South America, the fifth largest continent in the world, formerly referred to as ‘Latin America’ has a diverse range of ladscapes and cultures. While it’s famous for it’s rainforests, mountains, music and culture, South America is also known to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and here is a list of some of the best.
Parque Nacional Tayrona, Colombia
This beach located near Santa Maria is perfect for snorkeling. The waters of Colombia are turquoise colored, the hammocks are breathtaking. The icing on the cake is the Ecohabs which are traditional huts built for visitors. Enjoy tasty seafood at restaurants around the beach or you can visit a spa.
Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
Puerto Lopez located outside Machalilla National Park is the ideal spot for birding and whale watching at an excellent price. The beach is surrounded by dense forest which serves as home to a variety of bird species. Los Frailes beach in the nearby park is considered one of the best in Ecuador.
Mancora, Northern Peru
Mancora is beach located at Piura in Peru and it is a center for adventure, wildlife and infamous for it’s nightlife. This surf-spot in Peru is one of the attractions of the country. The skies are clear, the sands are clean and the waters clear.
Zapallar is a beach located in Chile and it is one of the best-preserved beaches in the country. This beautiful beach is situated within a bay shaped in the form of a horseshoe. This beach is known for its beautiful wine buffs and fly drives.
Carilo beach is located very close to Pinamar in Argentina; it is loved for swimming and tasty barbecues. This beach area is a picturesque beach that has golden beaches and lovely, portable accommodation for visitors.
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
Jose Ignacio is a luxury beach resort located in Uruguay. This beach area is known for its ambiance and great food. This cosmopolitan beach usually throngs with celebrities who are taking a break from their busy lives. The sands are tan-colored and very alluring. The hotels sprawled around the resort are luxury hotels.
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
Punta del Diablo beach is located along a fishing village in Uruguay. This beach is loved because visits are usually pocket-friendly and the al fresco barbecues are second to none all over the world. The number of tourists visiting the beach has increased over the years.
Baia do Sancho, Brazil
Baia do Sancho located in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil is known for its abundant marine wildlife. This beach is usually visited by the overclass and elite who have more than enough cash to splurge when they want to have a good time. Visitors usually engage in sports like diving and snorkeling. You get to swim with dolphins.
Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Ipanema is one of the most beautiful beaches in Rio de Janeiro. It has beautiful bespoke hotels and upscale restaurants. It is very perfect for swimming and also a family-friendly beach. It is one of the most egalitarian beaches in the world.
This beach is a romance haven for visitors. It is also a favorite for visitors who want to engage in watersports. The beach also has many miles of amazing sand dunes to get lost in. The Jericoacoara beach is the most luxurious beach in South America and is where top shots in the modeling industry and A-list Brazilian stars converge.