Beach Holidays in South America
Locals and tourist flock to Rio de Janeiro's famous beaches as summer arrives early and temperatures soar.
For some, Punta del Este is party central, but for others it's a place that marches to its own drumbeat, writes Aaron Peasley.
Thousands of people crowd Rio de Janeiro's famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches as hot weather hits.
Liz Porter From Bondi to Berlin, here are the best beaches to be found within the boundaries of major cities.
Tourists and residents hit the beach in Rio de Janeiro day and night over the weekend as the temperature hit 43 degrees.
From the sexy beaches and clubs to the dangerous slums, Larissa Ham is electrified by the energy of Rio de Janeiro.
Heatwave sends hundreds on to Rio de Janeiro's famed beaches at night.
Rio de Janeiro is cracking down on beach behaviour ahead of 2016 Olympics, including banning ball games.
Our writers stretch out on some of the world's most unusual beaches, from quirky to quaint, bizarre to beautiful.
Colin Barraclough Colin Barraclough escapes the real world on a 500-kilometre beach drive in Brazil.
The competition is explosive when Matthew Thompson ventures into the wilderness between the two Americas.
An insider's guide to people-watching on Brazil's beaches.
Greg Lenthen It's worth lingering in Old San Juan for its quaint streets, Caribbean cuisine and bright nightlife, writes Greg Lenthen.
Michael Gordon After covering a heated APEC leaders meeting in Santiago, The Age's national editor Michael Gordon cools off in Chile's surfers' paradise.