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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

Australia's greatest ever meal? Top chefs face tourism challenge

Neil Perry.

CRAIG PLATT 3:09pm | It might be the greatest meal in Australian history, but the general public won't be getting a taste.

Move over Amsterdam: Barcelona becoming Europe's new cannabis capital

10:40am | The opening of hundreds of cannabis clubs have seen Barcelona emerge as a rival to Amsterdam for marijuana users.

Chinese tourism company sues over Transformers: Age of Extinction

9:43am | A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction saying they had failed to show the company's logo in the movie.

Ukraine strife to result in higher airfares for travellers

9:38am | The extra cost from rerouting hundreds of airliners around Ukrainian airspace is set to translate into higher ticket prices for passengers.

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