Escape the April showers and head to Latin America to catch the end of the lively Easter celebrations. April also brings with it the start of Whale Shark season in Belize, making it perfect for wildlife enthusiasts to explore this exhilarating region.
Peru is certainly one of the best destinations to catch the end of the Easter celebrations, as the whole country gets involved with processions and festivities to remember Palm Sunday and Good Friday.
No rest for the wicked; as soon as Easter Monday arrives, Cuzco springs back to life to celebrate the major ‘Lord of the earthquakes’ festival, during which Cuzco’s most valuable image of Christ is taken out in procession in the afternoon/evening. The entire city comes to a halt to take part, and it is well worth scheduling your trip to coincide with this event.
If you are in need of a break from all the religious festivities, then a trip to Valledupar in Colombia should definitely be top of your list. During April, locals celebrate the ‘Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata’, a tribute to the native musical genre of the Caribbean coast.
Towards the end of the month, Easter Island hosts its annual Film Festival, which although not a huge event has been growing steadily since its launch in 2009. For those with a keen interest in wildlife, we strongly recommend heading to Placencia in Southern Belize, where Whale Shark season begins; providing an exhilarating viewing opportunity for those that time it right, just a few days before or after the full moon.