The Three Best Cities In South America

I’ve been to 33 cities in every South American country except Colombia, Guyana, French Guinea, and Suriname. Even though I’m confident three of those four countries would never make the list, I may have to make an edit to this post some time in the future.

1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The secret has been out for over fifty years. Yes, Rio has a very serious crime problem and the police won’t go into many areas without armored vehicles and full SWAT protection, but if you’re a guy looking for a sex vacation and you don’t like Asian girls there is no other city in South America that touches your high odds of getting ass here. Pussy doesn’t fall from the sky, as you might be thinking, but the native girls actually like gringos. Even the native guys like gringos. Go out every night, don’t be a wallflower, and you will get to experience what I plan on experiencing again in the future.

juice-bar.jpgIf that hasn’t sold you, how about the a gorgeous backdrop and beach weather nearly year round? Sure the water isn’t sparkling blue, but you’ll be busy on the Ipanema sand angling to get in with the girls in ridiculous bikinis laying next to you.

Low-End Budget: $100-120/day

2. Cordoba, Argentina. The Cordoba tourism agency is going to contact me any day now to thank me for single-handedly increasing tourism to this city by 1000%. I will never get tired of saying that Cordoba has the most beautiful girls in the world. And it’s cheap. And the nightlife jumps. There are no fewer than 30 universities here so good luck meeting a girl over 22. The spinsters here don’t even go out at night because the competition is beyond intense.

A downside of this place is the girls are pretty damn difficult—especially if you don’t know Spanish—but I guarantee you will begging for them when you return home. Their beauty will spoil you until you die. I think I missed American girls for a quick minute until I snapped to my senses: I rather have difficult girls that are my type than easy girls I want to immediately dump after I have sex with them. This is the only place that I talked to 9’s every time I went out, uninterrupted. There is no cockblock brigade in Argentina (or anywhere else in South America). I’ve been back to the States for two months and talked to a 9 once, and I had to compete with only FIFTEEN other guys who felt it was their do-or-die moment.

Low-End Budget: $50/day

3. Merida, Venezuela. I traveled to Venezuela for a random 10 day vacation a couple years back, and Merida is still on my mind. This is like a Cordoba-lite with a large college population that loves to party. I still remember the bar El Hoya de Queque, perhaps the best bar in South America, where I got rejected by my first Venezuelan beauty (9+) who at the time was probably the most stunning girl I talked to. I remember how excited I was just because I had the chance to have a conversation with her.

merida.jpgThe girls are not as hot as in Cordoba and there are less of them around (in Cordoba you walk outside and in two minutes you see more beautiful girls than a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday going out in Washington DC—no exaggeration), but Merida has a fantasy setting on the doorstep of the Andes mountains. There’s a lot to do here like horseback riding, canyoning, nature tours, and riding up the tallest cable car in the world. Too bad for Merida that it’s part of a country ruled by a dictator who is doing everything he can to kill the tourism industry. “Who needs gringos when we have this black stuff that is bound to run out some day!!”

Low-End Budget: $60/day

A few people have asked me about my future travel plans. Colombia is high on my list so I can claim to be a South America girl expert, but I’ve been eyeing Eastern Europe lately, and by eyeing I mean I’m asking guys how easy the girls are in Eastern Europe. Perhaps I’ll visit Cordoba and Merida for a nostalgic return, but Rio is going to have to wait a bit until I get my money right, which is not going to happen as long as I stay addicted to Guitar Hero 3.

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I lived in Colombia (Bogota) and did a lot of traveling while I was there, so feel free to hit me up for travel tips/ stuff to see and do.

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which begs the question, now that you’re back what’s the plan for getting your money right?

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$100-$120 a day for Rio on a low budget???

I can’t hardly imagine spending that much. Sure, your accommodations will not be the cheapest, but food & beer in Brazil is cheap, during the day you go to the beach and eat more great cheap food. Fruits & veggies are a steal. And at night if you go out to a bar, instead of a club, you don’t pay cover charges, and beer is 3 bucks.

Gosh, in Brazil I even went to great all-you-can-eat sushi places for R$30 per person (roughly 15 dollars). And that’s for eating sushi!!

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Roosh – great blog, been reading awhile now. My friends and I do a lot of traveling but have never been to S. America. I’ve been sending them your stuff to make the case.

We have been to E. Europe often over the past 4 years or so. It’s usually 4 to 5 of us, no ‘beta’s’, age ranges of 26 to 34. We don’t stay in hostels and in fact I highly recommend getting apartments while there. Hotels just don’t hold a candle to them.

