Regional eSIM for South and Central America

Traveling through South and Central America is on many people’s bucket lists. The countries offer a wealth of culture and breathtaking natural experiences. If you’re planning a trip to the continent, it’s essential to have reliable and affordable mobile data on hand. An digital eSIM is the perfect solution!

The countries in South and Central America have made significant strides in mobile coverage, and 4G signals can be found in many areas. And since English isn’t widely spoken, having mobile data can be particularly helpful when trying to locate a hotel or a recommended restaurant. 

The Convenient Prepaid Choice for Travelers

The eSIMs you will find on this site are prepaid digital SIM cards, operating in a similar fashion to physical prepaid SIM cards. Hence, the eSIM come with a set duration, such as 30 days, after which they expire. They are not mobile subscriptions and do not replace your regular mobile plan from home.

With a regional eSIM card for South America, you only need to purchase and install one eSIM to have data on your phone for up to 30 days across up to 19 different countries spanning the continent. 

You can view the coverage map for each of the regional eSIMs by clicking here.

Global vs. Regional eSIM

For South and Central America we recommend one of the options from the provider Airalo. Either they global or regional eSIM.

You might be wondering why we would recommend the global eSIM for Latin America, but the answer is that the global eSIM simply offers more flexibility and lower prices than the purely regional eSIM. That is why for majority of travellers, the global eSIM will be your main choice of eSIM. 

Almost full coverage of Latin America

The global eSIM gives you coverage in 17 countries across South and Central America. That’s almost all of the continental countries! In short, with this global eSIM you will be missing noticeably Belize and Venezuela, which are only offered through Airalo’s regional eSIM. But if your trip takes you anywhere but these two countries, the the global eSIM is probably your best option. 

Find local eSIMs for South and Central America

On this page, you will find the regional eSIM cards. This means that you buy one eSIM that provides you with mobile data in up to 19 countries in South and Central America at once. Of course, this is the convenient option, as you don’t have to worry about data roaming during your trip.

If you are very price-conscious, however, it may be better for you to consider local eSIM cards This implies that you buy individual eSIMs for each country you visit during your trip, and it will require you to switch eSIM when you cross borders. With the savings in mind, this might be the best option for you.

If you own an iPhone, you can have up to 20 eSIMs installed simultaneously, meaning you can buy and install all of them at once and then activate them as you go.

Click the links below to compare the local options for prepaid eSIMs

Global eSIM with excellent coverage in Latin America

One of the best options out there for a regional eSIM for South and Central America, is actually the global eSIM from Airalo. This global eSIM offers an excellent coverage across the region, but also offers coverage in countries such as the United States, if you’re there for a layover.  

You can read more about global eSIMs and find a map of all the included countries on our Global eSIM page here

Travel for a year with data, calls and texts

The global eSIM comes with an extended validity of up to 365 days, meaning that you can travel the globe for up to a year without worrying about data roaming. That’s the ultimate freedom!

Another benefit of the global eSIM is the possibility of choosing the eSIMs that include both texts and regular calls. Let’s say you’re stuck in the mountains of Patagonia and desperately need to call your guide that doesn’t have WhatsApp, then a few minutes on your phone might come in handy. 

The option for calls and texts comes with a slight price increase, so if you’re fine by using just data you can save yourself a few bucks by opting for the data only option. 

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Airalo Regional: The Ultimate Coverage

If you want the ultimate coverage throughout  your journey across Latin America, then you should choose the Airalo’s regional eSIM. The regional eSIM provides the most expansive coverage available with 19 countries in Central and South America. In fact, this eSIM covers all of Central America and nearly all of South America, with the only exceptions being Guyana and Suriname.

Up to 5 GB of Data with a 30-Day Validity 

With Airalo, you have the flexibility to choose eSIM plans offering between 1 and 5 GB of data, with durations ranging from 7 to 30 days.

For its price, you’re bestowed with the ultimate travel freedom, eliminating the hassle of switching physical SIM cards every time you transition between countries.

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Coverage Map of Airalo's Global eSIM of Latin America

The 17 countries included in Airalo’s Global eSIM in Latin America are:

Remember, that the global eSIM also offers you coverage in +100 other countries. Find the total list here.

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Coverage Map of Airalo's regional South and Central eSIM​

The 19 countries included in Airalo’s South and Central America eSIM are:

Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, French Guiana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

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