Brazil is the fifth largest country of the world that is located in half of the south america. Brazil has a history that’s thousands of years old. It is a country with great natural beauty and attractions. Brazil is home to some of the finest white sand beaches, tropical islands, splendid waterfalls, wetlands filled with wildlife and virgin wilderness of the amazon rain forest. It has 7500 km (4600 miles ) long coast line which is host to some of the best beaches in the world. Cities of Brazil are filled music and charming colonies. Brazil also has unique mix of people of great ethnic and cultural diversity that is reflected in vibrant art and celebrations, historical cities and bubbling urban centers. Brazil has the distinction of hosting one of the distinct carnivals in the world- Brazil carnival of Rio De Janeiro. Fifty things that you can enjoy along with your family in Brazil are as follow: www.travelrows.com
Brasilia is the capital city of Brazil, one of the most popular cities. It is situated 950 kilometers north east from Rio de Janeiro. The main aim behind constructing this city was to transfer the federal capital of Brazil from the coast to the interior of the country. It is a treat to visit this city and the city’s pilot plan is similar to the shape of an airplane facing the south east, although Lucio Costa’s original urban concept pointed to the shape of a cross. Lucio Costa was the main urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer was the chief architect of most public buildings. Roberto Burle Marx was the landscape designer.
2. Rio de Janerio
Rio de Janerio is the second largest city in Brazil, it is said that this beautiful city of Brazil attracts more tourists than any other city in the whole of Southern Hemisphere. It was the capital of Brazil for nearly two hundred years and presently it is well-known for its carnival celebrations, beaches and natural settings. The other famous attractions of this city includes the giant statue of O Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) located on the peak of Corcovado Mountain. It is also one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Football is not only a craze in Brazil but it is a religion therefore one should be too surprised to know that some of world’s largest football stadiums are situated in the city.
3. Statue of Christ the Redeemer
This Statue of Christ the Redeemer is the most admired tourist attractions of Brazil which is situated in Rio de Janeiro. The Statue of Christ the Redeemer is 98 feet high and is considered the second largest Art Deco monument in the world. It is at the Peak of Corcovado Mountain and has become a famous representation of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.
4. Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain is definitely worth a visit, the top of Sugarloaf Mountain is to be found in Rio de Janeiro. It is located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay rises 396 feet, resembling a concentrated type of sugar refined bread. This is a considered as the most familiar sight for navigators to identify the Guanabara Bay. Tourist uses the cable car to reach the top to capture the panoramic scene of indescribable.
5. Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls of Brazil is one of the favorite tourist spot in Brazil. Tourists flock from all over the world to see this beautiful Iguazu waterfall. Iguazu Falls is one of the must-see sights of South America, and the best tourist attractions of Brazil. This water falls down on each other, as far as the eye can see in every direction, throwing them into the thunderous water below the forest canopy. It is more than just a waterfall, which is a complex waterfall.
6. Amazon River
Amazon River the most popular and the next best tourist spot is the second longest river in the world. It is only a little shorter than the River Nile. Amazon River is also the largest river by volume. You can also find there over 3.000 Recognized species of fish and new species are still being discovered. Amazon Basin rain forest is covered by the remaining half of the planet. It is estimated that 10 million species live in the Amazon rainforest. Don’t forget to visit this beautiful site with your cameras as it is one of the best picturesque places of Brazil.
7. Porto Alegre
This popular city is to found on the intersection of five rivers, the Guaíba River, a continuation of Jacuí River before it flows into the Lagoa dos Patos. One of the major cities of Brazil is Porto Alegre, it is also the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul State. It is an important industrial centre in the south area of Brazil. Since it is located near Buenos Aires and Montevideo cities, Porto Alegre is placed at a strategic point within the Mercosur.
8. Rio Carnival
Among the most famous carnivals of the world is the Rio Carnival which is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. And you will be surprised to find that there are carnival celebrations in almost every corner of Brazil. Among hundreds of Carnivals off course the biggest and most popular carnival is surely the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The Rio Carnival attracts almost 2 million people per day on the streets and almost half a million foreigners during its 4 day celebration. The Carnival is all over the place, in the streets and squares, bars, clubs and all other venues in Rio, concluding in the spectacular Rio Samba Parade at the Sambadrome.
