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Find Brazil nude beaches where the principles of true naturism are observed.
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 Rio de Janeiro's top 10 restaurants by specialty, ranging from upscale to casual.
Ten reasons why you should visit Brazil.
Sorvete Italia is one of the best ice cream shops in Rio de Janeiro, with several franchises in most touristic districts.
Recife-born and -based food writer Diogo Carvalho shares tips on favorite places to eat in Recife, Olinda, Porto de Galinhas and Noronha.
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.
The Sugarloaf in Rio de Janeiro is one of Brazil's top attractions. Read about the Sugarloaf cable car, its hours and ticket prices.
Learn the abbreviations for Brazilian states and Federal District.
Ten things Brazil travelers can do to enjoy the natural beauty of Iguassu Falls and the surrounding area to the fullest.
Driving in Brazil - Safety information for travelers. Things you need to know about traffic in Brazil before you rent a car.
Havaianas, the best-loved flip flops from Brazil.
Despite reassuring reports issued regularly by water providers, the consumption of filtered or bottled mineral water is widespread in Brazil.
The 12 best tourist attractions in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.
What documents do you need to drive in Brazil? Read about the 2010 resolution concerning driver licenses for tourists in Brazil.
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.
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.
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.
The Meeting of Traditional Cultures in Chapada dos Veadeiros is a festive time to visit a top ecotourism destination 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.
Basic information for the visitor to Rio de Janeiro, 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.
A Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide with tips about the best of Rio attractions.
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.
View full-size Chef Alex Atala is throwing a party. The aroma of chicken and rice with pequi and okra is wafting through Dalva e Dito, in São Paulo, where
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.
What you need to know when you visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Browse this list of Brazilian bikini and swimsuit designer websites featuring the latest Brazil beachwear collections.
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.
Catupiry is a kind of cream cheese made in Brazil.
Abrolhos Marine National Park, an archipelago off Bahia's Whale Coast, is one of Brazil's top natural treasures.
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.
Brazil Postal Codes - How to find Brazil postal codes in the Correios (Brazil Postal Service) website when you have a street address.
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.
Prepare your pet's documents and carrier for Brazil travel.
Learn how to make a collect call from any telephone in Brazil.
Brazil visa extensions must be applied for at Brazil's Federal Police. Learn how to apply for a Brazil visa extension.
Highlights of Brazil in July, with an overview of weather, holidays, and events.
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.
A guide to Amazon jungle lodges in Brazil.
A guide to great seafood restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, from budget to sophisticated.
Learn what Brazil travel requirements are for children - including Brazil visas, vaccination and special authorizations necessary to enter Brazil.
Eike Batista's former Pink Fleet ship to be sold as scrap.
Flip is the annual Paraty International Literary Festival, one of the most important literary and cultural events in Brazil.
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.
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.
Information for travelers about January in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
The world's largest cashew tree in easy to get to from Pirangi do Norte, a beach in Parnamirim, near Natal, Brazil. Page 8.
Brazilian money - learn about the currency in Brazil - the real - and its anti-counterfeit features.
Farofa is a dish made with toasted manioc flour and complements. It's also a Brazilian slang term.
Discover Sao Paulo's best churrascarias in the rodizio (continuous serving) category.
X-Tudo is a Brazil cheese burger with several toppings, ranging from reasonably-sized to eat-it-if-you-can challenges.
Find hotels and accommodations in Armação dos Búzios, or simply Búzios, Brazil, in this guide with hotels and pousadas listed by beach.
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.
Buzios is one of the sunniest and best beach destinations in Brazil. Discover its attractions.
Getting around Rio de Janeiro by bus is practical and easy. Here are some tips for Brazil travelers getting around Rio by bus.
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.
In Brazil, a motel is a short-stay hotel which affords couples privacy for sexual encounters.
Our Lady of Aparecida is celebrated on October 12 at the Aparecida Sancturary, in Aparecida do Norte, Sao Paulo.
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.
JK Iguatemi, opened in mid-2012, is Sao Paulo's new ultimate spot for luxurious shopping. Learn about its attractions.
