Brazil Travel Tips
For hundreds of years, Brazil has symbolized the great escape into a primordial, tropical paradise, igniting the Western imagination like no other South American country. From the mad passion of Carnaval to the immensity of the dark Amazon, it is a country of mythic proportions.
Perhaps it's not quite the Eden of popular imagination, but it's still a land of staggering beauty. There are stretches of unexplored rainforest, islands with pristine tropical beaches, and endless rivers. And there are the people themselves, who delight the visitor with their energy and joy.
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2012
When you really want to get away from it all, this island paradise in a remote corner of Bahia State awaits. The island is officially named Tinhare, but everyone calls it Morro (“Hill”) for the main ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2011
Though it sometimes seems as if our world were entirely tamed, this is emphatically not the truth. Nowhere is this more clear than the depths of the Amazon rainforest, a region—though increasingly ...
In the works for almost 40 years, the Transoceanica will soon be completed, winding 5,500km (3,400mi), like a paved river, from the Brazilian Atlantic to the Peruvian Pacific. With a single bridge ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, February 2012
At the outset of the Google+ vs. Facebook wars of 2011, Brazil —South America’s economic powerhouse—was often held up as proof positive that Google would one day reign over all social media. The ...
Written by Ernest White, November 2012
Who would expect that one of the world’s largest wetlands would be
situated thousands of miles away from the coast, virtually in the middle
of a continent? Known for its incredible biodiversity ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, July 2012
While the two biggest draws on Brazil ’s southern coast are also among South America’s biggest cities—wonderful Rio
and business-savvy Sao Paolo—travelers may find themselves eager to
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, May 2012
The largest city on Brazil’s Northern Coast is Recife, so called for the coral reefs just offshore its almost equatorial islands and bays. Though the weather is warm and tropical all year, this ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2012
gets all the international press, São Paulo is in many ways the heart
of all things Brazilian. Home to more than 20 million people, including
immigrants from all over the world, ...
Written by Ernest White, February 2013
Aside from being Brazil’s largest city and the country’s financial heavyweight, São Paulo is a vast metropolis full of exciting activities and events, award-winning restaurants, unbeatable ...
The city is easily Sergipe State’s loveliest , boasting harmonious baroque buildings cast in gently settling stucco, softly lit in the warm tropical night. The beautifully arcaded Convent of San ...
Written by Ernest White, December 2012
Carnival and New Year’s Eve might be the biggest bashes in Brazil, but Christmas in South America’s largest country isn’t exactly a snooze-fest either. Brazil’s fabulous beaches beckon visitors ...
Written by Viator, October 2012
Rio de Janeiro, a city of incomparable natural beauty and incurably addictive culture, isn’t usually categorized as a one-night stand. In fact, once travelers have breathed in the intoxicating ...
Written by Ernest White, January 2013
Rio de Janeiro might be known more for its beautiful natural setting than for its artistic tradition, but that doesn’t mean the Marvelous City can’t serve up a mean art scene. From massive public ...
Written by Viator, December 2012
Hosting a clutch of world-class art institutions—and its own renowned art festival, the Bienal, Latin America’s largest—São Paulo is the epicenter of Brazil’s art world. The city boasts a ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, April 2012
Though Rio is one of Latin America’s largest cities, with some 6.3 million people in the city proper, and (in)famous for its security problems, it also happens to be outstandingly bicycle friendly. ...
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