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Brazil Travel: Most Popular Articles

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Brazil Needs to Be Your Next Vacation Spot:...
Ten reasons why you should visit Brazil.
8 Brazilian Beaches Where You Can Bare it All
Find Brazil nude beaches where the principles of true naturism are observed.
10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Brazil
A list of all-inclusive resorts in Brazil. Brazil has few, but excellent all-inclusive resorts: Miramar Maragogi, Blue Tree Angra, three Club Med locations, Superclubs Breezes and Starfish, Ponta dos Ganchos, Enotel and Vila Gale.
Suspended Over Rio: The Sugarloaf Cable Car
The Sugarloaf in Rio de Janeiro is one of Brazil's top attractions. Read about the Sugarloaf cable car, its hours and ticket prices.
Is Your Country Exempt from Brazil Travel Visa...
A list of countries whose nationals need neither a tourist or a business visa to enter Brazil. Brazil visa requirements vary and Brazil travelers must check with Brazilian Embassies and Consulates whether their country is still exempted.
How to Stay Safe if You're Driving in Brazil
Driving in Brazil - Safety information for travelers. Things you need to know about traffic in Brazil before you rent a car.
Reciprocity in Brazil Tourist Visa Fees for...
Brazil tourist visa fees are subject to a reciprocity principle. As of January 2008, American and Canadian citizens have had their Brazil tourist visa fees increased in reciprocity for a raise in tourist visa fees for Brazilian travelers to the US and Canada.
What to Know Before You Go to Brazil
Tips for travel to Brazil including how to stay safe in Brazil, tips for navigating the language, and using ATMs in Brazil.
Le Gite d'Indaiatiba Restaurant
The first-rate French restaurant at Le Gite d'Indaiatiba, in Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil State Abbreviations
Learn the abbreviations for Brazilian states and Federal District.
Brazilian Travel: 10 Great Ways to Enjoy...
Ten things Brazil travelers can do to enjoy the natural beauty of Iguassu Falls and the surrounding area to the fullest.
Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide
A Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide with tips about the best of Rio attractions.
Does Brazil Require Yellow Fever Vaccination?
Learn about the Brazilian Ministry of Health standards for yellow fever vaccination prior to Brazil travel.
Drinking Water Safety in Brazil
Despite reassuring reports issued regularly by water providers, the consumption of filtered or bottled mineral water is widespread in Brazil.
Get Your Pet's Documents and Carrier Ready for...
Prepare your pet's documents and carrier for Brazil travel.
Brazil Travel Requirements for Children
Learn what Brazil travel requirements are for children - including Brazil visas, vaccination and special authorizations necessary to enter Brazil.
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
Lencois Maranhenses National Park, in Maranhao, Brazil, is one of Brazil's top natural attractions - sand dunes that stretch over 383,000 acres and are dotted with rainwater lagoons.
Christ the Redeemer Statue, Open Arms Over Rio
What you need to know when you visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Curitiba Rocks the Brazilian Winter as a World...
The 12 best tourist attractions in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.
Driver License for Brazil Travelers
What documents do you need to drive in Brazil? Read about the 2010 resolution concerning driver licenses for tourists in Brazil.
Círio de Nazaré Listed as UNESCO...
Círio de Nazaré is one of the largest Catholic processions in Brazil and in the world. About two million faithful join the Círio de Nazaré, which takes place in Belem, the capital of Para, on the second Sunday of October.
Where to Buy Havaianas in Rio de Janeiro
You're wondering where you can buy a pair on Sunday morning, before going to the beach, when most stores in Rio are still closed. Read on.
Brazil Visa Extensions
Brazil visa extensions must be applied for at Brazil's Federal Police. Learn how to apply for a Brazil visa extension.
LGBT Pride Parade in São Paulo - Parada do...
The LGBT Pride Parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil is the largest in the world.
6 Most Beautiful Beaches of Brazil
Most beautiful beaches of Brazil from quiet beaches south of Rio de Janeiro to the stunning nature of the northeastern coast.
