Brazil is the largest country in South America and provides an unbelievable travel experience to visitors. The South American country has over 7,400 kilometres of coastline. Thanks to the immense coastal areas of Brazil, beaches are plentiful and offer picture postcode views to beachgoers.
According to VOA News, Brazil received 6.6 million international tourists in 2016. Due to the country hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2014 World Cup, more travellers have become aware of what Brazil offers. Of course, beaches, warm weather, and the natural scenery are big reasons to visit the South American nation. But there are more reasons to go.
In February, Brazil comes alive with Carnival giving people the chance to dress in colourful costumes and to samba the night away. Carnival is a major social event in Brazil and millions of people participate in the annual celebration. Rio de Janeiro is the top city for Carnival goers and the city stays awake until dawn when festivities kick off.
Brazil’s natural landscape is diverse. Its striking features are alluring and can be explored by travellers nearly all year-round. The most famous beach of them all is Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana, which was immortalised by singer Barry Manilow. The four kilometre long beach is a must-visit for any traveller as it is a peephole into Brazilian culture. Ipanema, Praia de Espelho, and Praia do Sancho are other must-visit beaches located in Brazil. If you are looking for paradise, these are the type of beaches that will bring you as close to it as possible.
Beaches are not the only major natural landscape to visit in Brazil. The country is 60% rainforest and a trip into Brazil’s interior will give visitors the chance to explore this amazing wonder. Ecotourism is a major business in Brazil thanks to its natural settings. Exploring the rainforest on an ecotour and hiking through the lush interior of the country are all possible.
Brazilian food and drink have been influenced by Portuguese settlers and indigenous peoples. The combination has made for some exciting food and drink enjoyed by visitors. Barbecued meat is one of the country’s staples. Pincha is s favourite eaten by locals which features a liberal amount of seasoning. Moqueca, a delicious fish stew, is a fragrant dish that originated in Bahia and is now eaten by people all over the country.
In addition to the unique foods, Brazil is famous for coffee. Over 33% of the world’s coffee comes from Brazil. The distinctively tasting coffee is popular around the globe and you can taste freshly ground Brazilian coffee on a trip to the South American nation.
No matter if you want a beach holiday, to explore the natural settings, or to visit the world’s largest outdoor party at Carnival time, Brazil is the ideal country to visit.
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro