6 regions that wine lovers need to know

Admit that you have never associated Brazil with wine.  We guess that even Brazilians do not do that, as they are more Caipirinha and beer lovers, however, you may all be positively surprised. Brazil is the third country in South America in terms of the vineyard area

Vineyards are concentrated in the southern part of the country, where the climate is better suited to wine-growing. Important growing regions are: São Paulo, Santa Catarina and the most important of them, Rio Grande do Sul, neighboring Uruguay.

The first wines were brought to Brazil by the Portuguese in 1532. They have planted them in the state of São Paulo. The Spanish wines were brought to Brazil in 1626 by the Jesuits. What is more, the settlers from the 18th century Azores brought vine plants from Madeira and the Azores.

 

If you are a wine lover or just like the taste of it and want to experience something new, there are a few regions in Brazil which we recommend visiting and attending the guided tours offered by the vineyards. We have listed them below with short descriptions.

 

  • Bento Gonçalves

 

Bento Gonçalves is a city ​​in southern Brazil, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is also the second-largest wine region in Brazil and what is interesting – the first in terms of the quality of the wine. It was established in 1870 and inhabited by Italian emigrants (hence the wineries). 

Once you get to the wineries, you can take part in the guided tours and learn more about the process of winemaking. Tasting of the wine is also included. In some of the wineries, there are small inns and restaurants which is a nice bonus. 

 

  • Garibaldi 

Garibaldi is a small town in the south of the country. The city’s population reaches 28,714 people, most of them of Italian origin. The city is famous for its production of wine and champagne. The name Garibaldi is a tribute to the Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi and his Brazilian wife Anita Garibaldi. 

If you are a fan of sparkling wines, you may find it interesting that Moët & Chandon produce their sparkling wines there. The warm climate in Garibaldi is perfect for the production of sparkling wines which are appreciated by Brazilians.

  • São Roque

São Roque is known as the “Land of Wine”. You will find a few wineries there which offer tours and of course wine tasting. The winery that we recommend visiting is the Góes Winery (Vinícola Góes). During the guided tour, you will learn everything about the wine starting from the history of the vineyard, aromas, flavors and ending at the process of how the wine is packed.

 

  • Lagoa Grande

In the city of Lagoa Grande in the state of Pernambuco, about 50 km from Petrolina, most of the local wineries are located on the river bank – landscapes with a glass of wine in hand are breathtaking. A great option is the Rio Sol winery which offers several types of tours. You can book the whole day experience or just lunch there. You can even schedule a tour during sunset when you can admire the unique scenery of the São Francisco river. Visit their website and learn more about the offer of this amazing place.

 

  • Amparo

In the municipality of Amparo, 150 km from the capital of São Paulo, you will find the Terrassos vineyard. You can take part in the guided tour which is around 40-50 minutes long and includes the tasting of 7 kinds of wines. It is a great option for those who like to eat well and admire beautiful views. Just take a look at those pictures. Amazing!

  • São José dos Pinhais

São José dos Pinhais is a city in Paraná – part of the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba. You will find Italian restaurants and cafes there and of course, the wine produced by the descendants of Italians.

 

You can go to these places by bus. All you have to do is visit the Brazil Bus Travel website and buy your ticket online. It is a recommended website that specializes in selling bus tickets for foreigners.

Pomerode: the most German city in Brazil

You may have heard of Blumenau – the city in Brazil which is proud of its German roots. However, there is another city which is a little bit ‘obsessed’ about it and it is situated about 30 minutes drive up north Blumenau – it is called Pomerode. The ‘obsession’ is positive of course and worth discovering. If you would like to learn more about the city and visit it during your stay in Brazil, this text is for you. We hope that you will find all the necessary information below.

Pomerode – the most German city in Brazil – how it all started

 

Let’s start from the beginning and explain when Germans came to Brazil. German-speaking immigrants came to Brazil in the early 19th century. They immigrated mainly from Germany, but also Austria, Switzerland and Russia. Several groups also came from Spanish-speaking Latin American countries. At first, however, they did not identify themselves as one ethnic group for several reasons. 

