From its white sand beaches to its Patagonian glaciers (and the snow-capped Andean peaks and Amazonian rainforests in between), South America is ripe with awe-inspiring backdrops for epic adventures.
But where you sleep can be an adventure all its own, and the best hotels on the continent offer travelers not just a place to rest their heads, but bucket list-worthy excursions and dining experiences right on site.
And that doesn’t just go for the remote interior—South America’s cities are some of the liveliest and most vibrant in the world, with top-notch accommodations right in the middle of the action. Thinking of heading down south? Here’s where to stay—and what to do while you’re there.