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Fun Facts to Know About Brazil
Guide To Rio De Janeiro
Beach Destinations in South Brazil
in Brazil: The Greatest Show on Earth!
And Don'ts To Keep You Safe If You Travel To Brazil
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Paulo, Brazil: A Traveler's Guide
Magical Places Of Brazil
Beach Destinations in South Brazil by Hortense Soulier
Brazil is generally known
for its colorful culture and beautiful beaches, where Brazilians gather
to soak up the sun and party until dawn. If you are looking for a relaxed
and hassle free vacation where your only worry is to decide which beach
to go to in the morning, Brazil is the perfect destination. In the southeast
of the country, you will find gorgeous beaches and laid back towns where
it is a pleasure to spend a carefree holiday. Read this guide to the best
beaches in the region to help you plan your exciting vacation.
|A lovely beach resort, Buzios
is conveniently located next to Arraial do Cabo on a peninsula which boasts
no less than 17 incredible beaches. In the past, Buzios used to be a small
fishing village, but it has now been turned into a high-end resort, with
designer shops, fancy restaurants and opulent villas lining its streets.
The best beaches of Buzios are located in the south. Although less accessible,
they are also the most beautiful and great for surfing. Among the most
popular beaches, you will find Geriba and Ferradurinha, Ferradura, Praia
Olho de Boi, and Praia Brava.
If what you are seeking is
true relaxation and calm, away from the crowds of tourists and partygoers,
head out to Ilha Grande, a stunning island about 150km west off the coast
of Rio de Janeiro.
This small tropical-like
island, home to only three settlements and covered with unspoiled beaches
and rainforest, is one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the
country, and relatively untouched by massive tourism. The island is busier
on weekends, as a favorite among locals, but still retains its quaint and
authentic charm. It can be easily reach with a 1h30 ferry-ride from Angra
dos Reis on the mainland (about 3hrs from Rio de Janeiro by bus).
Parati is a lovely coastal
town, generally very lively from Christmas to Carnival and on the weekends,
but quiet and relaxed the rest of the year, which makes it a delightful
beach destination. Boasting myriad jutting peninsulas and secluded beaches,
Parati is beautifully set against mountains covered by the jungle, overlooking
hundreds of islands and their crystal clear waters. Around Parati lie 65
islands and 300 beaches. If you really want to get away from it all, rent
a small motorboat at the port and the skipper will take you wherever you
want, to the most secluded and beautiful beaches.
|About the Author: This guide
to the best beach destinations in the south of Brazil was written by a
travel expert at Brazil For Less available to help you custom design
DOS REIS FEATURED HOTELS, BRAZIL
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|Angra dos Reis is
a Brazilian municipality located in the south region of Rio de Janeiro
state. It is located at an altitude of 6 meters and has 365 in its offshore
islands. It was discovered on January 6, 1502, but settled only from 1556.
Its population estimated on 1 July 2009 was 168,664 inhabitants.
The neighboring municipalities
are Paraty, Rio Claro and Mangaratiba in the territory of the state, and
Bananal and São José do Barreiro São Paulo on the
side. Because of its beautiful beaches and nearby regions Creek became
strong point of tourism not only statewide but also nationally.
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|It has over
three hundred islands, many of them had owners for national and international
celebrities, the biggest one being called the Big Island. Most of the city
is surrounded by hills, which contributed to the beginning of 2010 several
homes and hostels suffering the effects of landslides, mainly on the Big
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Dos Reis Guest House, Angra dos Reis
The Guesthouse offers sofisticated
suites beautifully decorated, swiming-pool with bar and barbeque, excellent
international cusine and private deck. Each suite has its special characteristic
and all of them offer air conditioner, cable tv and fridge. Wi-Fi in comon
areas and some rooms at no cost. The Guesthouse is located in a true ecological
paradise, offering the guests beauty and comfort of a private condominium
with 170 millions square meters just a few minutes from Angra dos Reis
downtown. Among our services, we offer thru the islands and beaches as
well as shuttle from/to Rio and airports. The deck, safe and spacious,
offers water, electricity and cable tv for the boats.
