more expensive than others?
Many thanks! Have fun
the big cities and the small beachside towns that are over run by tourists are generally the places where you can party hardest.
santa marta, medellin,cali,bogota,
santiago, viña del mar
sprry i have not done an actual jungle trip, but i was in pucallpa in peru and had a good time there, incidentally its a good place to party!
they do jungle trips from there.
also i have heard the bolivian jungle trips are good and cheaper.
peru and colombia can be both extremely cheap and quite expensive depending on where you choose to eat/sleep/drink... you will see what i mean when you get there.
ecuador and bolivia have much more of the cheap options and less of the expensive ones.
chile and uruguay have very few cheap options.
argentina can be surprisingly cheap and good quality, though it can also be expensive to party in buenos aires.
how much spending money?
1000 dollars is nice if you have it.
but ,remember you are going to be partying a lot so... ask the bank for a very large overdraft! :D
sorry i meant 1000 per month lol
and i also forgot to point out that i was not in brazil but according to the other travellers i met who were coming from there it is more expensive than the other countries.. maybe someone else can confirm this.
Cheers mate really appreciate your help! Can't wait to get out of England - this time for good! I can't deal with the 9-5 world!
There is an amazing club in Medellin playing banging techno with a big retractable roof for when the sun comes up. This club was absolutely out of control when I went there - in a good way! The El Poblado area of Medellin is good for partying too
Some good places in Bogota too but I didnt go to any of them - Cha Cha is supposed to be great and its on the 42nd floor of an office block with some great views of the city.
Not sure when Carnival is in 2010 (depends on when easter falls, but will be either late feb or early march) but if you are in Colombia when it is on go to Barranquilla for it on the north coast. The party to end all parties.
Other great party locations: Taganga in Colombia, Mancora in northern Peru (especially if you stay at the Point hostel!), Cuzco (go to Mama Africa's and Uptown clubs), Lima is quite good for partying if nothing else, there are some fun places in La Paz, Pacha in Buenos Aires is great, and Lapa in Rio.
the club you refer to in medellin with the opening roof is called "carnival"
i went there on my last saturday night in south america
here it is on youtube Carnival,Medellin
ah the memories
yeah sorry i forgot to actually mention the name!
Joseph - dont go on fridays though, nobody goes. Go on saturday when it is packed full of locals!
There's a club called Caix in Buenos Aires, open only on Sundays from 8am until 6pm for those who dont want to finish partying after the other clubs close. There's an outdoor dance floor as well overlooking a beach, it's really funny, you see these families out picnicing on sunday afternoon staring in confusion at all the ravers dancing away just above them
I am in San Gil Colombia and I recommend this town to anyone.I've been Paragliding ,Bungee Jumping ,Absailing ,White Water Bodyboarding and Cliff Jumping.The night life isn't so orgonised but most of the other adventurers party together until all hours.Enjoy Sth America its GREAT
Chile can be expensive. I paid 5euro for a rum and coke last night in Arica. My money wont last long like that!