At the entry road to Pomerode, you will notice the sign ‘the most German city in Brazil’. Pomerode taking its name from the Latin word Pomerania meaning maritime region (from which most of its founders come from) shows that it takes its german character very seriously from the very beginning – the entry gate called Portal Turístico do Sul. You can find the tourist information office located in this stone tower and see a monument from 1974 dedicated to German pioneers who arrived here in 1863.

 

Pomerode has only 30,000 inhabitants. It’s quite a small town that you can visit entirely in one or a few days – you can do it for one weekend, to be honest. But do not think it will lack tourist attractions – on the contrary – it has a lot to offer for everyone. If you are traveling with kids, you will not be disappointed as well.

 

How to get there

 

You can easily reach Pomerode by travelling by bus. It is the cheapest way and also very comfortable. You can go there from São Paulo and travel during the night choosing the ‘leito’ option (sleeping bus). It is better to buy the bus tickets in advance just to be on the safe side. All you have to do is click here and choose the best option for you.

 

What to see 

 

There are plenty of places that you can visit there. We will list a few that we definitely recommend visiting during the weekend. 

 

Rota do Enxaimel is one of Pomerode’s biggest tourist attractions. In this rural area of the city where you can find around fifty buildings which are all listed as historical heritage. Enxaimel is an old style of building that was very common in Pomerania. If you are a fan of German history, architecture and culture, this is a must-see for you. 

 

Pomerode Zoo started as the first private zoo in Brazil created in 1932. Nowadays, it has no less than 1300 animals of 225 different species. It is an amazing ride not only for children but also for adults. We are sure that you will remember it for the rest of your life.

Another tourist attraction that we recommend visiting with children is Vila Encantada. You will find dinosaur replicas there and be able to play paleontologists. You can also see huge insects and pirates. It is definitely a paradise for little ones seeking for adventures.

 

Casa do Imigrante (the Immigrant House Museum, Carl Weege) is a place where you can learn about rural life in the countryside in the past. Thanks to the tour, you will see the daily life of the families of the settlers of the region, through the rich collection of objects, household items, furniture, documents and clothing.

 

Something for the adults – Cervejaria Schornstein. The Schornstein brewery produces very high-quality craft beer. It is possible to visit the factory and go through a tasting process. Perfect during the hot weather.

We hope that you have enjoyed reading a few facts and tips about this unique place in Brazil. We wish you a pleasant stay. Don’t forget to share your experience in the comments below.

 

Penedo in Rio: discover tropical Finland

We know that the title may come as a surprise, but we do have the so-called “small Finland” in Brazil. Penedo, the only Finnish settlement in Brazil, is located between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Let’s learn a little bit more about this unique place, shall we?

 

How to get to Penedo?

 

The city is located just next to the Itatiaia National Park, 176 km from Rio de Janeiro. The city has around 30,000 inhabitants and can be reached by bus. The ride from Rio de Janeiro takes around 3 hours. All you have to do is visit the Brazil Bus Travel website  and choose ‘Rio de Janeiro – All Bus Stations’ in the search box “Leaving From” and ‘Penedo (RJ)’ in the box “Going To”. Then choose the dates and click ‘Search for buses’. As you can see, the ticket costs around USD 14. This is a great place to visit if you plan to go to Rio de Janeiro and just spend your holidays there. A little getaway in a ‘different world’ let’s say. Different architecture, gastronomy, and Finnish saunas!

A few facts about Penedo

 

Penedo became the first true Finnish colony in Brazil. It was settled by Finnish immigrants in 1929. The founder – Toivo Uuskallio – wanted to build a community that would live as vegans close to nature. By 1935 all the settlers arrived and managed to have their individual houses. You can still feel the influence of the settlers and enjoy typical Finnish tourist attractions which we will describe below.

Hotels, restaurants, and shops in Penedo

 

You will find a lot of hotels, restaurants, and shops (house decorations, handicrafts, and souvenirs) in the center of the city. The most unique places to eat at are the real Finnish ice-cream shops and the Chocolate Factory where you can buy delicious chocolates and truffles and of course, see how the chocolate is made. In the Chocolate House, you can try apple pie, fondues, and homemade Finish recipe ice-creams as well.

