Tourism in Brazil


Tourism in Brazil:

Great Water Lilys float in Pantanal in Brazil.
Tourism in Brazil

Tourism in Brazil is a massive industry that has been growing steadily for the past 20 years. The country’s gorgeous beaches, impressive biodiversity, a rich variety of cultures, Carnaval festivals, and much more are responsible for attracting millions of tourists each year..

One of the most popular seasons to visit the country is between November and March, as temperatures are warm across the country. If you’re interested in kitesurfing, you’ll want to avoid March and April.

Brazil has so many astonishing beaches that choosing the best is no easy task. The most famous beach in Brazil is Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro. Other incredible beaches in Brazil include Ipanema, Florianopolis, Jericoacoara, and Praia do Espelho.

1. Río de Janeiro

The statue of Christ the Redeemer towers over Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro is a city unlike any other, and it’s no wonder why it’s the most visited city by foreign tourists in Brazil. One of the country’s most iconic landmarks, the Christ the Redeemer Statue, is located here, as are several incredible beaches and a wide range of amenities.Sugarloaf mountain offers incredible views of the city and the bay, and Copacabana Beach is one of the most famous in the world.

2. Diving in the Bonito River

Two people with snorkel gear dive in the Bonito River in Brazil.

Just south of the Pantanal Wetlands in Mato Grosso do Sul, one of Brazil’s 26 states, flows the Bonito River through its caves. The river is amazingly clear thanks to the abundant presence of limestone.Diving is a popular activity in the river near the town of Bonito, thanks to the river’s immaculate visibility and impressive flora and fauna. Divers can expect to see many exotic species, including anacondas.

3. Dance

Two people practice Capoeira at sunset in Brazil.

Music and dance are two important parts of Brazilian culture, and the country is home to many different kinds. Anyone who is interested in dance will have plenty to learn about and experience in Brazil. One of the most famous styles of dance in Brazil include Samba, Carimbo, Forro, Coco, and Jongo.

4. The Blue Lake Grotto

Crystal clear blue waters reflect stalactites in Blue Lake Grotto in Brazil.

The Blue Lake Grotto, Gruta do Lago Azul in Portuguese, is an impressive underground lake in Bonito, Brazil. The lake gets its name for the incredible blue color of the water that becomes downright magical when the sun’s rays hit it just right. There are also captivating stalactites to take in that make this place a popular tourist spot.

5. Iguazu Falls

A boat approaches Iguazu Falls.

Considered one of the greatest waterfalls in the world, Iguazu Falls forms part of the border between Argentina and Brazil and connects the Upper Iguazu River with the Lower Iguazu River. Tourists from all over the world come to see this famous waterfall; most of the falls are on the Argentinian side, but there are some fantastic views to be had from the Brazilian side.

7. The Amazon

A parrot soars over the Amazon Rainforest in Amazonas, Brazil.

The Amazon Rainforest is the largest in the world, and it boasts almost unbelievable biodiversity. 60% of the forest is inside Brazil’s borders, and visiting national parks in the state of Amazonas is sure to provide some unforgettable experiences.

The capital of Amazonas is Manaus, which is in the middle of the rainforest and at the confluence of the Amazon and Black Rivers. This is a fantastic place to stay and use as a base for adventures in the rainforest and on the river.

9. Oscar Niemeyer Museum

The Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba, Brazil.

Undoubtedly, one of the most well-known architects to come from Brazil, Oscar Niemeyer helped design the country’s capital of Brasília and was a leading figure in Modern architecture in Latin America.Naturally, Niemeyer himself designed the museum, completing it when he was 95 years old. The museum focuses on the visual arts, architecture, and design. It is located in the city of Curitiba in the state of Paraná.

10. Carnival

Man plays trumpet in a crowd of people during Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Carnival is one of the largest festivals in Brazil and in the world. It’s celebrated for several days starting on the Friday before Ash Wednesday and takes place in cities all over Brazil. The cities with the grandest Carnaval festivals are Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, and Olinda.

11. Fernando de Noronha

A sandy beach is seen through the trees in  Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.

The Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park is visited by thousands of tourists each year. Natural swimming pools and plenty of ecological trails make an enticing location for nature lovers. It’s also considered one of the best diving locations in the world.

This UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site is also perfect for beach lovers, as it is home to several. It’s also a great spot to see sea turtles and dolphins.

12. Ilha Grande

People swim in the water at a beach on Ilha Grande, Brazil.

This is a hot spot for domestic and international tourists alike. Ilha Grande is an island just off the coast of Rio de Janeiro and is a great escape from the city and mainland. The island boasts white sandy beaches, forest trails, clear waters, and no cars.

13. São Paulo

People walk across a street in São Paulo, Brazil.

São Paulo is the most populous city in Brazil, and it’s like no other on Earth. The city is a major economic hub in Latin America and is one of the most diverse in Brazil. It has the largest Portuguese, Arab, Italian, and Japanese diasporas, and natives of over 200 different countries inhabit the city.

14. São Miguel das Missões

Aerial view of the Archaeological Site of São Miguel Arcanjo

Aerial view of the Archaeological Site of São Miguel Arcanjo

This is an interesting spot to visit in Brazil for the 17th-century Spanish Jesuit Ruins found here. They’ve been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the nearby museum is the perfect place to learn about the history of the site. The museum holds statues that were created by the missionaries that lived here and were placed throughout the region

15. Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

Almecegas I Waterfall in Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park.

Almecegas I Waterfall

This national park is in the state of Goias in Brazil, and it’s a fantastic location to visit for its natural beauty. There are a mind-blowing 300 waterfalls in this park and tons of trails that are perfect for trekking. It’s possible to visit the park with a guide or to go on a solo adventure..

19. The World’s Largest Cashew Tree

World's Largest Cashew Tree - Pirangi, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

World’s Largest Cashew Tree

For something a little bit different, visitors to Brazil can check out the Cashew of Pirangi, located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in the northeastern part of the country. It is the world’s largest cashew tree, taking up roughly two acres! That’s the size of 70 normal-sized cashew trees.The actual age of the tree isn’t known, but it still produces plenty of fruits and nuts. It was entered into the Guinness Book of Records in 1994.