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Ten reasons why you should visit Brazil.
Find Brazil nude beaches where the principles of true naturism are observed.
Sorvete Italia is one of the best ice cream shops in Rio de Janeiro, with several franchises in most touristic districts.
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.
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.
Recife-born and -based food writer Diogo Carvalho shares tips on favorite places to eat in Recife, Olinda, Porto de Galinhas and Noronha.
Learn the abbreviations for Brazilian states and Federal District.
The Sugarloaf in Rio de Janeiro is one of Brazil's top attractions. Read about the Sugarloaf cable car, its hours and ticket prices.
A list of Rio de Janeiro's top 10 restaurants by specialty, ranging from upscale to casual.
Casarao de Minas, in Nova Friburgo, doubles as a food market and one of the city's best spots for happy hour.
Ten things Brazil travelers can do to enjoy the natural beauty of Iguassu Falls and the surrounding area to the fullest.
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.
Driving in Brazil - Safety information for travelers. Things you need to know about traffic in Brazil before you rent a car.
A Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide with tips about the best of Rio attractions.
Despite reassuring reports issued regularly by water providers, the consumption of filtered or bottled mineral water is widespread in Brazil.
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.
Campeche Island (Ilha do Campeche), an ecological haven off the coast of Florianopolis, is open to controlled visitation. Here's a guide.
The 12 best tourist attractions in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.
Brazil visa extensions must be applied for at Brazil's Federal Police. Learn how to apply for a Brazil visa extension.
What documents do you need to drive in Brazil? Read about the 2010 resolution concerning driver licenses for tourists in Brazil.
The Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia is an architectural wonder containing works by other masters, as well as a place of worship.
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.
What you need to know when you visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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.
Natal, one of Brazil's top beach destinations and a host city in the 2014 World Cup.
Havaianas, the best-loved flip flops from Brazil.
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.
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.
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.
The Monument to the Bandeiras (by Victor Brecheret) at Ibirapuera Park is a highly symbolic Sao Paulo landmark.
Learn about the Brazilian Ministry of Health standards for yellow fever vaccination prior to Brazil travel.
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.
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.
Prepare your pet's documents and carrier for Brazil travel.
Brigadeiros, or chocolate fudge truffles, are what Brazilian kids expect to find at birthday parties.
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.
Basic information for the visitor to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The LGBT Pride Parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil is the largest in the world.
Images from the São Paulo skyline taken from Terraço Itália, a restaurant at the top of Edifício Itália.
Learn what Brazil travel requirements are for children - including Brazil visas, vaccination and special authorizations necessary to enter Brazil.
Learn how to make a collect call from any telephone in Brazil.
Discover Sao Paulo's best churrascarias in the rodizio (continuous serving) category.
Oktoberfest Blumenau is the largest Oktoberfest in Brazil. Here's a guide to Oktoberfest Blumenau 2014.
Fading Away is a Brazilian documentary about parental alienation directed by Alan Minas and released in 2009.
The Meeting of Traditional Cultures in Chapada dos Veadeiros is a festive time to visit a top ecotourism destination in Brazil.
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.
Browse this list of Brazilian bikini and swimsuit designer websites featuring the latest Brazil beachwear collections.
Senhor Bom Jesus do Bonfim Church is one of the top attractions in Salvador and the site of a major Afro-Brazilian syncretism event: the Washing of the Steps.
Brazil Postal Codes - How to find Brazil postal codes in the Correios (Brazil Postal Service) website when you have a street address.
Antiquarius set a new standard for Portuguese cuisine when it opened in the 1970s, and it's still one of Rio's best restaurants.
Bar Luiz, founded in 1887, is Rio de Janeiro's oldest bar. Located in Historic Downtown Rio, Bar Luiz is open long hours every day except Sunday.
Marajo is a Brazil island at the mouth of the Amazon River. The pororoca, wildlife, water buffalo and unique ceramics are some Marajo symbols.
Information for travelers about January in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
Highlights of Brazil in July, with an overview of weather, holidays, and events.
A guide to great seafood restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, from budget to sophisticated.
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.
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.
Get real time Sao Paulo traffic reports online from CET, Sao Paulo's Traffic Engineering Company.
Holy Week and Easter in Brazil - read about celebrations and travel planning.
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.
Catupiry is a kind of cream cheese made in Brazil.
Museu Paulista (also known as Museu do Ipiranga), in Sao Paulo, is a monument to Brazil's Proclamation of Independence. Museu Paulista, one of the best museums in Brazil, opened in 1890, nearly seven decades after the Proclamation of Independence, in 1822.
