Sandboarding and desert dune adventures in South America.

Sandboarding in South America

Sandboarding is one of the trendiest sports in many regions across South America, where you can enjoy riding on some of the tallest sand dunes in the world. The sport is especially popular in Peru, where you can find some great peaks and world-famous sand surfing hotspots, but Argentina, Brazil,…

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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 Santa Catarina…

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Huacachina Travel Guide

Huacachina is a tiny village and Oasis 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…

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Sandboarding in Peru: Not Just Huacachina
Sandboarders at the Duna Toro Mata, Acarì

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! Today, the desert oasis of Huacachina is considered to be the…

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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

Nicaragua takes sandboarding to the next level: on the black slopes of the Cerro Negro volcano near Leon you can experience the thrills of surfing on an active volcano, officially volcano boarding. This extreme sport is similar to sandboarding but practiced on dunes made of hardened lava and volcanic ashes.…

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