Pantanal is another famous tourist spot in Brazil; it is actually a large swamp in the Midwest Brazil. It is very popular because of its wildlife and has been considered as one of Brazil’s major tourist attractions. It is surely quite different with the Amazon rainforest; there are high chances of you actually witnessing the wildlife in Pantanal. It is also home to one of the largest Jaguar population in America. Similar to the Florida Everglades, this is a large wetland area with all kinds of natural beauty for tourists to enjoy.
10. Salvador beaches
One of the popular most popular reasons to visit Brazil is to discover the best beaches of Brazil and The Beaches of Salvador is one among the fascinating beaches of Brazil. It is the capital of Bahia state, with an attractive colonial city, a vibrant music scene and lots of wonderful beaches in the surrounding area. The beaches range from calm inlets, which are considered ideal for swimming, diving and sailing, and also open sea inlets with strong waves, popular with surfers. There are also beaches surrounded by reefs, forming natural pools of stone, ideal for children.
11. Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo is the largest and the richest city in the entire of Latin America and considered as the most crowded city in the Western Hemisphere. This beautiful city is also popularly known as Sampa and it possess numerous of prominent institutions of cultural importance for instance the Sao Paulo Museum of Art, Metropolitan Se Cathedral etc. Parque do Ibirapuera is beautiful park extend over 1.6 million square meters and among the locals the park is very famous because it compromises of the Japanese Pavilion, Aeronautics and Folklore museums and many other attractions. Jardim Botanico is also a major tourist appeal.
12. Barra Grande
Barra Grande is to be found quite far from the fuss of the cities; it is a beautiful and peaceful village and is famous for its Brazilian coast retains her charms and the traditional way of life. It is the life of the village which makes it so fascinating. Visiting this place is not that easy as there are few cars and it not easy to get there but still the life at the Barra Grande in so catching that a number of tourists visiting the village fall so much in love with it that they decide to stay on. This has also changed the demography of the village.
13. Ilha Grande
This island is quite popular among tourist especially because of its tropical beaches, a rugged landscape and other natural scenes. It is an island located off the coast of the Rio de Janeiro. It is considered quite undeveloped but is very famous tourist spots of Brazil. The rich ecosystem on the island is home to many endangered species including brown howler monkey and red-browed Amazon parrot. Only small scale eco-tourism is permitted but it is still one of the most preferred tourist destinations in Brazil.
Trancoso is one of the famous towns of Brazil. It was the landing point of the famous Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral on 21 April, 1500. It is believed that he is the one who discovered Brazil. It is a beautiful rectangular shaped town and was founded by Jesuit priests in 1583 and the village still retains its original style of housing architecture. The Quadrado is the main town square and annually on 20th January, a festival is held to celebrate its patron Saint Sebastian
15. Armacao dos Buzios
Armacao dos Buzios is quite often referred to as Buzios. It is a famous 69 square kilometre resort town which is situated in the state of Rio de Janerio. It was once the hot-spot of slave trade and a haven for pirates. This town of Brazil is very famous because of its 24 beaches which make it such an attractive tourist destination. The Ferradura and Joao Fernandes beaches are famous for foods while the Armacao and the Geriba highly regarded by the surfers. The night life and the restaurants in Búzios act as a magnet to the young from across the world. The region is particularly popular among the Argentinean tourists.
16. Fernando De Noronha
It is located almost around 350 kilometers from the Brazilian coast; It is a USENCO World Heritage Site which consists of 21-island archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. The island was once used as a prison but now it is very popular for its flora and fauna. The Sancho beaches, the Conceicao beach, the Santo Antonio Port Bay are some of the famous beaches of the archipelago.
Florianopolis is also very popular by its nick name Floripa. It is the capital city of Santa Catarina to be found in southern part of Brazil and it is home to around 400,000 people. The center of attraction of this place is its 42 beaches and it is a centre of surfing-related activities and a major contributor to the local economy. The Newsweek has placed the city among the “ten most dynamic cities of the world”. The most popular among the beaches is The Barra da Lagoa.
