10 best beaches in Latin America

There's nothing better than some time on an incredible beach, and when that beach is located in Latin America it somehow is even better! Here are 10 of those amazing Latin American beaches!

Latin America

1. Copacabana Beach – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This famous 2 ½-mile stretch of beach in Brazil is one of the best beaches in the world! Just try to be very aware of your surroundings and belongings, as Brazil has a moderate amount of crime.

Copacabana Beach

2. Ipanema Beach – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It's back to Brazil for the second beach on our list! Ipanema is a more upscale version of Copacabana beach, and the numerous beach vendors are sure to have anything and everything you need, from a cold beer to delicious food and much, much more!

Ipanema Beach

3. Shell Beach – Guyana
This beautiful beach in underrated Guyana is as close to a pristine tropical paradise as you will ever find! There are also multiple species of sea turtle nests at Shell Beach, so make sure to check them out!

Shell Beach

4. Tulum – Mexico
When one thinks of beaches in Mexico places like Cozumel or Cabo San Lucas come to mind, but Tulum is far and away the best beach in the entire country. With tranquil waters, beautiful ruins and more, Tulum is an underrated gem in Latin America!


5. Puerto Viejo – Costa Rica
This Costa Rican beach is a surfer's paradise, but there is much more than just killer waves for those who like to hang ten! Beautiful water, friendly locals, and visitors from all over the world make this beach a delight.

Puerto Viejo

6. Playa Azul – Costa Rica
This visually stunning black sand beach is located in Costa Rica, and its unique beauty will make you feel like you're on another planet!

Playa Azul

7. Honu Beach – Argentina
This Argentinian beach in Mar del Plata is famous for its beautiful sand, beautiful water, and beautiful people!

Honu Beach

8. Playa Sirena – Cuba
Located in Cuba, Playa Sirena is the best of the Caribbean in one of the most exotic Latin American locales of all. Be sure to pack a lunch and plenty to drink, as Playa Sirena is a relatively undeveloped paradise.

Playa Sirena

9. San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua
This underrated beach paradise in Nicaragua is known for its surfing but it is a paradise that all will enjoy.
San Juan del Sur

10. Anse du Gouverneur – Saint Barthélemy
This St. Barth's beach paradise is idyllic, with beautiful water and amazing sand as far as the eye can see. There are plenty of European beach goers so don't be surprised to see some skin.

Anse du Gouverneur