Guide to Brazil
Get to know your way around Brazil with these short guides
Rio de Janeiro
Known to Brazilians as 'the marvellous city', Rio de Janeiro has undeniably the most beautiful setting of any city in the world. Rio also has style, culture, spirit, and an irrepressible thirst for life as it should be lived.
Brazil's megalopolis, Sao Paulo is the place other Brazilians love to hate - and then fall in love with when they experience Sao Paulo's freshness, drive and get-up-and-go style.
A fabulous location, glorious colonial buildings, and a rich African influence makes Salvador a must.
Recife & Olinda
The brash, busy north-eastern city of Recife has a great quality of life in modern terms. Olinda, its small-scale, colourful, historic sibling, has all the history, culture and artsy attitude that Recife's modernity has left behind.
Manaus is the hub of the Amazon. A steamy, atmospheric, cosmopolitan city which serves as a thriving port for the vast hinterlands of the Amazon rainforests, with boats plying the river from as far afield as Peru (1,000miles upstream) to the Atlantic, still 900 miles away.
The beaches around Fortaleza are among the best in Brazil.
Belιm, the closest major city to the mouth of the Amazon, and known as the 'city of mango trees', is an important cultural centre with an historic colonial heart, and an abundance of museums and art galleries.
Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais state, was Brazil's first planned city. It's a thriving town of skyscrapers and suburbs, set in a natural bowl ringed by the jagged hills of the Serra do Espinhaηo.
Iguassu Falls is a truly spectacular sight, one of South America's truly iconic places.
The Pantanal has the greatest concentration of wildlife in the Americas.
The greatest forest on Earth.
The Chapada Diamantina, in central Bahia, is one of the top regions in Brazil for mountain scenery, walking and trekking.
Spectacular limestone scenery with dramatic caves and crystal clear freshwater rivers, make Bonito an off-beat destination for some amazing outdoor activities and experiences
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