beaches to visit in Latin America

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Varadero

Cuba

Installed in old mansions, the resorts and restaurants in this coastal town offer rest and relaxation. The destinations for ecotourism nearby (like the Gran Parque Natural Montemar) are another reason to visit the region.

LATAM has flights to Havana, Cuba, departing from Lima.

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Punta Cana

Dominican Republic

A combination of beautiful scenery and great hotels – the region is home to over 30 all-inclusive resorts. The can’t-miss activities include a visit to Isla Saona and checking out the restaurants and bars at the bustling Playa Bavaro.

LATAM has flights to Punta Cana departing from Lima and 3 other destinations.

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Santa Marta

Colombia

The city of Santa Marta has lovely beaches bathed by the Caribbean Sea. Playa Cristal has crystal-clear waters and white sands. Inside Tayrona National Natural Park, Playa del Muerto and the paradisiacal La Piscina are essential stops.

LATAM has flights to Santa Marta departing from Bogotá.

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San Andrés

Colombia

Scuba diving among coral reefs and visits to lagoons are some of the main activities at this Colombian island. The small depth of the water in such locales as Playa de San Luis and La Piscinita is an invitation for less-experienced divers.

LATAM has flights to San Andrés departing from Bogotá.

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Punta del Este

Uruguay

Combining excitement and peacefulness, Punta has calm beaches, like Playa José Ignacio, and others where you can practice sports, like Playa La Barra. The city’s main postcard sight is Playa La Brava, where the sculpture Los Dedos is located.

LATAM has flights to Punta del Este departing from São Paulo.

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Praia do Forte

Brazil

Popular among ecotourism lovers, this old fishing village in Bahia has institutes for the preservation of such animals as whales and sea turtles. Castelo Garcia d’Ávila, a castle built in 1551, is located there.

LATAM has flights to Salvador departing from São Paulo and 4 other destinations.

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Porto de Galinhas

Brazil

The reefs near the shore form lovely natural pools. On a buggy ride, you can visit regions like Maracaípe, Muro Alto and Cupe. For a sea adventure, embark on a catamaran and go to Praia dos Carneiros.

LATAM has flights to Recife departing from São Paulo and 5 other destinations.

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Cartagena

Colombia

The city served as an inspiration for Gabriel García Márquez’s books. Its city center, the Walled City, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you love beaches, Islas del Rosario, located nearby, are unmissable.

LATAM has flights to Cartagena departing from Bogotá.

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Máncora

Peru

Famous among surfers, this beach still maintains a quiet village atmosphere. Bathed by the Pacific, its perfect waves and winds also attract kitesurfers.

LATAM has flights to Piura, Tumbes and Talara departing from Lima.

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Aruba

Good weather guaranteed! It almost doesn’t rain here, and the temperatures vary between 75 °F and 86 °F [24 - 30 °C] all year round. The island has great hotels, restaurants and clubs, especially in the capital, Oranjestad.

LATAM has flights to Aruba departing from Bogotá.