For several decades tourism in Brazil has essentially been concentrated in some famous (and busy) beaches: Ipanema, Copacabana, Baia do Sancho… But things change.
Brazil reinvents its tourism, to the delight of all travelers!
Tourists can now explore more of this mysterious country – the size of a continent.
Must see in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo
The two largest cities in Brazil (the first being São Paulo) are amazing and incomparable megacities. Rio de Janeiro is known worldwide for its carnival and São Paulo, to be the industrial and financial center of the country.
Ipanema and Copacabana
The beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana are some of the wonders you could find when travel to Rio. Ipanema is also known as the elephants graveyard because of a community of hippies and artists who settled there. Copacabana Beach is a beach with a Half Moon shape, stretching over 4.5km – certainly the most famous beach of Rio de Janeiro. Between these two cities are some of the most popular beaches in the world!
Salvador de Bahia and Brasilia
The first capital of Brazil – Salvador – is a historic city. Ancient port for the European during the colonial period, it is now a place with a strong concentration of the Afro-Brazilian culture. Tourists visiting the area and the namesake bay of Salvador de Bahia will be pleased with beautiful and unforgettable landscapes along with delicious seafood. At odds with Salvador, Brasilia is a futuristic city, a masterpiece of modern architecture. It was built in the 1960's, the result of a national development program. Brasilia is a place that can not be missed.
The Amazon and the Costa Verde
The Amazon basin in Brazil has remained (and is still largely) a wilderness, very few attractive to tourism. It dominates the West from the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean. Its rains are among the more important in the world. The rainy season is – between December and May – is in fact what makes it a new tourist attraction. New travel agencies now offer to tour package and excursions to observe primates, birds, alligators and other freshwater dolphins who particularly appreciate this season.
You will need to have a certain "taste for adventure" to visit the Amazon.
You can still discover some of these mysteries in a less wild place, by visiting the Costa Verde. Heading to Fortaleza – the rich capital of the Northeast state of Brazil – you can enjoy more than 40 km of sandy beach and plenty of luxurious hotels and resorts.
Discover the inland
In addition to the coastline, the beaches and the rainforest, Brazil also has fascinating inland areas. The central states host numerous small (and unknown) cities. New tourism products are now offering tours to discover these regions where you can find a multitude of cidades maravilhosas (read wonderful cities). Most of these small towns are colonial cities with splendid churches.
FIFA World Cup
This year – from June 12 to July 13 – the big trend of the Brazilian tourism is obviously the World Cup. The host cities are:
- Rio de Janeiro
- São Paulo
You could actually go all over Brazil while fully living your passion!
To discover Brazil is an endless story. This country is so huge, with so many different cultures and countless treasures. But you now have all the cards in hand to get started in this adventure!
Contact Eurotel Travel if you are interested in a trip to Brazil .