Popular beach holiday destinations in South America

Here's a list of Popular beach holiday destinations in South America recommended by our experts:

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

DivingAdventureSurfing / SailingBeach

Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to as simply Rio, is the second largest city in Brazil, the sixth largest city in the Americas and the world's thirty-fifth ...

Buzios, Brazil

KidsBeachSeafoodSurfing / Sailing

Armação dos Búzios, often referred to as just Búzios, is a resort town and a municipality located in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2012, its ...

Florianopolis, Brazil

SeafoodSurfing / SailingBeachKite Surfing

Florianopolis (Portuguese: Florianópolis) is the capital of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. Half of the city is on the mainland of Brazil while the other...

Natal, Brazil

AdventureBeachSeafoodKite Surfing

Natal, the capital of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, is a city on the Atlantic coast. Natal has some great beaches, historical sites, and nature areas, and it is ...

Salvador, Brazil

AdventureSeafoodSurfing / SailingBeach

Salvador is the capital of the state of Bahia, Brazil. With a charming Old Town (a World Heritage Site), a vibrant musical scene and popular Carnival ...

Ilha Grande, Brazil

DivingSurfing / SailingBeachPhotography

Ilha Grande is a beautiful Brazilian island, about 150 km from Rio de Janeiro and 450 km from São Paulo. The largest settlement on the island is called Vila ...

Recife, Brazil


Recife, the capital of Pernambuco, is one of the largest and most important cities on the northeastern coast of Brazil. This lively capital, originally founded ...

Maceio, Brazil


Maceio is the capital of Alagoas, in Northeast Brazil.

Punta Del Este, Uruguay


Punta del Este is a city and resort on the Atlantic Coast in the Maldonado Department of southeastern Uruguay. Although the city has a year-round population of ...

Fernando De Noronha, Brazil

Surfing / SailingBeachTrekkingWhale Watching

Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, 354 km (220 mi) offshore from the Brazilian coast. The main island has an ...

Mar Del Plata, Argentina

SeafoodSurfing / SailingBeachSpa

Mar del Plata is located about 400km south of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the summer months, December through March, the beaches are crowded with Porteños on ...

Ubatuba, Brazil

Food And DiningSurfing / SailingBeachPilgrimage

Ubatuba is a municipality in the northern coast of São Paulo state, just in the border with the Rio de Janeiro state. Ubatuba is a true paradisiac area, being ...

Joao Pessoa, Brazil


Joao Pessoa is the capital of the state of Paraiba in Brazil.The city is considered "the second greenest in the world", and has more than 7 square kilometres (2...

Cabo Frio, Brazil

BeachKite Surfing

Cabo Frio is a city in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ilhabela, Brazil

Surfing / SailingBeachHillsTrekking

Ilhabela is an archipelago and a municipality in the North Coast of São Paulo. It is considered one of the natural paradises of the São Paulo coast, along with ...

La Serena, Chile


La Serena is a town in Northern Chile. It is a perfectly charming Chilean town. There is a lot to see and do nearby.

Aracaju, Brazil


Aracaju is the capital of the State of Sergipe, Brazil, located in the northeastern part of the country.