Best Beaches in South America

Tayrona, Colombia

The 4 popular beaches to visit in Colombia Tayrona National Park are the following: Cañaveral, Arrecifes, La Piscina and El Cabo. It’s a must visit and try one of these beach destinations for travelers looking for beaches that are off-the-beaten-path, so remember to pack light. Among the list, the only beach reachable by car Cañaveral Beach. An ideal for eco-friendly tourists and backpackers, the other 3 beaches will require a hike to reach the sandy shore.

Máncora, Peru

A small beach resort town in northwestern Peru, the avid surfers head to Máncora. To ride the waves throughout the entire year, it’s known as a popular place. The beach isn’t crowded in addition to its great waves but comes the night, the local nightclubs attract the party crowd. Buses run down the coast to the city and vary in price and quality if you’re in Lima.


Punta Tombo, Argentina

You probably wouldn’t know that over a million Magellan penguins return here every autumn to mate just by looking at Argentina’s Punta Tombo Beach. Located in south Patagonia, the beach is part of the Punta Tombo National Reserve.


Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Located in the southern region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is Ipanema Beach. Witness the invented sport that is a combination of volleyball and soccer called footvolley and there are always circles of people playing good old soccer and volleyball. It’s also a great destination for surfers, with waves reaching up to 9 feet in the winter.


Montañita, Ecuador

There are few reasons why tourists and locals flock to Montañita, Ecuador as the likes of scuba diving, water skiing, surfing, body-boarding, and windsurfing can all be experienced.


Reñaca Beach, Viña del Mar, Chile

A few miles north of Viña del Mar, Reñaca Beach is Chile’s biggest and celebrated resort town. The Antarctica current, which travels up along the coast, makes for ice-cold swimming environment year round, it’s a must visit the place.


Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brazil

Visitors can lighten up and unwind with the locals in this olden fishing village, loaded with bars, eating places, shops for souvenirs, and accommodations with only 4 main streets. For watersports and experience nature at its best plus the local wildlife, the 7 miles of beach make it possible.


Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este located in southern Uruguay explodes from more than 150,000 during its summer tourist season. The town can be found at the place where the Río de la Plata run across the Atlantic Ocean. The farther you get from the center of the town, the beaches here become more serene and less crowded.