Top 10 Destinations

Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil. It is the business center and its population of over 11 million people, inside the city limits, makes it the largest city in South America. It is the center of Brazil’s booming banking sector and home of the Brazilian stock market.

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Sao Paulo, SP [fot. Marcos Leal]

Campinas is a city located in the State of Sao Paulo, about 100km North West of the capital city, Sao Paulo. It is a city of approximately 1 million people inside the city limits and 2.2 million in the Greater Campinas Area, which is made up of 19 smaller cities.

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Campinas, SP [fot. Giuliano Maiolini]

Curitiba (Koo-ree-chee-bah) is the largest city in the south of Brazil. It is the capital city of the state of Paraná and home to around 2 million people inside the city and well over 3 million in the metropolitan area.

Residing in the south means that its population[...]

Curitiba, PR [fot Bruno Henrique Baruta Barreto]

Rio de Janeiro, the city, is the capital of Rio de Janeiro State. With a population around 6.5 million, it is the second largest but most infamous Brazilian city. It is known for beautiful scenery, endless beaches, hot bodies and steamy music. Pronounced “hee-oh day jan-air-oh,&[...]

Rio de Janeiro, [fot. Phil Whitehouse]

Belo Horizonte is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais (Mean-us Jay-rice). “Minas,” for short, lays West of Rio and North West of Sao Paulo.

Belo Horizonte (Belo Oh-hee-zon-chee) is a city of about 5 million inhabitants. The meaning of the name is “Bea[...]

Belo Horizonte [fot. flickr]

Welcome to the South! Florianopolis (Flor-ee-an-opolis) is different from the other beach cities in Brazil. South America is in the Southern hemisphere, which means that the more you go south, the colder it gets. Driving down the southern coast, the change in landscape, due to climate[...]

Florianopolis, SC [fot flickr]

Brasilia (Bra-zi-lee-ah) is the capital city of Brazil. Like Washington D.C in the USA, it is a Federal District and does not belong to any stare. With almost three million inhabitants, it is the fourth largest city in Brazil.

The city was built in the late 1950’s in [...]

Brasilia, [fot. by Marco Mugnatto]

Salvador (Sal-vah-dor) is the capital city of the State of Bahia (Bah-eee-ah) which means “Bay.” With 3.5 million people, it is Brazil’s 3rd largest city and the economic hub of the northeast of the county. This port city is one of Brazil’s oldest, which can st[...]

Salvador, Bahia [fot. Claudia Regina]

Fortaleza (For-tah-leza), meaning “Fortress,” is the state capital of the state of Ceará which is located in the Northeast of Brazil. With a population of 2.5 million within city limits and over 3.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, it is the fifth largest c[...]

Fortaleza, CE [fot. A. Duarte]

Foz do Iguaçu (Foss doe Ee-gwa-sue), as it is called in Portuguese, is a small city and also an enormous waterfall. In English, it is called Iguaçu Falls (Ee-gwa-sue falls).

This semicircular waterfall is almost 3km wide, averages approximately 80 meters in he[...]

Foz do Iguacu, PR [fot. Jesús Corrius]