After a sweltering and bustling five days in Rio de Janeiro, it was time for me to get out of the city. I decided to head down the Costa Verde to Paraty, an old Portuguese colonial town. A sleepy place with cobblestones and well preserved buildings, it was the perfect place to spend a few days. Unfortunately, there was just one problem—the beaches.
Category: Things To Do
February 17, 2015
With its soothing vowels and soft consonants, the Portuguese language has captivated the ears and hearts of travelers for generations. And with Brazil being home to the largest number of Portuguese speakers in the world―as well as being the largest producer of Portuguese-language music, television, and film―there’s no better place to learn how to woo […]
February 5, 2015
More than just surf, sun, and sand, Fortaleza pulses with an electric nighttime energy unmatched along Brazil’s northern coast. From bars to nightclubs, whatever diversion you desire can be found in the city, and we’ve compiled some of Fortaleza’s best spots for fun and debauchery. The strip of beachfront at Praia de Iracema is the […]
December 19, 2014
Offering some of the most exciting adventure sport opportunities in Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu mixes the grandeur of one of the world’s largest waterfalls with the excitement of abseiling, zip lining, rappelling, whitewater rafting, climbing, and hiking through the lush jungle landscape of Iguaçu National Park. Foz has been regarded as an adventure sport haven for those in the know for several years now, and luckily, participating in these thrilling activities is relatively inexpensive and easy. In fact, adventure sports are part of the reason why Foz remains Brazil’s second-most visited destination after Rio de Janeiro.
November 28, 2014
Even though Christmas occurs in December worldwide, the idea of “Christmas in July” is never as fully realized as in Fortaleza, where the tropical sun and boundless beaches beckon Yuletide revelers, many from colder climes, and the city decks itself out in tinsel and Tannenbaums in celebration of the season.
November 21, 2014
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.