The Most Popular Beaches in South America

By on Mar 05, 2014
The Most Popular Beaches in South America
Image Source: - Copacabana Beach, Brazil

The South American continent is blessed with some of the most wonderful gifts of nature. Evergreen forests, beaches, wildlife etc. are some of the things that make the continent very popular with tourists. The beaches in South America are mainly situated in the countries of Brazil, Uruguay, Venezuela, Peru and Argentina.

Pacific, Atlantic and Caribbean beaches, surrounded by tropical rainforest and clear blue sea, are all present in South America. The beaches offer the visitors with everything they can ask for, to enjoy the sun, the sand and the sea. Some of the most popular beaches in South America are as follows:

Beaches of Brazil

Brazil, home of the world's largest carnival, is also known for its beautiful and popular beaches, including the famous Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach, situated in Rio de Janeiro, the capital of Brazil. The beaches in Brazil are Ideal for those who want to enjoy the pleasure of the sun, surf in turquoise water and experience in person the joy of samba and carioca. Travel magazines frequently list the beaches of Rio as the liveliest beaches in the planet. Those who would like their beach experience to be more peaceful and tranquil can head to the beaches of Natal, such as Pipa, Maracajau Beach and Ponta Negra Beach.

Beaches of Colombia

The Caribbean beaches of Columbia are characterized by blue sea and white and grainy sand. They are ideal for snorkeling and dazzling with beautiful coral reefs. A must visit are the beautiful beaches of Providencia Island, Tayrona National Park, San Andres Island, Taganga and La Guajira. In Tayrona National Park, people have to walk through deep jungle, to travel to the beach and the experience is thrilling as it allows people to enjoy the beauty of nature. The islands of Columbia are very popular with tourists looking for the ideal beach destination in South America. There are many luxurious resorts and hotels in these islands, which offer all kinds of modern day amenities to the tourists.

Beaches of Uruguay

Uruguay, a sleepy nation in South America, has been able to attract a lot of tourists over the last few years as it has become a popular beach destination. Punta del Este is the most famous beach destination in Uruguay, characterized by luxury, glamour and nightlife. It is the place which is chosen by the elites in South America to spend their summer vacation. There many nightclubs and restaurants near this beach, making it a very popular entertainment destination. The beach at Punta del Diablo (village) is very popular with surfers. It is ideal for those who are looking for a quiet beach vacation, as there are not too many distractions in this village. Other popular beaches include Colonia del Sacramento, Bikini Beach etc.

Beaches in Peru

Tourists do not travel to Peru, only to explore the ruins of the Inca Civilization, such as Machu Picchu. Earlier, the beaches of Peru where little known to outsiders but over the last few years, tourists from North America and Europe have discovered the beauty of these beaches. The best beaches in the country are situated in the north such as Mancora beach, Puerto Inca, Paracas, beaches in Lima etc. Paracas is home to many exotic sea animals such as Humbodlt penguins, blue-footed booby and dolphins. With more than 10 surf schools, Huanchaco beach is the ideal destination for surfers. The beaches in Lima are very vibrant and laidback. Colan beach, known for its warm and calm waters, is very popular with swimmers.

Apart from the above, there are many other exotic beaches in South America, which are spread across the continent.

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