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17 Pictures That Prove Latinos Do Summer Best

Summer is always better when you're Latino. For the most refreshing verano, chill with a cold and crisp Coors Light.

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1. First, if you're Latino you know you'll be throwing epic summer parties.

And everybody knows there are no parties quite like Latino parties.
Courtesy of Rodrigo Mondragรณn

And everybody knows there are no parties quite like Latino parties.

2. Las comidas are outdoors, and waaay more people fit outside.

More room for sillas y mesas = more room for family and friends. "ยกInviten a todos los primos!"
Jenn (Yana) / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: yanajenn

More room for sillas y mesas = more room for family and friends. "ยกInviten a todos los primos!"

3. Also, have you ever had a cold, tangy michelada on a hot summer day?

If you answered yes, then you know what it's like to reach absolute nirvana.
Daniel Dionne / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: mrzeon

If you answered yes, then you know what it's like to reach absolute nirvana.

4. What about a michelada...CON CAMARONES?

Ugh, is there a better way to load up on omega-3s? Learn how to make this the Mexican way here.
sarah cordingley / (CC http://BY-2.0) / Via Flickr: sarahcord

Ugh, is there a better way to load up on omega-3s? Learn how to make this the Mexican way here.

5. And, um, we all know summer isn't summer without a magical rainbow of paletas...

El paletero is a gift from above. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ (BTW, we need a paleta emoji, STAT!)
Aaron Goodwin / (CC BY-ND http://2.0) / Via Flickr: theinfamousgdub

El paletero is a gift from above. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ (BTW, we need a paleta emoji, STAT!)

6. ...and a good ol' cascarita, preferably played at da beach.

En el mar, la vida es mรกs sabrosa ๐ŸŽถ En el mar, todo es felicidad ๐ŸŽถ
Alexander Madl / (CC http://BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: m-images

En el mar, la vida es mรกs sabrosa ๐ŸŽถ En el mar, todo es felicidad ๐ŸŽถ

7. Having mango con chile as a snacking option is like jumping into a cool pool after sunbathing for two hours straight.

*Drools profusely*
Y! Mรบsica / (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: 22713096@N07

*Drools profusely*

8. And it's a fact that rhythms of the Caribbean sound better in the summer heat.

Celia Cruz, Elvis Crespo, Wisin, and hell, even Walter Mercado's horoscopes sound better in the summer. A little warm weather makes everything more enjoyable.
vxla / (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: vxla

Celia Cruz, Elvis Crespo, Wisin, and hell, even Walter Mercado's horoscopes sound better in the summer. A little warm weather makes everything more enjoyable.

9. It's like Latino songs just tend to make perfect summer anthems.

*Plays Alejandro Fernรกndez while chillin' on a hammock*
Salvador Medina / (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: ayudamemalverde

*Plays Alejandro Fernรกndez while chillin' on a hammock*

10. According to legend, fresh ceviche was created in 1808 to counteract the summer heat.*

*Maybe we made that up, but hey, it sounds legit.
stu_spivack / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: stuart_spivack

*Maybe we made that up, but hey, it sounds legit.

11. Also, there's no better time to plan a bomb trip to visit all your family from far away...

Hasta la vista, USA! *Catches amazing sunsets all the way to Puerto Vallarta*
Wonderlane (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: wonderlane

Hasta la vista, USA!

*Catches amazing sunsets all the way to Puerto Vallarta*

12. ...OR TO PARTAKE IN AN ASADO.

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Have you ever grilled with Latinos? Have you ever tried an asado Argentino?!?! *passes out just from thinking about it*

13. It's a great advantage to know you can always quench your thirst with a good ol' raspado...

Guillermo Movia / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: pistoncito

14. ...or perhaps with the ambrosial taste of aguas frescas.

Aguas frescas all day, all night.
Eric Heath / (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: p200eric

Aguas frescas all day, all night.

15. Ah, summer. The greatest time for some cholado de frutas...

๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿง
@fernando68 / (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: fernando680411

๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿง

16. ...hitting up the mercados...

Time to buy cachivaches.
oncentral.kpcc / (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: 56470595@N05

Time to buy cachivaches.

17. ...and finding pure and absolute happiness in the shape of helados caseros.

Rompope ice cream โ€” #YAASSS.
Krista (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: scaredykat

Rompope ice cream โ€” #YAASSS.