If you are planing vacation in Latin America, you should be well-prepared and have a list of places worth visiting at below. Actually, we are going to provide you with this list and focus your attention mostly on Brazil – the largest country of South America that occupies its eastern coast. If such things as samba, bossa nova, mate sound familiar to you, it means that you already have the basic idea of Brazil, which is also famous for its fabulous nature, fascinating landscapes and exotic cuisine. Brazil is your chance to broaden your mind, to look at the world from a different angle, you are not accustomed to.
Brazil is open to tourism that is a considerable source of income for the country. All its advantages allow the country to stay attractive to people from all over the world and to host a significant amount of tourists every year. Unfortunately, one disadvantage must also be admitted – the flourishing crime rate. There exist a possibility of being mugged or cheated, but we will teach you how not to become a victim of muggers and suggest some precautions you should follow. To be clear, the list we are about to present is not only the list of the most exciting spots, but also the most safe ones.
If you are still eager to explore the wild nature of South America and plunge deeper into the Brazilian culture, we will guide you.
10. Belo Horizonte (state of Minas Gerais)
Belo Horizonte may be translated into English as “beautiful horizon” and is called so because of the mountains which surround the city and create a spectacular view. It is one of the most populated cities in Brazil and also the 6th largest one. It may be known as the “capital of neighborhood bars” because of the Comida di Buteco festival, which is held here every year and is a kind of a competition between bars. People, who are keen on museums and parks, will undoubtedly find some here too.
9. Brasília (Federal District)
Being the federal capital of Brazil, this city is full of life, motion and people in a hurry. You can stroll around the city, enjoy various attractions, but don’t forget to stay cautious, remember: better safe than sorry. The perfect way out is to leave all your valuable belongings in the hotel room that will let you feel relaxed in the noisy crowd.
8. Macapá (state of Amapá)
It lies on the northern channel of the Amazon River delta just on the Equator. A lot of beaches may attract your attention here. Golden sand and calming warm water will make you slow the pace down and forget about the hectic days and routine. Perfect place to stop for a second and enjoy dreams about your future trips and adventures.
7. Salvador (state of Bahia)
Not far from Salvador lies the Chapada Diamantina National Park – the place that is highly recommended for those, who are fond of pure nature and untouched landscapes. Chapada is a Brazilian word that means a region of steep cliffs, and Diamantina refers to the diamonds found there in the mid-19th century. This place is rich in various gorgeous waterfalls, caves and cliffs. This place is really hard to get to, but you can reach it by bus from Salvador, such trip will take you about 6-7 hours. Plan at least some days to see everything here and enjoy its beauty to the full.
Don’t forget to mark the Chapada Diamantina National Park as a must go place.
6. Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul)
Porto Alegre is another place in Brazil worth visiting. The city was one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Here Churrasco is well-known among local residents and also foreigners. Come here and try the most delicious grilled meat.
5. Domingos Martins (state of Espirito Santo)
This region may be interesting because of Pedra Azul – a rock of an enormous size – that is situated here. Pedro Azul may be translated as “Blue Stone”. It is called so because during the sunset or dawn it changes its colour from grey into blue. This phenomenon attracts everybody who is willing to witness a real miracle.
4. Campo Grande (state of Mato Grosso do Sul)
Campo Grande literally means “Great Field” and is the largest city of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. It is also known under the another name Cidade Morena that may be translated as “Swarthy City” and is called so because of the reddish-brown colour of the soil that resembles a tanned skin. Just in the middle of Campo Grande lies Parque de Poderes – a big park where you can walk and enjoy the scenery.
3. Rio de Janeiro (state of Rio de Janeiro)
Being the primary tourist resort of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro receives the biggest amount of tourists in South America per year. Here you can encounter whatever you may wish to find, from the old historic buildings to the most sparkling attractions of nightlife. For sure, take a look at Christ the Redeemer – the most remarkable feature of Rio de Janeiro.
2. São Paulo (state of São Paulo)
The most populous and wealthiest state in Brazil. We advise you to visit Ibirapuera Park – the beloved place of locals, where they like to run, exercise, meet friends and chat. The park is pretty large, so you may rent a bicycle in order not to get tired after the continued walk. The place is crowded enough, so it’s better to play smart always.
Another way of a pleasant time spending may be visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art in São Paolo that is popular to every tourist.
1. Florianópolis (state of Santa Catarina)
Finally, we have reached our destination – the point number one. Florianópolis is both very beautiful and safe spot for a tourist. It is a place of picturesque beaches, where you can enjoy the moment laying on the warm sand under the sunshade and sipping the refreshing beverages.