Compiled By NAN Lifestyle Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 13, 2015: Nothing says vacation like hanging out at the beach, drink in hand, sand and turquoise water all around and nothing to do but relax. So where can you go in South America for the Best Beach Vacations?
Here are the top 10 spots in Central, South America and Mexico according to the travel reviewers of TripAdvisor.
1: Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: This was the number one choice because of its stunning aqua-blue waters and white-sand beaches. But also there are ancient Mayan ruins to explore along with the Xel-Ha waterpark and the thrilling Interactive Aquarium.
2: Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Number two on the list, Playa del Carmen is known for its white-sand beaches and hot sun and is deemed “heaven” for beach-loving kids and those who enjoy swimming or just lounging under the sun.
3: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Puerto Vallarta’s coastline is dotted with quiet coves and spectacular islands and has miles and miles of world-class beaches. It also offers all sorts of beach activities, from sunbathing to fun for the more adventurous – snorkeling to windsurfing.
4: Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico: Cabo’s beaches are located on the Pacific Ocean and also on the Sea of Cortez. On the Pacific side, its more for the surfers but on the Sea of Cortez side, the waters are sheltered and calm and the sand is white and warm making it great to swim and sun bathe as well.
5: Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Cozumel’s seashores are diverse offering the typically beautiful white-sand beaches great for sunbathing but also a number of rocky beaches that are great for snorkeling.6: Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Tulum’s sugar-white beaches with calm crystal-clear waters lapped by the Caribbean Sea is an idyllic getaway for those starved for relaxation. Throw in tours of the Mayan ruins and a walk through the tropical forest and this vacation covers all the basis.
6: Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Tulum’s sugar-white beaches with calm crystal-clear waters lapped by the Caribbean Sea is an idyllic getaway for those starved for relaxation. Throw in tours of the Mayan ruins and a walk through the tropical forest and this vacation covers all the basis.
7: San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Mexico: San Jose del Cabo, situated on Mexico’s left coast offers up snorkeling at its best since it is home to El Estero, the renowned estuary where exotic marine life and vegetation await even as it sits on the Pacific Ocean.
8: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Perhaps nowhere on earth is the beach so crucial to a big city’s culture as in Rio, with its two most popular strips having even been immortalized in song. Of the two, Copacabana is bigger and livelier, Ipanema a bit more upscale and relaxed. For even greater Žlan, try Leblon just to their west.
9: Margarita Island, Coastal Islands, Insular Region, Venezuela: Margarita Island in Venezuela is the Caribbean in South America. It is blessed with a few dozen white-sand beaches that lead into turquoise waters. Nearby Los Roques archipelago is a pristine coral reef that offers unmatched scuba diving.
10: Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Central Argentina, Argentina: Mar del Plata’s long coastline is comprised of many beaches to cater to many types of vacationers. The family can choose La Perla in the north while couples can choose the very popular Bristol and sporty Varese in the center or the resort-oriented Mogotes and sophisticated Faro in the south. Those seeking some peace can check out Sur, which is even further south.