What to see

 

Casa do Papai Noel de Penedo (Santa’s House of Penedo)

 

This attraction will set you in the Christmas mood for sure. See the house which is inspired by Finnish countryside-style architecture. Visit the toy store and post office where you can send the letter to Santa. If you want to meet him – visit the house during the weekend. 

Pico do Penedinho (Penedinho Peak)

 

After walking for about half an hour, you can admire the beautiful view and see Penedo from the top. Remember that it is on private property so you will need a permission ticket which you can get in the Casa do Chocolate (Chocolate House).

 

Finnish Museum Dona Eva

 

If you are interested in a true lesson about Finnish history and culture, visit the Museum of Finnish Culture in Penedo. See various exhibitions with typical Finnish clothes, wooden suitcases from the colonization period and many more. 

 

Waterfalls

 

Cachoeira das Três Bacias, Cachoeira das Três Quedas, Cachoeira de Deus are waterfalls which can be visited just to relax in nature on a sunny day.

 

We hope that we have encouraged you to visit Penedo during your stay in Brazil. Have a great trip 🙂

 

PETAR, adventures and caves to discover in São Paulo

Let’s say you are visiting São Paulo city, the so-called ‘concrete jungle’. You are having a blast and have all kinds of things to do in this vibrant city (we have written about the attractions of São Paulo here and here).

However, you think that the weekend is coming and you simply would like to see some nature and just have a break. Ok, no problem. How about seeing some caves and waterfalls? Not a bad idea, right? In Alto Ribeira Tourist State Park there are almost 350 caves, trails, beautiful waterfalls, and many other attractions. It is the largest preserved Atlantic Forest in Brazil. If you would like to learn more about this beautiful place, we encourage you to read this text.

How to get to Alto Ribeira Tourist State Park?

 

We have mentioned it before and will repeat it often, as we believe, that the best way to travel across Brazil, is by bus. This means of transportation is cheaper than planes (remember that there are no trains in Brazil) and it is comfortable. You do not need to rent a car – you can just buy your bus ticket online and sit comfortably and read a book or have a nap.

 

All you have to do is to visit the Brazil Bus Travel  website and find your bus. We recommend going from São Paulo bus station to Capão Bonito. It will take you around 4 hours to get there. Then, you just need to take a taxi to get to the Alto Ribeira Tourist State Park.

You do not need to have the Brazilian ID or Brazilian credit card to buy the tickets online. Just choose the departing and destination cities, pick a date and buy the ticket. Simple, right?

PETAR what to see   

 

Parque Estadual Turístico do Alto Ribeira (PETAR) is a park in the state of São Paulo and is located between Apiaí and Iporanga cities. 

 

Remember that you must plan the trip, as tours require a local tour guide and the caves and other attractions have a limit of people per day. 

 

You will find four visiting centers in the park (Nucleo Santana, Nucleo Ouro Grosso, Nucleo Caboclos, and Nucleo Casa de Pedra). Currently, 12 PETAR caves are open to visitors. The most famous caves are Caverna de Santana and Caverna do Ouro Grosso. Every cave is different (some caves contain beautiful rivers) so try to talk to the tour agent and ask which one he would recommend for you.

Do not forget about the waterfalls which are breathtaking and are also an amazing tourist attraction. There is nothing better than to swim in the crystal clear water during the hot and sunny day.

 

If you love sports like rafting, riding a bike, climbing, canoeing, diving inside caves and many others – this is a place for you. There are many agencies which offer those attractions. 

 

We hope that we have encouraged you to visit the Alto Ribeira Tourist State Park. If you have any questions about the trip or simply want to leave your comment, please do it in the comments section below. We are happy to answer all your questions. Enjoy your stay in Brazil.

 

It is time to discover the amazing Garopaba

Municipality Garopaba is situated in the state of Santa Catarina in the South of Brazil. We do not have to encourage you to go there, the photos below will do their job 🙂 Just look at those beautiful beaches, mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, dunes and forests with walking trails. That is a lot to see, right? And that is not all. Just read the rest of our text about Garopaba and learn more about what you can do there and when is the best time to visit this amazing spot.

