As part of the 2014 Brides Best Honeymoon awards, we're counting down the best places for newlyweds to stay in Central and South America. From rustic retreats nestled into the mountains near Machu Picchu to stunning hotels on the ocean, you're guaranteed a luxurious stay no matter which resort you choose.

What we love about honeymooning in Central and South America is that the regions offer just as much nightlife, culture, and adventure as they do stunning beaches. So if your spouse wants an active post-wedding getaway but you want a relaxing one, Central or South America is the perfect middle ground. (Oh, compromise, what a beautiful way to begin a union.) And the beauty spills over into the hotels as well. Some of the world's most romantic resorts are located in Central and South America, from the eco-luxe bungalows of Belize's Blancaneaux Lodge to the curvy adobe casitas of Cavas Wine Lodge in Argentina. Now you just have to choose whether you want to wake up to views of a rainforest, an ancient city, a vineyard, or the deep blue sea, and you're on your way to a honeymoon that you and your husband both will love.

Maggie Parker

How did we choose the Brides Best Honeymoons? A survey was conducted in conjunction with Virtuoso, a network of nearly 9,000 top luxury travel advisors. For more information, contact 855-570-3829.

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