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.
The deal has been sealed on Brazil’s first solar stadium, just one of twelve set to go green in time for the 2014 Olympics. The flagship for this ambitious initiative is Estádio de Pituaçu ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, July 2011
has long been one of the most popular destinations in Latin America for
gays and lesbian travelers. Of course, its beautiful beaches, fantastic
cities, and wild parties appeal to all ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, April 2012
Even locals can’t agree on how many beaches there are here in Armacao dos Buzios (or just Buzios, among friends) though most put the number somewhere between 20 and 25. It’s a matter of ...
It’s almost that time of year again in Rio de Janeiro , home to the planet’s most spectacular party: Carnival. Though the main event doesn’t officially kick off until Friday, February 17, energy is ...
Rio is a
stylish city, and its beautiful beaches go in and out of fashion with
the whims of the glitterati. Copacabana, the beach for the wealthy and
beautiful in the glamorous 1930s and 1940s, ...
It can be tough to leave the marvelous city, as its seemingly endless attractions—beaches, rainforests, nightlife, and so much more—conspire to keep the traveler here long past his or her plans. But, ...
Rio de Janiero, like most of Brazil, is riding a wave of economic prosperity that makes more developed nations sigh with envy. Last month, Brazil eclipsed the UK to become the world’s sixth largest ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2012
Rio de Janeiro, the marvelous city, is where “the world comes to party.” The nightlife is absolutely fantastic all year round, though the best time for party people to come is during one of its ...
There’s a reason why this vibrant metropolis, the capital of Ceara, is one of Brazil’s favorite places to vacation and relax. The balmy climate, beautiful warm-water beaches and outstanding nightlife ...
While Rio de Janeiro is growing rapidly—the metropolitan area now clocks in at some 6.3 million inhabitants—it has preserved, at its heart, one of the largest and loveliest urban greenspaces in the ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2012
Most people think of Rio de Janeiro as a decidedly adult destination: a global party capital known for its nightlife, string bikinis and of course, the debauchery of Carnival. But there’s another ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2012
While the wet and wild city of Rio has plenty to entertain you, it also makes a most festive base for exploring Southern Brazil. So, never mind the night’s excess; instead grab a pack of Engove (the ...
Though this city beckons temptingly with its beaches and sequins, Rio de Janeiro’s Portuguese-speaking expanse of more than six million people can intimidate the average traveler. Fear not! Though ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, July 2012
Rising above Rio de Janeiro’s Sao Conrado and Leblon skyline from Tijuca National Park is a shear granite monolith known as the Pedra de Gavea. Sailors, who still use it for coastal navigation, named ...
Written by Ernest White, February 2013
Who hasn’t imagined waking up one morning (or afternoon) and walking out the front door only to be greeted by the sun, sand, and surf of Ipanema Beach? With all the available apartments for rent in ...
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