Love in Brazil. A glimpse of the samba country

Brazil is a huge country and has plenty, plenty to offer.  Definitely is the most diverse country of the entire South America, with some of the larger and fascinating cities of the world and with delicious colourful colonial city surrounded by tropical vegetation. There you will find small villages overlooking the sea, sometimes a little hard to reach but are charming inns to stay.

You’ll struggle to find the sea calm and clear, the Caribbean Sea to be clear, because the protagonist in Brazil is the ocean. But you’ll have beautiful beaches, lined with palm trees, long, very long indeed, full of life between December and February, often empty, and all for you if you are travelling in August and September. The presence of long sandy beaches and small villages with no traffic, the excellent and various cuisine, as well as a relative peace from the  point of view of health if you travel in the dry season, make Brazil perhaps the most suitable tropical country  suitable to travel with children.
There you will find people who are happy, kind, that speak a little English or not at all, but they certainly are not hard to communicate with.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

These following are the destinations that deserve your attention and, if possible, your visit.

The Big Cities:
São Paulo: the largest and richest city in South America, lives 24 hours a day like New York.
Rio de Janeiro: the mountains into the city, the beautiful bay, Copacabana and Ipanema, full of zest for life, probably the most spectacular city on the planet.
Salvador da Bahia: The colonial center’s largest and best preserved in Latin America, full of atmosphere, colourful colonial buildings and picturesque streets, the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture.

The Most Beautiful Beaches:
Ilha do Mel: If there is a beautiful place of sea in the whole south of Brazil is this, no cars, only sand roads and magnificent beaches, the place is quiet and never crowded. You get there by boat from Paranaguá, a little over an hour by bus east of Curitiba, in Parana.
Trancoso: on a bluff overlooking the ocean, long deserted beaches fringed by palm trees, the magic of Quadrado, stylish restaurants lit by torches and candles, beautiful boutiques and dirt roads, designers, models, and the Pirelli calendar. To date, the most chic resort in Brazil. To Bahia just south of Porto Seguro.
Itacare: a young and vibrant city, just outside the small bays accessible on foot through the rainforest, sea waves ideal for surfing. To Bahia, just north of Ilheus.
Morro de Sao Paulo: full of young people, and celebrations of life for those who want to have fun. No cars at all, you can turn around on foot. Accessible from Salvador from Bahia in 2 hours, by a catamaran or with a small plane in 20 minutes.

The Most Beautiful Seas:

Ilha Grande: between Rio and Paraty, high mountains, jungles, beaches and clear water, no car, there you move only on foot or by boat.
Barra Grande: a fishing village with sandy streets and the charm of the beach Taipus de Fora. The remote peninsula of Maraú in Bahia, is accessible only by boat from Camamu in 4WD from Ithaca.
Fernando de Noronha: without question the most spectacular sea from all over Brazil and one of the most beautiful, unspoiled and peaceful in the world.

The nature:
The Iguaçu Falls: the largest and most spectacular waterfalls in the world, in the middle of the jungle in the south to the border with Argentina and Paraguay.
The Pantanal: Here is where you come if you want to observe caimans, anacondas and jaguars. It is accessed from Cuiabá in Mato Grosso and from Campo Grande in Mato Grosso do Sul.

The Lençóis Marhanense: one of the most spectacular and unusual places of the entire South America, a desert of sand and transparent lagoons unknown until a decade ago.
The Amazon: the largest forest on the planet, no one knows how long.

I hope trip and travel blog gave you the best glimpse of Brazil and made you book immediately your air tickets 😉

By Alba V

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