Sandboarding and desert dune adventures in South America.

Sandboarding in Chile
Sandboarding at Cerro Dragon, Iquique, Chile. Photo courtesy of Cristian Calcagno

Sandboarding in Chile

Chile is yet another sandboarding heaven in South America. In the northern part of the country, you can find the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world; whereas the coastal regions near Iquique, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar offer spectacular views while dune surfing at high speed. Sandboarding at…

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Sandboarding in Argentina
Tatòn Dunes. Photo courtesy of Sonia Concioni.

Sandboarding in Argentina

Like the rest of South America, sand surfing sports are also exploding in popularity in Argentina, a wonderful country which incredible coastal dunes bordering the Atlantic Ocean. In the region of Catamarca you can even slide on some of the tallest dunes of the entire world! Dunes of Tatòn in…

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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 on active volcanoes in  Nicaragua
Cerro Negro Volcan, Nicaragua. Photo courtesy of Ben Turnbull

Sandboarding on active volcanoes in Nicaragua

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, but the most popular destination is surely…

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