The Best Destinations in North and Latin America for Beach Lovers

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Can you feel it? I bet you can even smell and taste it. It’s so close you can almost touch it! The cold of winter has dissipated, spring is reaching its highest point and summer is getting closer every day. If you are here it’s because you are one of us and you are already looking for what you need to escape the monotony and enjoy the summer to the fullest. 

No matter your age, your gender, or where you live in, you are a beach lover and Forever Summertime knows exactly what you need and that is why we have for you the best destinations for beach lover for this summer.

Join us to know the best destinations that the American continent has for you.

Valparaiso & Viña del Mar, Chile

Due to its narrow shape and its great extension, Chile is one of the most diverse countries in South America. Its natural wealth and its great variety of climates make it the perfect place for any type of traveler. Chile has, from deserts to glaciers, mountain ranges, volcanoes, lakes, wild rivers and of course, beautiful and sunny beaches. 

For all those who love summer and the beach, Chile has some of the best in Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, not only have beautiful beaches, but many more things to see.

The best thing about these fabulous Chilean destinations is that both Valparaiso and Viña del Mar are highly tourist places that offer much more than just beaches, their gastronomic, architectural and cultural offer make it one of the best summer destinations ins Latin America.

The region of Valparaiso and Viña Del Mar have several beaches, some are not suitable for swimming, due to the strong waves of the Pacific Ocean:

  • Playa Concon
  • Playa Reñaca
  • Las Salinas
  • Valeta Abarca
  • Caleta Portales
  • Los Placeres
  • Las Torpederas
  • Laguna Verde
  • Quintay
  • Los Lilenes
  • Playa Ancha
  • Playa los Marineros
  • Playa Cochoa
  • Playa del Deporte

Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este is the second most important city in Uruguay and one of the most important holiday destinations in South America. Called by many people the “Miami Beach of South America”, is the destination par excellence of Uruguayans, Argentinians, Paraguayans and many other countries when the summer arrives. 

Punta del Este offers beaches for all tastes and ages, from Ibiza type beaches, with clubs and bars, beaches oriented to families with children, beaches with strong waves, perfect for surfing and even nudist beaches.

Enjoy drinking a traditional mate, enjoy wonderful views in its viewpoints, fashion shows, electronic music, play volleyball, practice water sports, stay in a beautiful and comfortable resort or anything else you want, Punta del Este is a destination for this summer that you should consider

These are some of the beautiful beaches that Punta del Este has for you to visit one the best summer destinations in Latin America:

  • Bikini Beach
  • Playa Mansa
  • Playa Brava
  • Playa Chihuahua
  • Ocean Park
  • Playa Tio Tom
  • Playa Pinares
  • Playa Solanas
  • Playa Montoya
  • Playa Manantiales
  • Playa el Emir
  • El Chiringo
  • Playa el Chileno
  • Playa de los Ingleses

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Party, carnival, football, beautiful people, beautiful beaches, great weather almost all year round, delicious food, caipirinhas, yes! Rio de Janeiro has everything and much more. 

Rio de Janeiro is, without a doubt, the summer destination par excellence in all South America for those of us who love sun, sand and sea. Rio de Janeiro is world-famous for its party atmosphere and beautiful beaches.

These are the beaches of Rio that you should not miss if you are planning to visit Brazil this summer:

  • Copacabana
  • Ipanema
  • Leblon
  • Leme
  • Arpoador
  • Playa Vermelha
  • Botafogo
  • Flamengo
  • Sao Conrado
  • Barra de Tijuca
  • Recreio dos Bandeirantes.

Cartagena, Colombia

The city of Cartagena is a port city located on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean coastal region. Cartagena has become famous throughout the continent due to its beautiful islands, cays and archipelagos with white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Cartagena is also famous for its gastronomic offer, its beautiful women and the beautiful colonial architecture of its streets and squares.

 Visiting the beaches of Cartagena is quite an adventure, since getting to many of them requires traveling by boat through the incredible waters of the Caribbean Sea. 

The Carthaginian atmosphere is less festive and noisy, if you’re looking to enjoy a delicious coffee in a coastal city, quiet, fabulous colonial architecture and heavenly beaches, Cartagena is the perfect place for you.

Remember that Cartagena is a multifaceted destination, because in addition to its beaches and islands you will surely spend incredible afternoons touring its streets, knowing its culture, its food and the good treatment of its people.

The beaches that you should not miss if you visit Cartagena this summer are:

  • San Bernardino del Viento
  • Tayrona
  • San Andrés
  • Nuquí
  • Bahia Solano
  • Cartagena
  • Punta Gallinas
  • Palomino
  • Cabo de la Vela
  • Playa Blanca
  • Playa Barú
  • Islas del Rosario

The Bahamas

The Bahamas is a state archipelago that is part of the Antilles or islands of the Caribbean, is made up of more than seven hundred islands, cays and islets. The Bahamas are mainly known for its beautiful paradisaical beaches, turquoise waters and white sand, characteristics of the Caribbean Sea. The Bahamas have, without any doubt, some of the best beaches in the world, which make this destination one of the most desired when summer finally arrives.