Top 10 Rio de Janeiro Restaurants: A Comprehens...
A list of Rio de Janeiro's top 10 restaurants by specialty, ranging from upscale to casual.
The Curitiba-Paranaguá Train Ride in...
The scenic Curitiba-Paranagua train ride in Parana, Brazil, is one of the most exciting and beautiful travel experiences in Brazil. The Curitiba-Paranagua train ride takes passengers through Serra do Mar, Brazil's coastal mountain range, and passes many charming points along the way.
A Place in the Rainforest: Brazilian Amazon...
A guide to Amazon jungle lodges in Brazil.
Brazil in January
Information for travelers about January in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
Days of the Week in Portuguese - Origin of the...
Portuguese is the only romanic language in which all the days of the week have their origin in the Catholic liturgical calendar, and not in pagan traditions.
American Foods and Drinks You'll Miss in Brazil
A list of American foods that can't be found, are hard to find, don't taste as good, or are too expensive to buy in Brazil.
Antiques Fair on Rua do Lavradio, Lapa
The antiques fair (Feira do Rio Antigo) on Rua do Lavradio, Lapa is one of the best things to do in Rio de Janeiro, every first Saturday of the month.
The Flip Flop Craze from Brazil
Havaianas, the best-loved flip flops from Brazil.
Brigadeiros, or chocolate fudge truffles, are what Brazilian kids expect to find at birthday parties.
Best and Worst Times to Travel to Brazil
What are the best and worst times to travel to Brazil? These tips about high and low season and the weather in Brazil help you decide when to go to Brazil.
Brazil in February
Information for travelers about February in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
Mocoto, or cow's foot, is an important item in Brazil culinary, especially in the Northeast and in the deep South. Read about mocoto and its uses.
Going to Brazil? Don't Miss These 8 Stunning...
8 of the most stunning views in Brazil including the 360-degree view of Rio de Janeiro from Sugarloaf, or Pão de Açúcar
Skye Bar & Restaurant
Skye Bar & Restaurant at Hotel Unique, serving the cuisine of chef Emanuel Bassoleil, is one of the best restaurants in Brazil.
Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro
Petropolis, just an hour away from Rio de Janeiro, is a mountain town with historic appeal and a number of ecotourism and adventure leisure options.
Brazil Motels
In Brazil, a motel is a short-stay hotel which affords couples privacy for sexual encounters.
Museu da Chácara do Céu - Rio de...
Museu da Chácara do Céu, in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, is one of two museums showcasing a wealth of artworks collected by Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya (1894-1968), a Paris-born Brazilian industrialist and arts patron. Museu da Chácara do Céu is one of Rio de Janeiro's top cultural attractions.
Azul is Brazil's newest airline. Find out about Azul, its current flights, and growth plans.
How To Make a Collect Call from a Telephone in...
Learn how to make a collect call from any telephone in Brazil.
The Long, Lingering Allure of Búzios
Buzios is one of the sunniest and best beach destinations in Brazil. Discover its attractions.
Marajó Island
Marajo is a Brazil island at the mouth of the Amazon River. The pororoca, wildlife, water buffalo and unique ceramics are some Marajo symbols.
Why June is a Great Month to Visit Brazil
Highlights of Brazil in June, with an overview of weather, holidays, and events.
A Sloth Sanctuary in Ilhéus
The sloth sanctuary in Ilheus, Southern Bahia, (Centro de Reabilitacao Reserva Zoobotanica)
Praia do Forte
Praia do Forte, about 60 kilometers from Salvador, is one of the loveliest beach destinations in Brazil. Here's a Praia do Forte guide with ideas for things to do.
A to Z of Brazilian Swimsuit Collections for...
Browse this list of Brazilian bikini and swimsuit designer websites featuring the latest Brazil beachwear collections.
Brazil in March
Information for travelers about March in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
Bahia Travel: The Joys of Morro de São...
Guide Morro de Sao Paulo, a picturesque village on Tinhare Island, south of Salvador, Brazil.
