Brazil Is Calling - Check Out Its Crme De La Crme Attractions
Mix the following ingredients in equal amounts each - golden sand beaches, exotic wildlife, colonial architecture, and magnificent waterfalls. Now add a dash of carnival cities and luxuriant jungle, stir well, and that’s Brazil for you. Fiercely proud of its music, dance, art, and soccer, Brazilian travel experience is truly out of this world.
Officially called the Federative Republic of Brazil, this is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. It’s easy to reach Brazil, the Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport connects you to most of the major cities in the Americas.
The best time to visit Brazil you ask? Well, mid-summer from January and March is the best season and February is particularly popular.
There are plenty of interesting places to visit in Brazil, here are some of the top picks -
1. Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro
As one of Rio de Janeiro's most famous attractions, the landmark peak of Sugar Loaf rises 396 meters above sea level. The Sugarloaf cable car in its little boxes takes you to the top only to reveal the gorgeousness that is called Rio de Janeiro. Views of the Botafogo Cave, the edge of Copacabana, and the Guanabara Bay are just some of the added extra specials.
2. Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco
Brazil's Fernando de Noronha is the nation’s pride. A delicate Shangri-La, some 545 kilometers off the mainland Brazil in the Atlantic, this volcanic archipelago has beaches, many many delightful beaches. The island is divided into Mar de Dentro (facing South America) and Mar de For (facing Africa). You can only reach this island on a plane and we are definitely not complaining.
3. Iguazú Falls, Paraná
Iguazú needs no introduction! A display of 275 falls running almost five kilometers is one of the new seven natural wonders of the world. While the falls are located on the Argentina–Brazil border, the Iguazú River is born in Paraná state in Brazil. Immense and ferocious, a visit to Iguazu Falls is one of the best things to do in Brazil. For the love of waterfalls, you can visit the falls from both Brazilian and Argentinian sides, just make sure your visa is in place.
4. Amazon Rain Forests
We have all seen this in our geography books! The Amazon is a colossal stretch of jungle and river that runs through many countries of South America, eight to be precise. But Brazil offers the most conventional Amazon trip. How to go? you can either take a cruise or a traditional riverboat. Travel from Belém to Manaus on the Atlantic, or even up to the Colombian border.
5. Salvador, Bahai
Salvador or São Salvador or Bahia is where the country's Afro-Brazilian heart lies. The city’s soul lies in its vibrant mix of cultures and amazing music scenes. The city was founded in 1594 by Portuguese settlers and is hands down, one of the top places to visit in Brazil. In Salvador, you can go to an Olodum rehearsal, watch a sunset over the Baía de Todos Santos, or grab a drink at Amado.
Not to miss attractions in Salvador
- Historic Center
- Bay of All Saints
- Mercado Modelo
- Elevador Lacerda
- Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador
6. Lencois Maranhenses National Park
The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is one of the best places to be in Brazil. The blindingly white sand dunes here stretch thousands of miles, and its name in Portuguese literally means "bedsheets of Maranhão.” Two rivers, many coastlines, and refreshing lagoons make this little slice of paradise one of the top attractions in Brazil.
7. Beaches of Florianópolis
An island with over 40 beaches, calm waters, and wide sand strips, Florianópolis or Floripa is a very popular Brazilian summer holiday spot. There’s plenty of fresh seafood, impressive beach parties, and infectious holiday energy that will keep pulling you back.
- Top beaches in Florianópolis
- Mozambique Beach
- Beach Sambaqui
- Joaquina Beach
- Praia da Galheta
- Armação Beach
- Jurerê Beach Village
8. Ilha Grande
This fabulous Brazilian island in the region of the Costa Verde is about 150 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro. A typical sand-in-the-toe-cocktail-in-your-hand destination, Ilha Grande has many interesting things to do. You can go on walks on its empty beaches, get the much needed anti-oxidant kick off the Açaí drink, or relax in the sun or get out on the waters.
Urbanized yet preserved, Brazil is definitely one of the most captivating places you can travel to. Plan your trip to Brazil this holiday season whether you're off for a romantic trip, a family holiday, or going solo. It has all, and more!
Nov 16, 2018