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Ten reasons why you should visit Brazil.
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.
Sorvete Italia is one of the best ice cream shops in Rio de Janeiro, with several franchises in most touristic districts.
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.
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.
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.
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 Rio de Janeiro's top 10 restaurants by specialty, ranging from upscale to casual.
Ten things Brazil travelers can do to enjoy the natural beauty of Iguassu Falls and the surrounding area to the fullest.
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.
Driving in Brazil - Safety information for travelers. Things you need to know about traffic in Brazil before you rent a car.
Despite reassuring reports issued regularly by water providers, the consumption of filtered or bottled mineral water is widespread in Brazil.
X-Tudo is a Brazil cheese burger with several toppings, ranging from reasonably-sized to eat-it-if-you-can challenges.
Bloco das Carmelitas, one of Rio de Janeiro's most famous street Carnival groups, goes out in the streets of Santa Teresa twice every Carnival.
Albamar, a historic seafood restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, has undergone major renovations since early 2009. See photos of the renovated Albamar.
Havaianas, the best-loved flip flops from Brazil.
What documents do you need to drive in Brazil? Read about the 2010 resolution concerning driver licenses for tourists in Brazil.
A Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide with tips about the best of Rio attractions.
The 12 best tourist attractions in Curitiba, Parana, 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.
Gramado Zoo, with an outstanding record in animal well-being, is one of the top attractions in Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul.
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.
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.
Learn about Brazil traffic and road signs. See the official list with all the 10 categories of traffic and road signs in Brazil.
Brazil Postal Codes - How to find Brazil postal codes in the Correios (Brazil Postal Service) website when you have a street address.
JK Iguatemi, opened in mid-2012, is Sao Paulo's new ultimate spot for luxurious shopping. Learn about its attractions.
The Meeting of Traditional Cultures in Chapada dos Veadeiros is a festive time to visit a top ecotourism destination in 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.
Basic information for the visitor to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Learn about the Brazilian Ministry of Health standards for yellow fever vaccination prior to Brazil travel.
Learn how to make a collect call from any telephone in Brazil.
Eike Batista's former Pink Fleet ship to be sold as scrap.
Plan the 10 days prior to your pet's trip to Brazil so you can fit in all the necessary paperwork procedures.
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.
La Cocotte Bistrot serves French bistro classics in a pleasant atmosphere with a touch of sophistication and whimsy in Sao Paulo's upscale Jardins district.
What you need to know when you visit the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Brazil visa extensions must be applied for at Brazil's Federal Police. Learn how to apply for a Brazil visa extension.
What's to love about Casa Florence, a luxe pop-up pousada in Rio by travel pro Alison McGowan of Hidden Pousadas Brazil.
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.
Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará, is a top Brazil beach destination and a gateway to some of the country's most stunning coastal landscapes.
Terreiro de Jesus, one of the top tourist attractions in Salvador, is a must for capoeira and history aficionados.
Information for travelers about January in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
Brigadeiros, or chocolate fudge truffles, are what Brazilian kids expect to find at birthday parties.
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.
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.
Catupiry is a kind of cream cheese made in Brazil.
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.
A guide to great seafood restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, from budget to sophisticated.
Azul is Brazil's newest airline. Find out about Azul, its current flights, and growth plans.
Marajo is a Brazil island at the mouth of the Amazon River. The pororoca, wildlife, water buffalo and unique ceramics are some Marajo symbols.
Browse this list of Brazilian bikini and swimsuit designer websites featuring the latest Brazil beachwear collections.
Images from the São Paulo skyline taken from Terraço Itália, a restaurant at the top of Edifício Itália.
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.
Brazilian money - learn about the currency in Brazil - the real - and its anti-counterfeit features.
Guide to the top attractions in the Buzios town center, including Rua das Pedras and Orla Bardot.
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.
The Monument to the Bandeiras (by Victor Brecheret) at Ibirapuera Park is a highly symbolic Sao Paulo landmark.
Antiquarius set a new standard for Portuguese cuisine when it opened in the 1970s, and it's still one of Rio's best restaurants.
Learn what Brazil travel requirements are for children - including Brazil visas, vaccination and special authorizations necessary to enter Brazil.
Bombinhas, in Santa Catarina, is one of the top beach destinations in Brazil, with great beaches for families, diving and natural attractions.
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.
A guide to Amazon jungle lodges 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.
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.
The LGBT Pride Parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil is the largest in the world.
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.
Salvador's luxury and boutique hotels are an obvious sign of the city's great strides in luxury travel.
Flip is the annual Paraty International Literary Festival, one of the most important literary and cultural events in Brazil.
Hotel das Cataratas, the only hotel within Iguacu National Park in Brazil, reopens with Orient Express flair, after a two-year restoration. Page 3.
Liberdade, the Japanese district in São Paulo, Brazil, is a great place to experience Korean and Chinese cultures as well.
View of Leblon and Ipanema from the lookout point on Avenida Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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.
Highlights of Brazil in July, with an overview of weather, holidays, and events.
Information for travelers about February in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
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.
Guide Morro de Sao Paulo, a picturesque village on Tinhare Island, south of Salvador, Brazil.
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 travel planner for a budget weekend in Rio de Janeiro - where to stay, what to do, sightseeing, restaurants and attractions.
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).
Farofa is a dish made with toasted manioc flour and complements. It's also a Brazilian slang term.
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.
