Category: Things To Do

Holy Week in Ouro Preto

April 11, 2014

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Little angels, Holy Week, Ouro Preto. Photo courtesy of Anna_Cotta via Flickr.

Each year in Brazil, as Carnival excitement gives way to the solemn anticipation of Easter, the truly devout of the world’s largest Catholic country gear up for a week-long religious celebration, Holy Week (Semana Santa in Portuguese). The festival usually culminates in a reenactment of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but not without […]

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Caving in Bonito

March 24, 2014

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Blue Lake Cave, Bonito. Photo courtesy of A.Duarte via Flickr.

As one of Brazil’s top ecotourism destinations, Bonito is blessed with a wealth of natural attractions from clear-as-glass rivers swimming with tropical fish to glittering lagoons hidden away in the depths of the rainforest. But the sights aren’t only above ground – the region is riddled with hundreds of limestone caves and caverns, tumbling waterfalls and underground pools, offering ample opportunities for caving in Bonito.

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Fortaleza’s Best Beaches

March 10, 2014

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Praia do Futuro beach, Fortaleza. Photo courtesy of Rodrigo Sampaio Teixiera via Flickr.

With towering dunes and seemingly endless stretches of white sand, it’s no surprise that Brazil’s northeast coast is known for its beaches and the capital of the state of Ceará is ideally situated for exploring the coast. Fortaleza’s best beaches include four urban beaches – Iracema, Meireles, Mucuripe and Praia do Futuro – stretching over 25km and offering ample opportunities for swimming, surfing and sailing.

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Sao Paulo’s Unique Architecture

March 5, 2014

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MASP (São Paulo Museum of Art). Photo courtesy of Rodrigo_Soldon via Flickr.

From mirrored-glass skyscrapers to colorful modernist art galleries; Sao Paulo’s unique architecture captures the attention of everyone who steps foot in the city, putting it firmly at the forefront of Brazilian design.

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Brazil’s Top Eco-Tourism Destinations

March 3, 2014

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Cruising on the Amazon River from Manaus

Despite its notorious struggle to preserve the Amazon rainforest, Brazil’s wealth of natural attractions is incomparable and it’s fast emerging as a frontrunner for ecotourism efforts, with eco-lodges springing up all around the country and new conservation laws coming into effect. Today, there are a myriad of options for green-minded travelers from adrenaline-pumping adventure activities to back-to-basics wilderness retreats, so to help inspire your trip, here are Brazil’s top eco-tourism destinations.

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Visiting Natal with Kids

February 17, 2014

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Natal, Brazil

With miles of pristine, sandy beaches, a seemingly endless summer and plenty to see and do for all ages, it’s no surprise that the capital of Rio Grande do Norte is one of Brazil’s most popular family resorts. For those visiting Natal with kids, here are a few ideas for how to keep the whole family entertained.

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