Brazil is the largest country in South America, there is so much to see and do that one can simply never have enough of exploring it. This is the reason we decided to break down a few just see spots and things to do. From jungle to city life, this country is the epitome of a tropical destination, filled with hidden waterfalls, trails, and beautiful beaches. More of Brazil’s beauty lies in the people and the multitude of cultures that the country not only embodies and embraces. The people are full of life and have an incredible story to tell but the nature and scenery tell a story of their own, this is one place that you need to and most likely will travel multiple times after having just a small peak. Here are a few must see attractions but they do not begin to cover the country.
Rio de Janeiro
Home to the renowned beaches: Ipanema and Copacabana- Rio conjoins two different types of life. As you soak up the sun, surf, and local food you will also be immersed in the culture and diversity of the Favelas. The Favelas show the poverty-stricken side of Brazil but embody a sense of unity. Rio is known for its great vibe, food, and fruit markets but also for a little samba.
Brazil houses 60% of the Amazon rainforest and is filled with adventures. The Amazon is home to predators of all shapes and sizes, the anaconda as a start- piranhas, poison frogs and pink dolphins are just the beginning. The birdlife is unbelievable but one of the most sought out adventures is zip-lining through the forest.
Known as the largest waterfall system across the globe, composed of 275 small waterfalls it borders Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. The falls are surrounded by breathtaking nature, and are simply a sight you have to see.
Paraty is simply magnificent with its cobblestone pathways and the Portuguese culture that it embraces and has engulfed. Evidence of the gold exports dating back to the 1600 can be seen, the streets have not a car in site and its beaches are clear and clean. The rainforest lies just outside and is easily accessible. The town is old and quaint, but is beautiful.
The largest city in Brazil which some often choose to give a miss due to the buzzing and intensity of it. However, Sao Paolo offers some of the best nightlife Brazil has to offer, it is the city that simply never stops and for no one. Filled with some of the best foods Brazil has to offer and the cultural diversity simply has to be seen.
Recife is often referred to as the Venice of Brazil. The city is is hustling and bustling with a popping cultural atmosphere and tons of history, however, it has multiple rivers and small islands. The town also has 50 bridges. The best beach actually lies just outside Recife named Porto de Galinhas. The center Olinda is an enchanting town filled with history and wins over all of whom who visit.