18 Fabulous Beaches In Latin America (PHOTOS)

10/02/2012 09:44 am ET

Thoughts in the U.S. may be turning to pumpkins, apple cider and candy, but south of the equator, summer is just heating up.

With the Southern Hemisphere's summer starting -- and Hispanic Heritage Month underway -- there's no better time to take a look at some of the best Latin American beaches, some world-famous and some lesser known.

A note about our methodology: While Mexico has plenty of wonderful beaches, we skipped over the country's offerings in order to look further afield. Hello, Uruguay!

Latin America's Best Beaches

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