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View Poll Results: Best major waterfront city in Latin America
Havana, Cuba 5 17.86%
Panama City, Panama 3 10.71%
Caratagena, Colombia 1 3.57%
Salvador De Bahia, Brazil 1 3.57%
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 11 39.29%
Balneario Camboriu, Brazil 1 3.57%
Montevideo, Uruguay 2 7.14%
Buenos Aires, Argentina 4 14.29%
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:06 AM
 
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When you think of a major city with a great waterfront, which cities come to mind in Latin America?
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:28 AM
 
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I've been to six of the above. Rio is by far the most outstanding, but overall my favourite in terms of reasonable safety, walkability, ambiance would be Montevideo in Uruguay. Old city in Cartagena in Colombia great, but dubious somewhat outside.
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:09 AM
 
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Balneario Camboriu, Brazil is a strange inclusion. Valparaiso should've been included instead.

Out of these, I've only been to Havana and Cartagena but I imagine Rio would win this.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:49 PM
 
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Santa Marta, Colombia.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:40 PM
 
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Vina del Mar / Valparaiso, Chile. Both scenic and lifestyle.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I've been to 3 of the 8 (Rio, Panama City and Cartagena) and liked all three a lot.

However, I voted for Rio because it is simply one of the most dramatic places in the world in which to build a city....supremely stunning landscape and views.
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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No idea. I'm a mountain person. Beaches don't interest me much. Less so hot, humid beaches, and less so touristy ones.
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Old 03-28-2019, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Canada
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No idea. I'm a mountain person. Beaches don't interest me much. Less so hot, humid beaches, and less so touristy ones.
I love beaches, but I agree touristy ones suck. I love going to the beach with few people around.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:15 AM
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Forgot San Juan, Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

While it is true in Santo Domingo itself its not very beachy, near the city to the west and east are some nice beaches (within an hour or so). Some very touristy, but most have only a few people. Also the city is open to Caribbean Sea with multiple shades of blue, except in rainy season when a good chunk is brown. Also other beaches on the Spanish side of the island are easy to get to and have few people or are deserted. Some parts of the city are visible in Google Street View.

San Juan has many beaches along city and surrounding suburbs. Some are touristy and some have few people. All open to different shades in Atlantic Ocean. Many beaches on the main island and nearby islands are easy to get to too. All parts of the city are visible on Google Street View.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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I pick Rio.
Montevideo, a second.
Havanna could have been a pearl, but the revolution ruined it.
Buenos Aires is not really a "waterfront" city, it does give its back to the river.
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