5 reasons to visit Brazil!
With its beautiful beaches, picturesque parks and vibrant cities where else would you want to go except…Brazil! This vast country, located in South America, is the fifth largest in the world and has a wealth of varying different features suitable for everyone. Whether you are looking to relax and take in the surrounding culture or explore the mountains and rainforest, Brazil will never leave you searching for something fun and interesting to do.
Here are just five reasons to visit Brazil out of the thousands!
Brazil has hundreds of miles of coastline with amazing beaches to visit. Choose the serenity of Fernando de Noronha on the North East coast, popular for snorkeling and scuba diving or if its surfing or a relaxing family beach break, Salvador is the one for you.
Wherever you look in this diverse and exciting country you will never fail to miss the nature surrounding you. A visit to the Amazon River, snaking its way through the rainforest, the majestic waterfalls of the Iguazu River or the wildlife of the Pantanal wetlands are a must see. As mentioned before, Brazil is one of the largest countries in the world and with such size comes much diversity in landscapes and ecosystems. You could spend months in Brazil just trying to explore the countless natural attractions.
Steeped in history and architecture, Brazil has many colonial towns which are popular to visit. While the majority of Latin America was colonized by Spain, Brazil was in fact claimed by the Portuguese, another powerhouse in the age of exploration. Ouro Preto was founded over 500 years ago and boasts gold decorated churches from the 18th and 19th century. Another must visit is Christ the Redeemer, in Rio de Janeiro, which can be seen from most places in the city.
You can’t mention Brazil without thinking of carnival. Rio de Janeiro being the most popular hub for this epic celebration. Lasting 4 days, carnival attracts over 2 million visitors per day and half a million tourists over the duration of the carnival. That’s some party!
Since the last World Cup in South Africa, hype has been building regarding the next host country Brazil! Being the party and carnival capital of the world, football couldn’t be taking a more centre stage than it already is. Along with the frivolity and excitement of the matches in Brazil there is an extraordinary and joyful atmosphere as people are much more excited and feel encouraged to place a bet for the favourite team.
Brazil is a country made of great natural beauty and of cultural diversity expressed in celebrations, music, dance and carnivals. Brazil is a real spectacle than you will not forget, don’t miss it on your next South American adventure!