Many of the world’s finest beaches and Islands are located along and off the shores of Latin America. Visitors can take their pick from the world famous white sands and tranquil seas of the lively Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, or, for a more fascinating option, head to see powerful stone figures located on the enigmatic Easter Island.

Tortuguero Beach, Costa Rica: Situated on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, Tortuguero Beach is a paradise of white sand and palm-fringed beaches, where shimmering turquoise waters offer the possibility of seeing sea turtles in the wild.

Tulum Beach, Mexico: Rated as one of the prettiest beaches in the world, Tulum, located on the Caribbean coast, is surrounded by a group of magical Mayan ruins.

Copacabana Beach, Brazil: The world famous white sands and tranquil seas of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, provides a fun and vibrant beach destination for all beach-party lovers.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: Not your average Island destination, the Galapagos Islands are the most unique in all of Latin America. With an abundance of exclusive wildlife, this group of islands provides a fascinating island destination.

Ipanema Beach, Brazil: With Sugarloaf Mountain as its backdrop, the stunningly beautiful and lively Ipanema Beach was immortalized in the famous Tom Jobim song, Girl from Ipanema.

El Agua Beach, Venezuela: Located on the northern coast of Isla Margarita, pristine white sands and palm-lined shores make El Agua Beach Venezuela’s number one beach destination.

Palacencia, Belize: Situated at the southern tip of Belize’s peninsula, Placencia boasts the best white sand and serene beaches in Central America. Scuba, kayak or lounge, this is a top rate beach destination.

Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica: For those who enjoy lazy days on the beach and an active nightlife, Playa Tamarindo is a beautiful and lively beach destination. For those who prefer a quieter beach location, there are many on Costa Rica’s spectacular Nicoya peninsula.

Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile: Created by Polynesian settlers during the period from the 10th to the 16th century, the island’s fascinating and powerful stone figures (moai) attract thousands of visitors each year.