My fianc√©e and I are planning our honeymoon at the moment. After weeks of looking at brochures we‚Äôre no closer to booking anything, but I have become pretty familiar with how Latin American countries sell themselves to tourists. The pitch generally goes something like this: ‚Äú[insert country name] is a land of contrasts. A long coastline is set against some of the world‚Äôs highest mountains, while the interior has vast swathes of jungle/desert/wilderness to explore.‚Äù It‚Äôs not that they‚Äôre lying. Indeed nearly every Latin American country I‚Äôve ever been to has spectacular landscapes. But for those competing for the tourist dollar, so do all their neighbours, unfortunately.