 

When to go to Garopaba?

 

Garopaba is worth visiting at any time of the year. The highest temperatures occur here at the turn of the year (in January the temperature may be around 29 degrees). In June it drops to 20 degrees. However, you can enjoy the sunny weather all year round. Just decide which attractions are most appealing to you and choose if you prefer to do it when it is really hot or just nicely warm.

 

What to do in Garopaba?

 

The beaches are not the only attractions for tourists in the area. Everybody will find something to do. Below we will list a few attractions which may be interesting for you:

 

Dunas do Siriú

 

Those beautiful dunes are the main attraction when going on Siriú Beach. The area is a part of the Serra do Tabuleiro National Park and is protected by law. Some of the dunes reach even 30 meters high and are a perfect place to practice sandboarding. What an amazing and fun experience, very similar to snowboarding. You have to try it!

Whale watching

 

Between June and September, our favorite tourist attraction is offered – whale watching. Beautiful female whales give birth and nurse their babies there, as they are further away from predators. An average of 109 right whales is seen each year on the Santa Catarina coast. Garopaba and Imbituba are the main sighting points. You just need to buy a ticket on a boat ride and see the whales just next to the boat. One in a lifetime experience! The rides are regulated by the animal protection association so they are safe and nature-friendly.

 

Beaches of Garopaba

 

The beaches in the area of Garopaba are perfect for sunbathing and swimming in translucent waters. They are also attractive for surfers who enjoy big waves. That is why national and international sports championships take place here every year. The main beaches are the following:

 

 

  • Praia Garopaba (Central Beach),
  • Praia da Ferrugem,
  • Praia do Silveira,
  • Praia da Barra,
  • Praia do Gamboa.

 

Walking trails

 

There are two main trails in the city – Trilha da Pedra Branca (White Stone Trail) and Trilha da Vigia (Lookout Trail). The views are wonderful and in the end, the reward is great!

 

Waterfalls

 

There are three main waterfalls in Garopaba: Encantada, Siriú and Macacu.

The biggest one – Macacu – which is also the closest to the city center is the most developed. You can find restaurants there, zip lines, climbing walls and more. The other two waterfalls are smaller but also very beautiful.

 

Party place

 

Buildings scattered over hilly terrain, unpaved roads and green spaces give a specific rural atmosphere. However, do not expect a peaceful atmosphere. Numerous bars, night clubs, and discos mean that the city attracts crowds of young people from all over Brazil – especially during the carnival – who want to escape from crowded metropolises for this period.

 

Remember that traveling around Brazil is the easiest and the cheapest if you choose to travel by bus. It is best to buy a bus ticket online beforehand. You will not be stressed that the tickets can be sold out which sometimes can happen especially during the peak traveling season.

We wish you an amazing time in Brazil. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to leave them in the comments section below.

Carnival 2020 – how to plan the trip?

The earlier the better as this time of the year is quite busy in Brazil. The Carnival 2020 takes place in February.

In Rio de Janeiro it starts on February 21st and lasts until February 26. It doesn’t take place just in Rio de Janeiro though. You may go to São Paulo, Recife, Salvador, Olinda or even Manaus. How to plan the trip and what to remember about? If you are curious, this text is for you.

Buy the tickets and book the accommodation even today

 

 

  • Accommodation

 

As we have mentioned before, during the Carnival 2020, the cities will be quite full of people wanting to spend the time partying on the streets with their friends. People travel across the country to visit the cities with the best carnival parties. Those are not just tourists as you may think. Brazilians have time off during the Carnival and you bet they want to use it. This is the time that they want to spend with their friends, dress up and have fun. So they will book the hotels and hostels as well. Don’t wait till the last moment to choose your accommodation as you may be surprised by not many options left. In Rio de Janeiro we recommend hotels and hostels near the Ipanema beach. In São Paulo – the Jardins and Vila Madalena areas.