The women there are simply the most beautiful I have ever seen. Just got back from Budapest about 6 months ago and it was amazing. Prague is the tops for amount of 9’s and 10’s but Hungry, Poland, and Estonia come pretty close. The girls in Prague and Poland are the most friendly. One thing we have learned, the more the country was influenced by the commies the less friendly the girls were. Also, the nicer place you go out there the better chance of hooking up. Hanging out at some normal bar makes it very hard to meet girls due to the fact that most bars like that there has a “locals” only vibe to it. Money talks and bullshit walks is 100% in play there all the time.

You have to hit Prague and Budapest at least once in your life. The beautiful women are only matched by the incredible buildings.

When I see it here on the blog that your going I’ll get you some good spots that are a must.

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You remember during the early-mid ’90s how most Latinos in the DC area were Salvadorean? Doesn’t it seem like recently there are a lot of White middle / upper class Colombians moving to the area?

Those girls look nice — tan White girls with big round asses. It’s because there’s a decent sized African population in Colombia, so they’ve probably picked up some big-booty genes from them.

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I think you should have expanded this list to your top 7 cities.

I say that, however, in defense of wanting to see Buenos Aires up there.

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Really informative, thanks.

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If you love Cordoba so much, perhaps you should learn to how to sing this (hope your Spanish is good enough to get the lyrics…). It is so sad that the the guy is dead now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HneOSDfLgI

Soy cordobés, me gusta el vino y la joda
Y lo tomo sin soda,
porque así pega más, pega más, pega más.
Soy cordobés, y me gustan los bailes
y me siento en el aire si tengo que cantar

De la ciudad de las mujeres más lindas,
Del fernet, de la birra, madrugada sin par.
Soy cordobés y ando sin documentos
Porque llevo el acento de Córdoba capital

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You cannot rank South American cities until you have been to Colombia. That’s all i’m gonna say.

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brad – i’m considering a trip to E europe within a few months, especially to the places you mentioned.

how much time there is necessary to get the full experience? what about the language barriers? do any of the local girls view american guys as more than just hookups? how easy is the hookup when you don’t know the language? do you have to know someone beforehand to rent an apartment there?

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Outside of Brazil, none of the other South American countries even compare to Colombia in wealth of hot pussy.

Barranquilla or Cartagena.

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I Lived both. Horrible. Chicago blows them both away not even a competition.

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Having seen the girls that make it out, I’d definitely be curious about Colombia.

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The hot
ones come here.

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I really need to visit SA.

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I came by your blog by mere coincidence and was happily surprised that I agreed with two of your top three cities…Rio which is amazing not only for its scenery but also for the people! And MERIDA – As a Meride~na I am VERY proud to know that you TRULY got to know the real meride~no lifestyle (heck, you made it to el hoyo…can’t get more “tipico” than that! If you go again try las Ferias and La Cucharacha!)… and I’ll have to agree with all that said you’ve got to go to Colombia – Cartagena would be my third choice!

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Why do imagine Sudamericana being incredibly hot?

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How the fuck can i take this blog serious when you haven’t even been to Sao Paulo. That city mass produces beautiful women like japanese car mfgrs….. You have beautiful asian, jewish, african, lebanese, portugese women all blended into one super bad bitches….

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I found the women on Isla Margarita to be the best looking AND the most approachable in Venezuela. Beauties come from all over the country to lay on the beach and have fun, definitely recommend it for anyone planning a trip.

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All one has to do is watch the movie “Hostel” to see how beautiful the women in Eastern Europe are (Chezch Republic, Slovakia). Sure, there are a lot of liberties taken by the director but it does feature a few local actresses.

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I am so horny I am going to jerk off now.

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DEFINITELY you are missing out and don’t know shit about hot latinas until you go to Colombia, AND they’re super warm and friendly.

My first choice, however, would be Medellin, Colombia, HANDS DOWN–Cartagena is WAY to touristy, Bogota is too cold (the people are a bit cold and distant–the rest of the country isn’t like that), and I would say Barranquilla would be second on my list, but the weather there can get NASTY (VERY hot and humid).

You MUST do Colombia before hitting up Europe, you’ll regret it if you don’t, believe me!