18. The Amazon Rainforest
World’s biggest rainforest is actually spread across several nations on the South American continent and 60% of the forest falls in Brazil. Even though the forest occupies around a third of the Brazilian land, it is the lack of information which makes it harder for the tourists to plan a trip to this place of natural beauty. This place lacks a proper tourism infrastructure. In spite of all this, the Amazon is among the top ten tourist destinations in Brazil.
19. Salvador da Bahia
Salvador da Bahia is well known as the oldest cities of Brazil and the Brazilian capital of happiness. The absolute name of the city is São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos which means Holy Savoir of All Saints’ Bay. It is the 3rd most populous city in Brazil is famous for its cuisine, architecture and its music. The Portuguese colonial architecture in the city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 50 km coastline in Salvador is one of the longest in Brazil and many big hotels are situated along the coast. According to The Guardian, Porto da Barra Beach in Salvador is the third best beach in the world and it is the second most attractive city in Brazil after Rio de Janerio for those who enjoy city life.
The literal meaning of the word “bonito” is ‘beautiful’, which is considered quite true in case of this beautiful place. It is pleasing to view the crystal clear water, created by the natural fresh water springs; seen bursting with colorful fishes is one of the distinctive views of this place. The great concentration of lime in the soil around the area is responsible for the transparency of waters here. Wonderful grottoes and waterfalls are the other attractions for the tourists to come to this place. Activities that one can get indulged in are diving in caverns, observing the underwater fauna and walking along trails in the forest.
Boipeba is considered a perfect place for tourist who loves to watch the beauty of nature in cool and calm atmosphere. It is a tiny island bounded by the ocean on one side, and the Inferno River estuary on the other. It is famous for the unspoiled beaches it has. You can also find coconut fields and it is also a home to a dense Atlantic rainforest with large variety of flora and fauna.
22. Praia do forte
Praia do forte beach is one of the famous beaches of Brazil always occupied with tourists. It is considered a best beach for both wind and board surfing, and also safe for swimming. The village here is a small and charming one with fishing town section where you can see numerous small boats, in which you can go for sight seeing or fishing. The other attraction of this place is the Garcia D’Avila Castle, one of the oldest stone buildings in the country and a wonderful example of Portuguese military architecture. This beautiful beach also includes great dining spots, a historic church, galleries and crafts shops, and boutiques
Paraty is well-known for its remarkable old colonial architecture, churches, colonial forts and cobblestone streets. It has a lot of beaches and one of the exceptional beaches is Trinidade beach. This beach is well known for its natural beauty it posses, another reason for its popularity is its parties, nightlife and buzzing music. One of the beaches found between Bay of Paraty and Trinidade contains the Conceicao Waterfall that has drinkable water. Jabaquera is also a popular beach because of its medicinal mud. The nearby waterfalls are amazing and are best for family holidaying.
24. Ouro Preto
Ouro Preto is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Brazil. It has the quality of attracting tourists with its appealing colonial architecture. Preto is also a lively university town that has been home to many famous Brazilian artists. The town hosts important gold mining industry. Some of the major places of interest of this area are historical museums, museum of mineralogy within the school of mines, historical churches from the 18th century that are decorated with gold and beautiful sculptures and murals by the local artists.
25. Ipanema Beach
Ipanema Beach is located in the southern area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a public beach and also permits the visitors to have fun under the sun and enjoy the sand with pleasurable freedom. It was widely popular in the past also for defining what a posh beach culture is really like. It is quite unique and attracts various sorts of people. Some of the interesting spots in the beach are Garcia, Teixeira, Farme Gay, Cap Ferrat, and Country. You can also indulge yourself in fun beach games such as fresco ball, cycling, rollerblading, beach volleyball, soccer, surfing, swimming and even tanning on the sands, which the Brazilian locals self-importantly sport. Aside from these activities, there are many other things you can do. At night, the town boosts levels of fun with bars, night clubs and lounges. Thousands of tourists enjoy this event that boasts the colorful culture and local liveliness.