The world's largest cashew tree in easy to get to from Pirangi do Norte, a beach in Parnamirim, near Natal, Brazil. Page 8.
Parque Lage, near the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, is another verdant getaway with lots of history.
Find hotels and accommodations in Armação dos Búzios, or simply Búzios, Brazil, in this guide with hotels and pousadas listed by beach.
In Brazil, a motel is a short-stay hotel which affords couples privacy for sexual encounters.
Tambaba, in Conde, is one of the best naturist (and non-naturist) beaches in Brazil. Learn about its attractions and places to stay.
Holy Week and Easter in Brazil - read about celebrations and travel planning.
Discover Sao Paulo's best churrascarias in the rodizio (continuous serving) category.
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.
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.
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
The sloth sanctuary in Ilheus, Southern Bahia, (Centro de Reabilitacao Reserva Zoobotanica)
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.
The Inhotim Art Institute and Botanical Garden, in Brumadinho, is one of the top attractions near Belo Horizonte and in Brazil.
Getting around Rio de Janeiro by bus is practical and easy. Here are some tips for Brazil travelers getting around Rio by bus.
Copacabana beachfront hotels from Leme to Ipanema: find a place to stay right on one of the world's most famous beaches.
Poco Azul - Top Attractions in Chapada Diamantina, Brazil
Guaruja is a top beach destination in Brazil and one of the best day and weekend trips from Sao Paulo. Discover its attractions.
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.
Costa do Sauipe Guide. Learn all about this group of resorts at one of the top beach destinations in Bahia, Brazil.
Theatro da Paz, in Belém, is a top cultural attraction in the Brazilian Amazon with a great annual opera festival.
Caminho da Fe, or the Walk of Faith, is a walking and cycling pilgrimage route in Brazil inspired in the Camino de Santiago
Bahia is Brazil's top destination for humpback whale watching. Discover the Whale Coast in Bahia, Brazil.
A Trancoso travel guide with tips about Trancoso beaches, accommodations, tours, restaurants, nightlife and New Year's Eve.
Natal, one of Brazil's top beach destinations and a host city in the 2014 World Cup.
Boipeba, on Bahia's Dende Coast, is one of Brazil's most attractive and peaceful coastal destinations and an ecological haven.
The top Oktoberfests in Brazil are hosted by the southern states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, which have the strongest German influence in Brazil. Oktoberfest in Blumenau, SC, is one of the world's largest outside Germany.
Important facts about the 2007/2008 yellow fever outbreak in Brazil.
Goiabada is a sweet made from guavas, known in English as guava paste or guava marmelade.
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.
Information about blue and white pottery made in Monte Sião, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Santa Teresa stands out among Rio de Janeiro districts with its hilltop location, historic sites, charming B&Bs and bohemian vibe.
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.
Clinica Galdino Campos, in Rio de Janeiro, has a multi-lingual team and specializes in traveler's health.
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.
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.
A list of countries whose nationals are exempted from a Brazil tourist visa, but need to apply for a Brazil business visa.
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.
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.
Highlights of Brazil in June, with an overview of weather, holidays, and events.
Discover Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, one of Rio de Janeiro's most scenic and best-known landmarks.
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.
Mr. Lam, in Rio de Janeiro, is the best restaurant in Brazil serving authentic Beijing cuisine.
Travel information about Brazil in May, including an overview of May weather, holidays, and events.
Reveillon do Morro celebrates New Year's Eve atop Sugarloaf and Morro da Urca in Rio. Read about the upcoming party.
Definition of queijo de coalho, Brazil.
The cuisine at Skye Bar & Restaurant reflects the varied background and experience of chef Emanuel Bassoleil. Page 2.
Ziriguidum - definition, examples and pronunciation of this Brazil samba term.
Confeitaria Colombo, founded in 1894, is Brazil's most famous pastry shop and tearoom. Read about Confeitaria Colombo in Rio de Janeiro.
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.
Shopping in Rio's Saara is more than just shopping - it's an immersive experience in local color and atmosphere.
Arena Castelao is one of the top attractions in Fortaleza and one of the host stadiums in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
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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
Japanese Fair in Liberdade, São Paulo, Brazil
Rio da Barra: Beauty and Quiet in Trancoso, Bahia
Brazil weather maps from the Center for Weather Forecast and Climate Studies (CPTEC) offer an overview of Brazil average, low and high temperatures, rainfall patterns, and humidity indexes at a glance.
The main Rio de Janeiro 2014 Carnival Parades (Special Group) will be on March 2 and 3. Learn about the
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.
Dan Babush, Rent in Rio founder and president, shares tips about vacation rentals and safety in Rio de Janeiro in this exclusive interview to the About.com Guide to Brazil Travel.
Casa das Rosas, designed in 1928 by architect Ramos de Azevedo, is an arts center and one of the last mansions on Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo.
Information for travelers about March in Brazil, with an overview of weather, holidays and events.
Pirao is usually a kind of gravy made from fish stew juices, to be served as a side dish.
Images from the São Paulo skyline taken from Terraço Itália, a restaurant at the top of Edifício Itália. Page 2.
MAM Rio, one of the top cultural attractions in Rio de Janeiro, has over 15,000 works
The fight against the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism in Brazil.
Global Hostel is one of the top budget places to stay in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Learn about it and book direct.
Museu do Seringal Vila Paraiso, one of the top cultural attractions in Manaus, Brazil, recreates a rubber estate from Brazil's Rubber Boom.