Liberdade, the Japanese district in São Paulo, Brazil, is a great place to experience Korean and Chinese cultures as well.
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.
Tambaba, in Conde, is one of the best naturist (and non-naturist) beaches in Brazil. Learn about its attractions and places to stay.
Alexandre Macieira/Riotur. View full-size The Sugarloaf cable car, one of the top touristic attractions in Rio de Janeiro, has some changes in place for
Salvador's luxury and boutique hotels are an obvious sign of the city's great strides in luxury travel.
Bombinhas, in Santa Catarina, is one of the top beach destinations in Brazil, with great beaches for families, diving and natural attractions.
Photos of the Brazilian National Indian Festival in Bertioga, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photographer: Renata de Brito, from Prefeitura Municipal de Bertioga. Page 4.
JK Iguatemi, opened in mid-2012, is Sao Paulo's new ultimate spot for luxurious shopping. Learn about its attractions.
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.
Brazilian money - learn about the currency in Brazil - the real - and its anti-counterfeit features.
The Festival of the Holy Ghost, or Festa do Divino, is celebrated all over Brazil. However, some cities host outstanding festivities with regional folkloric elements that have made them attractive to travelers from Brazil and abroad. The Festival of the Holy Ghost marks the descent of the Holy Ghost upon Jesus Christ's apostles and is usually commemorated 50 days after Easter.
The world's largest cashew tree in easy to get to from Pirangi do Norte, a beach in Parnamirim, near Natal, Brazil. Page 8.
Information for travelers about February in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
The sloth sanctuary in Ilheus, Southern Bahia, (Centro de Reabilitacao Reserva Zoobotanica)
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.
Farofa is a dish made with toasted manioc flour and complements. It's also a Brazilian slang term.
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.
Azul is Brazil's newest airline. Find out about Azul, its current flights, and growth plans.
Guaruja is a top beach destination in Brazil and one of the best day and weekend trips from Sao Paulo. Discover its attractions.
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.
Praia do Cotovelo is a great beach for families near Natal, Brazil. Page 7.
In Brazil, a motel is a short-stay hotel which affords couples privacy for sexual encounters.
Guide Morro de Sao Paulo, a picturesque village on Tinhare Island, south of Salvador, Brazil.
The Nation's Pantheon is a building in Brasilia, capital of Brazil, dedicated to honoring the memory of national heroes. Designed by architec Oscar Niemeyer, the Nation's Pantheon is located on Praca dos Tres Poderes.
Boipeba, on Bahia's Dende Coast, is one of Brazil's most attractive and peaceful coastal destinations and an ecological haven.
Caminho da Fe, or the Walk of Faith, is a walking and cycling pilgrimage route in Brazil inspired in the Camino de Santiago
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.
Buzios beaches are all attractive in their own special way. Learn more about them and find the one that's right for your mood and style.
Spend your Saturday afternoon in Rio de Janeiro sightseeing. Visit one of the city's museums, go for a walk on the beach or go shopping. You can also do a little of each. Page 4.
A list of public clinics in Rio de Janeiro where travelers can get free yellow fever vaccination.
Nova Friburgo, one of the best-loved mountain getaways in Rio de Janeiro State, is located about 84 miles from Rio. A laid-back town surrounded by the lush hills in the Fluminense range, Nova Friburgo has pleasant summers and a charming winter atmosphere.
Information for travelers about March in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
A great online resource about Portuguese for foreigners.
A list of countries whose nationals are exempted from a Brazil tourist visa, but need to apply for a Brazil business visa.
A guide to Amazon jungle lodges in Brazil.
Find hotels and accommodations in Armação dos Búzios, or simply Búzios, Brazil, in this guide with hotels and pousadas listed by beach.
Getting around Rio de Janeiro by bus is practical and easy. Here are some tips for Brazil travelers getting around Rio by bus.
X-Tudo is a Brazil cheese burger with several toppings, ranging from reasonably-sized to eat-it-if-you-can challenges.
Images from the São Paulo skyline taken from Terraço Itália, a restaurant at the top of Edifício Itália. Page 2.
Ilha do Mel, off the coast of Parana, is one of the most beautiful destinations in southern Brazil. Learn about the island's top attractions and beaches.
Goiabada is a sweet made from guavas, known in English as guava paste or guava marmelade.
Copacabana beachfront hotels from Leme to Ipanema: find a place to stay right on one of the world's most famous beaches.
Highlights of Brazil in June, with an overview of weather, holidays, and events.
Gramado Zoo, with an outstanding record in animal well-being, is one of the top attractions in Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul.
