Category: Things To Do

Spending a Weekend in Foz

November 21, 2014

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Iguazu Falls

Aside from its incredible and imposing series of waterfalls that draw visitors from around the world, Foz do Iguaçu—the Brazilian city named after the falls—offers plenty of diversions to properly fill out a two- or three-day weekend, from ecotourism to shopping to nightlife, within its tri-national metropolitan area.

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River Cruises from Manaus

October 7, 2014

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The Meeting of the Waters near Manaus

A cruise on the Amazon River evokes in many an unmistakable sense of mystery and adventure, visions of the glassy, brown river framed by lush, dense rain forest. But while some residents of riverside towns and villages still ply the mighty Amazon in small, outdated watercraft, interacting with vicious piranhas and caimans and otherwise rollin’ […]

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Best Bars in Foz do Iguaçu

September 22, 2014

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Best Bars in Foz

Iguaçu Falls aren’t the only thing that runneth over in the city of Foz do Iguaçu. Known simply as Foz, the city sits in the middle of the Brazilian planalto. But with a population of over 260,000 people and a name reflecting the famous cataracts nearby, Foz offers more than a few chill spots for knocking ‘em back, responsibly, of course. While this list is by no means exhaustive, it is representative of the best bars and pubs in town…and with Foz being such a manageable size, you can hit more than one in a night.

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Visiting Ibirapuera Park

September 8, 2014

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Ibirapuera Park

Amid the chaos that is the endless megalopolis of São Paulo sits a verdant center of calm and culture called Ibirapuera Park. Designed by prolific Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer as the city’s answer to New York’s Central Park, Ibirapuera offers shady running and biking trails, sun-splashed expanses of well-kept grass, and striking monuments, museums, and exhibition spaces, attracting paulistanos and visitors alike all year round.

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Natal’s Nightlife

September 1, 2014

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Brazil’s northeastern city of Natal might be known for daylight diversions such as its endless beaches, but the city holds its own when it comes to nightlife as well. With these hot spots serving up unlimited mixes of music and cocktails, a night in Natal can be as steamy as that afternoon in the surf and on the sand.

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FLIP – Paraty International Literary Festival

August 4, 2014

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The colonial city of Paraty, in the western reaches of Rio de Janeiro state, is known for its rich history and awe-inspiring architecture. But every Brazilian winter brings with it a burst of intellectual excitement known as the Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty, or FLIP. This renowned annual international literary festival (this year’s edition ran […]

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