If You Love Beaches, These Latin American Beaches Are Vacation Destinations To Consider
If you love swimming in the ocean and sunbathing out on the sand, here are a couple of Latin American beaches you’ll want to add to your bucket list.
Some of these beaches are known for their crystal-clear waters, while others are known for their spectacular views and amazing underwater life. Check them out and find out which beach you want to make your next vacation destination.
1. Jericoacoara Beach, Brazil
If you love the feeling of having sand between your toes, then this Brazilian beach is for you. Jericoacoara is located in Ceará, Brazil and is known for its large dunes and calm waters.
2. Baía do Sancho Beach, Brazil
This secluded beach can only be accessed by boat or by a narrow staircase that leads you to the cliffs. But the crystal clear water and beautiful views make it completely worth it. The only time people are forbidden to visit the beach is between January and July, between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., which is turtle spawning season.
3. Itamambuca Beach, Brazil
Itamambuca Beach is located in Ubatuba, Brazil, surrounded by acres of rainforest. If you enjoy surfing, the waves at this beach are ideal.
4. Praia do forte, Brazil
Praia do forte is located in the northeastern part of Brazil. This long beach is known for its clear waters, natural pools and tropical rainforest climate. What makes this beach so attractive is its weather – remaining sunny almost all year long.
5. Ipanema Beach, Brazil
Ipanema is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The view of the two mountains, called the Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers) is what makes this beach so spectacular.
6. Playa Sirena, Cuba
As seen in the image above, Playa Sirena is known for its crystal-clear water and fine white sand. This beach is located at the western tip of Cayo Largo in Cuba and is the widest beach of the island.
7. Varadero, Cuba
Varadero is a beach town in Cuba that is located on the Hicacos Peninsula. The beaches in Varadero are popular tourist destinations, with access to beach front hotels, resorts and fun activities.
8. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Punta Cana is a resort town known for its beautiful beaches and fun tourist attractions. With such clear waters, activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving and deep see fishing are very popular.
9. Playa Rincón, Dominican Republic
Playa Rincon translates to “Beach in the Corner,” which gives you a hint that this beach is a hidden gem. Due to being so secluded, this beach is very clean and spacious which is what makes it so beautiful.
10. Cancún, Mexico
Cancún is a Mexican city that borders the Caribbean Sea. If you want to relax, but also want to explore the night life, this is the place to be.
11. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas is a resort city located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California. This popular spring break destination is known for its beaches, outdoor activities and night life.
12. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, surrounded by blue water and mountains. And just minutes away, you can explore the city life, with access to restaurants, shops and night clubs.
13. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Known for its vibrant coral reefs and underwater caverns, Playa del Carmen is the place to be if you want to go deep sea diving. This beach city is located along the Caribbean Sea, in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
14. Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel is an island in Mexico surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. Similar to Playa del Carmen, Cozumel is also known for its amazing coral reefs, offering some of the best snorkeling and deep diving experiences.
15. Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Playa Tamarindo is located on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. If you’re looking for strong surf waves, this is the beach to be at.
16. Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Playa Sámara is located on the northern Pacific coast. This tropical beach is known for its green forests and calm waters, which are perfect for swimming and kayaking.
17. Margarita Island, Venezuela
Margarita Island is the largest island in Venezuela, located along the Caribbean Sea. With a spectacular view of the mountains, this island offers activities such as windsurfing, scuba diving and horseback riding.
18. Playa Brava, Uruguay
“Playa Brava” translates to “Rough Beach,” which gives you a good idea of how rough the waves at this beach are. So if you’re a surfer looking for a challenge, this is the place to be.
19. Punta del Diablo Beach, Uruguay
Punta del Diable is a small fishing town located on the eastern coast of Uruguay. This beach town is mainly filled with fisherman, crafts people and backpackers.
20. Máncora Beach, Peru
Máncora beach is located on Peru’s northwest coast. It is popular for its large waves and is the beach in Peru that brings in the most tourists. With access to beachside hostels, bungalows and houses for rent, Máncora makes the perfect vacation destination.
21. Playa Punta Sal, Peru
Playa Punta Sal is known for its warm and clear waters. If you’re a fan of seafood, you will enjoy the local restaurants that offer fresh shrimp, lobsters, fish and more.
22. Playa Blanca, Colombia
Playa Blanca is located on the Colombian island, Barú. It is said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia and the picture above definitely proves that. The sea water here is warm, calm, and crystal clear.
23. San Andrés, Colombia
San Andrés is an island surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. This island is known for its white sand beaches and lively reggae music.