Love Park, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Love Park is located in Miraflores in Lima Province, Peru. It was opened on February 14th, 1993 on St. Valentine’s day. There is a sculpture dedicated to love called The kiss by the Peruvian artist Victor Delfin. They are two young lovers who are kissing. It has 12 metres long and 3 metres high. The Park is located beside the bridge Villena Rey, a place where couples in love going to see the sunset, a magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. There are also traditions such as for example, couples of just married who go after the ceremony to concretize their act with a kiss. Of course, on February 14th (St. Valentin’s day), couples fill the Park and there’s a competition among them called ‘The longest kiss’. The Park is bounded by a wavy wall where you can see Peruvian poets’ romantic phrases such as: ‘ I undress you as I peel a fruit ‘ by Jorge Díaz Herrera’ or ‘My dream is a lost island’ by Alberto Vega or ‘Poetry can change poison into sweet’ by Abelardo Oquendo among others.

Tips

If you like to plan in parachute, next to Love Park, you will find Raimondi Park , where you can launch from.
The area where the Park is located is a succession of docks excellent to jog or just cycle. There is also a lighthouse at the end of the road.
If you like shopping, you will find the Larcomar Mall with many restaurants and shops of famous brands not far from the park.
Of course, if you like the beach, it is a good place to enjoy it. The sea complete the beautiful landscape.

Villa La Angostura, Neuquén, Northern Patagonia, Argentina

Villa La Angostura is a town in the province of Neuquén, at 780 meters over sea level, in Argentina, and the capital of the Department of Los Lagos. The city is located in the South of the province, in Northern Patagonia, on the northwest shore of the Nahuel Huapi Lake. It’s in the northern sector of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, surrounded by lakes, forests and mountains, it is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Andean Patagonia. It’s a few kilometres from Cardenal Samoré, which allows to cross the border with Chile and with other nearby towns such as San Carlos of Bariloche and San Martín of los Andes, it forms a popular tourist corridor both in summer and in winter. The city is bordered by mountains : Bayo (1,782 m), Inacayal (1,840 m) and Belvedere (1 992 m). It has an average annual temperature of 8 ° C, although the variation between summer and winter is remarkable, with a maximum of 30 ° C and – 15 ° C respectively. The summers are hot and dry. The humid climate of the Andean Patagonia generates significant snow in July, August and September. The geography of the place enables a wide variety of sports and well-defined activities according to whether it is in the summer or winter season. During the winter the most practical are the skiing, snowboarding and mountaineering; during the summer: water sports, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. Sport fishing, occupies a very important place ifor the tourism and is recognized internationally (trout and salmon).

Tips

You can stay in the city and visit different interesting places nearby like Villa Traful (about 7km), the border with Chile (42km), San Carlos de Bariloche (87km), San Martín de los Andes (92km). You can rent a car or go on excursions with local tourism companies.
If you like hiking, go to Port Angostura (town port) which gives you access to the Mansa Bay and a beautiful beach. From there, you can go on a trip to get to the wood of Arrayanes.
If you go in February, there is a 3- day festival ‘ Provincial festival of gardens’ that rewards the most beautiful gardens of the city and the winner is exempt from property tax. There are parades of cars, street performances, circus, music, a craft fair and a gastronomic fair with tasting of regional products.
If you go in winter, every Friday, you can see the ‘ Torches’ falling’ organized by the local ski school. It is a group of skiers going down with torches lit from the main runway of the Bayo Mount. At the program: hot wine and music.

Villa Cura Brochero, Córdoba, Argentina

Villa Cura Brochero is a city in the province of Córdoba, Argentina, located 150 km southwest of the provincial capital Córdoba. The city lies along the Panaholma River in the Traslasierra Valley, between the Achala and Pocho Mountains at 909 meters above sea level. Tourists choose this place for the beauty of its mountains, the beaches on the river and its particular microclimate. Its original name was Villa del Transito but as a tribute to the priest (‘cura’ in Spanish) José Gabriel Brochero (recognized saint for the Catholic Church), it changed its name. You can visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Transit and Saint Cura Brochero and the Brocheriano Museum which keeps several sacred items even as items that have been part of the life of the priest.

Tips

Take the opportunity to visit Mina Clavero, another beautiful town separated from Villa Cura Brochero only by the Panaholma River.

If you like to try local products, there is a drink called Fernet that is handcrafted in the city. It is a kind of digestive made with natural herbs, quite bitter.

You will find a good hotel structure in the region but note that there are also several campsites.

If you like to walk, you will like to do it all along the river or in the middle of nature, it is an ideal place for that.