Cheers,
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Hey Rooshv I just spent the last 2 hours reading your website and you are dead on with most of ur observations. My buddy & I were in Cordoba 2 years ago bc we heard it had the hottest girls. There def. was a hottie a minute there. We are always looking for what we call “The Source”. the holy grail of cities and I think we found it in Medellin, Colombia. Regular girls there will def let u know there interested with stares. Also try Mar Del Plata in Argentina. Everybody is in vacation mode there. The argentine girls seem to give you more looks there. Keep up the good work

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LOL!!! São Paulo não tem nada o que se ver…nada presta, nem te anima, gringo. Tem mais paisagem e menina bonita no sul (se é isso que tu quer..) e no Rio mesmo.
Mas São Paulo é uma desgraça de tudo, nossa…rsrsrs

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M-e-r-i-d-a
é só trocar uma letrinha, dá um belo palíndromo: m-i-e-r-d-a rsrsr

duh

couldn’t help it =D

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Haha, that little “restaurant” in the picture in Rio is the one we would go to all the time when we were out there. It was one street down from my friends house right next to Copacobana. The guys there were really cool. And I don’t think the manager ever went home from that place. Every time I went there he was there. He was a funny guy. He didn’t speak english, but he said to my Brazilian friends, “He doesn’t speak Portuguese?” My friend told him that I didn’t. He goes, “Man, he needs to learn Portuguese if he wants a hot gatia!” haha, little did he know.

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I agree Brasiliera! Women in Sao Paulo are kunts for the most part. I think most of them are stuck up. And, it’s just a huge concrete jungle. It has a good night life, but Rio is absolutely beautiful and in my opinion it has a great night life, despite what Roosh says. I was there with a bunch of crazy Brazilians I knew from the states though, so I was kind of in well I guess. The kids knew all the good places to go and they made me feel like I was a local. Brazilians are the coolest people in the world in my opinion.

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Dude, comparing ANY chick in Washington DC is not a fair gauge. They are ALL ass, front to back, the whole lot of em. Consider New York. Texas is equally unfiar, as it is the US’s Cordoba. Smokin’.

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$100-120 a day low budget? What the hell did you do down there? I had a blast and I would say on average I spent aruond $50 at the most.

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Brandon…carnaval tá chegando…mas todo final de semana já tem festa nas ruas, sexta, sábado e domingo.

Melhor época do ano…eu conto os dias pro Carnaval chegar…ê laiá!

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Dude….come to Suriname.
We have the best mix in the world. People here are from Indonesia, Africa, India, China, Europe, Brazil, Native American….
Very nice mixes here.

Girls are easy over here, just tell ’em you will be living here for the next 6 months (works for me in Brazil all the time, I can get like any girl).

And by the way, Rio is a beautiful place…but it sounds like you have never been to Fortaleza.
Cheap hotels and appartments, and the girls are great.

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Brasileira, Meu portugese ta mau. Eu entiendo um pocinho. Entao, voce foi para carnaval? Muito bom. I want to go next year for sure.

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You can’t rank the best south american cities if you haven’t visited Colombia.
I’ve been to those 3 cities and my favorite of those 3 is Rio de Janeiro and then Cartagena Colombia that is a beautiful city and the beaches are gorgeous

Visit Colombia because Cartagena, Bogota and Medellin are better than those cities and i tell you this because i’ve been to those cities.

Selena from New jersey.

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beaches are gorgeous in Cartegena? They are dark gray and dirty. Everyone should be careful on here, people are down right lying. Love Colombia but not the beaches.

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Man, I been there… u dont know what u r talking about dude..

Buenos Aires is massive… the craziest city in southamerica… the best looking people I ever seen mate..

I also stayed in Rosario, I totally disagree with u, beautiful girs everywhere, the best nightlife (even better than in BA and cheaper)

Rio is amazing as well… but I think u or partial since u hooked up with a girl in Cordova.

Trust me, I been there at least 10 times… its my favorite place in the world (southamerica), Iknow what Im saying mate

cheers

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good choice, ive been to cordoba and really is not as good as you say so probably cause its more exotic to you ….man you have to go to belgrado – serbia is amazing every girl have a model body, and if you are latino tan or dark skin and like blonde girls go to poland specially cities like poznan or krakow..they are so in to latinos every girl was in love with enrique iglesias as child so just buy saying my name was a plus… in this countries there are practically no latinos and they are massively influenced buy latin soup oprah “telenovelas” they go crazy for telenovelas having ratings up to 40-45%…..so when you say that you are from latin america they dont believe you they get amazed..a lot of girls in serbia know spanish but just listening cause they memorize their novelas..

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Since when does a beautiful girl make a place the best place to visit? If you are just going to a place to “get laid” who cares where you are…go to Vegas. This post is truly offensive.

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Let’s see, a list about South American cities and you’ve never been to Medellin. Riiiiight.

Next you’ll give us a list about European countries while never visiting Paris.

This list is a load of crock.

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Any chance of writing a non-shallow review of these places considering that girls/women might be reading this and may want to visit these places?