Angra, Angra dos Reis
The Pestana Angra SPA hotel
is located nearby Rio de Janeiro, in the ecological paradise of Angra dos
Reis, this SPA hotel in Angra (nearby Rio de Janeiro) is a charming and
exclusive SPA resort. This bungalow beach resort was designed to afford
the highest standard of comfort to its clients, with a fantastic view over
the sea. It is perfect for your beach vacation. Pestana Group was
named in the official European Hotel Management Magazine as the only Portuguese
hotel group in the “European Top 50” Survey ranking organised by the HMI.
FEATURED HOTELS, SALVADOR, BRAZIL
Lagoa e Mar, Praia de Jauá, Salvador,
Situated in a tropical garden
on the banks of a natural lake and consists of twelve spacious circular
bungalows. The complex has a swimming pool with a separate pool for small
children, sun terrace (with bedchairs and sunshades), bar with reading-room,
playground and a restaurant. There is a business service available with
computer, internet access, printer and fax. Praia de Jauá,
the beach of Jauá, is situated north of Salvador da Bahia at the
“Estrada do Coco” and is „one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil“,
with its mile long white sandy beaches. At some parts reefs form natural
pools when the tide is out. In Jauá itself there are even more restaurants,
bars, supermarkets and other shopping facilities and visitors can sample
a host of Bahian food and drinks in any of the more than forty beach pavilions.
HORIZONTE FEATURED HOTELS, BRAZIL
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|The best way to approach
Belo Horizonte is from the south, over the magnificent hills of the Serra
do Espinhaço, on a road that winds back and forth before finally
cresting a ridge where the entire city is set out before you. It's a spectacular
sight: Belo Horizonte sprawls in an enormous bowl surrounded by hills,
a sea of skyscrapers, favelas and industrial suburbs. From the centre,
the jagged rust-coloured skyline of the Serra do Espinhaço, which
gave the city its name, is always visible on the horizon - still being
transformed by the mines gnawing away at the "breast of iron".
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Hotel Lourdes, Belo Horizonte
The Clarion Hotel Lourdes
- Belo Horizonte is just two blocks from the Diamond Mall and is surrounded
by a number of businesses, shops and eateries. Local points of interest
like the Municipal Market shopping center, the Palacio das Artes art center
and Mangabeiras Park are all conveniently located nearby. This area's Pampulha
District, home to notable attractions including the Universidade Federal
de Minas Gerais, Mineiraohe football stadium, the Church of Saint Francis
of Assisi and the Museum of Modern Art, is a great place to spend the day
exploring popular Brazilian landmarks and contemporary architecture. For
a delicious meal, try hotel's on-site restaurant, the Portilho where you
can unwind in a relaxing atmosphere.
Belo Horizonte Lourdes, Belo Horizonte
The Mercure Belo Horizonte
Lourdes hotel is strategically located on Avenida do Contorno, Belo Horizonte's
main avenue, close to bars, restaurants and to major business located in
the city. The hotel is within easy reach of the Expominas and Minascentro
convention centers, 6.2 miles (10 km) from Pampulha Airport and 25 miles
(40 km) from Confins International Airport. Try out the local and international
specialties for lunch or dinner in the Sargas restaurant. On Saturdays,
come and sample our traditional feijoada stew. You can choose from the
various categories on offer: Standard, Luxury and Privilege apartments,
and Junior, Executive and Master Suites. All these options have a range
of services available.
Savassi Boutique Hotel, Belo Horizonte
At Royal Savassi Boutique
Hotel your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. Here you will
find rooms designed to offer you a homey ambience and all the privacy you
need. And if you want to relax you have Jacuzzi and sauna or if you are
interested in exercising Royal Savassi Boutique Hotel has got an equipped
fitness centre. Moreover, we offer free internet access in our apartments
and car park is available for a fee. At Royal Savassi Boutique Hotel
you will enjoy a complete breakfast in the morning, included in the daily
rate. We have 175 options, including homemade bread, juices, yogurt, jam,
cereal and so on. We also have an excellent restaurant, Amadeus,
which is opened to public as well.
FEATURED HOTELS, BRAZIL
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|Founded in 1693 as a gold-mining
camp, CURITIBA was of little importance until 1853 when it was made
capital of Paraná. Since then, the city's population has steadily
risen from a few thousand, reaching 140,000 in 1940 and some 1.5 million
today. It's said that Curitiba is barely a Brazilian city at all, a view
that has some basis. The inhabitants are descendants of Polish, German,
Italian and other immigrants who settled in Curitiba and in surrounding
villages that have since been engulfed by the expanding metropolis. On
average, Curitibanos enjoy Brazil's highest standard of living: the
city boasts health, education and public transport facilities that are
the envy of other parts of the country. There are favelas, but they're
well hidden and, because of the cool, damp winters, sturdier than those
in cities to the north.
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|The wooden houses
of Curitiba's lower and middle classes often resemble those of frontier
homesteads and frequently betray their inhabitants' Central or Eastern
European origins, with half-hip roofs, carved window frames and elaborate
trelliswork. As elsewhere in Brazil, the rich live in mansions and luxury
condominiums, but even these are a little less ostentatious, and need fewer
security precautions, than usual.
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Plaza Hotel Curitiba
by Guia Quatro Rodas as one of the top hotels in Curitiba, Brazil, the
Crowne Plaza® Hotel Curitiba promises area travelers comfortable accommodations
central to the city's top attractions and business destinations. Our guests
enjoy easy access to the historic City Center, Estação Convention
Center and Afonso Pena (CWB). With over 1,100 sq ft of flexible function
space and services, including a two-hour RFP Response Guarantee and a Daily
Meeting Debrief, we are "The Place to Meet" in Curitiba. Our hotel is less
than a mile from City Hall and all government buildings, and Expo Unimed
Curitiba is also nearby. Since Concordia Club and Graciosa Country Club
are just minutes away, corporate travelers can even enjoy a round of golf
while lodging in Curitiba, Brazil.
Deville Rayon Curitiba Hotel
is perfectly designed to cater for both business and leisure travellers.
The hotel offers guests a comfortable spa with heated pool, message and
beauty treatments for complete relaxation. There is 24 hour room service
to cater to the most exacting guest requests. The restaurant at Deville
Rayon Curitiba Hotel is considered to offer the best breakfasts in Curitiba.
The piano bar with live music let you enjoy your drink in a charming atmosphere.
Located in downtown Curitiba, creating easy access to most of the important
areas and major tourist attractions. Very wide classic styled rooms makes
Deville Rayon Curitiba Hotel a very comfortable hotel with all the amenities
you would expect from first-class.
Points By Sheraton Curitiba
The Four Points by Sheraton
Curitiba offers the perfect quiet environment to work efficiently and sleep
comfortably. Equipped with air-conditioning, cable TV, in-room safe, wide
band Internet, a specially designed work space with ergonomic chair, four
electrical outlets, one dedicated Internet outlet and one dedicated telephone
outlet, this new and spectacular hotel will certainly meet all your expectations,
including accessible rooms and public areas. And for your relaxation, the
Fitness Center with its 20 meter long in-door heated pool, saunas, showers,
and exercise equipment, and TV, will energize you again for new business
challenges. The Four Points by Sheraton Curitiba features 24-hour room
service, an Italian restaurant and the Piano Bar. Valet parking service
is available 24 hours.
FEATURED HOTELS, BRAZIL
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|Maceió is the capital
and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas, Brazil. The name "maceió"
is of indian origin, and designates the natural spontaneously courses of
water which flow out of the soil. Most maceiós flow to the sea,
but some get trapped and form lakes ("lagoas", in Portuguese). There are
plenty of maceiós and lakes in this part of Brazil; because of this,
the city was named Maceió, and the State, Alagoas. The new Zumbi
dos Palmares International Airport connects Maceió with many Brazilian
cities and also operates some international flights. The city is home to
the Federal University of Alagoas.
