Five of the top Spanish
Speaking Countries to Visit
By: Lauren Swanson
Learning Targets
▪ Yo puedo investigar y comprender
▪ Yo puedo explicar cinco de los
▪ Location: Middle America, boarding the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Sea
▪ In Mexico they are very traditional, and the father of the family is the head
decision maker.
▪ Guacamole is a very traditional and cultural food that originated there
made from avacados.
▪ Mexicans consider it very important and their duty to help out family
members whenever needed.
▪ A well known saying in Mexico is : Nunca falta una bestia muerta para un
zopilote hambriento. It means there´ll always be a dead beast for a hungry
vulture, which is meant to be interpreted to show that life always gives
Costa Rica
▪ Location: Central American isthmus, Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
▪ Coffee is grown in several regions of Costa Rica and is sold to all different countries all over the world.
▪ A big tourist place in Costa Rica is Playa Grande. It is a beach town on the Pacific coast of the country.
People also claim that it is one of the best surfing spots.
▪ Over 77% of the people in Costa Rica are catholic.
▪ Most of the people there are fun loving, peaceful and family oriented.
▪ Gallo Pinto is a very popular breakfast served there and it consists of black beans mixed with rice.
▪ Location: Southern South America boarding the south Pacific Ocean
between Argentina and Peru.
▪ Chancho en Piedra is a typical Chilean seasoning that is made with
tomatoes, onions, and garlic ground together.
▪ Most Chileans are European or have a European mixed background.
▪ Santiago Chile is a very touristy place as it is the capital of Chile. The
cobbled streets have historical background, and the sculptures show
cultural significance.
▪ Chile is the leading producer and exporter of certain fruits, berries,
vegitables, fish, and meats.
 Location: South America’s central Pacific coast
 Peru is an international leader in fishing, producing nearly 10 percent of the world's fish catch.
 The draws of tourism in Peru are for usually the Amazon rain forest and high Andes, including the Colca
Canyon, the world's deepest, and archaeological sites such as Machu Picchu, considered to be the "lost
city of the Incas.“
 It has been said that Peruvians really like music and don’t get sick of one song easily and may play it on
repeat again, again, and again.
 A famous animal in the states in a guinea pig, but a famous Peruvian dish is called Cuy and it has been
said that there is no way to sugar coat it!
 The Sacred Valley is a top tourist spot in Peru, it is the ancient city of Machu Picchu and is close to the
Inca capital of Cusco.
▪ Argentina comes from the Latin term “argentum”, meaning “land of silver”.
▪ Location: Southeastern South America
▪ You may hear “bajá un cambio!” in Argentina a lot. It means Chill Out! Relax! It is one of
their popular sayings there.
▪ Buenos Aires is a popular place to go to because of its European architecture to
shopping, nightlife, and more. Iguazu Falls is the most popular place to go because of
its majestic waterfalls.
▪ Argentina also has a Jewish population of about 350,000, the fifth-largest in the world.
▪ Home to 57,000 residents, Ushuaia, Argentina is the southernmost city in the world.
▪ Argentina is renowned for its beef. A favorite cut is the “bife de chorizo”, served tender
and juicy, but all cuts are of very high quality.
▪ As you can see, Spanish is a worldwide speaking language. Different
languages conclude to different cultures which makes our world so
diverse and unique.
▪ Spanish is an official language in 20 sovereign states and one
dependent entity, totaling around 423 million people.
 What continent are Argentina,
and Peru located on?
 What is most Chileans
background ethnicity?
 What is a famous appetizer dip
here that originated in Mexico?
 What house pet here is eaten in
 In what country is the southern
most city in the world?
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