If you plan on traveling and are looking for places to visit in Brazil, you will find this article very helpful!
Going on a travel with your family, friends, partner or even by yourself requires a lot of planning and research (and it can be one of the best parts of your trip)! Getting to know the local culture of your destination, its people and things to do there is a great way to prepare and start enjoying your visit even before setting foot on another country.
When we talk about Brazil, keep in mind it is a very diverse country. You will be able to find a lot of different cultures in a single location, and they are not only local! People around the world have settled and built colonies there for centuries, creating small versions of their own countries in many regions of the country.
Curious to know more? Take a look at the 5 top places to visit in Brazil!
From big cities to waterfalls, forests and even dry areas that look like deserts. Brazil has it all! A wonderful place in South America is the home for very hospitable people that will not hesitate on offering the best you can have, anytime you want.
The people in Brazil are generally very joyful and receptive. You will find some culture differences between regions, accents and slangs in the south and the north that differ a lot from what is spoken in the southeast region and lots of good food everywhere.
Welcome to Brazil. Your trip begins now!
São Paulo, São Paulo
We couldn’t start this guide without talking about São Paulo. The 11th biggest city in the world has got a population of more than 12,038,00.
This is a city that never sleeps. You will find lots of things to do, no matter the time. There are big parks around the city, such as Parque Ibirapuera and Parque Villa Lobos, museums like MASP and MIS, lots of pubs, bars and hundreds of parties in Rua Augusta and Avenida Paulista every single day.
If you are always in motion and like to be around people, São Paulo will be great for you. Perfect to have business meetings, to have a romantic night or to spend the weekend, this city has everything you need. On Saturdays, japanese, korean and chinese people unite in the Liberdade neighborhood to enjoy street markets and festivals. This part of the city will make you feel like you were in Japan. There are lots of good food and different things to try in places visited by people from around the world.
The city offers buses, trains, subway, bicycles and even scooters for rental. Traversing isn’t difficult as there are maps at every subway and train station but traffic can give you a hard time during rush hour.
Climate is also good, but it can change at any moment without further notice. Always keep an umbrella and a coat in your bag!
Porto Seguro, Bahia
Porto Seguro is the definition of Tropical Paradise. With many beaches to enjoy and historical sightseeing to do, this is the place you want to go but never want to leave!
There are many options for you to choose. From crowded beaches to deserted ones, you will always have something to do!
Take some time to know the town. You can stay at hotels, resorts or even inns. It all depends on how much you can spend and what kind of experience you are looking for.
Enjoy the food, drink beer and go to the night parties that happen on the beach with bonfires and a lot of dancing. Do not forget to visit Arraial D’Ajuda and Trancoso, two of the main beaches in Porto Seguro.
Lençóis Maranhenses – a sea of white sand that looks otherworldly
The place known as Lençóis Maranhenses is literally a sea of sand. With hundreds of dunes of various heights, it will make you feel as if you were in another planet!
If you ever wanted to visit a place seen in the movies, you will also have that wish fulfilled, since the Lençóis Maranhenses were used both in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as the scenery for the planet Vormir due to its alien resemblance.
The extraterrestrial look feels very real. No matter where you look at, there will be sand, but it is very different from a desert! It is not just sand. There’s plenty of water too. The crystal clear lagoons make the scenery even more beautiful during rainy seasons.
People can enjoy the waters and also slide on the sand, drive buggies and even visit the town nearby. Definitely one of the best places to visit in Brazil!
Located in the State of Alagoas, Maragogi is known as the brazilian version of The Caribbean. There are plenty of beaches and natural pools to visit and enjoy.
The town is usually crowded with tourists and so are the nearby beaches. If you are looking for a more personal and private experience, you will have to take a raft to the Galés of Maragogi, the aforementioned natural pools.
Praia de Antunes, Praia do Pontal, Praia do Xaréu, Ponta do Mangue and Praia de Peroba are some of the beaches you must visit during your stay. Just be aware of the rainy seasons, as it rains a lot in Maragogi! You won’t be able to enjoy much of your travel if you happen to arrive during a rainy week.
The weather is kind of unpredictable there, so you might want to keep searching before actually traveling or at least having a plan b.
On the border of both Brazil, Venezuela and the Guayana, Monte Roraima is a very welcoming challenge and one of the top places to visit in Brazil due to its beauty and unique appearance.
It won’t be an easy task though, as getting to the top will take 3 days of walking, in which you will visit the Santa Helena town and the campings located on the mountain. There are some very interesting stuff to do on the top, including the maverick, la ventana, a jacuzzi and even an abyss that looks endless.
Be aware! You must be vaccinated against the Yellow Fever before visiting this location, as Roraima is home to the mosquitoes that transmit this disease.