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Praia Sete Coqueiros, Maceio
Hotel Coqueiros is less
than 100 metres from the beach in the Maceió. It includes free Wi-Fi
in the public areas and an outdoor swimming pool with a sun-lounger terrace.
All of the air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Sete Coqueiros feature cable
TV and a minibar. The Praia de Ponte Verde is 2 km away from the hotel.
Museu Théo Brandão is less than 5 minutes away by car. The
Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport is a 30-minute drive from Coqueuros.
The restaurant at Sete Coqueiros offers regional Brazilian cuisine in an
informal setting. There is also a room service menu available. Hotel Sete
has a 24-hour front desk and offers free private on-site parking.
The Radisson Hotel Maceió
is located in the state of Alagoas, between Mundaú Lake and the
Atlantic Ocean. With coconut trees, long sandy beaches and a crystal clear
sea that changes from emerald green to blue, Maceió is a paradise.
Near the hotel we can find great restaurants, a handicraft market and right
in the front of it, the Pajuçara Barrier Reef. With coconut
trees, long sandy beaches and a crystal clear sea that changes from emerald
green to blue, Maceio is a paradise. The gorgeous 195 room 5-Star Radisson
hotel welcomes you with the maximum comfort, service, and amenities. Located
within the Radisson Maceio, Origins restaurant provides the best in international
cuisine. For your convenience and pleasure this property encompasses a
large swimming pool, saunas, on-site Spa and large fitness center.
FEATURED HOTELS, BRAZIL
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is a medium-sized city of about 600,000 people, built on the banks of the
Rio Potengi, and founded sixty years later than planned, after the Potiguar
Indians stifled the first Portuguese landing on the coast in 1538. They
continued to hold the invaders off until 1598, when the Portuguese built
the star-shaped fort at the mouth of the river - the city's most enduring
landmark. Natal is at the heart of one of the most spectacular strings
of beaches in the Northeast: in fact, given that you could rent a beach
buggy in Genipabu, just north of Natal, and drive along 250km of dunes
uninterrupted until Areia Branca, practically on the border with Ceará,
Natal is at one end of what amounts to a single enormous beach.
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Praia Hotel Natal
a modern waterpark with special lighting and direct access to Ponta Negra
Beach, Esmeralda offers panoramic views of Careca Hill, a Brazilian restaurant
and a gym. Wi-Fi and parking are free. Guests enjoy a rich buffet breakfast
daily, with a variety of tropical fruits, plus hot and cold regional specialities.
Besides a Brazilian à la carte menu, the restaurant serves international
cuisine as well. The pool features hydro massage jets and lightning systems
for chromotherapy. Children can have fun in the mini club, and for older
visitors there is a game room. Massage services and sauna are also available.
The 4-star Esmeralda is close to shops, restaurants and bars. The historical
centre is 10 minutes by car, and Natal Airport is a 15-minute drive away.
Natal Hotel & Convention Natal
With complete infrastructure
to make your vacation special, Praia Mar welcomes you to enjoy the beauty
of Ponta Negra Beach. Located on the beautiful beach of Ponta Negra,
Praia Mar Hotel is placed 500 metres from the convention centre, 8 kilometres
from the downtown Natal and 10 kilometres from the airport. Guests
can relish delicious international and local cuisine at the in house restaurant.
You can also savour the delicious seafood and enjoy the sight of the remarkable
sand dune called Morro do Careca. For your enjoyment, the hotel also
offers a complete leisure area that includes three swimming pools, waterfalls,
sauna, and a game room.
Badauê Praia Hotel, Praia dos Artistas, Natal
a new level of quality through excellence in service and new comfort items,
bringing together unique functional and practical concepts and economical
rates. It is located near bars, restaurants, and the main tourist attractions,
and only a few kilometers from the famous dunes of Genipabu. We offer
comfortable rooms and suites with ocean view. All of which are equipped
with a work desk, TV, direct-dial telephone, air conditioner, minibar,
and ambient sound. For your comfort, the Hotel offers an excellent
breakfast service, laundry service, room service, and private parking.
Swimming pools for adults and children, and a pool bar.