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.
One of the most popular “in-crowd” beaches in the world with one of the most difficult-to-pronounce names, Jericoacoara (jerry-kwa-KWA-ra)—b.k.a. Jeri—is a little slice of paradise on the northern ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, February 2013
Encompassing an incredible 1.4 billion acres (500,000 sq km) and making up more than half of the world’s remaining rainforest, the vast Amazon rainforest is teeming with natural wonders. The sheer ...
Written by Ernest White, December 2012
Second only to Carnival as Brazil’s biggest bash, New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro—called Reveillon—brings over two million people to Copacabana Beach to ring in the coming year with music, fireworks ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, April 2012
Rio’s world-famous landscape is a vision to fly above, though most of us will see it only from the famous cable car up to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. More ...
If the hustle and bustle of Brazil’s most exuberant city, Rio de Janeiro, gets to be too much, there’s one little green spot in the Lagoa district that offers all the peace and tranquility one could ...
Written by Ernest White, March 2013
Turquoise water and sandy cliffs bring beach bums to one of Brazil’s most exclusive strands, Pipa Beach. Called Praia da Pipa in Portuguese and located a mere 52 miles from the northeastern city of ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, November 2011
With its remarkable weather, fantastic vistas, and more than 200km
(124mi) of bicycle paths and lanes (plus many other roads closed to
automobile traffic on Sundays and holidays), Rio de Janeiro ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2011
Flying high on great reviews and an even better soundtrack featuring Brazilian bossanova legend Sergio Mendes, the animated film Rio is playing to packed theaters around the world. Though ...
Written by Carlos Stucky, Brazil, February 2012
I always wondered how Dionysus or Bacchus would feel if they ever had the chance to be in Rio during their season… I would guess, not disappointed!
Other than being considered the greatest show ...
Written by Viator, August 2010
One of the biggest crowd pullers for the Cidade Maravilhosa of Rio de Janeiro is its annual Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations, attracting over 500,000 foreign tourists each year. During the ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, May 2011
Have you been having an uncontrollable obsession for feathers, sequins, and sexy dance costumes just perfect for performing the samba , Brazil’s national dance? Don’t fight it—it’s Carnival time, ...
Written by Viator, January 2011
Rio's 900+ favelas are home to hundreds of thousands of people, packed tightly in astonishing density and replete with all the violence, criminality and squalor that one might expect when extreme ...
With its stunning natural setting and boisterous, engaging culture, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most exciting ports of call available on any cruise itinerary. Getting to know the Marvelous City, as ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2011
Rio de Janeiro is currently gearing up to host two of the biggest sporting events in the world, the 2014 Men’s World Cup and 2016 summer Olympics. This past July, the city also got an outstanding ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2011
Development in Rio de Janiero, and throughout Brazil, continues apace for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Sometimes it seems like President Rousseff is announcing a fabulous new national ...
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