What is the Southern Cone in South America?
The Southern Cone ( Spanish: Cono Sur, Portuguese: Cone Sul) is a geographic and cultural region composed of the southernmost areas of South America, mostly south of the Tropic of Capricorn. Traditionally, it covers Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
What are the key facts of South America?
Its territory encompasses Amazon rainforest, highlands, grasslands, and deserts, and it is the only country in South America with coastlines and islands along both Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
How can I save money when visiting South America?
While accommodation can be more expensive than other cheap South American countries, you can make savings in your budget by opting for super-cheap bus journeys over taxis, drinking wine over beer (nearly half the price!) and eating at local restaurants and markets for astonishingly great prices.
What countries border the South America?
Traditionally, it covers Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
What is the best travel money option for South America?
A travel friendly transaction account is a better travel money option for a trip to South America. By choosing a debit card which lets you transact in a foreign currency without paying for currency conversion, you can use the account over the counter in South America as you would in the UK for no extra cost.
Can I use my credit card in South America?
Credit cards provide a line of credit with limited interest-free terms which can be used all over the world (American Express and Diners Club Cards in fewer places than Mastercard and Visa). Choose a credit card which doesn’t charge for currency conversion to save money on international transaction fees when travelling through South America.
Do I need cash in South America?
South America is one destination where you’re going to need to have a supply of cash for emergencies. Although you can use your card in more places now more than ever, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to access cash at any given moment, especially outside of major cities.
Can you take Traveller’s cheques to South America?
Don’t bother taking traveller’s cheques to South America. They’re difficult to cash and expensive, and no more secure than using a debit card (ATMs in South America are everywhere), credit card or prepaid travel card. South America is one destination where you’re going to need to have a supply of cash for emergencies.