I felt like I was treading into troubled waters when I first suggested doing a story on the best beaches in Latin America. After all, many people feel extremely possessive of their beaches and some are even willing to come to blows over what constitutes their ideal beach: white sand or black? Private or popular? Perfect for swimming and snorkeling or better suited for lolling by the water?
I decided to turn to an expert for help, specifically Paulo Palha, founder of The Most Perfect View, a new hotel-booking site that allows users to book only the rooms with views – many of them are oceanfront – in some of the most iconic properties in the world.