This South American country has everything to plan the ideal vacation: paradisiacal beaches and activities for all tastes.
If you are looking for a destination that combines incredible beaches, gastronomy, culture and countless leisure options, then Brazil is the perfect destination for your vacation.
Brazil is right there and surprises with its incredible postcards and dream beaches. There where nature, fun, good food and, above all, lots of joy and hospitality reign.
Paradisiacal beaches abound, but not everything is sand and sea. Brazil also stands out for its nature tourism. It is also the perfect land for sports such as hang gliding, paragliding and diving, among others.
Each destination has its magic and it is interesting to know what each one offers.
Here are some sensational destinations to enjoy your ideal vacation in Brazil.
João Pessoa, where the sun rises first
In João Pessoa, among the coral reefs, natural pools of crystalline waters are formed.
João Pessoa is considered one of the greenest places in the world and its nature can be appreciated in different ways. Known as the «Gateway to the Sun», the city is located at the easternmost point of the Americas, where the sun rises first and already beautifies its fascinating beaches.
One of the most sought-after beaches is Ponta do Seixas, where the Cabo Branco lighthouse is located, marking the city as the most extreme point towards the east of Brazil.
Ponta do Seixas beach is where the sun rises first in Brazil and is one of the most sought after beaches in the city. It is considered one of the most beautiful in the state of Paraíba.
Cabo Branco beach, which is next to Ponta do Seixas, offers dazzling views from its 40-meter cliff.
Among the coral reefs, natural pools of crystalline waters are formed, full of colorful fish. This can be seen all year round at Picãozinho, Seixas and Caribessa. The Ilha da Areia Vermelha is a must and is characterized by the sand bank that forms at low tide.
Gastronomy is an attraction in itself. Besides the region’s traditional dishes such as sun-dried meat and feijão verde (a type of bean) and manteiga da terra (a type of liquid butter), Paraíba’s cuisine is extremely rich.
For the evening, a good option is the Tambaú fair, where you can find handicrafts and souvenirs to buy.
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Maceió: a dream paradise for beach lovers
Maceió, the ideal place to enjoy the summer with its warm waters.
The color of the sea, which can be green or blue, is what most attracts the attention of visitors. Its warm waters dazzle and make it the ideal city to enjoy the summer.
The origin of the name of this city, capital of the state of Alagoas, is indigenous and refers to the place of «Maçayó», which means «flooded land».
The natural pools are one of its strong points. They are on the beach of Pajuçara and have a good infrastructure, several hotels and kiosks.
In addition, the site also has a boardwalk, bike paths and sports courts. There you can see rafts that transport tourists and allow them to live the experience of swimming in the middle of the colorful fish.
130 kilometers away is Maragogi, known as the Caribbean of Brazil. There the waters are crystalline and the beaches are exuberant. The best known are Antunes, Porto das Pedras, São Miguel dos Milagres and Japaratinga.
To learn more about the local culture, it is interesting to visit the Mercado do Artesanato, which has more than 250 stalls with handicrafts made of leather, wood, clay, lace, straw and ceramics, as well as cotton costumes and traditional local embroidery.
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Florianópolis: close by and for all tastes
With its incredible landscapes, Florianópolis enchants all visitors.
If you are looking to have everything in one place, the answer is Florianópolis. The capital of the state of Santa Catarina has approximately 100 beaches. It is an ideal region for water sports and to visit several natural attractions.
Summer is the ideal time to visit, since in winter the water temperature drops a little. In addition to the beaches, you can visit Lagoa da Conceição, which has an extension of 15 kilometers.
There it is possible to practice different nautical sports and try the «shrimp sequence», which consists of several dishes with different shrimp preparations.
Water sports lovers have everything to spend days in Florianópolis. Surfing, kitesurfing and sailing are available. In fact, surfing is one of the strengths of the city, recognized as one of the best places in Brazil to practice it. The most popular beaches for this are Praia Joaquina and Praia Mole.
If the plan is quieter, we recommend Praia de Daniela, with calm waters. In the Historic Center you can visit the famous Public Market, where you can get local handicrafts and typical gastronomy, which includes fish, squid, seafood and oysters.
Visitors can also go to the city of Bombinhas, 75 kilometers away, which has 39 beaches with crystal-clear waters. The Balneario de Camboriú is 80 kilometers away and offers beautiful beaches and nightlife.
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Búzios: the perfect combination of beach and nightlife
Búzios, a city surrounded by green sea and crystal clear waters.
