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.
You 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
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.
Lencois Maranhenses: inland dune lagoons
Pantanal: wildlife reserve
Florianópolis: top beach and sea sport destination in the south of Brazil
Instead of a unique destination, why not two, three or...more?
Here are some possible packages:
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.
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).
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.
Salvador da Bahia, Recife and Fortaleza are major hubs to outstanding beaches - nearby os standing some miles away…
WHEN TO GO
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) .