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Hey, I have been to Mendoza. OMG, the landscapes are unbelievably beautiful. It is a long trip, but I can assure you that you wonâ��t regret it. I also enjoyed a few nights in BA. It is an amazing city, and “porteños” are really fun. They just donâ��t get tired. They can be all night long partying. I was staying in an apartment in buenos aires close to a night club that was open till 8 am!!!!
That is crazy!
Anyways, I had the best of times!
Tiffany

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depends from where you come from… for example:

if you are a north american including the canadians, where most girls are fat and stupid, need to read a book in how to speack to a man, you go to argentina and you think you are in heaven.

but if you come from south spain or italy, you go to argentina and you think, this guys are nothing then a fake copy of our cultures with a extra dose of ignorance and arrogance… in conclusion, argentina its pure garbage… its like a fake cd, cheap in price where you can only see how bad it is when you start to ear it.

in my opinion, best city years light in south america is rio de janeiro, brasil…but keep in mind its only south part of rio (zona sul) which is only 15 to 20% of the city as a whole, cause the rest is like paraguay.

rio is best because of rich culture, diversity of options to shop and party, socialize, rich nature, beach culture… its a expensive city if you look for european standarts.

i dont know colombia, but from what ive read maybe its fine… but just fine, never great like brasil.

im originally from Portugal, been in 75 countries arround the world including all south america execpt colombia, i think i know what im talking about.

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“if you are a north american including the canadians, where most girls are fat and stupid, need to read a book in how to speack to a man, you go to argentina and you think you are in heaven.

but if you come from south spain or italy, you go to argentina and you think, this guys are nothing then a fake copy of our cultures with a extra dose of ignorance and arrogance… in conclusion, argentina its pure garbage… its like a fake cd, cheap in price where you can only see how bad it is when you start to ear it.”

So true…

And it’s exactly the same deal for Medellin, Colombia. These Paisas think they are superior (and more beautiful) than the rest of the country because they are whiter (with more European blood). They try to act more European, listen to electronic European music and Rock, don’t like Salsa, etc.

Medellin Girls are flaky and arrogant but they have very little culture and education… just fake tits and asses…

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Nice Post, damn good opinions fellows

I’ve travelling for all around the globe as well, and it really depends where you come from, and which country are you visiting, besides, your mood, people you met and places you visited.

I can tell you for sure, you’re missing the Colombia experiencia, really hot girls there, beutiful and friendly, girls from Uruguay as well they have big rounded juicy asses man!!!, So hot, so cheap, beutifuls ladies on E. Europe… no secret at all, Brasil, WOW, another great place to go and have fun.

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Do your reseach about Colombia, you sound quite intelligent, but do your research

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Columbian women are all fake! They live for plastic surgery! Venezuelan women are the BEST!

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Yeah ok, Venezuelan women are just as plastic. That’s how they ‘win’ those beauty pageants – PLASTIC SURGERY.

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and it’s *COLOMBIAN not “Columbian”

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COLOMBIAN GIRLS ARE HOTT GO VISIT COLOMBIA AND ALOT OF HOT WOMEN ARE THERE

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Venezuelan and Colombian girls are all the same shit! Also, they’re so ignorant that all they think about is plastic surgery but getting an education. Ewww…

Argetinians are stupid and spoiled…Ewwww. They live in South America, but they proudly claim they’re Europeans.

I prefer Brazilian girls so far.

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Well .. here is my list of top places in South America that have the balance of beautiful women, spectacular views and culture. If you havent visited Colombia then you are missing out.

1) Medellin, Colombia – In my opinion the best women. Good mix of culture and scenery. ( if you prefer bigger booty then go to Cali)

2) Florianopolis, Brazil – Over 40 beaches and stunning views. Hot, hot women. Go during high season though or run the risk of being alone on the beach.

3) Punte del Este, Uruguay – up and coming and already trendy but wow… the ladies are stunning.

4) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – This city is a must-see. Great nightlife, stunning views etc. The women not up to par with the other cities. The size of the city and crime definitely detract. Rio edges out Sao Paolo because of the views.

5) Cartagena, Colombia – Caribbean city with lots to do. Different breed of women here than in Medellin. Easy place to visit though. Weekend trip.

My opinion of Argentina – beautiful country, beautiful women but the worst attitude in the entire continent. They lack the diversity of Colombia and Brazil. Its a country struggling with an identity. It wants to be European. If you want European then go to Europe… dont settle for a watered down version.

Venezuela – hot women but unfortunately its not a good time to visit.

Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia – Amazing countries but Women not so good.

Chile – Similar to Argentina with less attitude but also less to do.