Right place, right time
When to be where in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and Antarctica
Time your trip to see orcas feeding in the bays and even on the beaches of Patagonia's Valdés Peninsula.
Walking resumes in central Andalucía. Almond blossom and early spring blooms make trails even more beautiful.
Minimal rain and lower humidity make March ideal for Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica's greatest wildlife hotspot.
It's all about whales as the season draws to a close: humpbacks, minkes, orcas and (with luck) even a blue whale.
On both sides of the Andes, fall colors, filling the forests of Patagonia with shades of rich oranges and reds.
Torres del Paine
With peak visitor months behind us, Paine is blissfully quiet and beautiful, with an emerging fall color palette.
Warm and beautiful hike in Chapada Diamantina combine with high water levels and fewer visitors to Iguaçu.
Vineyard activity is at its peak as wine festivals are held throughout the Central Valley to celebrate the harvest.
Hot and fairly dry, wonderful for kayaking or snorkeling off both coasts and hiking and coffee harvests up north.
The countryside inland starts to come alive with the promise of spring, and temperatures begin to warm nicely.
Magellanic penguins breed in the Valdés Peninsula from September to April; catch them now before they migrate for winter.