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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 ...
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 Paige, Nicaragua, September 2012
rail system was once extensive, built in the 1800s largely to
accommodate the coffee trade and enormous rural population. By the
middle of the 20th century, the drop in coffee prices, ...
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 Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, February 2013
Lima might not boast the gambling prowess of Las Vegas, but business is booming for the city’s top casinos – a recent addition to Peru‘s abundant slot machine arcades. Those looking to try their ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, February 2012
Chile is sometimes called La Estrella Solitaria, “The Lone Star,” for the single celestial body on its tricolor flag. When the bandera was first adopted in 1912, however, its designers probably had ...
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 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 ...
When an active volcano like Arenal, erupting almost continuously since 1968, meets a moist and well-watered rainforest, things can get a little steamy. Welcome to one of the most geothermal regions ...
Written by Ernest White, February 2013
Who hasn’t imagined waking up one morning (or afternoon) and walking out the front door only to be greeted by the sun, sand, and surf of Ipanema Beach? With all the available apartments for rent in ...
Written by Viator, November 2012
Perched just north of Brazil’s tourist gateway of Natal, near where South America juts into the Atlantic at its easternmost point, the pristine sands of Maracajaú—dubbed the Brazilian ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2012
When you really want to get away from it all, this island paradise in a remote corner of Bahia State awaits. The island is officially named Tinhare, but everyone calls it Morro (“Hill”) for the main ...
Turquoise water and sandy cliffs bring beach bums to one of Brazil’s most exclusive strands, Pipa Beach. Called Praia da Pipa in Portuguese and located a mere 52 miles from the northeastern city of ...
Songs tout the beauty of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches and beachcombers, and for good reason. Brazil’s “Marvelous City” boasts nearly 50 miles of powdery beaches, stretching south and west from ...
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