Being the fifth largest country in the world, and the largest in South America, Brazil is definitely a place in the world that you should visit. Travel to Brazil and discover that there are more things to appreciate about this country than just its football tradition or the world famous yearly Rio de Janiero Carnaval. There is so much diversity in this country. Whether you want to visit Sao Paulo’s urban mosaic, the Amazon rainforest, or the Iguaco Falls, you will surely enjoy the culture and beauty it boasts.
Watching an authentic football game is not the only thing that you can do in Brazil. The country also has beautiful beaches, and very friendly locals. One of the first things that a tourist needs to visit is the Iguazo Falls, which is in the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. There are two sides to these falls, the Argentina side and the Brazil side. For $100, you can take a helicopter ride to the top. If you’re into diving, you don’t want to miss out on the the island of Fernando de Noronha. This is a protected marine park that features underwater grottos and precious coral reefs. If you just want to enjoy the beach in your travel, you can visit the Costa Verde islands and beaches, like the Ilha Grande and Ilhabela.
If you’re a nature and environment lover, then Brazil will not fail you. Exploring the Amazon is a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience that you should never miss. There is a ferry called the Amazonian that floats through the rainforest. You can also take a nature trip in Cahapda Diamantina National Park in the State of Bahia. You can go river rafting, hiking, and caving. The park also features the Cachoeira da Fumaça, which is one of the highest waterfalls in Brazil. There are actually more sights and adventures that you can discover in Brazil, but make sure to roam around Brazil’s capital, Brasilia. Make sure to pay a visit to world famous architect, Oscar Niemeyer’s UNESCO World Heritage sites in the city like the Cathedral and the National Congress. Another great city that you want to include in your itinerary is Rio de Janiero. It is not only a place for wild parties. You can also enjoy adventure sports like hang gliding and see the view of the city from above.
Your travel to Brazil will be incomplete if you can’t get to eat the feijoada. This is a delicious stew of cuts of pork, sausages, and black beans. Also enjoy the moqueca, which is a fish stew served in a hot clay pot. You can also take a sip of Brazil’s national cocktail, the Cachaça. For dessert, you can try the Brigadeiros. It is Brazil’s version of chocolate truffle. If you’re all for light snacking, you can always just drink beer and have some fried bar snacks of minced beef and melted cheese.
Let Brazil be the next country you visit. There’s no best season to visit, as it is always wonderful the whole year round. After all, Brazil’s cities have become safer, and the infrastructures have greatly improved over the years. Their economy is doing well too. Entering Brazil is also fairly easy as they have a reciprocal visa policy with all countries. There is also a list of specific countries where no visa is required for those who plan to stay up to 90 days or less. One can also conveniently go to the office of the Policia Federal to extend his tourist visa. There are offices at state capitals, major border towns, and international ports.
written by: J.Smith