 

 

  • Transportation

 

If you want to travel from one city to another, it is best to choose the bus to do so. And yes, you can buy the tickets online – remember – the earlier the better. Even if you are a tourist, you can buy the bus tickets using your credit card or PayPal account on the Brazil Bus Travel website www.brazilbustravel.com. Starting this year, you may buy an electronic ticket from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro. It means that you won’t have to go to the bus station at least 30 minutes before the departure time to collect the ticket at the bus carrier counter. You may just show the ticket on your phone. It is a good idea to spend a few days in São Paulo and then go to Rio de Janeiro and spend Carnival 2020 there as well.

If you want to rent a car, you may also do it, however, avoid the city center as it will be difficult to move around. Our advice is not to do it though. Too much of hustle in our opinion.

Choose the bus instead. 

Joining the party

 

Depending on the city you choose to spend the Carnival 2020 in, search for the timetable of the parties online. Just write ‘blocos’ and the name of the city and you will definitely find it. ‘Blocos’ means ‘street parties’ – they are much more informal than the parties on the Sambodrome. If you would like to do it though – watch the samba show – buy the tickets now. You can easily do it online.

We have also written about the Carnival before. Read about it here .

If you still have questions, please leave them in the comments section below. We will definitely answer. Enjoy your stay in Brazil during the Carnival 2020.

Why Fernando de Noronha is a must to visit in 2020

The Fernando de Noronha archipelago regularly occupies the top rankings of the most beautiful islands and beaches in the world. Have we encouraged you already to visit this beautiful place? 🙂 If not, just read a few facts about it and hopefully – buy the tickets and have the best time of your life.

Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands in the Atlantic Ocean. It has a volcanic origin with a total area of ​​26 km2 – 17 km2 is the largest island. Noronha has located 360 km from Natal and 545 km from Recife. Administratively, it belongs to the state of Pernambuco.

The archipelago was discovered at the beginning of the 16th century and received a name in honor of its explorer, Fernão de Loronha – whose name was turned into Noronha and so it remained. During the French and Dutch invasion of Brazil between the 16th and 18th centuries, the islands were also interesting for them, but eventually, the Portuguese managed to recapture the archipelago and maintain control over it. During World War II, there was a military base there, in which Americans were stationed. American forces maintained a missile tracking base there until 1959 – to this day many places on the island have retained the names given by the Americans.

What to see:

Paths (trilhas) – must be booked at the ICMBio headquarters – it is not easy, because they can only be booked in person (except for paths on which the guide must accompany you) several days in advance. The daily visitor limit applies. 

The most recommended paths that need to be booked in ICMBio:

Atalaia – a large natural pool in the part of the island of Mar de Fora. You can go a shorter path (Atalaia Curta) without a guide or longer several hours (Atalaia Longa) with a guide. After reaching the place, you have 30 minutes to swim in the pool, of course, in a vest and without touching the bottom with our feet.

Abreu – natural pools, which we reach over a kilometer path, you do not need to rent a guide here,

Capim Açu – the longest path in the park which requires good physical fitness ; you reach a cave with natural pools – guide required,

Pontinha – Pedra Alta and Caieira – a guided path, again to natural pools.

Sunset is a phenomenon highly anticipated at Fernando de Noronha. This is one of the few places in Brazil where the sun goes down to the sea. Crowds of tourists gather at several points here to admire this beautiful spectacle.

Diving can be practiced by both beginners and advanced here. A mask with a tube will always be useful and is even required in many places (you can rent it). 

Last but not least – the beautiful beaches. There are a lot of beaches there which are amazing – believe us. The most known ones are the following:

  • Praía do Sancho
  • Baía dos Porcos
  • Praia da Cacimba do Padre

What to bring with you:

  • Sports camera (can be rented on-site),
  • T-shirt with a UV filter – remember that you will spend all days in the sun and in some water reservoirs you cannot use sunscreen, so the shirt is very useful,
  • More cash – although you can pay by card in many places, there are places where you can only pay with cash,
  • Essentials for the beach, i.e. a towel, pareo, Havaianas, sunglasses and a hat,
  • Sneakers if you go on longer paths.

