About Brazil

South America's giant, Brazil is a seductive country with dazzling beaches, tropical islands and picturesque colonial towns. If you have a penchant for life and its vivacity, Brazil is the perfect holiday spot for you. Its verdant rainforests boast an astounding array of wildlife, while its wildly energetic cities are home to a multitude of ethnic groups.

Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country in both size and population, and its thriving economy has made it Latin America's powerhouse. This is a country revered for its football prowess and rich musical traditions, which include samba, bossa nova, tropicalismo, forro and numerous other distinctive styles. Carnival is the best-known manifestation of this celebratory spirit and is feted throughout Brazil. Rio de Janeiro and Salvador are the best places to join the mayhem, when samba-filled parties erupt through the streets, and revellers dance and celebrate for days on end.

As well as the world's biggest rainforest in the Amazon, Brazil boasts many wilderness areas including the wildlife-rich wetlands of the Pantanal, the canyons and caves of the Chapada Diamantina and the colourful old gold-mining towns in the mountains of Minas Gerais. Take a trip around Rio de Janeiro and enjoy one of the most beautiful views in the world from under the arms of the iconic Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue. Witness the spectacular sight of Iguacu Falls including the impressive Garganta del Diablo. The area surrounding the falls is a protected national park containing abundant wildlife.

On a more relaxed day, explore the colourful city of Salvador da Bahia, with Pelourinho's colonial era buildings and winding cobblestone streets. Visit Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon or simply wander Paraty, a charming town that was once a major port for the export of gold. Join the carnival atmosphere in the historical town of Olinda, a colourful, colonial town that was once the centre of Brazil's slave trade or journey to the northern coastal city of Fortaleza, a popular resort and the starting point for a trip to Jericoacoara. One can also visit the ruins of 300-year-old Jesuit missions and Sao Miguel das Missoes. Travel to the mouth of the Amazon at Belem, a thriving port city with an exquisite historical centre.

The population of Brazil is a melting pot of races, including indigenous people, descendants of slaves from Africa and the offspring of European immigrants. This variety is reflected in the food, architecture, music and culture of Brazil. It is this assortment of places, people and traditions that make Brazil such an unforgettable place to visit.


Quick Facts

Location: South America

Time: Brazil spans several time zones

Eastern Standard Time: GMT - 3 


Western Standard Time: GMT - 4

Capital: Brasília


Visa: Pre-departure visa required. However, some nationalities do not require visas.

Language: Portuguese is the official Language. However, Spanish, English, Italian, French and German are also spoken.

Weather


The climate varies from hot and dry in the arid interior to the humid tropical rainforests of the Amazon jungle. Coastal Brazil tends to be hot and sticky for most of the year but it can get cold in the south and in the mountains during the winter months. Rainy seasons occur from January to April in the north, April to July in the northeast and November to March in the Rio/Sao Paulo area.

Currency

The currency of Brazil is the Real.

Accommodation

  • Located right by the sea in Praia da Galé is the luxurious Vila Galé Praia Hotel. Just two minutes away from the beach, the hotel offers a tranquil getawa...

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  • The Hotel Atlântico Búzios is a charming property facing the Bay of Armação dos Búzios, only 2 hours from Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy the&nb...

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  • Beach Class Resort Muro Alto Hotel is located on the beach of Muro Alto on the outskirts of Porto De Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil. Lines with lush greenery and the azur...

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  • Surrounded by tropical gardens the Catussaba Hotel in Salvador welcomes guests with warm hospitality and an endeavor to make your holiday a memorable one. Whether on a ...

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  • Porto de Galinhas in the municipality of Ipojuca on the Southern coast of Pernambuco, Brazil. Enotel Porto de Galinhas Resort & Spa is a seaside resort offer visito...

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  • Welcome to the Ferradura Resort Hotel overlooking the azure Brazilian ocean. Located in the beach town of Buzios in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this lovely 4 star hotel is ...

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  • One of the hidden gems of South America is the exotic and beautiful Bahaia in Brazil. Located here is The Hotel Iberostar Bahía, the perfect accommodation to rel...

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  • The Iberostar Praia do Forte is your gateway to an incredible holiday in Brazil. It is located in Salvador de Bahía, overlooking the long, fine sandy beach of Pr...

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  • Nannai Beach Resort Hotel is on the famous Muro Alto beach, just outside Porto de Galinhas in Pernambuco, Brazil. It is a beautiful beach resort in front of the sandy M...

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  • Pestana Angra is considered a cultural and ecological paradise nestled on a private island. The Hotel is an exclusive boutique hotel located only 2 hours from Rio de Ja...

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  • Hotel Portobello is located on the Green Coast, about 100km south of Rio de Janeiro and 400km from Sao Paulo. This luxurious four star property is constructed in a rust...

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  • Summerville Beach Resort Hotel is located in Porto De Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil. A gorgeous family orientated five star property is surrounded by coconut palms, fern...

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  • Set in the picturesque peninsula of Buzios is the Super Clubs Breezes Resort. It is located in this legendary beach resort town of Rio de Janeiro offering elegant accom...

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  • Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte is an ecologically responsible resort to the north of Salvador, Bahia. Brazil is a land of incredible biodiversity, and the Tivoli welco...

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  • Hotel Vila Gale in Costa Verde is located in an idyllic region which consists of several bays and 365 islands welcoming you for the ultimate luxurious beach resort and ...

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