Author Archive for Simon Williams

Simon Williams is the director of Bespoke Brazil offering tailor made luxury trips to Brazil. He has worked within the travel industry for 15 years and aims to show visitors one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world through specially designed trips.

7 magical places to watch the sunset in Latin America

7 magical places to watch the sunset in Latin America

Latin America boasts some of the worlds most postcard worthy beaches, particularly in Brazil and Costa Rica. As top honeymoon destinations, they wouldn’t be complete without some truly magical sunsets, and both offer them almost every night of the year. However, these aren’t the only two places to consider if you’re in search of the […]

Uruguay's top 3 luxury beach hotels

Uruguay’s top 3 luxury beach hotels

Uruguay is often overlooked as a destination in Latin America, a continent which boasts big countries with bigger personalities such as Brazil, Peru and Argentina. However, they say that less is often more, and this is certainly the case with Uruguay. Its perfect climate, pristine beaches and romantic old towns are an ideal setting for […]

6 of the best luxury wildlife lodges in Costa Rica

6 of the best luxury wildlife lodges in Costa Rica

Famous for its mind-blowing biodiversity and sheer natural beauty, Costa Rica should be on every wildlife enthusiasts bucket list. Thanks to its tiny size, visitors can squeeze in a surprising amount of activities in a short amount of time, from spotting the shy quetzal deep in the cloud forest, to watching a mother turtle lay […]

Top 4 national parks in Brazil

Top 4 national parks in Brazil

Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, is a melting pot of colourful culture, diverse habitats and unique wildlife. From the vast swamp-like Pantanal, to white sandy beaches and deep, dark rainforest, there are some truly spectacular areas to visit. Luckily, for the rest of the world, Brazil takes great pride in its natural […]

Pousada Brisas do Espelho

Top 3 luxury hotels in Trancoso, Brazil

Trancoso is perhaps the coolest beach destination in Brazil. Itís where national and international celebrities head to super chic hotels and private villas to live it up in luxury. Jay-Z and Beyoncť are regulars here along with Matthew McConaughey but the village still maintains a small town feel, despite the hype. Situated on the southern […]

An inside look at the Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

An inside look at the Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

The Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro is without doubt the most famous and iconic hotel in South America. Directly opposite Copacabana beach, the tall white building is a pretty spot, oozing glamour and style. Over the decades the hotel has welcomed film stars, musicians, politicians and royalty and the staff are expertly trained to […]

Top 3 hotels in Paraty, Brazil

Top 3 hotels in Paraty, Brazil

Beautiful Paraty is a charming town on Brazil’s Costa Verde between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.† A network of colonial buildings and cobbled streets sandwiched between the ocean and the rainforest, it captivates all who visit, creating a never-ending desire to return. The pretty white buildings are all terracotta tiled with brightly coloured gables […]

Top 3 boutique hotels in Salvador, Brazil

Top 3 boutique hotels in Salvador, Brazil

The city of Salvador is a highlight of Brazil for many visitors. The capital of the state of Bahia in the north of the country, it contains the worldís largest collection of colonial architecture and pulsates with a diverse and fascinating culture. Salvador is known for its strong African roots. The north of Brazil is, […]

Top 3 Pantanal lodges in Brazil

Top 3 Pantanal lodges in Brazil

The Brazilian Pantanal is a wildlife haven and one of the best places in Latin America for birds and mammals. The largest flood plain in the world, it spans 53 thousand hectares offering an exciting array of wildlife and birds and stunning views. The star of the wildlife is without doubt the jaguar. ThePpantanal is […]

Top 3 colonial destinations in Brazil

Top 3 colonial destinations in Brazil

Like much of South America, Brazil was colonised in the 16th century. The Portuguese landed in 1500 and their mark remains on the country to this day. From pretty painted buildings to elaborate churches, cobbled streets and a rich history, there is much to explore in Brazilís colonial legacy. Here are our top 3 colonial […]

The top 3 luxury hotels in Sao Paulo

The top 3 luxury hotels in Sao Paulo

S„o Paulo is primarily a business destination for most travellers to the city so often bypassed by tourists however it is a city with huge appeal, Brazilís best restaurants and shopping and endless nightlife. Understandably it has an endless array of hotels including a number of excellent 5 star properties. Hereís our top three Luxury […]

Top 3 ways to explore the Brazilian Amazon

Top 3 ways to explore the Brazilian Amazon

The Amazon is one of the highlights of any trip to Brazil. The most magnificent review in the world, it stretches through countries in Latin America. The Brazilian section contains some of the best of the Amazon in both river and rainforest. One of the highlights is the spectacular Meeting of the Waters. This occurs […]

Brazil's top 5 beach hotels

Brazil’s top 5 beach hotels

Brazil is easily the best destination in South America for beaches and with over 5000 miles of stunning coastline, it is easy to see why. There really is something to please everyone amongst Brazil’s beaches. Whether you want to relax on a secluded beach, off the beaten track, catch some waves kite surfing, dive in […]

Brazil's top 5 celebrations

Brazil’s top 5 celebrations

World famous for its colourful carnivals and fabulous parties, Brazil is already preparing for the celebrations of 2016. Visitors to this diverse and fascinating country can expect flamboyant outfits bedecked with glitter and sequins, extravagant make up and endless parades of beautifully crafted floats. With carnivals taking place all over the country it can be […]

Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

Top 7 destinations to visit in Brazil after the Olympic Games

The 5th August signalled exactly one year to go until the beginning of the 2016 Olympic Games which are to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Following on from the success of the World Cup in 2014, Brazil is all set to host the other biggest sporting event in the world and if the football […]

Brazilís top 6 nature lodges

Brazilís top 6 nature lodges

If you didnít know already, Brazil is a nature loverís paradise with a huge diversity of wildlife and birdlife to excite even the most experienced of enthusiasts. Most of Brazilís best known areas for wildlife and nature are The Pantanal, the Amazon and Iguassu Falls but with such as huge country thereís no surprise that […]

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