If you intend to travel in Brazil, buy your tickets here – it’s better, safer and has the best price for you.

Enjoy your trip to Fernando de Noronha and let us know in the comments below how it was. If you have any questions, we are happy to help.

5 amazing places to spend New Year’s Eve away from the hustle and bustle of big cities

If for some people the New Year’s Eve is synonymous with parties and noise, for others it is a perfect time to disconnect, rest and replenish energy for the next year. After an intense and busy year, there is nothing better than choosing a place away from the hustle and bustle. That is why we chose 5 amazing and quiet places to spend New Year’s Eve in peace and to have a well-deserved rest. 

Bonito

If a place is called Bonito (‘beautiful’), then it must mean something. Rivers, lakes, waterfalls and caves attract thousands of tourists looking for adventures in this “ecological Disneyland”.

One of the largest eco-tourism centers in Brazil – Bonito in Mato Grosso do Sul – is a place where you can be in real contact with nature and get to know countless species of animals. The region is known for snorkelling and is full of transparent rivers, waterfalls and caves. It is located about 300 kilometres from Campo Grande – a perfect place to spend time with family and friends.

Chapada dos Veadeiros

The Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park is located in the state of Goiás – a short distance from Brasília. This beautiful and unique place is full of mountains, waterfalls, canyons, quartz crystal formations and rock pools. 

The Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is certainly one of the most amazing places in Brazil. Away from the holiday and party atmosphere typical of the holiday season, this destination is ideal to connect with nature.

Jalapão

This new holiday destination is famous for its untouched nature and has excellent qualities for those who want to try ecotourism. Located in the Tocantins, the region has abundant waters, plateaus and hills with savanna climate, dunes and impressive rock formations. This is a must-see for sure and why not spending New Year’s Eve there right?

Cambará do Sul

Located 250 km from Porto Alegre, Cambará do Sul is less hectic than its competitors Gramado and Canela, but not less charming. The famous Itaimbezinho Canyon is 5.8 km long, and the Fortaleza Canyon is 7.5 km long. If you like hiking and want to be impressed by the beauty of Brazil, this place is for you.

Península de Maraú 

So you thought that we would not recommend spending the New Year’s Eve on the beach? It is an unforgettable experience especially away from the crowds of Copacabana. Brazilians like to jump over 7 waves and do everything that is extraordinary and unique on New Year’s Eve – you should try it at least once in your life. Península de Maraú is a real paradise on the southern coast of Bahia. Getting there is not so easy; you should consider riding a dirt road for almost 40 km or a motorboat ride. However, that’s why this place doesn’t have the same hustle and bustle of neighbouring beaches. That is why this can be a great choice for New Year’s Eve getaway. 

Let’s talk about Brazilian coffee

You may have heard that Brazil is famous for its amazing coffee. If you are a coffee lover, it is another reason for you to visit our country and try the coffee from the source. If you want to know more about this drink, please read a few facts about the so-called ‘cafe Brazil’ below.

Brazil is a country especially liked by coffee gourmets. This is where the excellent coffee comes from, with each of the smallest grains having an original taste and perfect aroma. Although Ethiopia is the homeland of coffee, Brazilian plantations supply the market with the largest amount of this valuable ingredient. Brazilian coffee is appreciated by professional coffee tasters who gave it the name of a ‘specialty’, as well as regular users while sipping “little black” to an afternoon dessert in the cafe (Brazil or other countries).

 

Where does the Brazilian coffee come from?

The best coffee comes from volcanic areas, with crops above 900 m above sea level, not contaminated with pesticides – at high altitudes diseases that invade the shrubs do not develop. Most of the plantations come from the times of the conquest of Brazil by the Portuguese, who in 1719 stole plants from Guyana and founded the first plantations. Thanks to them, until 1800, coffee has changed from stimulants for the elite into a drink available for everyone. Throughout the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century, Brazil remained the main producer and almost monopolist on the market of “black gold”. 

