The Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Brazil

Brazil, without a doubt is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. There you will find stunning beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, mountains, forests, islands, big cities, and spectacular food.

Thais is Brazilian and Keith is from The United States. He loves Brazil, his mother has been to Brazil, and several of his friends were in the country during the World Cup in 2014. It was an incredible party and time to be in Brazil.  Everyone loved it!

Now we will share with you the most beautiful places to visit in Brazil:

North & Northeast of Brazil:

Located in the state of Bahia, Morro de Sao Paulo, Arraial d’Ajuda, Trancoso, Porto Seguro, Chapada Diamantina and the colorful and historic city of Salvador, where you will find the biggest Carnival and street party in the world.

Carnival in Salvador, Bahia
Salvador, Bahia

Located in the state of Alagoas, Maceio and Maragogi, are two of the most famous places to visit.  There you will find stunning beaches and peaceful islands.

Maceio, Alagoas
Maragogi, Alagoas

Located in the state of Ceará, one of the most beautiful places to visit is the fishing village called Jericoacora located 300km outside of Fortaleza.  There is also the gorgeus beach of Canoa Quebrada in Fortaleza, and the famous Beach Park, which has one of the highest water slides in the world, called INSANO.

Fortaleza, Ceara
Beach park, Fortaleza

Located in the state of Maranhão, Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, situated in Barreirinhas, a municipality in the state of Maranhão.  This is a rare geological formation with sand dunes that reach 40 meters high.  Here, fresh blue, green water is collected when it rains, making amazing pools you can swim and play in.

Read more: Adventures in The Sand Dunes

Lencois Maranhenses, Maranhao

Located in the state of Pernambuco, Recife, Olinda, Porto de Galinhas and the incredible volcanic island of Fernando de Noronha, are some of the most beautiful places to explore and visit.

Read more: Exploring Fernando De Noronha

Recife, Pernambuco
Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco
Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco
Porto de Galinhas. Pernambuco
Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco

Located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, the city of Natal and region is surrounded by stunning beaches, rivers and sand dunes. You can tour the city on a buggy, ride an ATV, a dromedary, and also practice sandboarding, and kitesurfing on the beaches.  Genipabu, Ponta Negra, Pipa and Maracajau are among the most beautiful beaches in Natal.

Natal, Rio Grande do Norte
Genipabu, Rio Grande do Norte
Genipabu, Rio Grande do Norte
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte

Located in  the state of Amazonas, there are beautiful places to visit in the capital Manaus, such as the Amazon Theatre, and the Amazon Rainforest, which, covers 9 countries in South America. Most of the forest is within Brazil, where 60% of the forest is contained.  It is the world’s largest rainforest, and the Amazon river is the world’s longest river.

Read more: Into the Amazon Rainforest: A Photo Diary to Inspire You to Visit

Amazon rainforet, Manaus

Midwest of Brazil:

Located in the state of Mato Grosso, Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland, twenty times the size of the Everglades. This is a great place for fishing, and to see wildlife.

Pantanal, Mato Grosso (source)

Located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, there is a town called Bonito, which means “beautiful”.  Its the ecotourism capital of Brazil, surrounded by freshwater rivers, and the famous blue cave.  Bonito is a great place for snorkeling and scuba diving in fresh water.

Bonito, Mato Grossso

South of Brazil:

Located in the state of Paraná, Foz do Iguacu (Iguazu falls), which is a collection of 275 waterfalls, across more than two miles, between Brazil and Argentina.

Read more: Iguazu Falls: An Extraordinary Escape in Brazil & Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Parana

Located in the state of Santa Catarina, Blumenau and Florianópolis or Floripa, as locals call it, are beautiful cities.  Each year Blumenau hosts the biggest Oktoberfest outside of Germany, and Floripa gets very exciting between December and March. The beaches, lakes, and European vibe make these cities unique places to visit.

