Flying can be tedious: uncomfortable seats, freezing cold airplanes, snoring neighbours. But nothing is worse than a connecting flight - at least in my opinion. Because that means you have all the cons of flying numerous times before you arrive at your destination. This is why I tend to visit destinations with direct flights leaving from Montreal.

Don’t get me wrong, I have done my fair share of connecting flights in my life. But, with age comes wisdom, and I've learned that there is a certain ease that comes with flying directly to your destination.

South and Central America are home to some incredibly vibrant destinations, a lot of which surprisingly have direct flights leaving from our city. This makes it a whole lot easier to escape our cold climate in an instant.

Latin America has a uniqueness that matches no other place in the world. And, for anyone who has yet to explore it, these destinations are worth checking out. From San Paulo and Panama City to San Salvador and Lima, these exotic travel destinations are calling your name.

We live in an amazing city, however, during the cold of winter, most of us are busy working to be able to afford an escape. These flights will get you out of the cold and into the warm this winter!

Cartagena, Colombia


During the months of winter, you can fly direct to Cartagena, Colombia. Once you get there, you'll notice that on every corner you turn, something magnificence pops up. Cartagena is truly a vivacious city.

Cartagena is known for its tasty cuisine, festive culture, rich history, colourful buildings, and breath-taking castles.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Sao Paulo is situated in Southeastern Brazil and it is the seventh-largest city in the world.

Its impressive skyline is the biggest in all of South America and the city is full of energy and beauty. While visiting this large city, there are a ton of museums, parks and Cathedrals to visit, so there's no doubt you'll fall in love with the beautiful architecture that surrounds you.

San Salvador, El Salvador

Known as the Land of Volcanoes, San Salvador is famous for its coffee, sugar, corn, and beef imports.

El Salvador is the only country in Central America where there is no coastline on the Caribbean Sea. But, this doesn't mean it isn't a great destination to explore! There are a ton of amazing things to experience while visiting including museums, churches and a ton of charming boutiques and restaurants.

San José, Costa Rica

Costa Rica has always been one of my favourite travel destinations. San José especially since it still has so much natural beauty inside an urban and contemporary city. Its vivacious nightlife and abundance of eateries make this one of the cities you need to visit at least one time in your life.

If you love coffee and beer San José is a city for you. Not only is it a haven for artists but its “Pura Vida” lifestyle allows visitors to feel right at home.

San Andres, Colombia 


There are thousands of reasons to visit San Andres, Colombia, but diving is definitely at the top of the list.

Known for its array of beaches and natural beauty, San Andres is great for anyone looking for an exotic and warm destination that will give you the chance to fully disconnect from Montreal and get intertwined in Colombian culture.

 

Roatán, Honduras

 

Roatán is one of those destinations you are bound to fall in love with the second you walk off your plane. If you've never been to Honduras, visiting Roatán should be first on your list!

There are so many things to do in Roatán that you could never experience in Montreal. This list includes jungle zip-lining, swimming with dolphins, and wildlife tours. And, if you're looking for a relaxing vacation, it also has some remarkable spas and resorts throughout the land.

Panama City, Panama

 

Having already been, I can say that there is something about Panama City, the country's capital, that I believe everyone should experience at some point in their lives.

This lovely city is known for its rich rain forest and lively citizens. The cosmopolitan living of this city in combination with both the historic and ultra-modern architecture is what impressed me most. And, best of all, you can fly direct, from Montreal!

Managua, Nicaragua

 

Managua is the largest city in Nicaragua and it is famous for its coffee, beer, and shoes.

This cultural and political hub also has one of the best educational systems in the country - as well as an impressive economic scene. You can basically feel the prosperity in the air. There are a ton of things to do throughout the city of  Managua and a lot of picturesque streets to take those loved Instagram shots in!

Liberia, Costa Rica

 

If you love adventure, the city of Liberia is the place for you. From trekking active volcanos and rafting through the Tenorio River, Liberia offers a lot to its visitors.

The blue, welcoming waters make this also a great place to just disconnect and relax. And, since you can fly direct from Montreal, you'll have even more time to explore all that Liberia has to offer.

Lima, Peru

Peru is best known for being home to Machu Picchu, one of the new seven wonders of the modern world and you can get there easily from Lima. 

The city is known for its intricate construction adoring culture and an array of sights to visit. Lima has a rich history and as you walk through the streets you will quickly fall in love with all the beauty that surrounds you.

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