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Brazil's 10 best beaches

April 16, 2009 |  9:00 am

The Brazilian equivalent of the British expression "Just my cup of tea" is "é minha praia" ('That's my beach"), which tells you all you need to know about the two countries' relative cultural values, writes Gavin McOwan for the Guardian.

The paper asked experts to list their favorite Brazilian beaches and here's what they came up with:

1. Alter do Chao, Pará
2. Fernando de Noronha
3. Praia do Toque, Alagoas
4. Taipus de Fora, Maraú Peninsula, Bahia
5. Caraiva, Bahia
6. Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro
7. Lopes Mendes, Ilha Grande, Rio state
8. Praia da Fazenda, São Paulo state
9. Bonete, São Paulo state
10. Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina

For more details and advice on where to stay, go to the full article here.

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City