21 Jul Top 10 Unknown Beaches in South America
With the summer ending, our minds are inevitably projected towards the trip. That’s why we leave you a list (ordered from north to south) of the unknown beaches in South America that you surely do not know.
Unknown Beaches in South America
Let’s discover the unknown beaches in the South American
1. Ensenada de Tuja, Venezuela
Surrounded by numerous mountains, crystal clear waters, and great marine fauna, Ensenada de Tuja is a hidden tropical paradise in the state of Aragua. Thanks to its calm waves, its waters are perfect for snorkeling, diving, and stand-up paddleboarding.
How to get there: 35 km from Maracay, the only way to get to Ensenada de Tuja is by sea. From the Choroní boardwalk, you can hire a boat to get there.
2. Bahía Solano, Colombia
Bahía Solano has become, little by little, the favorite destination for travelers looking for a more authentic experience in front of the sea. Bahía Solano is located between the Serranía del Baudo and the Pacific Ocean, home to incredible biodiversity protected by the jungle landscape. This paradise is also a spectacular whale watching site between July and October.
How to get there: Due to the topographic characteristics of the area, Bahía Solano still does not have adequate access roads. To get there, you must do it by plane from the cities of Quibdó, Medellín, Cali or Bogotá. You can check prices at the Colombian airline Satena.
3. Tortuga Bay, Ecuador
Bahía Tortuga is a white sand beach located on the southern coast of Santa Cruz and is part of the beautiful and biodiverse Province of Galapagos. Apart from a paradisiacal setting, you will share the beach with unique species globally, such as multicolored crabs, marine iguanas, and the famous Galapagos tortoises.
How to get there: To get to Tortuga Bay, you can hire a water taxi from Puerto Ayora, which will drop you off for approximately 2 USD. You can also take a beautiful 2.5 km walk (40 minutes approx) from the city center.
4. Playa Dorada, Ecuador
Playa Dorada is located on Bartolomé Island, also in the Galapagos Province, and is famous for the volcanic pinnacle that adorns the northwest coast of the islet. The reddish, orange, green, and black colors, as well as cones and tubes of volcanic lava, make this mythical place one of the most coveted postcards by travelers who visit the sector.
How to get there: From Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, there are daily tours to Bartolomé Island. The journey involves a 5-hour round trip navigation, and the tours include a visit to the viewpoint, a tour of the beach, and snorkeling.
5. Morro Branco, Brazil
Like a Martian oceanfront landscape, Brazil’s Morro Branco beach is known for its winding mazes of reddish sand. The sea is also warm and crystalline, with sands that clear as you get closer to the water. Morro Branco beach is one of the main attractions of Beberibe and has excellent tourist infrastructure to enjoy with the family.
How to get there: Morro Branco is located 85 km from the capital of the State of Ceará, Fortaleza. From here, you can hire tours for the day that you visit the beach, or you can make the journey on your own and stay in one of the Beberibe accommodations.
6. Baia Dos Porcos, Brazil
Baia Dos Porcos is by far one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. It is located in Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean. This paradise on earth is perfect for those who want to enjoy nature in its purest form, either by resting on its delicious beaches or observing its flora and fauna.
How to get there: The cheapest way to get to Fernando de Noronha is by air. The airports with the most frequent connections to the archipelago are Recife, in Pernambuco, or Natal in Rio Grande do Norte. There are also daily flights from other main cities in Brazil and even other points in the world.
7. La Mina Beach, Peru
One of the 10 best beaches in Peru, Playa La Mina, is a treasure of clean, crystalline, calm waters of emerald color and white sands. It is shaped like a horseshoe and the surrounding hills protect it from the intense wind that blows throughout the Paracas area. It is also home to wolves, penguins, birds, and an immense variety of marine fauna.
How to get there: From Lima, La Mina beach is located at kilometer 250 of the Panamericana Sur highway, in Paracas, Ica.
8. Ovahe Beach, Chile
On one side of the famous Anakena beach, this small beach is surrounded by reddish volcanic cliffs on Easter Island. Its waters are turquoise and its fine sand is pink thanks to the mixture of red volcanic dust and eroded white corals. It is best to visit it in the morning when it receives direct sunlight.
How to get there: Ovahe is located one kilometer and a half from Anakena beach in a southeastern direction. Its access is not the simplest since you will have to walk through volcanic rocks until you arrive. However, this is the reason why the beach has retained its almost unspoiled character.
9. Ramuntcho Beach, Chile
Ramuntcho beach has gained considerable notoriety in recent years, thanks to its beauty with calm waters and a dreamlike landscape. The beach is protected by cliffs and cliffs and the native forest of the coastal sector of the Bío Bío Region. Ramuntcho is part of the Hualpén peninsula, an area that was declared a Nature Sanctuary in 1976.
How to get there: Ramuntcho beach is located 22 km from Talcahuano and 25 km from Concepción, on the southern shore of the Hualpén peninsula. Ramuntcho is reached through a gravel road. Vehicles must park at a distance of approximately 200 meters from the beach.
10. Las Grutas, Argentina
Although unknown to foreigners, Las Grutas is one of the most famous spas in Argentina. Behind its long beaches, there are cliffs full of caves, transforming the place into a perfect place for relaxation and adventure. Despite being in the middle of northern Patagonia, the warmth of its waters reaches 25º in some sectors, thanks to the warm currents that come from Brazil.
How to get there: Las Grutas is located in the Golfo San Matías, 15 km. of San Antonio Oeste in the Province of Río Negro. From Viedma, the capital of the Province, there are bus tours that reach Las Grutas in approximately 3 hours.
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