Campos do Jordao, in Sao Paulo State, Brazil, is a town in the Mantiqueira mountain range. With German and Swiss-style architecture, excellent hotels, a prestigious International Winter Music Festival and lots of outdoor activities, Campos do Jordao is one of the most popular mountain destinations in Brazil. The district of Capivari and Pedra do Bau - a trunk-shaped rock with great climbing - are some of its greatest attractions.
Feira Hippie de Ipanema, Brazil's best-known arts and crafts fair, was started in 1968 by a group of hippies and has run every Sunday without fail ever since. Feira Hippie de Ipanema is popular with international and Brazilian tourists as well as Rio locals.
Information for travelers about April in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
Fundação Maria Luisa e Oscar Americano, a top cultural attraction in Sao Paulo, lures visitors with its art collection, garden and performances.
Santa Teresa stands out among Rio de Janeiro districts with its hilltop location, historic sites, charming B&Bs and bohemian vibe.
Important facts about the 2007/2008 yellow fever outbreak in Brazil.
The cuisine at Skye Bar & Restaurant reflects the varied background and experience of chef Emanuel Bassoleil. Page 2.
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.
Our Lady of Aparecida is celebrated on October 12 at the Aparecida Sancturary, in Aparecida do Norte, Sao Paulo.
Padaria Italianinha, the oldest Italian bakery in the Bixiga/Bela Vista district in Sao Paulo, makes great filone di pane, sweets, antipasti and more.
Pão de queijo is one of Brazil's most popular foods. Read about pão de queijo and find out some places where you can eat it in Brazil.
Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará, is a top Brazil beach destination and a gateway to some of the country's most stunning coastal landscapes.
Clinica Galdino Campos, in Rio de Janeiro, has a multi-lingual team and specializes in traveler's health.
Florianópolis, island capital of Santa Catarina, is one of the top beach destinations in Brazil. Famous for its great surfing, laid-back atmosphere and fun nightlife, Florianópolis boasts an attractive mix of urban attractions and preserved natural beauty.
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.
Bahia is Brazil's top destination for humpback whale watching. Discover the Whale Coast in Bahia, Brazil.
Shopping in Rio's Saara is more than just shopping - it's an immersive experience in local color and atmosphere.
Belo Horizonte travel guide for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, from About.com Brazil Travel.
Information about blue and white pottery made in Monte Sião, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Camburi and Camburizinho are among the most attractive beaches in Sao Sebastiao, on Sao Paulo State's North Shore.
A Chapa, a traditional restaurant with four stores in Sao Paulo, is famous for its cheeseburgers, veggie and breadless burgers.
Abrolhos Marine National Park, an archipelago off Bahia's Whale Coast, is one of Brazil's top natural treasures.
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.
Palm Beach, a shopping gallery on Rua Dias Ferreira, in Baixo Leblon, is one of the charming spots for boutique shopping in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Vale Verde Parque Ecologico, in Betim, near Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, is an ecological park and the home of Cachaca Vale Verde, considered one of the best in 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.
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 6.
The Gramado Tourism Festival (Festuris), held in one of Brazil's best mountain destinations, is a top tourism trade fair.
The Inhotim Art Institute and Botanical Garden, in Brumadinho, is one of the top attractions near Belo Horizonte and in Brazil.
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.
The Church of Our Lady of Candelaria in central Rio de Janeiro is one of the city's most significant religious and historical landmarks.
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Praia do Campeche, one of the best beaches in Florianopolis, has great surf, budget pousadas, a party scene, and ties to writer Saint-Exupery.
A Trancoso travel guide with tips about Trancoso beaches, accommodations, tours, restaurants, nightlife and New Year's Eve.
Xiboquinha is a cachaça-based drink which is strongly associated with Itaunas, a forro capital in Espirito Santo, Brazil
Albamar, a historic seafood restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, has undergone major renovations since early 2009. See photos of the renovated Albamar.
Learn about Brazil traffic and road signs. See the official list with all the 10 categories of traffic and road signs in Brazil.
Find charming boutique hotels, pousadas, and guesthouses in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, one of the best island and beach destinations in Brazil.
Parque Lage, near the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, is another verdant getaway with lots of history.
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 3.
Ziriguidum - definition, examples and pronunciation of this Brazil samba term.
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.
Sao Paulo has a vehicle rotation system, according to license plate number, to reduce the number of vehicles at peak traffic hours.
São Luís, in Northeastern Brazil, is one of three Brazilian state capitals located on an island. Discover São Luís attractions, such as its folklore and architecture (a Unesco World Heritage site).