Easter in Brazil
Holy Week and Easter in Brazil - read about celebrations and travel planning.
Buy This, Not That: 7 Souvenirs to Bring Home...
Best souvenirs from Brazil: what souvenirs travelers to Brazil should buy and where they can be found.
Praia do Rosa
Praia do Rosa, one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, is a crescent-shaped bay in Santa Catarina State, great for whale watching. Praia do Rosa is a member of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World Club, a non-governmental organization.
Bahia Travel: Rustic-Chic Trancoso
A Trancoso travel guide with tips about Trancoso beaches, accommodations, tours, restaurants, nightlife and New Year's Eve.
Charming Places to Stay in Florianópolis
Find charming boutique hotels, pousadas, and guesthouses in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, one of the best island and beach destinations in Brazil.
Farofa is a dish made with toasted manioc flour and complements. It's also a Brazilian slang term.
Liberdade - São Paulo's Japanese District
Liberdade, the Japanese district in São Paulo, Brazil, is a great place to experience Korean and Chinese cultures as well.
Rio's Biggest, Busiest, On-the-Cheap Shopping...
Shopping in Rio's Saara is more than just shopping - it's an immersive experience in local color and atmosphere.
Yellow Fever in Brazil
Important facts about the 2007/2008 yellow fever outbreak in Brazil.
Catupiry is a kind of cream cheese made in Brazil.
A Postcard New Year's Eve in Rio: Réveil...
Reveillon do Morro celebrates New Year's Eve atop Sugarloaf and Morro da Urca in Rio. Read about the upcoming party.
Caminho da Fé
Caminho da Fe, or the Walk of Faith, is a walking and cycling pilgrimage route in Brazil inspired in the Camino de Santiago
Fernando de Noronha Diving Tour with Freeway...
Read about the diving tour in Fernando de Noronha offered by Freeway Diving, a subdivision of Freeway in Brazil.
Japanese Immigration in Brazil - The Kasato...
On June 18, 2008, the first Japanese immigrants arrived in Brazil aboard the Kasato Maru. The trip from the Kobe port in Japan to Santos, in Sao Paulo State, lasted 52 days. The first immigrants were about to start a new era for Brazilian culture and ethnic makeup. In 2008, Brazil celebrates the Centennial of Japanese Immigration with a great number of events, including the presence of Prince Heir Naruhito, from Japan.
What You Can Expect from Brazil in July
Highlights of Brazil in July, with an overview of weather, holidays, and events.
Whale Watching in Santa Catarina, Brazil
Whale watching season in Santa Catarina goes from July to November. Watch southern right whales (Eubaleana Australis) as they seek the Santa Catarina coast to mate and give birth to their young.
Tambaba, in Conde, is one of the best naturist (and non-naturist) beaches in Brazil. Learn about its attractions and places to stay.
Interesting Facts about Brazil
Interesting facts about Brazil's population, religions, and cultural sites
6 Luxury Hotels in São Paulo, Brazil
Luxury hotels in São Paulo, Brazil
8 Places to Visit in São Paulo, Brazil
8 Important Places to Visit in São Paulo: Ibirapuera Park
Find Your Place Under the Sun of Búzios
Find hotels and accommodations in Armação dos Búzios, or simply Búzios, Brazil, in this guide with hotels and pousadas listed by beach.
Rio de Janeiro by Taxi
Getting Around Rio de Janeiro by taxi can be a safe option for travelers. Learn how to improve your chances of being safe while getting around Rio by taxi.
Free Yellow Fever Vaccination - List of Public...
A list of public clinics in Rio de Janeiro where travelers can get free yellow fever vaccination.
The Allure of Brazilian June Festivals
Festas Juninas, or June Festivals, are folk celebrations that take place all over Brazil, with traditional music, dances, and food. They're often referred to simply as Sao Joao, or St. John, one of the saints honored in the celebrations. The festival was introduced in Brazil by the Portuguese colonizers. In a great part of Brazil, bumba-meu-boi, also known as boi-bumba, is the core of celebrations.