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 February in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
How to get to Praia do Forte, one of Bahia's top beach destinations, from Salvador.
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.
Brigadeiros, or chocolate fudge truffles, are what Brazilian kids expect to find at birthday parties.
Liberdade, the Japanese district in São Paulo, Brazil, is a great place to experience Korean and Chinese cultures as well.
Images from the São Paulo skyline taken from Terraço Itália, a restaurant at the top of Edifício Itália.
View full-size The organizers of the Adventure Sports Fair - Brazil's top event in the segment - have started announcing this year's attractions and
Antiquarius set a new standard for Portuguese cuisine when it opened in the 1970s, and it's still one of Rio's best restaurants.
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
Tutu a Mineira is one of the characteristic dishes from Minas Gerais, Brazil. It consists of mashed cooked beans, cooked again with seasonings and served as a side dish with meats and rice, fried pork rind, sausage and vegetables, especially collard greens.
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.
Guide Morro de Sao Paulo, a picturesque village on Tinhare Island, south of Salvador, Brazil.
Get real time Sao Paulo traffic reports online from CET, Sao Paulo's Traffic Engineering Company.
Information about blue and white pottery made in Monte Sião, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
What do women wear in Rio de Janeiro in the winter? Know what to pack so you're comfortable and stylish in the Rio winter.
Sonho de Valsa, a bonbon with a cashew filling, is one of Brazil's most popular and traditional kinds of chocolate. Sonho de Valsa was launched in 1938 by Lacta, later purchased by Kraft Foods.
Copacabana beachfront hotels from Leme to Ipanema: find a place to stay right on one of the world's most famous beaches.
Parque Lage, near the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, is another verdant getaway with lots of history.
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.
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 Gramado Tourism Festival (Festuris), held in one of Brazil's best mountain destinations, is a top tourism trade fair.
Salvador's luxury and boutique hotels are an obvious sign of the city's great strides in luxury travel.
Ziriguidum - definition, examples and pronunciation of this Brazil samba term.
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).
The LGBT Pride Parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil is the largest in the world.
The main Rio de Janeiro 2014 Carnival Parades (Special Group) will be on March 2 and 3. Learn about the
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.
Bahia is Brazil's top destination for humpback whale watching. Discover the Whale Coast in Bahia, Brazil.
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.
Definition of queijo de coalho, Brazil.
The sloth sanctuary in Ilheus, Southern Bahia, (Centro de Reabilitacao Reserva Zoobotanica)
Holy Week and Easter in Brazil - read about celebrations and travel planning.
View full-size A US$50 M renovation at the Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort is coming to a conclusion and one of the outstanding results is the opening
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.
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.
Restaurante por quilo, also known as comida a quilo, is a Brazilian buffet restaurant in which you weigh your plate and only pay for what you choose.
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.
Santa Teresa stands out among Rio de Janeiro districts with its hilltop location, historic sites, charming B&Bs and bohemian vibe.
Azul is Brazil's newest airline. Find out about Azul, its current flights, and growth plans.
Tambaba, in Conde, is one of the best naturist (and non-naturist) beaches in Brazil. Learn about its attractions and places to stay.
Clinica Galdino Campos, in Rio de Janeiro, has a multi-lingual team and specializes in traveler's health.
The history of the property which is now Ruins Park (Parque das Ruinas) is interwoven with that of great characters in Rio's Belle Epoque.
Caminho da Fe, or the Walk of Faith, is a walking and cycling pilgrimage route in Brazil inspired in the Camino de Santiago
Learn about amenities at the Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort, one of the top hotels for family vacations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Page 2.
A list of public clinics in Rio de Janeiro where travelers can get free yellow fever vaccination.
Festa da Boa Morte (the Feast of Good Death), which takes place in Cachoeira in August, is a top event in Afro-Ethnic tourism in Bahia, Brazil.
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.
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.
Discover Maracana, in Rio de Janeiro, one of the host stadiums in FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
Learn about Brazil traffic and road signs. See the official list with all the 10 categories of traffic and road signs in Brazil.
