Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and is the fifth largest in the world by land area. With over 214 million inhabitants, it is the seventh most populous country in the world.
There is a lot to say about why you should visit Brazil, here are some ideas.
Its culture is a unique fusion of European, African and indigenous influences.
Famous for its natural beauties such as the Amazon forest, the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, the Iguaçu waterfalls, the Pantanal and Pelourinho in Salvador de Bahia.
It has an extensive variety of flora and fauna which attracts many tourists every year.
Let's not forget about Brazilian music, including samba and bossa nova, which are known all over the world.
Brazil is a major producer of commodities, including soybeans, coffee, sugar and sugar cane.
Best time to go to Brazil
Difficult to identify the best period, being a vast country full of cultural attractions from north to south of the country.
It is certainly a very popular tourist destination for lovers of adventure, culture and the sea.
Some examples of the periods to visit according to the attractions:
- To enjoy the beaches of Brazil, the best time is from December to March, when temperatures are mild and there is less rain.
- If you are a wildlife enthusiast in the Pantanal, the best time is from June to August when water levels are lower and the animals move towards the dry areas.
It is advisable to plan your trip in advance to have the possibility of choosing the most suitable period to visit Brazil and to book flights and hotels/accommodations at convenient prices.
Climate in Brazil
The temperature varies according to the regions, however, in general, it is hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 20-25 degrees Celsius in coastal regions to 30-35 degrees in inland regions.
What to visit in Brazil
Brazil is all to visit, from North to South.
Here are some interesting places:
- Brasília: Explore the capital of Brazil, designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
- Pantanal: Take a boat trip to see the Pantanal's wildlife, go bird watching, and go on a motorbike or horse ride.
- Chapada Diamantina National Park: Hike to see the park's natural beauty such as waterfalls, caves, rivers, and hiking trails.
- Rio de Janeiro: visit the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, see Christ the Redeemer and take a cable car trip to Sugarloaf Mountain, or participate in the unforgettable Carnival which is the largest and best known in the world, together with that of Venice ( IT) and Viareggio (IT).
- Iguaçu: Visit the impressive Iguaçu Falls, take a boat trip to see the falls up close, and take a stroll along the park's trails.
- Salvador de Bahia: discover the Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, visit the old city (Pelourinho) and see a capoeira show. We have been here and we must say that diving in the ocean water and visiting fantastic places to see turtles, dolphins, etc, is really fantastic.
- São Paulo: Visit the city of São Paulo and see its cultural, artistic and recreational attractions.
The cuisine and drinks in Brazil
Brazilian cuisine is a fusion of European, African and indigenous culinary influences, offering a wide variety of flavorful and unique dishes.
The places to eat, Brazil offers a wide range of options, from traditional restaurants to street food, from luxury clubs to cafeterias.
- Churrasco: A type of Brazilian barbecue, where beef, pork and chicken are cooked on an open grill and served with various side dishes.
- Feijoada: A typical dish made from black beans, pork and beef, slowly cooked with spices and served with white rice, salad and farofa (a roasted corn powder).
- Moqueca: a fish or shrimp dish cooked in a coconut and spice soup, served with white rice and farofa.
- Pão de queijo: a type of bread made with cheese and cassava flour, served as an accompaniment or as a snack.
- Don't miss the tropical fruits such as papaya, banana, pineapple, cassava and mangoes.
Useful travel information
Here is some useful travel information:
- Capital: Brasília is the capital with about 3 million inhabitants, while in San Polo about 12 million inhabitants and in Rio De Janeiro about 6.5 million inhabitants
- Population: about 214 million inhabitants
- Area: 8,515,767 kmq
- Form of government: Federal presidential republic
- Temperature: The temperature in Brazil varies by region, but in general it is hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from an average of 20-25 degrees Celsius in coastal regions to 30-35 degrees in inland regions.
- Languages: The official language of Brazil is Portuguese, however, there are some linguistic minorities present in some regions of the country, such as English, Spanish, French and some indigenous languages.
- Currency: The official currency of Brazil is the Brazilian Real (BRL)
- Documents: To enter Brazil, you must have a valid passport and a visa (which depends on the length of stay and purpose of travel).
- Vaccinations: There are no mandatory vaccines to enter Brazil, but it is advisable to check with your doctor or a health authority regarding vaccination recommendations pertaining to your area and anticipated travel itinerary.
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