Natal is located in the northeast region of Brazil which is one of the most sought after tourist destinationespecially for its lively beaches. It is the second most popular city of Brazil. Its biggest assets are its sand dunes, pleasant all year-round sunny weather and white sandy beaches such as the touristy beaches of Pipa and Ponta Negra. You can also find a lot of hotesl resorts, hostels, shopping malls and restaurants, and also tour companies where you’ll be able to book activities like dune buggy tours, and snorkeling trips. In addition to these, it also present a lots of cultural attractions such as an aquarium (Natal Aquarium), an art museum (Sacra Art Museum) and a history museum (Rio Grande do Norte History Museum).Natal is also home to the largest cashew tree in the world, and a medieval fortress that you can visit called Forte dos Reis Magos.
The city of Fortaleza is surely a touristy spot that possess world-class beaches like the Jericoacoara beach which is considered one of the best beaches in Brazil especially for wind-sports. It is located on the northeast region of Brazil and certainly a popular tourist destination in Brazil as it presents many tourist amenities such as hotels, international bars and resorts such as Beach Park which is a water park and beach resort. The most popular tourist things to do in Fortaleza include market shopping for leather and glass goods, as well as visiting Fortaleza Cathedral which is stunningly beautiful at night, and the Indian statue of Iracema at Messejana Lagoon.
28. Carnival in Olinda
Carnival in Olinda is considered as one of the wildest and largest celebrations in Brazil, it is also famous for its giant puppets and crowded streets. Lot of parades takes over the streets during time of the festival. Some of them presents well preserve traditions dating back to slavery times. Olinda proudly holds on to free Carnival; though costumes are a beloved characteristic of many parades, wearing plain summer clothes is totally acceptable in this very democratic extravaganza. Millions of people come to celebrate this carnival with lot of enthusiasm.
29. Copacabana Beach
It is the most stunning and widely popular all around the world. It is vast, crescent shaped and very lengthy. It is absolutely perfect for swimming and sunbathing. It is two and a half mile long beach in Brazil is one of the most attractive beaches all over the world. It is made very popular by the indoor and outdoor restaurants, bars, luxury hotels, night clubs, and casinos lined up from end to end. Thousands of tourists flock to Copacabana Beach every day. The beach itself is actually rather wide in areas and much plainer compared to the neighbouring Ipanema Beach. It switches into the Leme beach on the beach’s eastern area and ends with the Leme Mountain.
30. Praia Mole
Praia Mole is one of the most admired beaches on the stunning southern island of Santa Catarina. It has the perfectly white fluffy sand, lush green vegetation, and rocky outcrops give the beach an isolated, paradisiacal feel. Yet, the strand is anything but quiet, packed with a bohemian crowd of locals from Floripa, yuppie tourists, surfers, gay and gay-friendly sunbathers, and families.
31. Fernando do Noronha
The island archipelago of Fernando do Noronha presents to you with so many beautiful beaches, it’s hard to single out just one. Praia do Leão presents to you wild crashing surf and sea turtle hatchings in season. The most gorgeously secluded is Praia da Baía do Sancho, a semi-circular of red sand on shimmering clear blue water that can only be reached by clambering down a rickety iron ladder through a chasm in the cliff side.
32. Boipeba, Bahia
Boipeba is one of the best places to stop on your tour to Brazil. Boipeba is the perfect island getaway; Boipeba makes Morro de Sao Paulo seem busy and hectic. Just south of Morro, Boipeba offers glorious empty beaches framed by rows and rows of palm trees. At Boca da Barra, where the river Inferno meets the ocean, huge sand banks appear at low tide. You can have the choice of selecting swim on the freshwater side or play in salty ocean.
33. Ponta Negra, Manaus
Another popular beach of Brazil is Ponta Negra, which is not an ocean beach but a river beach, Ponta Negra, on the shores of Rio Negro, is the most popular tanning spot in the dry season. All the standard beach accouterments are present, including vendors plying food, drinks, and souvenirs.
34. The Falls of Brasil
The Iguassu River is one of the popular waterfalls of Brazil which attracts a lot of visitors. The waterfall system consists of two hundred and seventy five falls that make up a fantastic semi circle with a three kilometer diameter. The Iguassu River, a river with a life of its own, has its source in the Serra do Mar (Mountains by the Sea) in the south area of Brazil, forming the Iguaçu Falls a few kilometers upstream.
