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The Best South America Beaches

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South America Beaches

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    Baia do Sancho , Fernando de Noronha
    Unwind at Baia do Sancho, a secluded beach and bay on UNESCO-protected Fernando de Noronha Island. Repeatedly voted the world's best beach, t
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    Copacabana Beach , Rio de Janeiro
    Lively Copacabana Beach features warm waters and a wide stretch of white sand, with numerous hotels, restaurants, bars, and night clubs dotti
    Tours from $30
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    Praia de Ipanema , Rio de Janeiro
    A long stretch of warm sand, Praia de Ipanema is divided into segments by posts ("postos," as they’re known locally), which mark diverse life
    Tours from $32
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    Muro Alto Beach , Porto de Galinhas
    The name of Muro Alto Beach derives from the "High Wall" of natural reefs about 2 km (1.2 mi) long, which form a huge natural pool without wa
    Tours from $125
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    Praia do Sueste , Fernando de Noronha
    Enjoy the calm sea and gentle waves at Praia do Sueste, the southeast bay on Fernando do Noronha Island. Rich marine life provides plenty of
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