Category: Brazil

See the best of Ipanema

See the best of Ipanema

Think of Rio, and it’s hard not call to mind images of the Girl From Ipanema, sashaying along the streets of this upscale neighborhood. Best known for its beautiful beach and for the beautiful people that frequent it, Ipanema offers a great deal besides sunbathing and people-watching. Here you can enjoy a drink in the […]

Brazil’s top 6 nature lodges

Brazil’s top 6 nature lodges

If you didn’t know already, Brazil is a nature lover’s paradise with a huge diversity of wildlife and birdlife to excite even the most experienced of enthusiasts. Most of Brazil’s best known areas for wildlife and nature are The Pantanal, the Amazon and Iguassu Falls but with such as huge country there’s no surprise that […]

Top 5 attractions in  the Montmartre of Rio de Janeiro

Top 5 attractions in the Montmartre of Rio de Janeiro

While it can be tempting to spend all your time in Rio on the city’s spectacular beaches, culturally-curious visitors should tear themselves away from the sunlounger long enough to discover the artsy inland neighborhood of Santa Teresa. High on a hillside overlooking the city’s hectic center, this boho-chic neighborhood is home to Rio’s finest colonial […]

5 of the best places to catch stunning sunsets over Rio de Janeiro

5 of the best places to catch stunning sunsets over Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is famous the world over for the dramatic beauty of its natural landscape – the city winds its way around jagged mountains, dense Atlantic rainforest, crashing waves and a seemingly-endless curve of white sand beach. Mother nature has truly pulled out all the stops here, and she gives it one last dash […]

Top 10 luxury hotels in Brazil

Top 10 luxury hotels in Brazil

Brazil is a country blessed with outstanding natural beauty, some of the biggest sights in the world and has a superb array of luxury hotels to complement. It can be argued that many of the best hotels in the country are in Sao Paulo, the economic and cultural hub of Brazil, and certainly there were […]

4 of the best things to do on a first-time trip to Brazil

4 of the best things to do on a first-time trip to Brazil

It is one of the most exotic destinations on the planet. Even the name can send the rhythm of the samba coursing through the veins. Discover the beautiful beaches and quaint cobblestoned streets of Buzios. Journey to the heart of the Amazon rainforest and boat down its life-giving river. Live the Carioca (a Rio native […]

How to see Rio de Janeiro in comfort and style

How to see Rio de Janeiro in comfort and style

With a World Cup now under its belt and an Olympics soon to follow, Rio de Janeiro has seen significant change in recent years and there’s never been a better time to visit. Referred to as the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ (or ‘Marvellous City’), Rio offers endless possibilities but to truly enjoy them – particularly if you’re […]

Fishing for piranhas in Brazil

Fishing for piranhas in Brazil

Ever wondered how to fish for piranhas? Here a girl demonstrates how it can be done with your bare hands and a piece of meat. Piranhas are an important source of food in the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil and this is actually a practical way of catching them because their teeth can destroy fishermen’s nets […]

Top 10 luxury beach retreats

Top 10 luxury beach retreats

We all need a trip to the beach every now and then to relax with a good book and get lost in our thoughts. So we’ve compiled our favourite beach retreats from the dazzling waters of the Maldives to the mystical mountains of Oman. The chilly end to this summer may have left you yearning […]

A first-timer's guide to Latin America

A first-timer’s guide to Latin America

With the World Cup in Brazil, all eyes have been on Latin America. Here is our guide for those planning their first tailor-made holiday to this incredible continent for the first time. We’d like to experience as many highlights as possible, but don’t want to spend half the time travelling. Where would you recommend we […]

The 5 best restaurants for Brazilian cuisine in Sao Paulo

The 5 best restaurants for Brazilian cuisine in Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo has entered the international spotlight in recent months mainly due to the 2014 FIFA World Cup games hosted in the city. However, what many people do not know is that Sao Paulo is home to some of the most famous culinary extraordinaires and top choice restaurants in the world seeking to redefine how […]

Top 10 sights to see in Brazil

Top 10 sights to see in Brazil

You can’t escape Brazil this summer, but there’s more to this vast country than football stadiums and street parties. Brazil is full of culture and natural beauty from head to toe. As you approach your next holiday, you’ll want to be sure to be prepared, so you don’t miss a thing! From Rio to the […]

Recipe of the week: Feijoda - the national dish of Brazil

Recipe of the week: Feijoda – the national dish of Brazil

With the World Cup on, we thought it would be timely to share this hearty meal; a classic Brazilian breakfast staple – the feijoada. Feijoada is a stew of beans with beef and pork, which is a typical Portuguese dish, but also cooked in former Portuguese colonies such as Brazil, Macau, Angola, Mozambique and Goa. […]

The alternative starting number 9 for São Paulo

The alternative starting number 9 for São Paulo

The World Cup in Brazil is now underway, with the host nation getting off to a winning start, but the country and in particular, its largest city São Paulo, has more to offer than just the best football in the world. Here is the best number 9 for the city which should be a fixture […]

Dos and don’ts for visiting Brazil

Dos and don’ts for visiting Brazil

Brazil is packed with amazing sights, stunning landscapes and plenty to keep you entertained – day or night. Whether you are heading to Brazil for the football or plan on taking a holiday there, here are a few pointers of what you should and shouldn’t do. Do try and see some of the wonders that […]

Exploring Rio in style - top tips for taking a tour

Exploring Rio in style – top tips for taking a tour

Rio de Janeiro is a popular destination, mainly due to its beautiful beaches and exotic landscapes, but when it comes to planning a holiday here, many customers forget there is a thriving city and fascinating culture to explore too. The tourism industry in Rio is developing fast, as demand is growing prior to the FIFA World […]

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