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What To Wear In South America

For advice on what to pack for your holiday in South America, choose your destination country from the list below:

Antigua

Smart casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics will work best - it is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round...
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Argentina

What you pack really does depend on whether you are spending time in Buenos Aires or the countryside...
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Aruba

Aruba is very laid back so smart casual is the usual theme...
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Bahamas

Smart casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics will work best - It is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round...
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Barbados

Smart casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics will work best - It is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round...
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Brazil

When packing, keep in mind that cities like Rio and São Paulo are big, fashionable, cosmopolitan cities and you will more at home if you leave baggy jeans at home in favour of a smarter casual look...
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Canouan

Smart casual dress in lightweight natural fabrics will work best in the all year round tropical temperatures of the Grenadines...
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Cayman Islands

Smart casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics will work best - it is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round...
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Chile

Chile extends 2,600 miles but has an average breadth of between 100 and 200 miles, so what you pack really does depend on where you are planning to visit...
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Costa Rica

A lot of what you are likely to do in Costa Rica is related to conservation and the rainforest, so lightweight, but rainproof clothing is essential...
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Cuba

In this sub-tropical climate lightweight natural fabrics such as linen and cotton work well, although jeans and t-shirts also work (except in hot and humid August)...
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Dominica

Smart casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics will work best - it is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round...
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Dominican Republic

Casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics (cotton, silk and linen) will work best - it is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round...
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Galapagos

A trip to The Galapagos is likely to involve at least a short cruise by boat, stopping off to enjoy the different islands during the day and sailing to your next site overnight...
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Grenada

Smart casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics will work best - it is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round...
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Guatemala

Guatemala, whilst a small country, is amazingly diverse...
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Haiti

Haiti is the poorest of all the Caribbean islands and our advice would be to leave all valuables at home...
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Jamaica

Casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics (cotton, silk and linen) will work best - it is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round...
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Mexico

There is so much to see and do in Mexico; whether you are trekking and plan to see a good deal of the country and its archeological sites, or enjoying a beach/water sports vacation, your clothing checklist will depend to a large degree on what you are planning to do...
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Montserrat

Smart casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics will work best - it is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round (76 - 88F)...
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Mustique

Mustique is one of those casually elegant places which attract people of the same type...
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Peru

When you're traveling around in Peru, it's best to dress in layers that can be shed as the day really heats up...
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Puerto Rico

Casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics (cotton, silk and linen) will work best - it is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round...
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St Barts

St Barts is arguably the poshest of all the Caribbean islands and attracts people that love its chic French style...
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St Lucia

In general St Lucia is the least commercialised of the Caribbean islands and it is very laid back so smart casual is the usual theme...
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St Maarten

Smart casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics will work best - it is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round...
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St Vincent & The Grenadines

Clothing in lightweight natural fabrics i...
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Trinidad and Tobago

Smart casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics will work best - it is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round...
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Turks and Caicos

Smart casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics will work best - it is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round...
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Venezuela

Venezuelans love to dress up, and accentuate their best features - this is not a modest country but it is very stylish...
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Virgin Islands

Smart casual clothes in lightweight natural fabrics will work best - it is warm and sunny but not unbearably hot all year round...
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If you have travel clothing advice for any other parts of South America then let us know!

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