In 2018, we added 11 countries to Go Roam. Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mayotte, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Vietnam, and Guam. So now you can use data, call, and text back to the UK, in 71 destinations.
Let’s take a little look at the newest countries to join Go Roam.
Stretching down the west coast of South America, Chile has world-class vineyards, the driest desert on earth, the Andes mountains, and 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Oh, and penguins.
Moving north, Colombia sits right near the top of South America. There are plenty of cities to stroll around – the capital city of Bogota among them. And if you’d rather venture further out, you’ll have no shortage of options, from Tayrona National Park, to the Lost City of Teyuna.
With over 800 miles of coastline and around 200 volcanoes, Costa Rica is a stunning place to visit. Over 25% of its territory is protected as either a wildlife reserve or a national park. Plus, it’s home to over 10% of the entire world’s species of butterfly. So fill yourself up with Gallo Pinto and enjoy getting lost.
The smallest country in Central America, El Salvador is famous for its surfing beaches. It also has the distinct honour of being home to four distinct species of sea turtles. And if you’re a food-lover, there are few things better than dipping a Pupusa into some freshly made spicy tomato sauce.
With over half of current Guatemalans descendants from the indigenous Mayans, Guatemala has a long and interesting history. And it would be wrong to overlook its breath taking Mayan ruins, many active volcanoes and deeply entrenched cultures.
A small set of islands in the Indian Ocean, Mayotte is a tropical hideaway with a multitude of unique species. The coral reef circling much of the main island has one of the largest lagoons in the world. So it’s perfect for snorkelling, diving and relaxing.
Situated between two oceans, Nicaragua gives you the rare opportunity to take a morning dip in the Pacific Ocean, then an evening swim in the Caribbean Sea. And with the highest percentage of forestry in all of Central America, it’s the perfect country for long walks. Don’t worry about getting lost along the way: it’s officially one of the safest countries in the southern hemisphere.
Panama is unique. If you sit at its narrowest point you can watch the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean, and set over the Atlantic Ocean. You can bask in its tropical climate, check out the canal, or visit the only rainforest in the world that’s located within a capital city.
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Peru has plenty of must-see locations. You can visit the highest sand dune in the world or Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Or how about a Rainbow Mountain, arguably the beginning of the Amazon river in the Peruvian Andes. And Machu Picchu, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world. Peru really does have it all.
Commonly known as the most peaceful, democratic and prosperous country in Latin America, Uruguay is perfect for a more authentic experience. Check out the Patria Gaucha cowboy festival, take a dip in the thermal baths of Salto, and enjoy a hot air balloon trip across its olive tree plantations.
With a coastline stretching almost 3 and a half thousand kilometres, Vietnam has loads of beaches. But if lounging in the sand isn’t for you, you can always pay a visit to one of its 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Or take a little trip round Saigon on a Vespa. Still need convincing? It’s the home of the Bahn Mi and the Pho, either one of which is worth the price of the plane ticket alone.
Wherever you decide your next adventure will be, if it’s in one of our 71 Go Roam destinations and you have a suitable plan, you’ll be able to unlock your UK allowance to use abroad. Go Roam is available on selected Pay Monthly plans, as well as on our Pay As You Go SIM plans.