Latin lovers know a thing or two about passion and romance, so we suggest South America as a destination to up the love ante. Mira Silac of My Exclusive Journeys, an expert on South American travel identified 10 romantic, original, and over-the-top spots to pop the question. Here are her picks:
Iguazu Falls, Argentina (falling in love)
Take the walkway that brings you directly to the belvedere overlooking the 250-feet high, u-shaped cataract called the Devil's Throat. As water pounds below and hearts above, give your angel the sparkler that says it all.
Machu Picchu, Peru (the height of love)
What could be more of a peak experience than slipping that ring on her finger as the two of you watch the sunrise over this sacred and mysterious place?
San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (tango, the dance of love)
In the oldest colonial neighborhood of Buenos Aires, take a tango lesson and get limbered up to get down on your knee.
Easter Island, Chile (shock and awe)
On the farthest island from any populated land on the planet, you can awe your significant other with a trip to see the moai, those mammoth stone sculptures of indeterminate origin, or shock her with a little box containing a ring.
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil (taking the plunge)
Remoteness, secluded beaches and turquoise waters make this the sweetest dive spot in Brazil. You can submerge with sea turtles, swim with dolphins, snorkel and scuba. Isn't this the perfect place to take the plunge?
Termas de Puyuhuapi, Chile (chilling out)
Chill out in these hot springs on the edge of a fjord, where a first-class hotel blends into the landscape. You'll find plenty of catch-and-release fly-fishing for trout and salmon, but, if you've bigger fish to fry, drop your line as the two of you enjoy thallasso therapy together in the thermal spa.
Ipanema Beach, Brazil (rhythm of the sea)
What could be sexier than Rio's neighborhood beach, Ipanema, famous for that “tall and tanned and young and lovely” girl that has each man she passes going “Aaah!” Give your heart gladly on this world-renowned beach -- your lovely is bound to say, “Aaah!”
Stella Australis, Tierra del Fuego, Chile (love boat)
You say your sweetheart is one you'd go to the ends of the earth for? Prove it by taking a cruise on the Stella Australis around The End of the World – Tierra del Fuego. Ask for her hand as you sail away.
The Equator, Ecuador (sunrise, sunset)
From Ecuador's capital city of Quito, a World Heritage Site, it's only 14 miles to the Equator, where you can experience the world's quickest rates of sunrise and sunset. Come dawn or dusk, propose at the quirky, imaginary line that wraps around Earth's mid-section, but be quick about it.
Los Notros, Patagonia, Argentina (ice, ice, baby)
Enjoy the warmth of this wood-framed luxury mountain lodge from which you and your sweetie pie can witness a humongous, breathtaking glacier in all its colorful glory. Clink your glasses of Malbec, then put the ice on her finger.