Guaruja is a top beach destination in Brazil and one of the best day and weekend trips from Sao Paulo. Discover its attractions.
Hotel Unique stands out in luxury travel in Sao Paulo with its bold architecture and design, fine culinary and other amenities and excellence in service.
The 13th Brazilian edition of Reatech, the International Fair of Rehabilitation, Inclusion, Accessibility and Parasport, is taking place in São Paulo
Frevo, a unique form of Brazilian artistic expression, is on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
One of the top 10 hotels in Sao Paulo, the Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel has exclusively designed suites and remarkable services.
Where to stay in Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, one of the top ecotourism and adventure travel destinations in Brazil.
The best Florianopolis hotels have great locations - not necessarily on the beach - and outstanding amenities. Learn about the top hotels in Florianopolis, Brazil.
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.
Pirao is usually a kind of gravy made from fish stew juices, to be served as a side dish.
Coffee Lab, in Vila Madalena, is one of Sao Paulo's best spots for great specialty coffee.
Salgueiro is a samba school from Rio's North Side. Read about Salgueiro and its plans for the next Carnival.
Discover the best high-end and budget hotels in Barra da Tijuca, one of the top beaches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Boipeba, on Bahia's Dende Coast, is one of Brazil's most attractive and peaceful coastal destinations and an ecological haven.
The children's parade on the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro is a fun Carnival activity for the whole family. Learn about the next kids' parade on Marques de Sapucai.
Cachaca tourism is a growing trend in Brazil travel. Learn about cachaca distillery tours and some of the places to buy and taste cachaca in Brazil.
The fight against the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism in Brazil.
Highlights of Brazil in June, with an overview of weather, holidays, and events.
brazil crafts, handicrafts, folk art, rio de janeiro
Hotel Gloria, a legendary Rio de Janeiro hotel opened in 1922, has been bought by EBX and is expected to reopen in 2014 as Gloria Palace.
Natal, one of Brazil's top beach destinations and a host city in the 2014 World Cup.
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.
Rapadura is unrefined sugar cane juice candy. In Brazil, rapadura is produced the traditional way in several areas, especially the Northeast and Minas Gerais State.
Paçoca is a Brazilian sweet made of ground peanuts, sugar and cassava flour, mashed together and pressed. It's a typical Festa Junina food. Another kind of food also called paçoca is a mix of sun-dried meat and cassava flour, seasoned and ground in a mortar. This dish is widely popular in northeastern Brazil.
Bombinhas, in Santa Catarina, is one of the top beach destinations in Brazil, with great beaches for families, diving and natural attractions.
Global Hostel is one of the top budget places to stay in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Learn about it and book direct.
Boat, ferryboat and plane information for Belem-Marajo Island travel.
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.
Terraco Italia, the restaurant atop Edificio Italia (the second tallest building in Brazil), offers fine dining, romantic ambience, piano music and breathtaking views.
Air travel safety in Brazil: information for travelers about what has changed in air travel safety in Brazil since the two largest plane crashes in Brazilian history happened within less than a year. Information about measures taken at Congonhas airport, site of the TAM Flight 3054 crash.
Oktoberfest Blumenau is the largest Oktoberfest in Brazil. Here's a guide to Oktoberfest Blumenau 2012.
Goiabada is a sweet made from guavas, known in English as guava paste or guava marmelade.
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.
Santa Clara 33, a well-known Rio de Janeiro shopping gallery, has factory outlet stores where you can buy bikinis and fitness wear.
Discover Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, one of Rio de Janeiro's most scenic and best-known landmarks.
Brasil Sabor, the largest culinary event in Brazil, is held nationwide every year in the fall (late April/May).
A Trancoso travel guide with tips about Trancoso beaches, accommodations, tours, restaurants, nightlife and New Year's Eve.
Celtic Irish Pub in Belo Horizonte, with hearty fare, a Guinness pint club and live music including cover bands, is one of the best Irish pubs in Brazil.