Drinking and Driving Law in Brazil
The drinking and driving law issued on June 19, 2008 in Brazil (Lei 11.705) establishes zero tolerance for any measurable amount of alcohol content in the blood, for all drivers. Learn what travelers planning to drive in Brazil need to know about Brazil's Dry Law.
Great Seafood Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
A guide to great seafood restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, from budget to sophisticated.
Ilha do Campeche, a Santa Catarina Treasure
Campeche Island (Ilha do Campeche), an ecological haven off the coast of Florianopolis, is open to controlled visitation. Here's a guide.
Brazilian Money and Its Anti-Counterfeit Features
Brazilian money - learn about the currency in Brazil - the real - and its anti-counterfeit features.
Top Porto de Galinhas Resorts
Discover the top rsorts in Porto de Galinhas, in Pernambuco, Brazil.
Rio Parks: Henrique and Gabriella's Palace of...
Parque Lage, near the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, is another verdant getaway with lots of history.
Bombinhas Travel Guide
Bombinhas, in Santa Catarina, is one of the top beach destinations in Brazil, with great beaches for families, diving and natural attractions.
Costa do Sauipe Guide
Costa do Sauipe Guide. Learn all about this group of resorts at one of the top beach destinations in Bahia, Brazil.
Bahia Travel: Spotting Humpback Whales
Bahia is Brazil's top destination for humpback whale watching. Discover the Whale Coast in Bahia, Brazil.
Ibicoara: Southern Gateway to Chapada...
Ibicoara, at the southern tip of Chapada Diamantina National Park, is the gateway to Buracao Waterfall, one of the Chapada's top attractions.
Queijo Minas
Queijo Minas is a kind of cheese originally made in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Handcrafted Minas cheese production is a Brazilian Immaterial Cultural Heritage. The cheese is made from raw cow milk and it can be ripened or not.
Floripa Beaches: Peace and Waves at Campeche
Praia do Campeche, one of the best beaches in Florianopolis, has great surf, budget pousadas, a party scene, and ties to writer Saint-Exupery.
Brazil Traffic Signs
Learn about Brazil traffic and road signs. See the official list with all the 10 categories of traffic and road signs in Brazil.
Imperial Museum in Petrópolis, Brazil
The Imperial Museum in Petropolis, built in 1845-1862, was the summer palace of emperor Pedro II. Discover the Imperial Museum, one of the richest collections in Brazil.
There's No Pancake Like This: Brazilian Tapioca
Tapioca - in Brazil, the term refers to a kind of pancake made with manioc starch and water, then filled with different ingredients such as cheese or bananas.
Cleaning Lagoa
Lagoa Limpa, or Clean Lagoon, is a 30-month recovery project for Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Rio by Eike Batista's holding EBX, in a partnership with public institutions.
Luxury Travel in Rio: The Belmond Copacabana...
The Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro is synonymous with luxury travel in Brazil.
Ubatuba, SP
Ubatuba, on Sao Paulo's North Shore, has a great mix of beaches, Atlantic forest, mountains and city life. Read about Ubatuba and get some helpful travel tips.
Best Rodízio Churrascarias in São Paulo
Discover Sao Paulo's best churrascarias in the rodizio (continuous serving) category.
Getting Around Rio de Janeiro by Bus
Getting around Rio de Janeiro by bus is practical and easy. Here are some tips for Brazil travelers getting around Rio by bus.
Rio Scenarium - Guide Review
Rio Scenarium is the best-known bar in the historic Lapa district in Rio de Janeiro. Decorated with antiques, it spreads over three floors and four remodeled buildings on Rua do Lavradio. The crowd is a mix of locals and foreigners.
10 Desserts You Must Try in Brazil
10 desserts in Brazil: the most typical ways to satisfy your sweet tooth in Brazil.
