5 unique places to fall in love with Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

The year 2016 was that of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Many took advantage of this special occasion to travel to Brazil during the summer. However, once the madness for the Olympics is over, it is much more interesting to know the Rio de Janeiro country since the prices are not as high as months ago and there is not so much overcrowding in certain places that sometimes can make the visit less satisfactory.

Therefore, if last summer you wanted to go to Brazil and would like to do it in the near future, then We propose a route with 5 places to fall in love with Brazil that you cannot miss due to its historical, cultural and ecotourism importance.

Corcovado Hill

Rio de Janeiro Brazil

The first stop may be Rio de Janeiro. To start getting to know this city, the most advisable thing is to take a walk along the promenade of Copacabana beach and savor a delicious cocktail in one of the bars of the place while enjoying the atmosphere of this Rio de Janeiro city, one of the most famous for its amazing beaches and its hilarious nightlife.

The next stop may be the downtown neighborhood and the port area because that is where most of Rio's monuments are located, such as the Arcos de Lapa, the Municipal Theater, the Candelaria church or the Imperial Palace. In this city there is also space for culture because thanks to its museums you will be able to learn more about the history, customs and traditions of Rio, such as the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Historical Museum or the Banco de Brasil Cultural Center.

Finally, you cannot miss the well-known Morro de Corcovado where the even more famous Christ of Corcovado is located, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World for almost a decade.

Iguazú National Park

Iguazu Falls

The Iguazú National Park was declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 and it is one of the most impressive natural treasures in the Rio de Janeiro country. In addition, Iguazú serves as the natural border between Brazil and Argentina, so that its waterfalls can be seen from both sides. However, the box of honor is located in Brazil since from here it is possible to see them from the front thanks to some walkways that have been built inside the park so that visitors can get closer.

To get there from the Brazilian side, you must take the Foz do Iguaçú road and enter the National Park. The tour lasts around 2 or 4 hours but it is worth it because it is a very unique show in which you can contemplate the majesty of the waterfalls and the force of nature. After the visit, you will know the reason why the Iguazu Falls were named one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

This Brazilian town is known mainly for the Iguazú National Park but it is also worth visiting for its Ecomuseum to learn about the history of the Itaipú dam as well as the social and ecological history of the region. It also has spaces dedicated to art and nature.

Fernando de Noronha

Beaches of Brazil Baía do Sancho

Fernando de Noronha is a small archipelago in the South Atlantic made up of 21 islands, of which only the largest is populated. Of volcanic origin, this place has some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, which are not as crowded as those in the rest of the country.

In fact, most of its territory is declared a Natural Park and the government maintains a strict control of the entry of tourists to preserve the place. For example, Fernando de Noronha does not allow more than 600 visitors at a time or the construction of large hotelsTherefore, if you are some of the lucky ones who can visit the island, you will have to stay in small family inns. The price is not cheap but it is a privilege to have the opportunity to be in a place as exclusive as this one.

Some of the activities that can be done in Fernando de Noronha are surfing, diving and watching dolphins and sea turtles. 


Olinda is a place to get to know while walking, marveling at its museums, churches and colored buildings that blend with the vegetation. This beautiful city is located in the northeast of Brazil, in the state of Pernambuco.

It is a beautiful place declared Historical and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco in 1982. Olinda was founded in 1535 and later Calvinist Dutch sacked it and burned its Catholic churches so it had to be rebuilt. In this way, many buildings date from the XNUMXth century, which are the great tourist attractions of Olinda today. Some examples are the Convent of Sao Francisco, the Mosteiro de Sao Bento, the Mercado da Ribeira or the Sé. It is also a city that offers delicious cuisine and is very committed to the world of art.

The amazon river

If there is a fascinating place in Brazil, it is the Amazon. It is a wide region that includes the tropical forest of the Amazon basin. This jungle is the largest tropical forest in the world and stands out for being one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet.

The gateway to the Brazilian Amazon is Manaus, a huge jungle universe that runs alongside the longest and most mighty river in the world. It is also the capital of the State and one of the most prominent cities in Brazil because it is the largest city in the Amazon.

Some of the most interesting places to visit are a zoo in the middle of the jungle and a combination of a beach and a museum that takes you out of the city center. Simply amazing.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *