Sprawling across the South American continent, Brazil is one of the most widely visited countries in the world not only because of its charming colonial towns, music filled metropolises, amazing tropical islands and white sandy beaches, but also due to its party-like atmosphere that seems to fill every nook and corner of it. Whether you’re coming here on a prolonged vacation or maybe just for the weekend, here are some of the best places you should visit when coming to Brazil.
Let Your Body Move To The Salvador Da Bahia Rhythms
If you love to dance, then the Da Bahia rhythms are certain to take your body by surprise. In fact, this is one of the biggest parts of Brazilian culture and you get to listen to music such as samba, pagode, reggae and many others while dancing on the streets with total strangers and having a terribly good time. Just make sure you’re fully rested if you want to be able to dance the night away.
Known as the best preserved colonial city in Brazil, Ouro Preto, which translates to black gold was founded at the end of the XVII century. In this part of Brazil you’ll be able to admire excellently preserved Portuguese colonial architecture and any new construction projects here must absolutely adhere to the historical standards imposed by the city’s long heritage. The sculptured works of art belonging to Aleijadinho and the XVIII and XIX century gold decorated churches make this place one of the most well known attractions in the country.
This cascade is known as the place where you can see the most powerful spectacle of nature. Located at the confluence of 3 states, including Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, these falls attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year and just recently they were declared one of the 7 wonders of nature.
Rio de Janeiro
The Rio Carnival is by far one of the most popular carnivals in the world and is a must that you see it when coming to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The festival takes place every year before Lent and for 4 days the city teems with a party atmosphere that’s hard to describe in words. It’s an exuberant spectacle and one that you should not miss if you want to have the time of your life.
The Fernando de Noronha Island Chain
This chain of islands is probably one of the most beautiful treasures the country has to offer and it’s a perfect place for tourists who love diving given the fact that it’s home to many playful dolphins. This island is about two hundred miles away from the N-E city of Natal, but keep in mind that if you want to come here, there is a maximum of 420 tourists that can visit these islands at a time. However, make no mistake, as this chain of islands is often called paradise on earth not only because of its pristine natural beauty, but also because of the serenity and peace the islands emanate.