X is for Cheese in Brazil's Mega Burger
X-Tudo is a Brazil cheese burger with several toppings, ranging from reasonably-sized to eat-it-if-you-can challenges.
Brazil Postal Codes
Brazil Postal Codes - How to find Brazil postal codes in the Correios (Brazil Postal Service) website when you have a street address.
Largo do Boticário
Largo do Boticario, a square near Corcovado with 19th-century houses and a boutique hotel surrounded by rainforest, is a Rio de Janeiro historical attraction calling for preservation.
Guarujá Travel Guide
Guaruja is a top beach destination in Brazil and one of the best day and weekend trips from Sao Paulo. Discover its attractions.
Unger's Pottery House Art Gallery by Paula Unger, in a lush setting in Monte Verde, is one of Brazil's best places for pottery shopping. Page 13.
Garden View
Unger's Pottery House Art Gallery by Paula Unger, in a lush setting in Monte Verde, is one of Brazil's best places for pottery shopping. Page 14.
Kids' Carnival Parade Photos
Photos of the Children's Carnival Parade at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lapa Doce
The Lapa Doce cave, in Iraquara, is part of one of the largest cave systems in Brazil and a top attraction in Chapada Diamantina.
JK Iguatemi
JK Iguatemi, opened in mid-2012, is Sao Paulo's new ultimate spot for luxurious shopping. Learn about its attractions.
Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden
A Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden photo gallery by Patricia Ribeiro, About.com Guide to Brazil Travel.
Ziriguidum - definition, examples and pronunciation of this Brazil samba term.
Monte Sião Blue and White Pottery
Information about blue and white pottery made in Monte Sião, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
São Paulo Skyline: Looking West
Images from the São Paulo skyline taken from Terraço Itália, a restaurant at the top of Edifício Itália. Page 3.
Buracão Waterfall
The Buracao Waterfall. Brazil Travel.
São Paulo's Vehicle Rotation System
Sao Paulo has a vehicle rotation system, according to license plate number, to reduce the number of vehicles at peak traffic hours.
Morro do Pai Inácio
Morro do Pai Inacio, a hill near Palmeiras, is one of the top attractions in Chapada Diamantina ecotourism.
A Budget Weekend in Rio de Janeiro
A travel planner for a budget weekend in Rio de Janeiro - where to stay, what to do, sightseeing, restaurants and attractions.
Rio's King of Stadiums to Host Rio 2016
Discover Maracana, in Rio de Janeiro, one of the host stadiums in FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
Tourism Routes of Pernambuco, Brazil
Pernambuco, one of Brazil's northeastern states, has grouped its attractions into ten tourism or travel routes. While Recife, Olinda, Fernando de Noronha, Porto de Galinhas and Muro Alto are some of the most popular destinations in Pernambuco, the state has many wonders which are getting more attention from international travelers.
São Paulo Airport Bus Service
Sao Paulo Airport Bus Service is a transportation alternative to taxis that's worth considering. With two different kinds of buses - a more comfortable and a more affordable one - the service connects travelers to subway stations and key areas in Sao Paulo.
Rio de Janeiro Tourist Police
The Tourist Police in Rio (DEAT) is prepared to support travelers in several languages. Learn how to get help from the Tourist Police and look at their crime statistics.
Copacabana Beachfront Hotels
Copacabana beachfront hotels from Leme to Ipanema: find a place to stay right on one of the world's most famous beaches.
Fun Things to Do in Belo Horizonte
Fun things to do in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's third largest city and one of the host cities in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Discover fun options in and near town.
A Quick Guide to Brazilian Portuguese
The basics of Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation to help travelers to Brazil read and speak Portuguese
Best Places to Buy Brazilian Crafts in Rio de...
brazil crafts, handicrafts, folk art, rio de janeiro
Brazil Visa - Countries Exempted from Brazil...
A list of countries whose nationals are exempted from a Brazil tourist visa, but need to apply for a Brazil business visa.
