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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Montañita, Ecuador

Surfing, bodyboarding, scuba diving, water skiing and windsurfing are a few reasons why tourists and locals flock to Montañita, Ecuador. High tourism season for the town starts in January and hits its low in June. The town’s liberal, party beach is the only place in Ecuador where it isn’t illegal to smoke marijuana. And it’s not uncommon to see same-sex couples holding hands freely with support from the locals.

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