South America

Sun, Sand and Surf in South America

Ipanema, Punta Tombo, Mancora and San Bartolo are just a few reasons why South America is a popular destination for sun, sand, surf and wildlife.

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Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
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Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Ipanema Beach is located in the southern region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are always circles of people playing soccer, volleyball and footvolley, an invented sport that is a combination of volleyball and soccer. With waves reaching up to 9 feet in the winter, it’s also a great destination for surfers.

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