170 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro is Búzios, a city surrounded by green sea and crystal clear waters. With 15 beaches for all tastes. Geribá is perfect for surfers. While Ferradura beach is ideal for scuba diving.
The Rua das Pedras (Street of Stones) is the best known place in town. There you will find different bars, art galleries, sophisticated restaurants and elegant stores. At night, gastronomy is the star, with a mixture of flavors and influences from international cuisines.
The city offers excellent options of hotels and inns with a well-kept infrastructure to harmonize with the splendid beauty of its beaches.
Búzios conquers everyone’s heart. It is impossible not to fall in love with such a beautiful city with dazzling beaches. For more information click here.
Porto de Galinhas, an enchanting and unforgettable destination
Porto de Galinhas, a quiet fishing village.
It is a quiet fishing village that has become one of the most paradisiacal destinations in Brazil. It is located 60 kilometers from Recife.
The natural pools formed in the reefs are one of the great attractions of the region. Its warm and crystalline waters allow you to see colorful little fish. To reach the place you can hire rafts or walk along the sea.
On the beach it is possible to snorkel, observe the marine fauna and corals. Santo Aleixo Island is ideal for experienced divers. It is also possible to ride a buggy and watch the sea horses along the Maracaípe River.
Muro Alto beach is one of the most sought-after in the region. It is characterized by its large sand cliffs. To go with the family, the Maracaipe beach is recommended.
In the city there are many local and restaurant options for all tastes and budgets. For the evening, an option for a stroll is the Villa de Todos os Santos, which is located near Porto and has a set of bars and restaurants.
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Natal: the city of the sun
Natal has beautiful beaches, areas of white sand dunes and a rich and diversified culture. It offers its visitors a unique experience of leisure and fun.
The intense light that falls on the area and with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the city is known as the «City of the Sun«. Many of the beaches in the area are still there, such as Pipa and Maracajaú.
The gastronomy in the area has a lot to offer. Very popular is the carne de sol, composed of dried beef. A regional delicacy is the Camarão na Manteiga, prepared with shrimp, butter, olive oil, brandy, onions, parsley, salt and pepper.
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Salvador, a region known for its natural beauties
Salvador is the capital of Bahia and is full of incredible attractions.
Salvador is the capital of the state of Bahia, a region known for its natural beauties, the warmth of the people and the strong influence of the African culture. Pelourinho is the most recognized neighborhood. There you can find the most important conglomerate of colonial architecture of the XVII and XVIII centuries in America.
The Lower City is the coastal part of the city of Salvador. It is flat, relatively narrow, and is connected to the Upper City through the Lacerda Elevator, which was built in 1872.
There is the famous Mercado Modelo, with more than 250 stalls offering leather, fabrics, wood, lace, stones and homemade food.
Leaving the center you can reach the beaches. To the north are Ondina, Rio Vermelho, Amaralina, Pituba, Jardim dos Namorados, Jardim de Alá, Armação, Praia dos Artistas, Piatã and Itapuã.
Praia dos Artistas is known for the illustrious visitors it had in the sixties: Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, João Gilberto, Gal Costa. Its name is in honor of them.
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Foz do Iguaçu: a marvel to be dazzled by
Foz do Iguaçu, an ideal destination to visit with the family and be dazzled by the power of the water.
On the border with Argentina and Paraguay, Foz do Iguaçu has the enormous attraction of the wonders of the world. There you can appreciate the Iguazu Falls, of unparalleled beauty.
It is an ideal destination to visit with the family and be dazzled by the force of the water. There it is possible to get in touch with biodiversity and perform various activities such as hiking, boat rides, helicopter rides and trekking.
Classified as a Natural World Heritage Site by Unesco, the Iguazu National Park has had its Falls chosen as one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World and protects endangered species of fauna and flora in danger of extinction, such as the onça-pintada and the araucaria. There it is possible to visit the Garganta do Diabo (Devil’s Throat), the largest waterfall in the area, 90 meters high.
You can also visit the Itaipu hydroelectric dam, one of the largest in the world. The gastronomy has different influences, due to the variety of ethnic groups that inhabit the city. The typical dish is the Pirá de Foz, made with fish meat, ginger, cassava and rice with spinach.
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Fortaleza: dynamic city with stable climate
The capital of Ceará is one of the cities with the largest influx of tourists in the northeast of Brazil, and Fortaleza is an attractive destination throughout the year, its sunny days and crystal clear beaches with warm waters are the best guarantee of relaxation and fun for all tourists.
With sun practically all year round, its more than 30 kilometers of beach offer the best beachfront atmosphere; its gastronomy is based on fish and seafood, but the main dish is always the lobster.
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