It’s one thing to decide to visit Brazil; then it’s another to know the best places to explore there.
Already picked Brazil as your summer holiday spot? If yes, then you must be looking for a guide to help you with the best places to explore during your stay.
Look no further as we’ve got you covered here. There are beautiful places in the home of the world’s largest Carnival.
But to help give you the very best, here are the top 10 best places to visit in Brazil.
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina
Tagged the “Magic Island” by Brazilians, there are a lot of attractions in Floripa for you – from gorgeous waterfalls to awesome beaches. You can also go on an adventurous walk or historical expedition here. Portuguese being the language of Brazil, be ready to be introduced to the Portuguese word for beach, ‘Praia’.
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais
Ouro Preto has been regarded as one of the best places to visit in Brazil. The center of the gold rush in the 18th century, the city’s name literally means ‘Black Gold’ in English. The splendid architecture here still reflects the city’s historic past. This is in addition to the artworks of Aleijadinho, the brilliant Brazilian sculptor.
São Paulo, São Paulo
Looking for the heart of adventure in Brazil? São Paulo is the right place. A large metropolis, there are a lot of things that will keep you engaged here. There’s Vila Vila Madalena where you can explore the amazing cafes, restaurants, and vintage shops too. Try a pastel with a sugarcane to get the real Brazilian experience. The Museum of Art of São Paulo at Avenida Paulista is a great place to explore if you are a lover of art. It’s guaranteed that you will enjoy your time in São Paulo.
You’re in for a treat when you get to Salvador. A UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can find many shops, restaurants and cafes for your entertainment and pleasure, don’t blame yourself if you find that you are reluctant to leave here. Despite the attractions here, visitors are advised to be careful of pickpockets and guard their mobile phones, cameras or other personal belongings.
In Recife, Marco Zero Square is one of the most famous attractions that serves as a meeting place for locals and visitors to bond and interact. It also serves as a meeting spot for carnival blocks during Carnival.
Olinda is that historical city in Brazil you do not want to miss out on. Similar to Recife in many ways than you can imagine, it is also one of the hub of Carnival blocks and parties in the whole of Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
What’s this list without Rio de Janeiro? There’s a whole lot of goodies packaged here for you – think of the incredibly spectacular beaches, amazing dishes and warm locals.
Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Goias
Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park is the place to be if you are a lover of nature. The entrance is totally free, which means that you are covered even if you are on a budget. The stunning waterfalls, thrilling hiking treks, natural pools and a transcendental garden will make anyone vote this place as one of the top best places in Brazil.
Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul
Seeking an intimate connection with nature? Bonito, literally translated as ‘Beautiful’, is the place where you can get the ultimate natural experience with wild animals, gorgeous caves, hiking, and the stunning and soothing waterfalls.
Alter do Chão, Pará
This small village in Pará is one of the best places to visit in Brazil. The gorgeous turquoise color of the fresh, warm water of the beaches gave the village the title of Amazonian Caribbean.