35. Fernando do Noronha
It is considered as the paradise on earth, an archipelago 350km off the north-east coast of Brazil. You can find a nice beach is an easy task on the small volcanic island, but visiting three is mandatory: Praia do Sancho, which is reached through a crack in a rock wall; Baía dos Porcos which is also known as Pig’s Bay is a place of astounding beauty and great for swimming; and Atalaia, a natural saltwater pool with abundant sea life. All have translucent waters, and because tourist numbers to the islands are strictly monitored, it is easy to spot turtles, octopuses, a plethora of fish and even sharks. One of the famous attractions is the food chain in Noronha, it is quite well preserved.
36. Caraiva , Bahia
Caraiva Beach is very popular especially during summers; it is full populated during this time. Caraiva beach stretches continuous for more than a day’s walk in either direction – north as far as the much-hyped village of Trancoso and south to Corumbau. Golden sands lead down to the water where firm surf pushes relentlessly against the shore and provides the soundtrack to the handful of idyllic beach bars. And then, of course, there are the goalposts that remind you that you are in Brazil. No motorized transport is possible in Caraiva so the sounds that prevail are the breeze in the high almond trees and the exhaling of a dozen mules that pull the little carts that are the only alternative to walking.
37. Parque Estadul do Caracol
Parque Estadul do Caracol is one of the famous parks in Brazil. It is situated nine km (5.6 miles) from Canela, a holiday resort in the Serra Gaúcha, in the Quilombo valley 141km (88 miles) north-west of Porto Alegre. The most important tourist attraction of the of Parque Estadual do Caracol is the 130m high, free-falling waterfall – Cascata do Caracol. You can watch the waterfalls from the top as well as walk to the base of it. The best time to view these beautiful waterfalls is in the morning sun.
38. Seven Cities National Park
Another famous sight of Brazil is the Seven Cities National Park (Parque Nacional Sete Cidades). It is a small park with an area of 62 sq km/24sq mi completely occupied with natural rocky sculptures, a record of geological transformations of the past 190 million years. The peculiar rock formations, shaped like anything you can imagine, make an unbelievable landscape and a perfect photo opportunity for tourists. The park is situated in the north of the Piaui State, in the northeastern part of Brazil.
Manaus is one of the popular cities of Brazil with a population of two million is to be found in the heart of the Amazon. This city of Brazil is undoubtedly wroth a visit. Worth seeing are many impressive colonial buildings and the wonderful Teatro Amazonas, a 19th – century famous opera house. Manaus is also a base for tourist exploring the mid-Amazon region. There are several jungle lodges up and down the river in the vicinity of Manaus that offer a variety of sightseeing tours and activities.
40. Mamiraua sustainable development reserve
It is situated in the Brazilian state of Amazonas close to the city of Tefé, halfway between Manaus and the Peruvian border. It is considered as a perfect spot for nature lovers on vacation to Brazil. It occupies 57,000 sq km tropical Amazon rainforest and is listed under the Ramsar Convention since 2002 as an Internationally Important Wetland (since 1997), as a Biosphere Reserve. It is indeed one of the best places to discover the true Amazon wildlife. There are plenty of animal and bird species (white uakari monkey, howler monkeys, brown capuchin, squirrel monkeys, black caymans, sloths, river dolphins, over 400 identified bird species including Harpy eagle, hoatzin and many species of parrots) that can be easily sighted.
Recife is the 4th largest city of Brazil and rich in culture and tradition, even after being one of the most commercially developed cities it is still offers a lot of traditional and cultural attractions. It is a fluid mix of new and old and is the capital of Pernambuco state in northeast Brazil. It’s a busy seaport, a commercial and trading center, with high rises, busy streets and business deals. It’s also known for its artistic and folkloric traditions, music and dance. It is well constructed around a number of inlets, canals and bridges, living up to its name as the “Venice of Brazil.” It offers walk able tours, great beaches and lively arts and entertainment.
