5 Amazing Beaches To Visit In South America

Monday, May 27, 2013

Tiny islands, isolated coves and party haven shorelines: These are the many faces of South American beaches. Here are the five most amazing ones to visit.



Dois Rios, Ilha Grande, Brazil

Remember to bring cash because this remote cove is ATM free and only accessible on foot or bike. You will be walking or biking 7.5 kilometres if you take the shortcut, but it’s well worth the effort for even a glimpse of this paradise. Go for a swim in the crystal clear water before visiting the vendor on the beach selling local delicacies. The small village nearby provides the perfect location for a late afternoon exploration, before you head back to the beach for another dip.

Renaca, Vina del Mar, Chile

Grab a drink from one of the many bars lining the sand and head down to Renaca, one of the most popular beaches in Vina del Mar. There’s even a money exchange office if you need to trade in the last of your Aussie dollars to fund your sampling of local food and cocktails. This beach is a mecca for young people, so be ready to meet new friends as you duck and dive through the azure water. The party really never ends at Renaca.

Almond Beach, Providencia, Colombia

If you’re looking for that last-people-on-earth, Leonardo-DiCaprio-in-The-Beach feeling, then head to Almond Beach. It’s a remote beauty where you can snorkel for hours, and then have lunch looking out over the water to San Catalina. It’s also one of the few beaches in Providencia where you can pitch a tent by the beach and stay for a while to take in the breathtaking views. Don’t worry about bringing your own food, as there is a lovely restaurant on site showcasing simple, authentic Colombian fare.

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Who could overlook the classic? Popularised in Barry Manilow’s 1978 song by the same name, Copacabana is home to dozens of bars, nightclubs, hotels and restaurants where you can shake off the sand and dance all night. Copacabana is the place to be for New Year’s Eve, or Reveillon as it’s called in Brazil, as partygoers don white clothing and prepare handmade boats loaded with offerings to please the goddess of water. New Year’s Eve at Copacabana is a riot of celebration and music no to be missed.

Playa El Yaque, Margarita Island, Venezuela

Internationally known as one of the best locations in the world for wind and kitesurfing, this is definitely the beach for watersport enthusiasts. Even if lying on the beach is more your speed, Playa El Yaque has something for everyone with its abundance of white sugar sand and easy to swim breakers. Grab your board and head to this beach for a sun-soaked afternoon you’ll never forget.

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