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Beach Holidays in South America

Despite the city's party reputation, many locals in Rio work hard to keep fit and look good.

Brazil

Trim and tanned: Why Rio is really a daytime city

Despite its party reputation, Rio is a daytime city. Obsessed with health and good looks, locals work hard to keep tan and fit.

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.

Uruguay

Hot spot of serious cool

Uruguay beach

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

Brazil

City of beaches, bodies and banging drums

Young women in bikinis walking along the beach in Copacabana Rio de Janeiro

From the sexy beaches and clubs to the dangerous slums, Larissa Ham is electrified by the energy of Rio de Janeiro.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Six of the best: Brazilian beach getaways

Pousada Picinguaba, Paraty.

Land of sun and sand, where the weather is always warm and everyone has a good time. By Ute Junker.

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.

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Map of South America

Travel News

Family fuming after wheelchair-using granny left in corner of Newark Airport for 11 hours

wheelchair

12:25pm | A family is fuming mad after an airport worker parked a wheelchair-using grandmother in a departure lounge and an airline's "processing error" led her to be left there for up to 11 hours.

'Roofing': The best way to see Saint Petersburg

9:37am | Thrill-seekers believe the best way to see Russia's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.

Ryanair launches low-budget flexible business class tickets

8:56am | European budget carrier Ryanair is offering a new type of business-class ticket to woo more business travellers.

Etihad to fly A380 superjumbo with luxury 'Residence' on Sydney route

JAMIE FREED 9:47am | Etihad Airways will launch A380 services on the Sydney-Abu Dhabi route from June 1 next year, in a move that will boost its capacity to Australia.

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