42. Itaipu Dam
Itaipu Dam is another famous tourist attraction in Brazil, it is a hydroelectric dam constructed on the Paraná River, on the border of Brazil and Paraguay. This dam is an amalgamation of mound, buttress and gravity dams, and is the largest hydroelectric facility in reference to annual energy generation 94.7 TWh in 2008. The volume of the dam is 12,300,000 m3, and the capacity of the reservoir is 29,000,000,000 m3. In 1994, the Itaipu Dam was elected by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World.
43. Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí (Sambdromo)
Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí, also known as Sambadrome is a parade area especially constructed for the Rio Carnival, where dissimilar samba schools participate each year. Built and designed by Oscar Niemeyer in the year 1984, it is situated in downtown Rio de Janeiro. It stretches for 700 meters, and has a capacity of 90,000 audiences. The carnival parades take place right before the beginning of Lent and continue for 4 consecutive nights, when the samba schools perform one after another from 8 pm in the evening till morning. This venue will also host the events of archery and the marathon during the 2016 Summer Olympics.
44. Lençóis Maranhenses national park
Parque Nacional dos Lençóis Maranhenses is to be found in the state of Maranhão, it consists of an area of low and flat land, enclosed with large sand dunes. Covering almost 1,000 square kilometers of area, the white sand dunes are tapped by calm turquoise-blue water pools. This region is located next to the Amazon Basin, and receives a significantly large amount of rainfall during the starting of the year. Therefore, the best time to visit the national park is any time between May and September, when the weather is pleasant and the lagoons are not dried or flooded.
45. Cathedral of Brasilia
Cathedral of Brasilia was designed by Oscar Niemeyer is a famous Roman Catholic Cathedral. This cathedral is made of 16 concrete columns presenting a hyperboloid structure which is a structure intended with a hyperbolic geometry. Recognized in the year 1958 and completed in 1970, this cathedral has four giant bells which were donated by Spain, and an altar donated by Pope Paul VI. The cathedral does not have a specific community, because it is located at the Esplanada dos Ministérios. Hence, out of the 1 million visitors visiting here anually, most of the population is of tourists and those working at Esplanada dos Ministérios.
Belem one of the amazing cities of Brazil although this city is not as developed as Sampa, but it is a remarkable place to go as everything here is more personalized than in the bigger cities. There are quite a good number of museums, parks and monuments to see. It is more like an promising rural area that has an energized night life and shows, but all on a smaller scale than in Sampa or Rio de Janeiro.
47. Serra da Capivara national park
Serra da Capivara is a national park that is located near the town of São Raimondo Nonato. The important region of the park is the Serra do Congo massif and the central Chapada da Capivara in the State of Piauì. The park has plenty of rock shelters that are decorated with cave paintings that are over thousands of years old. They testify one of the oldest human communities that existed in South America. There are over 300 archaeological sites within the park; the majority of them are rock and wall paintings. The park also has geological formations and palaeofauna that include horses, giant sloths, camelids and early llamas, indicating that the Ice Age environment was very different from the existing semi-arid conditions.
48. Historic center of the town of Diamantina
The town of Diamantina is located in the heart rocky mountains of East-Central Brazil. It is part of the State of Minas Gerais, around 350 km from Belo Horizonte and around 710 km from Brasilia. It is on the slope of a hill. The land of the Diamantina region consists of quartzite rocks and schist, which grant this region its mountainous and colourful feature. Diamantina is an excellent example of an adventurous spirit combined with a quest for refinement.
49. Atlantic forest south-east reserves
There are at least 25 Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves that contain some of the best and most excellent examples of remnant of Atlantic forest in Brazil. The forests feature the best biological wealth and evolutionary history of the one of the world’s richest and most endangered habitats. The region comprises of a rich natural environment of great scenic beauty that included mountains covered by dense forests, wetlands, coastal islands with isolated mountains and dunes.
Brazil has a highly diverse fauna there are 120 species of mammals, probably the largest number in Brazil. Some of the most popular species include bush dog, jaguar, ocelot, and La Plata otter. There are nearly 20 species of bat and many species of endangered primate, most famous of them being muriqui and brown howler monkey. There are black-faced lion tamarins that are endemic to this region. The avifauna comprises of 350 recorded species. Brazil is a major breeding ground for red-tailed Amazon, harpy eagle, and black-fronted piping guan.