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Brazil

Brazilians often say they live in a continent rather than a country, and that's an excusable exaggeration. The landmass is bigger than the United States if you exclude Alaska; the journey from Recife in the east to the western border with Peru is longer than that from London to Moscow, and the distance between the northern and southern borders is about the same as that between New York and Los Angeles.

Brazil has no mountains to compare with its Andean neighbors like Peru, and Argentina, but in every other respect it has all the scenic - and cultural - variety you would expect from so vast a country. These difficulties, however, rarely seem to overshadow everyday life in Brazil. It's fair to say that nowhere in the world do people know how to enjoy themselves more - most famously in the annual orgiastic celebrations of Carnaval, but reflected, too, in the lively year-round nightlife that you'll find in any decent-sized town.

This national hedonism also manifests itself in Brazil's highly developed beach culture; the country's superb music and dancing; rich regional cuisines ; and in the most relaxed and tolerant attitude to sexuality - gay and straight - that you'll find anywhere in South America. And if you needed more reason to visit, there's a strength and variety of popular culture, and a genuine friendliness and humor in the people that is tremendously welcoming and infectious.
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Tibau do Sul

Tibau do Sul is considered one of the most stunning and unspoilt beaches in Brazil.
Tibau do Sul comprises of beaches such as "Madeiro, Dolfins Bay, Pipa and others".
Tibau do Sul is an old fishermen village, is the most beautiful wild paradise: it is a region that goes beyond any borderline. Everyone lives in perfect harmony with the friendly natives and has the charm that is peculiar to the most tourist beaches in the world. The village nightline is very active, with bars, night clubs and international standard restaurants.

Teresina

Capital city of Piauí, is usually used as starting point to visit 2 important National Parks located in Piauí: Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades (Seven Cities National Park) and Parque Nacional das Capivaras located
The name Teresina is a tribute to Lady Teresa Cristina, Empress of Brazil, wife of D. Pedro II. Lady Cristina was so admired in Piauí that another city, Imperatriz, was named after Her. Likewise, Teresópolis, city in Rio de Janeiro, was named in homage to Lady Teresa Cristina.

Teresina was the first city in Brazil to be planned. It was designed in 1852 by a master builder in the form of a chessboard. Located 622 km far from Fortaleza, Teresina is the only capital of Brazilian northeast which was not built by the coast; because of this, Piauí is the only Brazilian State which is more developed in the interior than on the coastline.

Sao Paulo

São Paulo’s capital is a place full of surprises. Is faraway from the time when it was just called as the raining “Terrada Garoa”, the working, and concrete city. The capital is a another monumental place with tons of options for tourists, where there are some places you have to visit when you are there. The “Bela Vista” (Italian neighborhood), the “Liberdade” (Oriental neighborhood), and other commercial streets such as: March 25 (Arabian) and “José Paulino”. At these places you will have a good notion of the variety of immigrants that came to install their selves to help the development of the city even more. The intense cultural life of São Paulo received a major boost during the 1920s when it hosted the Modern Art Week, the landmark for a movement to encourage renewal within Brazilian art. Nowadays, that dynamism is expressed in the capital's well-appointed museums, the range of options offered and a certain guarantee for artists that to achieve success in São Paulo signifies general acclaim. In the state of São Paulo, leisure is as varied as job opportunities, especially in the capital where there are many options to suit all tastes and budgets. There are a number of options ranging from exhibitions and open-air shows to museums with theatres putting on highly sophisticated performances. And as paulistas also have the right to enjoy life, their capital city has a range of restaurants running from the simple and delicious to establishments that equal the sophistication of the best anywhere in the world.

Sao Luis

In no other Brazilian City did the Portuguese make so much to use to their tile-producing art. Besides decorative, the tiles protected mansions walls from the salty sea winds and heavy rain. Tiles f all kinds, featuring rich color and drawing patterns, gave Sao Luis the title of “The Tile city”.
The Praia Grande neighborhood - the old provincial commercial area - is an astonishing sample of the opulence of past centuries. On Portugal street, you’ll be delighted with the old, tile walled mansions and the narrow streets, alleys and hills paved with cantaria stones, which the Portuguese used as ballast in their vessels.
Sao Luis presently preserves its colonial architecture and history in harmony with a modern, 20th century urban landscape. Its beautiful beaches, happy nightlife and delicious cuisine based in seafood, as well as the unique local culture, are definitely a must-see.

Salvador


Walking on the streets of the Historical District of Salvador, we feel like being taken back to the ancient times of Brazilian History. Until 1763, Salvador was the capital of the Portuguese Crown in Americans, besides being the main port of the southern hemisphere until the eighteenth century.
With an extensive shoreline and a constant year round temperature (around 25° C/ 77° F), Salvador is an innovation to outdoor leisure activities. The city’s tropical climate is enhanced by steady gentle breezes blowing the Atlantic Ocean and the All Saint’s Bay. With approximately 50 Km of beaches and one third of the shore of the All Saint’s Bay, Salvador is the ideal location for relaxing seaside vacations and the practice of water sports.
Its people is formed by native Americans, Portuguese and Africans and present an unique ethnic and cultural diversity that’s stands out for its harmonious and democratic coexistence, rarely found in the world today. The particular traits of each ethnic group that forms city’s population create original music, dance, and many other artistic cultural expressions.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is Brazil's best known postcard. Its image is closely linked with the Sugarloaf and Corcovado Mountains, football, samba and the attractive tanned and vivacious people.

The Rio of the postcards is also the capital of the state of the same name - an exuberant state with a captivating natural beauty, shaped by its unusual geography and by the effervescence of its inhabitants who manage to combine the art of working and playing to the absolute maximum.

Rio Branco

Rio Branco, the capital of the state of Acre, is built on the river Acre and has strong indigenous influences, as well as those from the North East region of Brazil. Rio Branco is one of the most insulates capital cities in Brazil; the nearest capital is Porto Velho (about 540 km away), in Rondônia, but this is an insulated city itself; the major city nearest Rio Branco is Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, which is 1445 km away (a few days in a boat, the most common means of transportation in Acre).

Recife

Although Recife is the fourth-largest city in Brazil, it is less modern and cosmopolitan than its more famous counterparts. Recife and its environs have only recently become a tourist destination, so visitors are often a novelty for its inhabitants, especially those of the neighboring fishing villages.
Recife's name was derived from the Portuguese word for reef, referring simply to the city's situation behind a long and protective coastal reef. Recife is a major port city, and much of its energy and culture has its source in the constant influx and outflow of trade. High rises, colonial churches, and markets quilt the city with a mix of old and new. Often called the Venice of Brazil for its many canals, bridges, and tiny one-way streets, Recife is a wonderful city in which to wander about, letting chance provide a memorable discovery or two.

Praia do Forte

Known as the “Brazilian Polynesia”, Praia do Forte has so many leisure option that is hard to know where to start. There are 12 kilometers of beaches surrounded by dunes, coconut groves and tidal pools. Some attractions are: Garcia D´Ávila Castle Historic District, Sapiranga reserve, Pojuca river rapids, and a fisherman village that welcomes the visitors with open arms. Besides all that, Praia do Forte also offers an excellent infrastructure.

Porto Velho

Porto Velho is the capital of the Brazilian state of Rondônia, in the upper Amazon River basin. The population is about 334.661 people.

Located at the border of Rondônia and the state of Amazonas, the town is an important trade center of cassiterite, the mining of which represents the most important economic activity in the region, and a transportation and communication center. It is located on the eastern shore of the Madeira River, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon River.
The name Porto Velho means "Old Port"; the city grew around a port, at the banks of river Madeira.

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