Arabica owes its name to the Arabs, who up to the seventeenth century held the palm of priority in its cultivation. The most cultivated varieties of Arabica in Brazil are Bourbon, Catuai, Mundo Novo, Typica and Maragotype. All are characterized by a mild harmonious flavor. It is almost completely free from acidity, with low caffeine content. Good Brazilian coffee Arabica can be so easily recommended to everyone: it is a coffee with a good, classic taste. What is more, it is suitable for both espresso and cappuccino.

Brazilian coffee – how should you drink it?

In Brazil, coffee is drunk all day long – from morning to late evening. Nobody is surprised that even children in primary schools drink it. Perhaps because you usually add a lot of sugar to it. After all, coffee must be sweet! Coffee is usually served as black coffee, and less often it is drunk with milk. The trend for cappuccino and latte macchiato restaurants has also arrived here. Sweet lovers will feel like in paradise – whipped cream, sweet syrup and a little bit of sugar cane are popular additions. 

The most common home brewing method to prepare the coffee is to pour boiled water over the top of a jug with a paper filter with coffee inside. The boiling water is gradually poured, so that the infusion slowly – not too quickly – drips into a jug.

When being in Brazil, try the typical coffee with sugar in Brazil café and tell us how you liked it. Enjoy the experience.

 

Top 5 best beaches in Brazil to enjoy this summer

When you think about going to Brazil, you most probably think of visiting at least one beach during your stay. You do not have to spend the whole day there if you are not fond of sunbathing and swimming. However, drinking a beer in the beach bar is recommended. There is nothing more relaxing than listening to the sound of the ocean with a beer in your hand, don’t you think? Eating a cold acai bowl is even better. You have to try it, don’t forget, ok?

 

Now, what beaches do we recommend visiting? Below you will find a description of the 5 best beaches in our opinion. We love all of them and would like you to visit them and share the love as well. 

  • Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

You may be surprised that we have chosen Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro and not the most popular beach in the world – Copacabana. In our opinion, this beach is a bit overrated. Ipanema, on the other hand, is much more intimate and photogenic. The Travel Channel considered it the sexiest beach in the world. There is even a song that you could listen to while spending time on this beach – ‘The girl from Ipanema’ – we are sure you have heard it before.

 

  • Jericoacoara, the coast of Jijoca de Jericoacoara, Ceará

 

It will appeal to lovers of secluded beaches and wild nature. The landscape prevailing in this place is truly desertic. It is on the list of the best beaches in the world, but still remains a small fishing village, which hardly appears on the covers of travel magazines. The whole area has become a National Park, so Brazilians cannot cover it with concrete and roads. If you are looking for a really unique place, you definitely have to visit this beach. Now it is easy to reach as there is an airport, which was opened in 2017. 

  • Praia da Pipa (Pipa Beach), municipality of Tibau do Sul

The waters here are full of dolphins and turtles, so this might be a thing that will encourage you to visit this amazing place. If you want to try surfing or you are a professional surfer, this is a place for you. This charming spot surrounded by cliffs will take your breath away. There is also a lot of hostels and hotels in the area to choose from. It is situated near Natal, so you can visit the city as well. 

  • Itamambuca, Ubatuba

You will find this beach in Ubatuba city. You can reach the city by bus from Rio de Janeiro (5 hours trip). Book the tickets online on Brazil Bus Travel website . If you want to spend a few days there, we recommend renting a house near the beach. Remember that this surf destination is only alive during the day – there is nothing to do there during the night. Don’t worry though, you will be too tired to do anything after your surf lessons. We recommend taking a few classes of surfing in Zecão surf school. Situated in Mata atlantica rainforest, it is full of beautiful plants, trees and birds. You can even spot some turtles there. 

  • Praia de Itacarezinho, Bahia

This perfect beach with palm trees and white soft sand is situated 15 km south of Itacaré city, in the Bahia state. It is a great place to have a long walk as the beach is 3,5 km long. While being in Bahia, you cannot forget to try Acarajé, Muqueca or Bobó de Camarão. Just write those names down and order them while being there – you won’t regret it.

 

Did we inspire you to visit any of those best beaches in Brazil that we have enlisted? Please let us know if you love them as much as we do.