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.
The village of Morro de Sao Paulo, on Tinhare island, has no road and no cars but only sandy street. The tractors are the only transportation helping guest carring the luggages.
There are four main beaches where the water is crystal-clear, and has regularly made them on the best-beache lists of several Brazilian magazines. The clear water around the island are ideal for scuba diving and for lobster, squid and fish.
You can access this village by 50 minutes by plane from Salvador or about 1/2 hours by boat from Valenca or four hours from Salvador.
In the early years of the twentieth century the city of Manaus, capital of Amazonas, became very wealthy and the most important cultural centre in the Northern Region of Brazil. The old rubber barons dreamed of transforming it into a European style city and called it "the Paris of the Tropics". The architecture of the " Opera House" and Municipal Market" is an exemplo of the luxury and ostentation in which their inhabitants lived.
Manaus is a major staging post for tourist and its port is a starting point for trips into the Amazon forest.
The capital of Alagoas, is relaxed modern city, and its beaches are enchanting with calm and emerald waters.
In addition to beaches, it has a modern feeling, apart from small historical area in the commerical center, such as buildings dating back to previous centuries, in particular, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Pleasures, 1840; the Deodoro Theatre, the Municipal Market, the Historical Institute Museum and the Floriano Peixoto Palace housing the State government headquarters.
Macapá is the capital city of the state of Amapá in Brazil, (population: 339,500), on the Amazon River.
Accessible only by boat or by plane, the city lies exactly on the Equator, at 0º N, and hosts a monument to this, known as Marco Zero (Zero Mark). Next to it there are both a sambadrome and a football stadium (the Zerão), proud to be the only one in the world where each half of the field is located in opposite hemispheres.
João Pessoa is a coastal city, and most of its beaches are in its outlying districts. Among them are Tambaú, 7 kilometers from the city center, comprising one of the most famous postcard views with the beauty of the scene and the jangadas on the sea; Penha, only two kilometers away, a small fishing village; and, a little further out at 48 kilometers, Tambaba, the only beach in the North East of Brazil devoted entirely to naturalism. 14 kilometers from the center of the city is the most easterly point of the South American continent, Ponta do Seixas, where the dawn light first strikes Brazil. Nearby is Cabo Branco, a popular beach for the beauty of its 50 mere high cliffs and the fort of the same name.
Jericoacoara is a small fishing village located 185 miles from Fortaleza or 7 hours by bus. Jericoacoara beach, the best-know beach in Ceara, has listed as one of the top ten in the world.
The place is a set of several different sceneries, altogether in a very beautiful and harmonic combination. The intense contact with nature, and the sensation of freedom that the place transmits, where every place is so wide, and no kind of behavior is restricted, will mark Jericoacoara forever in your memories.
Located 290 miles south of Salvador, Bahia, the town that Jorge Amado (Brazil's best-known novelist).
Ilhéus is a little tropical paradise, that offers countless options of tours of all kinds. It possesses almost hundred kilometers of beaches for all the tastes.