These are some of the best beaches, which every person should visit at least once in their life and if you are planning to visit them, you can not miss a single one:

  • Swain’s Cay Beach
  • Columbus Harbour Beach
  • Gordon’s Beach
  • Military Point of Landing Beach
  • Ten Bay Beach
  • Deals Beach
  • Sir Milo Butler Park Beach
  • Surfer’s Beach
  • Big Bay Beach
  • Pink Sand Beach Victoria Point Beach
  • Hidden Beach

Varadero, Cuba

Located in the province of Matanzas, Varadero is one of the largest tourist areas of the Caribbean, located on the peninsula of Icacos, Varadero is the owner of 20 km of Caribbean beaches with white sand and turquoise waters, which make it the summer destination preferred of the island of Cuba, for those who seek to enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean. 

Varadero is not the classic Latin American colonial city, it is rather an area of luxury resorts, more in the style of Cancun.

Ideal place for water sports, diving, snorkeling and if you like golf, Varadero hosts the golf tournament of the Club de Campo Golf Club. If you are a beach lover, Varadero definitely has amazing beaches that will not disappoint you if you visit this summer:

  • Playa de Varadero
  • Playa Coral
  • Playa Larga
  • Playa Girón
  • Playa Ancón
  • Cayo Guillermo
  • Cayo Saetía
  • Playa Santa Lucía
  • Cayo Levisa

Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Riviera Maya is a tourist district located in the southeast of Mexico. It extends for 40 kilometers from the city of Cancun to Tulum, in the State of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula. 

The Riviera Maya is personally one of my favorites, since it combines in one place all what a beach lover and summer lover wants: Dozens of kilometers of white sand Caribbean beaches and turquoise blue crystal waters, luxury resorts and budget hotels, theme parks embedded within the jungle, cenotes, beautiful islands such as Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Holbox, incredible nightlife, entertainment for all ages and all budgets. 

Fun for retirees, children, men, women, backpackers, people that seeks luxury and absolute comfort, archaeological remains, diving and snorkeling in reefs, infinite gastronomic offer, perfect weather practically all year round, breath-taking landscapes and the best attention from the locals.

The Riviera Maya has endless activities and places to have fun and spend the best summer of your life, but especially many of the best beaches in the Americas and the planet, condensed in the coastal corridor that runs along Federal Highway 307 and also the second largest coral reef in the world just a couple kilometers away from the island of Cozumel. 

Each town has beautiful beaches, from Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Xpu-Ha, Akumal, Puerto Aventuras, Punta Maroma to Tulum. These are the beaches you definitely should not miss:

  • Playa Ballenas
  • Playa Caracol
  • Playa Chac Mool
  • Playa Delfines
  • Playa Juventud
  • Playa Langosta
  • Playa Las Perlas
  • Playa Linda
  • Playa Marlin
  • Playa Tortugas
  • Playa Norte (Isla Mujeres)
  • Isla Contoy
  • Puerto Morelos
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Playa Paamul
  • Playa Xpu-Há
  • Playa Akumal
  • Punta Maroma
  • Playa Xcacel
  • Playa Paraíso (Tulum)
  • Playa del Secreto (Tulum)
  • Playa  el Cielo (Isla Cozumel)
  • Playa Chuburná
  • Playa Celestún

Florida, U.S.A.

Florida is the state of the United States located in the southernmost part of the country. The State of Florida is a peninsula surrounded at its west side by the Gulf of Mexico, at its east side by the Atlantic Ocean and the Strait of Florida at its south side, which connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico. 

Florida, without being considered part of the Caribbean Sea, has beaches of similar beauty, either on the gulf coast, the Atlantic or in the cays, you can find very beautiful beaches that are the perfect summer escape. 

Florida, like many of the destinations we have explored in this post, is not only a spa destination, but also offers a huge amount of culinary, cultural and entertainment options. From your most important city, which is Miami, passing through Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach, you can find anything or activity in the urban areas of these cities.

As we know, the State of Florida suffered the onslaught of Hurricane Irma in 2017, which has been one of the most destructive in recent years, however the inhabitants of Florida are making a great effort to put this destination back on its feet and They are ready to welcome you this summer and need all the help possible.

But since what we are looking for are destinations for beach lovers and enjoy this summer, here is a list of the best beaches in Florida that you should not miss:

 

  • Key West
  • South Beach
  • Siesta Key
  • Delray Beach
  • Clearwater Beach
  • Sanibel Beach
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Palm Beach
  • Captiva Island
  • Panama Beach
  • Cocoa Beach
  • Jacksonville Beach
  • Santa Rosa Beach
  • Caladesi Island State Park
  • St. George Island
  • Anna Maria Island

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