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Affordable Beaches in Central & South America

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Photo: Paul Bellaart

Intimate resorts in Buchupureo, Chile, and Ambergris Caye, Belize prove that sand, surf, and lovely lodgings don't have to break the bank.

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Hotels (5)

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    Inn at Robert's Grove

    Located on 22 acres of Belize beach property, Robert’s Grove Beach Resort offers vista rooms, villas, and even private islands. Each room boasts de

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    La Cigala

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    La Joya del Mar

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    Matachica Beach Resort

    Laid-back Ambergris Cay is just a 20-minute flight from gritty Belize City, but a world apart. The beaches are powdery white, shopping barefoot is

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    Hotel Punta Islita

    At nearly 15 years old, Hotel Punta Islita is a granddaddy of Costa Rica’s eco-resorts.  This attentively run mainstay shares its crescent-shaped s

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    Mambo

    Located at the Matachica Resort and Spa on Ambergris Caye's North End, this thatch-roofed restaurant uses fresh ingredients to add local flavor to

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    Hol Chan Marine Reserve

    The three-square-mile Hol Chan Marine Reserve was created in 1987 to protect marine habitats in Belize’s coral reef, seagrass beds, Mangrove beds,

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    Maule Valley

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    Casas de Giner

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    Rojo Lounge

    This open-air, beachside restaurant at the exclusive, dual-villa Azul Resort sources locally-grown, seasonal ingredients. The thatched roof, bright

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    Winery-hopping in Chile once meant exhausting day trips from Santiago. With the opening of stylish guesthouses and restaurants in the Aconcagua and Colchagua valleys, South America's newest wine ro...

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