Sandboarding and desert dune adventures in South America.

Sandboarding in Brazil
Sandboarding in Brazil. Photo courtesy of Idobi.

Sandboarding in Brazil

Brazil is thought to be the place where modern sandboarding was invented, when impatient surfers near Florianopolis decided to stop waiting for big waves in the ocean and hit the dunes instead. There are many great sand surfing spots which are popular amongst Brazilian dune surfers. Brazilian Sandboarder Dunas de…

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Huacachina Travel Guide

Huacachina is a tiny town in southern Peru, an hour away from the Pacific coast. The town is basically a collection of resorts and restaurants around a blue-green laguna surrounded by huge sand dunes. An antique image of the town is featured on Peru´s 50 soles bill. Its interest to tourists…

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Sandboarding in Peru: Not Just Huacachina
Sand Dunes near Ica, Peru.

Sandboarding in Peru: Not Just Huacachina

In a country famous for its imposing mountains, archaeological sites and rainforests, it is possible to come across another element that makes Peru an even more unique destination: its sand dunes, which are among the tallest in the world! Huacachina has become the Mecca of sandboarding, but there are plenty…

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Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua – Cerro Negro Sandboarding
Cerro Negro Volcan, Nicaragua. Photo courtesy of Ben Turnbull

Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua – Cerro Negro Sandboarding

Surfing on active volcanoes, officially volcano boarding or ash boarding, is an extreme sport similar to sandboarding but practiced on dunes made of hardened lava and volcanic ashes. There are currently only a handful of locations worldwide where this sport can be practiced, with the most popular destination being the…

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