Travel Tips Panama is an up-and-coming destination in Latin America, according to Diener.

Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by admin

Panama is an up-and-coming destination in Latin America, according to Diener.

This Summer’s Hottest Latin America Travel Options, from Bob Diener of

Staying on top of the hottest vacation destinations is all part of a day’s work for Bob Diener, travel expert and co-founder of So if you haven’t yet started planning your summer vacation, check out these ideas for inspiration.

What do you predict will be the hottest destinations in Latin America this year?  
We show the top destinations are Rio, San Juan, Costa Rica, Punta Cana, Panama, Belize, Patagonia – Chile, The Galapagos, Machu Picchu – Peru, Ecuador, Amazon, Buenos Aires.

What’s driving people to these destinations? 
Many people are looking for something different, that is close. Each offers its own unique attributes.

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Are you seeing any surprises in terms of Latin America? For example, lesser-known destinations for which you’re seeing a surge of interest this summer?  
Peru is much higher due to less concern of safety issues. Panama is the new up-and-coming destination. More areas of the  Dominican Republic are becoming popular, such as Sosua.

What kinds of hotels — or what specific hotels — in Latin America are you seeing as the biggest sellers for this summer, and why? 
Many more hotel are participating on our flash sale program and unpublished sale program both in Punta Cana and Rio De Janeiro, with rates up to 60% off by booking now for travel this summer.

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Where do you think people will be able to find the best deals/lowest prices in Latin America this summer?
Punta Cana, all over Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico – we are seeing many deals in these destinations.

What are the best destinations for travel with kids in Latin America this summer? 
My favorites are Costa Rica and Panama – because there is a lot of adventure for the kids. I went with my family of 22 to Panama last year and was one of the best vacations we ever took as a family. We visited local villages, the rainforest, the Panama Canal, and San Blas. We went fishing, kite surfing, ziplining, horseback riding and more.

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