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The beaches of Rio de Janeiro are the stuff of song and legend, and they certainly live up to their billing. An entire state unto itself rather than a single city, Rio sees nearly three million ...
When visiting the “Monaco of South America,” the main attraction that draws visitors is the beautiful beaches. The most famous and iconic beach is Playa de los Dedos, where you’ll find the famous ...
Written by Ernest White, January 2013
Perched almost at the easternmost tip of Brazil, Baia Formosa’s very name—“beautiful bay” in Portuguese—gives visitors an idea of its tropical charms even before arrival. Located a mere 60 miles ...
Written by Ernest White, March 2013
Situated halfway between the northeastern coastal cities of Natal and João Pessoa in Brazil, the lovely stretch of beach called Barra de Cunhaú calls visitors from around the globe, all ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, March 2013
Whether you’re escaping the stifling summer heat or just looking to get out of the city, there are plenty of great day trips to take from Buenos Aires. From galloping across the steppe with ...
With some 7491km (4644mi) of fabulous Atlantic coastline, it’s no surprise that Brazil has dozens of spectacular surf spots to explore. While it is best known for its sandy-bottomed beach breaks, ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, April 2012
Even locals can’t agree on how many beaches there are here in Armacao dos Buzios (or just Buzios, among friends) though most put the number somewhere between 20 and 25. It’s a matter of ...
Written by esmith, February 2013
In a country like Chile, with 3,000 miles of coastline, you might imagine a tropical paradise, palm-fringed, white-sand beaches with long stretches of sand. In a word, yes. And no. Chile has many ...
Written by esmith, March 2013
You’d think that a country with 3,000 miles of coastline would have some great surfing. And you’d be absolutely correct. Chile is known for having the longest left break in South America, and hosts ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2012
Close to the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula lies the laid-back, famously bohemian beach getaway of Montezuma. With its beautiful beaches, crashing waterfalls and colorful atmosphere, it’s a favorite ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2011
Rio is a
stylish city, and its beautiful beaches go in and out of fashion with
the whims of the glitterati. Copacabana, the beach for the wealthy and
beautiful in the glamorous 1930s and 1940s, ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2012
This sliver of paradise caught between the crashing waves of the
Pacific and beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean is a dream come true
for beach lovers. Costa Rica offers something for ...
At the far southwestern corner of Costa Rica is the Osa Peninsula, dangling lush and tempting from the mainland. It is off the beaten tourist path, well away from more popular, easily accessible ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, July 2012
Chile’s second city, known for its dramatic hills and magnificent ocean views, has plenty of family-friendly activities. Keep in mind that the city’s steeply pitched topography setting can be ...
Written by Anne D, USA, November 2010
Over the holiday weekend, some friends and I decided to get out of Quito to do some exploring and traveled to Canoa, a beautiful beach town south of Pedernales and north of Manta. Canoa is great for ...
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