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10 Most Hidden and Secluded Places in Latin America with Breathtaking Views

Whether you’d like a beach that fronts Caribbean, Pacific, or Atlantic, you can find your remote beach in Latin America with breathtaking views. Every South American ensures that they can offer beach lovers all types from remote and rugged escapes and beaches filled with wildlife to picturesque sands for sun lovers with iconic surf spots.

1. Ilha Grande, Brazil

Ilha Grande is one of the most astonishing and unspoiled pockets of paradise in Brazil. Its luscious verdant interior is home to parrots, monkeys, and other incredible wildlife. Its coastline is framed by white sandy beaches lapped by turquoise seas with balmy temps. Turtles, reef sharks, starfish, and a huge school of colourful exotic fish are worth experiencing.

Walking is the only way to get around this remote island, and although there are trails available through the rainforest, hiking here can be quite tricky. If you are an adventurous type, this is an excellent way to try. But if not, your best bet is to stay in a luxury lodge with its own private beach and palm trees around.

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2. Playa Manzanillo – Providencia, Colombia

One of the best-kept secrets in Columbia, Providencia, is undoubtedly a well worth of your dreamy journey. Forming part of the Belize Barrier Reef, Providencia is considered a top dive destination. Playa Manzanillo is a beautiful, off-the-beaten-track beach at the edge of the turquoise sea, where you can spend the day swimming in the tranquil bay or drink a rum with the locals.

3. Jericoacoara National Park, Brazil

Undoubtedly, the Noronha archipelago has a unique geological wonder. If you want to explore the beachside portion of South America and Northern Brazil, it would be a nice try to go to Jericoacoara. This place will surely entice you for days to weeks, with its photogenic sand, shores, and attractive jet-setting yachting crowd from afar.  The food options and a vast array of accommodations are a perfect fusion of secluded Ilha Grande and trendsetting Ipanema.

4. Cabo de la Vela, Colombia

Located in the La Guajira peninsula of Northern Colombia, this beach is challenging to reach as it requires a two-hour drive on sand and dirt roads. However, the adventure is worthy. You can see the unique landscape of flat, barren, desert land spread across the peninsula and the emerald waters of the Caribbean Sea to the north and Venezuela borders to the east. If you want to spend a night here, pitch a tent, sleep under the stars, or camp in an empty desert. Welcome the morning with some of the most wonderful views on the planet.

5. Bachas & Tortuga Bay, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Home to such endemic creatures as Albatross, Blue Footed Boobies, Iguanas, and Giant Tortoises, the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador welcome the visitors with their array of desolate, remote, and spectacular beaches. Without a doubt, this is one of the best attributes of the archipelago but may need some considerations first before planning a longer stint of R&R beachside.

Via small-ship cruise Santa Cruz, you can reach the most astonishing uninhabited islands – home to some renowned boutique resorts.

6. Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Located near Santa Marta, Tayrona National Park encompasses 115 miles of beautiful Caribbean waters and 460 miles of land.  This park boasts its four beautiful beaches, but only Canaveral Beach is reachable by car. El Cabo, La Piscina, and Arrecifes require a hike in, but snorkeling at El Cabo is excellent with diverse marine life, including tropical fish can be seen along the reef and near the rocks.  Spend a night stay here by renting a hammock, and letting the sounds of the sea put you to sleep.

7. Shell Beach, Guyana

Located along the northeastern Atlantic coast of Guyana is a 90-mile stretch of relatively uninhabited coastline Shell Beach. This unique ecosystem is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who love seeing wildlife a popular site for four endangered sea turtle species. This wonder encompasses inland swamp forests and mangrove forests. Added to the Green Turtles, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley, and Giant Leatherback, howler monkeys, jaguars, tapirs, manatees, and other creatures call the region home.

8. Baia do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Even if getting here is difficult as you have to follow a rocky trail, head down a rickety ladder, and walk on a slippery path, you will discover one of the most amazing beaches. Located in Fernando de Noronha, Baio do Sancho is 220 miles offshore from the Brazilian coast.

Surrounded and protected by soaring cliffs and native vegetation, Baia do Sancho is a perfect nesting ground for birds and an ultimate place for relaxation and sunbathing without much crowd. The white sand beach at the edge of warm, emerald-hued waters is a perfect spot for diving or a quick swim. The cliffs surround the beach are an excellent spot for viewing dolphins that weave in and out of the waves.

9. Los Roques, Venezuela

Los Roques is made up of more than 350 islands. So, whichever island you choose, you will see white sand on stunning beaches filled with a wealth of marine life anywhere. Thanks to its breathtaking underwater fauna and flora, water enthusiasts, including divers, snorkelers, and anyone, can enjoy the beautiful view while splashing around.

10. Lopes Mendes – Angra dos Reis, Brazil

Voted one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches worldwide by Vogue magazine, Lopes Mendes is another hidden beach that is challenging to get to, but worth the effort. Your reward is a two-mile, crescent beach with some of the whitest, finest sand stretching out to iridescent blue waters. There are no types of buildings nearby, so make sure you bring snacks, beverages, and sunscreen to, and you are good to go.

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