15 Fun Things to Do in Ubatuba
There's plenty to do in Ubatuba, on the Sao Paulo North Shore. Here are 15 ideas for a fun Ubatuba beach vacation, including adventure, nightlife, local food and culture.
Praia da Pipa Hotels
Discover the top places to stay in Praia da Pipa, the most touristic beach district of Tibau do Sul, Brazil.
7 Drinks You Must Try in Brazil
A guide to the most popular drinks in Brazil.
Mr. Lam
Mr. Lam, in Rio de Janeiro, is the best restaurant in Brazil serving authentic Beijing cuisine.
Hotel Cipriani Restaurant
Hotel Cipriani Restaurant, at the Copacabana Palace (by Orient-Express), is one of the finest Italian restaurants in Brazil.
Garden View 2
Unger's Pottery House Art Gallery by Paula Unger, in a lush setting in Monte Verde, is one of Brazil's best places for pottery shopping. Page 15.
Brazil in April
Information for travelers about April in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
6 Fruits that You Must Try in Brazil
6 typical fruits from Brazil, how to eat them, and what they taste like
Brazil Museums: 15,000+ Reasons to Love MAM-Rio
MAM Rio, one of the top cultural attractions in Rio de Janeiro, has over 15,000 works
Rio Beaches: Pristine Beauty Awaits at Prainha
Prainha, one of the best and most beautiful beaches in Rio de Janeiro, is surrounded by native rainforest, popular among surfers and non-surfers alike.
What is a Chácara?
Chacara is a small Brazilian country property or a large urban property with some rural characteristics, such as an orchard. The term chacara also applies to a property where vegetables, fruit or ornamental plants are grown for sale.
Clínica Galdino Campos
Clinica Galdino Campos, in Rio de Janeiro, has a multi-lingual team and specializes in traveler's health.
Real Time São Paulo Traffic Reports Online
Get real time Sao Paulo traffic reports online from CET, Sao Paulo's Traffic Engineering Company.
Peter Lund Museum
The Peter Lund Museum is one of the attractions on a touristic cave route newly launched in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
The Inhotim Art Institute and Botanical Garden, in Brumadinho, is one of the top attractions near Belo Horizonte and in Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro - BasicTravel Information
Basic information for the visitor to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Church of Our Lady of Candelária
The Church of Our Lady of Candelaria in central Rio de Janeiro is one of the city's most significant religious and historical landmarks.
Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, one of the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro, offers magnificent views of Copacabana, a starred restaurant and other luxurious amenities.
Blumenau: City with European Roots Hosts...
Blumenau, in Santa Catarina, is a thriving city which retains the picturesque atmosphere of its European roots, especially German. The Blumenau Oktoberfest is the largest in Brazil.
Imbituba, SC - Travel Guide and Attractions
Imbituba, in Santa Catarina, is one the best beach destinations in Brazil for whale watching, surfing, windsurfing,and kitesurfing. Imbituba, formerly a whaling town, has been home to the Southern Right Whale Project since 2000 and it's part of Brazil's APA da Baleia Franca, or the Southern Right Whale Environment Preservation Area.
Brazil Beach Safety Tips
Brazil beach safety tips are all the more important on deserted beaches where there are no life guards.
Minas Gerais Travel, Brazil: From a Colonial...
The Tiradentes-Sao Joao del Rei train ride is one of Brazil's best train trips aboard a historic steam engine.
Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Recreio dos Bandeirantes, one of the best beaches in Rio de Janeiro for surfers, also has restaurants and the Casa do Pontal art museum.
Newton Navarro Bridge
Photos of Natal, the capital of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Natal attractions - the Reis Magos Fortress, Genipabu sand dunes, the world's largest cashew tree and Cotovelo Beach. Page 9.
A São Paulo Landmark Rethought
The Monument to the Bandeiras (by Victor Brecheret) at Ibirapuera Park is a highly symbolic Sao Paulo landmark.
Botafogo Bars
Botafogo has great bars and nightlife, with Rua Nelson Mandela, right by the Botafogo subway station, as a hub known as Baixo Metro.

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