2. Hornitos Beach, Chile

The Antofagasta region of Northern Chile has some of the loveliest beaches in South America and among them is this gem. It is so named (oven) because the sand can reach extremely high temperatures. It is a beautiful site and eco-travel is the norm here. Facilities in the small town that sits in a small level area between the seashore and the sandy plateau are pretty basic, but the sheer gorgeousness makes up for it. If you’re lucky you’ll spot turtles.