We’ve had the top home swap cities in the United States and Canada, as well as those most desirable cities in Europe, and now it’s time for Latin America to stand in the spotlight. Stretching from Mexico all the way down to the southern-most tip of South America, the countries of Latin America all have one thing in common: their language. Mainly it’s either Spanish or Portuguese spoken here, with some French-speaking countries as well, but the point is that they’re derived from Latin and hence the name, Latin America.
Anyway, enough of the geography lesson for now, as we’re here to talk about home swapping! MyTwinPlace currently has homes listed in some of the most popular Latin American countries and cities, so read on to find out where you could be spending your next home exchange vacation.
Mexico is still a highly desirable vacation destination. The great thing about this Central American country is its diversity: there’s the capital, Mexico City, which is a sprawling metropolis. It’s one of the largest cities in the world yet it’s still scenic. Set at an elevation of around 2,240 metres Mexico City is within the mountains. Choosing a home swap in Mexico City you can enjoy the endless culture, heritage, entertainment, and nightlife that this city has to offer.
In contrast you can home exchange in Mexico’s coastal regions too. Cities and resort towns like Puerto Vallarta, Play del Carmen, Cabo San Lucas, and Cancun, all offer an introduction to the great culture of Mexico, merged with beautiful sandy beaches, warm weather, entertainment and nightlife.
It’s a similar story in Brazil where large coastal cities dominate the market for home swapping. Rio de Janeiro is both a huge city and a coastal gem, and with all the many things you can see and do here it’s no surprise that home exchange in Rio is gaining popularity. From the Sugarloaf Mountain to the Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro has some fabulous landmarks and scenery, and when you’re done seeing the sights you can relax on one of the world’s best known beaches, Copacabana! Demand for home swaps in Brazil is especially high during ‘Carnival’ season, so get your exchange requests in early if you’d like to visit then, or if you own an apartment in Rio, use the Carnival as an excuse to swap your home with another, anywhere in the world.
And if you thought Rio de Janeiro was large and busy, try Sao Paulo. It’s the largest city in Brazil, and the largest in the entire Southern Hemisphere. It’s known for its culture and museums, for the Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix, beautiful landmarks and parks, and a rocking nightlife!
In Argentina, the capital and largest city is also its’ most popular – Buenos Aires. It’s a fun and vibrant city with a great mixture of historic and modern architecture. Buenos Aires has an air of grandeur, but it’s by no means an old-fashioned city – there’s plenty of youthfulness about it too, such as the Puerto Madera neighbourhood with its great nightlife and restaurant scene. Buenos Aires is definitely a city for your bucket list, and if you do a home exchange you can stay here for free!
Caracas is the top home swap city in Venezuela. It’s the capital and largest city of the country and it’s located just a little inland from the coast, separated from the Caribbean Sea by the beautiful Cerro El Avila mountain range. Even so, its proximity to the Caribbean means you can combine city sightseeing with days on the beach when you home swap in Caracas.
The compact country of Uruguay is the second smallest (after Suriname) in South America, so it’s relatively easy to get to see most of the country’s highlights in a week or two. Staying in a home exchange in the capital city, Montevideo, puts you on the southern coast where there are some beaches to enjoy, but it’s the monuments, museums, parks, and historic architecture of the old town that are the main appeal here.
Colombia is the northernmost country in South America and it benefits from coastlines on both the Caribbean, and the Pacific Ocean. Needless to say there are many coastal towns and cities where you can relax on the beaches including Barranquilla which is famous for its ‘Carnaval’. Cali is also a popular city, though it is inland, and is famous for its salsa music and nightlife if you’re craving a partying vacation! The there’s the capital, Bogota. It’s the largest city in Colombia and has become known as the Athens of South America thanks to its grand libraries and universities, and for tourists there’s everything from culture, to cuisine, monuments, architecture, shopping and nightlife.
Home Exchange in Latin America
So there’s a quick overview of Latin America’s top home exchange destinations. If one of these vibrant cities has caught your attention, why not sign up for free at MyTwinPlace and let our members know where you’d like to go for your next vacation?!
If you’re reading this and you own a home in any one of the popular cities, remember, your place will be in high demand. Consider listing your home for exchange and you could be swapping for free accommodation anywhere in the world!