The best and most popular travel destinations in brazil

Brazil has the world's widest stretch of tropical beaches, the world's biggest rainforest (the Amazon), samba, music, historic cities (Minas Gerais/Belo Horizonte state) or the America's widest animal reserve (the Pantanal) and falls (Iguassu Falls).

Brazil can be a sophisticated and a luxury destination, but it can also be budget-friendly. Brazil offers cosmopolite destinations at cities like Rio or Sao Paulo, but also the opposite: the Amazon or the Northeast 5,000 miles coast presents many eco-places, literally cut off from the world.

No other country has such a large diversity of places, climates, options.

Brazil Bahia landscapeYou just have to choose what you really want to visit or the exact mixing for your Brazilian tour. 

Brazils's Best and most popular destinations

Rio de Janeiro region
Beaches: Barra, Ipanema, Copacabana, Leblon; sports: windsurfing, swimming, sailing, diving, golf; tourist icons: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf. Beach resorts in the region: Buzios and Cabo Frio, Angra dos Reis, Paraty, Petropolis

Sao Paulo region
Fun, food, shopping, nightlife. Top beaches a few dozen miles away; top class resorts: Angra dos Reis, Buzios, Florianopolis.

Iguassu Falls
The world's most spectacular waterfalls, located in the border between Brazil, Argentine and Paraguay.

Bahia & Salvador
Tropical beach destination; the musical capital of Brazil; huge influence of slave-African culture; major gateway to top beach resorts: Porto Seguro, Praia do Forte, Costa do Sauipe, Ilheus & Comandatuba, Itacaré, Maceio and so on.

Fortaleza / Ceará beaches
Fortaleza is a key travel hub to visit the Amazon and top-class tropical beaches: Fortaleza's own beaches, Jericoacoara, Canoa Quebrada, etc.

Recife Beaches
Key travel hub to visit top-class tropical places (Olinda, Fernando Noronha islands) and beaches: Recife's own beaches, Natal, Pipa, Porto Galinhas...

Lencois Maranhenses: inland dune lagoons

Amazon river and rainforest & Manaus & Belém

Pantanal: wildlife reserve

Natal and Fernando Noronha

Florianópolis: top beach and sea sport destination in the south of Brazil

Other destinations

Popular travel packages

Instead of a unique destination, why not two, three or...more?

Here are some possible packages:

Rio, Buzios, Angra dos Reis

Rio has music, fun, nightlife, beaches and a spirit of its own. And just some miles away there are two world-top travel options: Buzios and Angra dos Reis.

Rio, Iguassu, Florianopolis

These three relatively near destinations mix music, fun, nightlife, beaches and a fun spirit (Rio), sea sports, top world beaches (Florianopolis) and the biggest world waterfalls (Iguassu). 

Rio - Amazon - Bahia

In Rio de Janeiro you can get fun, the natural beauty of its landscape and beach life.

In the Amazon you can sense the unbeatable grandeur of the world’s bigger rainforest, in Bahia you have marvellous tropical beaches and a prevailing African culture, with a cuisine, a music and a set of traditions truly unparallel.

Tropical beaches

Salvador da Bahia, Recife and Fortaleza are major hubs to outstanding beaches - nearby os standing some miles away…


Obviously, you must take into account the weather and the best time to go.

An example: December to March is a great for those looking for beach going, fun, music, evens and entertainment; but it's not a good time for those who dislike crowds or want lower hotel prices, or for those who want to go to the Amazon (it rains too much) .

See for more details:
Best weather seasons; visiting Brazil in Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec