100 Reasons to Visit Brazil

Brazil, a vast South American country, stretches from the Amazon Basin in the north to vineyards and massive Iguaçu Falls in the south. Here are 100 reasons to visit Brazil.

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    Greatest Party Ever

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    Unless you live under a rock, Brazil throws the best party in the world — Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival.

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    Street art

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    Brazil — the Mecca of street art. This is the place where it is necessary to go for creative inspiration. Street art in Brazil is respected. A street artists feel safe without any fear of police or administration.

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    Brazilian Beat

    Brazil is famous for its music. On top of the list of course is samba, as well as bossa nova. Enjoy these in outdoor bars with your favorite drink.

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    It’s in the Brazilian culture to be happ

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    It’s hard to see rude hotel clerks and unpleasant taxicab drivers in Brazil because it’s in the culture to greet everyone as if they were great friends. Kissing strangers in greeting is customary.

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    Haven for Sportsmaniacs

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    Hosting 2014 World Cup and the upcoming Olympics, Brazil is a sportsman haven.

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    Brazil Beaches

    More than 2,000 beaches stretch along Brazil's shoreline and more than 1,000 islands dot the Atlantic Ocean within the country's limits.

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    The sea turtle hatching season

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    If you’re a nature lover, you’ll want to be in the village of Praia do Forte between October and March each year.

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    Iguazu Falls

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    Located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, the Iguazu Falls is one of the most awe-inspiring natural sights in the world. Imagine over 275 waterfalls crashing into the Iguazu River from a precipice three kilometres high—and you'll begin to understand what we mean.

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    Corcovado, meaning "hunchback" in Portuguese, is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro. The 710-metre granite peak is located in the Tijuca Forest, a national park. It is sometimes confused with nearby Sugarloaf Mountain.

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    Statue of Christ the Redeemer

    The 40-metre-tall statue of Christ the Redeemer on the Corcovado peak that overlooks Rio de Janeiro, is one of the city's most iconic monuments.

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    Sugarloaf Mountain

    Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean.

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    New Year's Eve - Rio de Janeiro

    If celebrating along with a couple of million people is your thing, get to Copacabana Beach for the world's most iconic New Year's celebration.

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    Copacabana located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is known for its 4 km balneario beach, which is one of the most famous in the world.

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    Sao Paulo Fashion Week

    The Sao Paulo Fashion Week is Latin America's biggest and considered the world's fifth largest fashion show after New York, London, Paris and Milan.

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    Tijuca Forest

    The Tijuca Forest is a tropical rainforest in the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is claimed to be the world's largest urban forest.

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    Boi Bumba festival

    The second largest festival in Brazil takes place in a small town on an Amazon River island. The Parintins Folklore Festival attracts 40,000 people and showcases local culture in a purpose-built stadium.

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    Ibirapuera Park

    Ibirapuera Park is a major urban park in São Paulo. It has a large area for leisure, jogging and walking, as well a vivid cultural scene with museums and a music hall.

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    The Favelas

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    Maracanã Stadium

    The Maracanã Stadium, also known as Maracanã, officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is a football stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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    Green Anaconda

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    At 30 feet plus in length and over 550 pounds, this is the largest snake on Earth. Speedy fast in the water, the anaconda is a bit slower on land, but still takes down jaguars, caimans, wild pigs, and deer.

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    Santa Teresa

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    Santa Teresa is the name of a neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is located on top of the Santa Teresa hill, by the centre of Rio, and is famous for its winding, narrow streets which are a favourite spot for artists and tourists.

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    The country celebrates its artists

    Visit the contemporary arts center in Inhotim, one hour from Brumadinho in Southeast Brazil, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim.

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    Teatro Municipal

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    Brazilian People and Culture

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    For hundreds of years, Brazilian culture has been in the making by people with a very diverse ethnic and cultural heritage. A glorious mix of contributions is imprinted in the culture that generated easily recognizable expressions such as bossa nova, capoeira, and the yellow soccer jersey.

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    Amazon Theatre, Manaus

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    The Amazon Theatre is an opera house located in Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

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    Brazilian Cuisine

    From open fire pits tended in the open fields of Rio Grande do Sul by gaúchos, the South American cowboys, to upscale restaurants abroad, barbecue is one of the trends that have brought international attention to Brazilian food.

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    Arpoador is a region located on the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, in a small peninsula between Ipanema and Copacabana. Part of its territory belongs to the neighbourhood of Ipanema.

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    The Amazon Rainforest

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    There are plenty of lodges around the rainforest that offer tours and experiences to see the rainforest up close.

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    Belo Horizonte

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    If you haven’t heard of Belo Horizonte and you like the bar scene, then you are missing out.

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    São Paulo Museum of Art

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    Night Life

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    Historic Centre

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    The Historic Centre is a historic neighborhood located in the western zone of Salvador, Bahia.

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    Amazing Landscapes & Ecosystems

    There are several famous attractions in Brazil that are a must see relating to the ecological and biological diversity of the country.

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    Botanical Garden of Curitiba

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    Travel-Friendly Weather

    Brazil is also a famous paradise for its unique weather that allows your chances while traveling to have a warm sunny vacation.

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    Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

    The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is located in Maranhão state, in northeastern Brazil, just east of the Baía de São José, between 02º19’—02º45’ S and 42º44’—43º29’ W. I

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    Brazil's Hotels

    The one major industry that has taken great strides in improving is the major hotel chains.

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    Brazil is a Gateway to South America

    Brazil has awesome neighbors. Make it your hub to some of the greatest attractions in South America.

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    Theatro Municipal

    Municipal Theatre of São Paulo is a theatre in São Paulo. It is regarded as one of the landmarks of the city, significant both for its architectural value as well as for its historical importance.

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    Florianapolis – a perfect blend of traditions and modernism. The city was named Party Destination for its numerous bars, nightclubs and bars. By day visitors are welcome to explore the cultural aspect and educate themselves.

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    Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo

    The Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo is one of the most important art museums in Brazil. It is housed in a 1900 building in Jardim da Luz, Downtown São Paulo, designed by Ramos de Azevedo and Domiziano.

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    Noiva De Cordeiro

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    This cozy town is situated in the middle of the countryside.

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    Ibirapuera Auditorium

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    The Ibirapuera Auditorium is a building conceived by Oscar Niemeyer for the presentation of musical spectacles, situated in Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo.

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    Itiquira Falls

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    Itiquira Falls, the second greatest waterfall in Brail. Besides the environment, you will be able to enjoy dozens of hiking trails and tens of sports with crystal clean water. That’s a fantastic place to have a rest.

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    Leblon is the most affluent neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. Neighboring Ipanema is regarded as the second most affluent area in Rio de Janeiro. It is also the name of the local beach.

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    Tree Canopy Tour

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    Museum of the Portuguese Language

    The Museum of the Portuguese Language is an interactive Portuguese language—and Linguistics/Language Development in general—museum in São Paulo.

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    Brazilians treat visitors as if they were long lost friends

    Brazilians treat visitors as if they were long lost friends that they have been waiting their whole lives to meet up with again. Tourism is a hugely integral sector of the country’s economy and Brazilians make a point of making travelers feel so at home and welcome, that visitors really never want to leave.

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    The Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim is a museum and contemporary art museum located in Brumadinho in southeast Brazil, founded by former mining magnate Bernardo Paz.

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    The Coffee

    Responsible for more than a third of all coffee produced in the world, Brazilian coffee is world renowned for its quality and distinctive taste. As the number one producer for more than 150 years, Brazilian coffee is used in just about all blends of coffee all over the world.

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    Porto da Barra Beach

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    For the animal-lovers

    With its natural resources of cloud forests, rain forests, virgin forests, and water forms like rivers and swamps, Brazil is home to many animal species. Many of these are endemic and endangered species.

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    Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

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    The Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim is the most famous of the Catholic churches of Salvador, in the State of Bahia. . It was built in the 18th century on a hill in the Itapagipe Peninsula, in the lower town of Salvador.

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    UNESCO Sites

    Brazil beckons those who love history and culture with its long list of UNESCO Heritage Sites but a must are heritage towns.

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    Imperial Museum of Brazil

    The Museu Imperial de Petrópolis is a museum situated in the historic center of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro. It is housed in the former summer palace of the emperor, Pedro II, built in 1845.

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    Cascading is rappelling through waterfalls and it is arguably the best way to see the waterfalls in Brazil. You can choose from a beginner level of a 45 foot waterfall or go for something taller to really get the heart pounding.

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    Pedra da Gávea

    Pedra da Gávea is a mountain in Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro. Composed of granite and gneiss, its elevation is 844 metres, making it one of the highest mountains in the world that ends directly in the ocean.

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    Parque Lage

    Parque Lage is a public park in the city of Rio de Janeiro, located in the Jardim Botânico neighborhood at the foot of the Corcovado. The land was formerly the residence of industrialist Enrique Lage and his wife, singer Gabriella Besanzoni.

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    Rio Scenarium

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    It is a hot spot for tourists and locals alike and it is the best way to experience the nightlife in Rio.

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    Escadaria Selarón

    Escadaria Selarón, also known as the 'Selaron Steps', is a set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as "my tribute to the Brazilian people".

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    Ipanema Beach

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    Palácio do Planalto

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    The Palácio do Planalto is the official workplace of the President of Brazil. It is located in the national capital of Brasília. The building was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated on April 21, 1960.

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    Capoeira is a dance like martial art style that is known in Brazil. You can visit one of the Capoeira schools and view a demonstration for free.

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    Sala São Paulo

    The Júlio Prestes Cultural Center, which is located in the Júlio Prestes Train Station in the old north central section of the city of São Paulo.

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    The Pantanal

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    If your true passion is flora and fauna, you should definitely pick the Pantanal. This place displays the wildlife of Brazil. It’s one of the most impressive areas having a collection of animals not seen anywhere else.

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    Rubber plantation museum

    The splendour of Manaus's past was built on the backs of slaves – local Indians who were indentured to work on the rubber estates. Perhaps the best way to acknowledge that reality is with a visit to the Museu do Seringal Vila Paraíso.

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    Fernando de Noronha

    This archipelago in the Northeast of Brazil is one of the best dive sites on the planet with an average temperature of 80°F water and visibility up to 164 ft horizontally. The place is a privilege for few, since the entry of visitors is limited in order to preserve the natural beauty of the islands.

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    Paranoá Lake

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    Lake Paranoá is an artificial lake located in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. During construction of the city, the Paranoá River was dammed to form the lake, which has a circumference of 80 km.

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    One of the largest cities in the South of Brazil, Curitiba is known to urban planners and transport buffs worldwide for its innovative public transit system.

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    Cathedral of Brasília

    The Cathedral of Brasília is the Roman Catholic cathedral serving Brasília and serves as the seat of the Archdiocese of Brasília. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, and was completed and dedicated on May 31, 1970.

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    Brazil loves to eat meat. Churrasco is derived from the Portuguese and Spanish term for grilling meat, usually on skewers over hot coals. If you’re into BBQ, prime cuts and believe a meal isn’t a meal without meat you’re onto a winning cuisine in Brazil.

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    Candelária Church

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    The Candelária Church is an important historical Roman Catholic church in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in southeastern Brazil. It was built and decorated during a long period, from 1775 to the late 19th century.

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    Pink Dolphin

    In Brazil they have pink dolphins! Pink River Dolphins (also known as Boto) are the largest freshwater dolphins in the world, measuring up to 2.7 metres long and over 130 kilograms in weight.

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    Itamaraty Palace

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    The Itamaraty Palace is the headquarters of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil. It is located in the national capital of Brasília. The building was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated on April 21, 1970.

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    The Lencois Maranhenses National Park

    The Lencois Maranhenses National Park in north-eastern Brazil will bewilder any visitor with its dramatic ecology of alternating sand dunes and freshwater lakes.

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    Oscar Niemeyer Museum

    The Oscar Niemeyer Museum is located in the city of Curitiba, in the state of Paraná. It was inaugurated in 2002 with the name Novo Museu or New Museum.

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    Adventure at Pedra Bonita

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    Thrill-seekers can take the plunge at Pedra Bonita, a granite hill near Rio de Janeiro which stands at a height of 2,283 feet, and is a popular take-off spot for paragliding and hand gliding. Fly over the surrounding forest-covered mountains and Rio's gorgeous beaches.

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    Porto de Galinhas

    Porto de Galinhas is a beach in the municipality of Ipojuca, Pernambuco. Porto de Galinhas is a major tourist destination. The beach is famous for its bright-water beaches and the natural pools.

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    What better way to meet other singles then over a few cocktails? Be sure to try a caipirinha, the national cocktail, or try one of Brazil’s ice cold craft beers like Morada Hop Arabica or Colorado Ithaca.

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    Supreme Federal Court

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    The Supreme Federal Court is the supreme court of Brazil, serving primarily as the Constitutional Court of the country. It is the highest court of law in Brazil for constitutional issues and its rulings cannot be appealed.

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    Learn to Samba while you’re visiting Brazil. You can take lessons or learn the country’s national dance by trying it with a local. Some samba schools in Rio de Janeiro are even open to the public during their Carnival rehearsals.

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    Hopi Hari

    Hopi Hari is a Brazilian theme park located at Km 72 of Bandeirantes Highway, Vinhedo in the state of São Paulo. It is located 30 km from Campinas and 80 km from São Paulo.

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    Located in the center of the country, Brazil’s capital was designed by the now-world renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer and urban planner Lucio Costa in the late 1950’s.

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    Beto Carrero World

    Beto Carrero World is the biggest theme park in Latin America, located in Penha.

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    Belo Horizonte

    Located inland, Belo Horizonte is known for its many bar options.

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    São Paulo Zoo

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    The São Paulo Zoo is the largest zoo in Brazil. With 824,529 m² of space in what was originally the Atlantic Forest, the zoo is south of the city of São Paulo.

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    Located in northeast Brazil, Fortaleza benefits from its year-round tropical climate. Although beaches line the city, the Atlantic can be rough at times.

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    Beach Park

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    Beach Park is a Brazilian water park and tourist resort, situated on the beach of Porto das Dunas in the municipality of Aquiraz, in the Metropolitan region of Fortaleza.

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    The amazing view over the city! Rio de Janeiro

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    Estádio Beira-Rio

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    Estádio José Pinheiro Borda, better known as Estádio Beira-Rio due to its location beside the Guaíba River, is a football stadium in Porto Alegre.

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    The colorful houses

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    Serra do Rio do Rastro

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    Serra do Rio do Rastro is a mountain range located in the southeast of the state of Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil. It is crossed by the road SC-438, with remarkable landscapes and deep crags.

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    In Brazil, they have the cutest boats.

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    Citibank Hall

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    Citibank Hall is a music theatre in the Santo Amaro neighbourhood, city of São Paulo.

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    Anavilhanas Archipelago

    Like a giant Harry Potter maze on acid, the Anavilhanas Archipelago comprises about 400 islands among the labyrinthine twists and turns of the dark Negro River.

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    Meeting of waters

    At the Meeting of Waters (Encontro das Águas), the two rivers merge in swirls of curlicues, spirals and whirlpools. The waters don't blend completely for another 6km downstream.

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    After being voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by the The New York Times, Jericoacara became trendy.

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    Chapada Diamantina National Park

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    This park at the center of Bahia state, in the Northeast of Brazil used to be explored by miners in their search for diamonds and gold. Nowadays, what will make your eyes shine are the innumerous waterfalls, caves with blue water, huge canyons with amazing rivers and natural pools.

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    Ilha Grande

    A beautiful island off the coast of Rio, which can be reached by ferry (no cars allowed – there are no roads for them to drive on anyway). It’s a great place to see local wildlife, and also has a fascinating history, having been a pirates’ lair, a leper colony and a prison in its time.

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    Sea Kayaking in Paraty

    Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced kayaker, this is a great way to enjoy fantastic views of the town and mountains, relax on the beautiful sandy beaches and explore a mangrove forest on your way to the base of the Sugarloaf mountain.

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