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Beach Holidays in South America

Punta is a state of mind ... Uruguay's coast is an increasingly popular destination.

Uruguay

Hot spot of serious cool

For some, Punta del Este is party central, but for others it's a place that marches to its own drumbeat, writes Aaron Peasley.

Beaches

The world's best city beaches

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Young woman rinsing off at beach.

Liz Porter From Bondi to Berlin, here are the best beaches to be found within the boundaries of major cities.

Colombia

Beauty and the blast

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The competition is explosive when Matthew Thompson ventures into the wilderness between the two Americas.

Brazil

When my baby goes to Rio

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An insider's guide to people-watching on Brazil's beaches.

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Photo galleries

Photos

World's best beaches

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays.

Take a look at the best beaches in the world, as named by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards.

Photos

Summer arrives early in Rio

Brazil beaches, Rio de Janeiro

Locals and tourist flock to Rio de Janeiro's famous beaches as summer arrives early and temperatures soar.

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Map of South America

Travel News

Planes, porn and racism: Travel's biggest Twitter fails

Justine Sacco's Twitter post.

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 5:15pm | You won't believe what some travellers - and travel companies - have done on Twitter.

Italy's 'haunted' island up for auction

TOM KINGTON 10:52am | Italy is hoping to transform the "haunted" island into a holiday spot with a luxury hotel.

Couple convert a plane into guest accommodation in Great Southern

ALEISHA ORR 4:01am | If the DC-3 aeroplane that will soon act as an alternative accommodation option on a rural West Australian property could speak to its guests, it would have some interesting stories to tell.

Pack your bags, Queensland campaign combats the Ita effect

CAMERON ATFIELD 15 Apr | The Queensland government has launched a new campaign to encourage tourists back into the state, following a wave of publicity dominated by tropical cyclone Ita.

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