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Brazil Travel Guide

Brazil is the largest country in Latin America. It spreads across almost half (47.3%) of South America, and occupies a total area of 8,547,403.5 km2. It is the fifth largest country in the world after Canada, the Russian Federation, China and the United States. Except for a small number of islands, Brazil is a single and continuous landmass. The Equator crosses through the Northern region, near Macapa, and the Tropic of Capricorn cuts through the South of the country, near So Paulo.

Brazil is famous for its football, tradition and its annual Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife and Olinda. It is a country of great diversity, from the bustling urban mosaic of So Paulo to the infinite cultural energy of Pernambuco and Bahia, the untouched wilderness of the Amazon rainforest and world–class landmarks such as the Iguau Falls, there is plenty to see and to do in Brazil.

Owing to Brazils continental dimensions, varied geography, history and people, the countrys culture is rich and diverse. It has several regional variations, and in spite of being mostly unified by a single language, some regions are so different from each other that they could have become different countries altogether.

The cities of Brazil

Brazil has many exciting cities, ranging from pretty colonial towns and coastal hideouts to hectic, lively metropolises; these are a few of the more prominent travel destinations:

  • Braslia – The capital of Brazil, and an architectural spectacle. Noteworthy buildings include a basket–shaped cathedral, the beautiful Arches Palace (seat of the Ministry of Justice) and others.
  • Florianpolis – The city is located in an island in the Atlantic Ocean in the southern state of Santa Catarina, with lakes, lagoons, amazing nature and more than 40 clean, beautiful, natural beaches. Major destination for Argentines during the summer months.
  • Fortaleza –– The 4th biggest city in Brazil, blessed with beautiful beaches. Home of the Iracema Beach street market. A good base for exploring the beaches of the northeastern coast, including Jericoacoara. Famed for forr music and comedians.
  • Manaus – Located in the heart of the Amazon, is the capital of Amazonas State and it is also the biggest city of the Amazon. At Manaus the rivers Negro and Solimes meet to became the Amazonas River. The best place to go to visit the Amazon rainforest. It is a gateway to the Anavilhanas and to Ja National Park.
  • Porto Alegre–– a major city between Argentina and So Paulo and gateway to Brazil's fabulous Green Canyons.
  • Recife – A major city in the Northeast region, originally settled by Dutch colonizers. Nicknamed "The Brazilian Venice", it is built on several islands linked by many bridges. Rich in history, art and folklore. Do not miss neighboring Olinda and Porto de Galinhas. The city is also a gateway to the amazing archipelago of Fernando de Noronha.
  • Rio de Janeiro – World famous, beautiful city that welcomes visitors with that big statue of an open–armed Jesus atop Corcovado Hill.
  • Salvador – The first capital of Brazil is home to a unique blend of indigenous, African and European cultures. Its Carnival fun is famous, and the influence of African culture and religion is remarkable.
  • So Paulo – Brazil's largest, richest and most cosmopolitan city, where you can find strong influences of several ethnicities, including Italian, Korean, Japanese, German, Russian, Caribbean, Greek and Arab.

Things to see and do

In Brazil, exuberance is everywhere. You find it in the vastness of the desert–like sands of the Lenois Maranhenses and in its seven thousand kilometres of coastline. In the rivers so wide they appear to be seas. In the Amazon Forest, the largest on the planet. In the 250 thousand square kilometres of the Mato Grosso swamplands, the impressive nature reserve, a Heritage of Humanity.

Nature in Brazil also deserves special attention, with several ecological parks and extremely varied ecosystems: the tropical forest in the Amazon region, the stunted vegetation in the Northeast, the Atlantic Forest in the Southeast, the vast swamplands in the Midwest and the pampas in the South.

Amazon Rainforest – The Amazon River Basin holds more than half of the world's remaining rainforest, and over 60% of that lies within the North of Brazil approximately one billion acres with incredible bio–diversity. The region is home to about 2.5 million insect species, over 40,000 plants species, 2200 fish species, and more than 2,000 types of birds and mammals. One in five of all the bird species in the world live in the rainforests of the Amazon, and one in five of the fish species live in Amazonian rivers and streams.

Waterfalls (Cachoeiras) – Brazil has an amazing range of impressive waterfalls of all sizes and shapes. Iguau Falls, in eastern Parana, is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, truly a sight to see. The 353–meter Cachoeira da Fumaa in Bahia's Chapada Diamantina National Park is the country's second highest waterfall, after the Amazon's almost inaccessible Cachoeira do Araca. Aside from the nationally famous falls, in many parts of the country, particularly the South, Southeast, and Central West regions, you are rarely far from at least one locally–famous, named waterfall.

Atlantic Forest (Mata Atlntica) – A region of tropical and subtropical forest which extends along the Atlantic coast of Brazil from Rio Grande do Norte state in the Northeast to Rio Grande do Sul state in the South. The Atlantic Forest has a wide variety of vegetation, including the many tree species such as the iconic araucaria tree in the south or the mangroves of the northeast, dozens of types of bromeliads and orchids, and unique critters such as capivara. The forest has also been designated a World Biosphere Reserve, with a large number of highly endangered species including the well–known marmosets, lion tamarins and woolly spider monkeys.

For those who wish to get to know more about the culture, they can enjoy popular festivities that reveal much of the history, the art and the riches of the Brazilian people. There are options for all tastes: Bumba–meu–boi in the north of the country, the typical gaucho dances and festivals with European influences in the south and, of course, the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro the grandest party on the planet.

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