We have explored thousands of miles of Latin America’s coastline to pinpoint its finest beaches, from paradisiacal castaway islands to eco-resorts and uber-chic fishing villages. We like simple wood cabins with views to die for; low-key boho-boutiques and private beachside villas. Finding out which bars mix the best Caipirinhas and who has the freshest seafood is our daily business – so is knowing how to get you onto the top guest lists and fixing private yacht charters.
We major on Brazilian beaches, where the year-round tropical climate means there are almost unlimited options to suit all times of year. Uruguay’s Jose Ignacio is fabulous from December through March. Over Christmas and New Year, it vies with Brazil’s Trancoso for the title of Latin America’s most fashionable resort. Further up the coast, Rocha’s beaches are amongst its loveliest and most relaxed, if you enjoy simpler creature comforts.