Florianopolis, Santa Catarina
Florianopolis, Santa Catarina

Located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Gramado & Canela are hugely inlfluenced by German culture.  The food, architecture, and stunning landscapes, will literally make you feel like you are in Europe.

Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul (source)

Southeastern of Brazil:

Located in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Paraty, Arraial do Cabo, Buzios, Cabo Frio, Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis, Ipanema, Copacabana, Sugar Loaf and the Christ the Redeemer monument (one of the seven wonders of the modern world), and Rio de Janeiro Harbour, is another place that is considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Don’t miss the chance to visit Tijuca Forest, it is the largest urban arboretum in the world.

Read more: Top 10 Things to DO in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Harbor

Located in the state of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto, Poços de Caldas are historic cities, built with splendid European architecture.

Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais (source)

São Paulo is the biggest and most populated city in Brazil, with more than 20 million people.  There are a lot of museums, parks, graffiti art, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, beaches and mountains.

Sao Paulo (source)

Located in the state of Brasília, Distrito Federal is the capital of Brazil,   This city is well known for its unique architecture, parks and history.

Distrito Federal, Brasília (source)

Interesting facts about Brazil:

Brazil is a very diverse country with more than 200 million people. It is the fifth largest country in the world, and usually listed as having the eighth largest economy in the world.  It is also part of the BRICS and G20, and the richest country in the all of Latin America.

Brazilian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 158 countries and territories, ranking the Brazilian passport 18th in terms of travel freedom.

Although colonized by the Portuguese in the year 1500, Indians already lived in the Amazon region, and many Africans were brought to the north and northeast such as Bahia.  Asians and Arabians are living in Sao Paulo, and most of the Europeans descendants are in the South, as well as being scattered throughout Brazil.

Italians, Japanese, Arabs and Germans, are among the largest communities living in Brazil, outside their own countries. There are colonies in the south of Brazil, where people speak only German with their families.

The second biggest Oktoberfest happens in the South out Brazil, in the city of Blumenau, where the majority of Germans immigrated to the country.

In Brazil there are descendants of Russians, Greeks, Polish, Africans, Indigenous, and a mix of most every type of person.

The food has European, Indigenous, African, Asian and Arab influences; lots of barbecue, caipirinhas and rice and beans of course!

Brazilians enjoy eating healthy food, and they are very proud of it. Not mention they love to work out and have a fit, toned, muscular bodies.

The language spoken in Brazil is Portuguese.  Some words are the same as Spanish, but the writing, grammar, accent and pronunciation are completely different. They can even understand and try to talk, but many will not understand anything.  You will meet young people who speak English, in hotels and restaurants, but most people do not speak English.

The weather is warm most of the year, and it gets cold sometimes, especially in the South of Brazil.

Brazilians love sports.  Pele still one the best Brazilian futebol players ever, and Neymar is the new phenomenon.  For those who live near the beach, they love to play beach volley ball, traditional, kite and wind surfing. Recently Rafael Medina become the world surf champion, beating out Kelly Slater.

Brazilians are obsessed with tanning.  They love to spend time on the beach, under the sun, wearing small bikinis or sungas.  Even though a lot of people already have natural olive or brown skin.  You can notice by seeing all the Brazilian Victoria secrets models.

Brazilians love to dance.  Samba and Bossa Nova are the most famous Brazilian music, but a lot of people have different tastes.

Brazilians will greet you with a kiss on the cheek if they know you, or for your very first meeting, and to say goodbye.

Safety in Brazil:

By the way there are no monkeys walking down the streets, and it is not as dangerous as the media shows on TV.  If you believe what you see on TV, you will never leave your home.  Everywhere in the world has dangerous places.   I’m sure there are some near your home town too. You just need to avoid them, be simple, wear your shorts along with a pair of Brazilian Havaianas sandals, and nobody will bother you.  Ohh and Zika mosquitos will not follow you on the streets either!

There you have it, Brazil is a melting pot.  A country of mix and diversity.  The natural beauty, landscape and scenery makes this country unique, and a special place to visit!




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