Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in South America and Latin America, with over 211 millions of people. The country is also the fifth largest country and the sixth most populated one in the world. Fantastic culture, amazing attractions, remarkable beaches, authentic food, and wonderful music has made the country an extraordinary destination for most travelers. Make sure to put Brazil on your bucket list and visit this amazing country at least once in your life.

Why Visiting Brazil?

Brazil is one of the largest and most diverse countries globally and is widely known as one of the most wonderful nations in the world. The reasons for visiting Brazil are beyond expectations. However, we will discuss some of the main reasons for you to visit this amazing Latin American country.

First of all, let’s talk about beaches! There are over 1500 beaches in Brazil, among which 500 islands are magnificent and worth dying for. Copacabana, Ipanema, Praia do Espelho, Caraiva, and Fernando De Noronha are among the highlights in Brazilian beaches. In one sentence, you will see the most beautiful beaches in the world in this South American country.

According to the Guinness World Records, Brazil is the hub of carnivals in the world, and Rio Carnival is the largest one. Besides carnivals, you can find the best parties in the world in major Brazilian cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. In these carnivals and parties, everyone sings, dances, and wears the most amazing costumes anyone can see in the world.

When it comes to the food, Brazilian cuisine has a lot to say! The food in Brazil is a combination of European, African, and Asian styles. Interestingly, Portuguese cuisine has a great impact on Brazilian cuisine. But the cuisine of this American country is very diverse and mouthwatering. Açaí, Brigadeiros, Empada, Farofa, and Pao de Queijo are among the most famous foods in Brazil.

The weather in Brazil is just perfect. The tropical climate helps travelers organize a trip to the country all over the year; however, summers are very hot, especially in the cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. On the other hand, the winter is mild and delightful in Brazil. There are 300 sunny days in this country around the year!

The culture of Brazil is just WOW! Brazilians are supporters of soccer, family, and celebrations. They are known to have fantastic music, dances, carnivals, and lifestyles. Visiting the traces of this rich culture can be fascinating for any traveler around the world.

Brazil Top Destinations

Best Time to Visit Brazil

Spring (October to December)

Temperature: 17 °C (62.6 °F) – 28 °C (82.4°F)

Features

The flowers’ season, aka Estação das Flores, is not the best time for visiting Brazil. However, if you prefer a less-crowded time for traveling, spring can be a good choice.

Tips

The best spots for visiting Brazil in spring are the southern ones, such as Rio and Sao Paulo. Also, make sure to enjoy Iguassu Falls as well as beaches in the north of Brazil. Visiting the Amazon rainforest is only possible at the first one-third of the season since later you will see heavy rainfalls.

 

Summer (January to March)

Temperature:  17 °C (62.6 °F) – 27 °C (80.6 °F)

Features

The best time for visiting Brazil is summer, and tourist cities of the country are packed with travelers during this season. However, sometimes you should expect heavy rains as well, especially in the northern areas.

Tips

Summer is full of carnivals and celebrations in Brazil. Besides, coastal areas, beaches, sea sports, etc., are fantastic during hot season. Make sure to put Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Bahia, and Pernambuco in your trip plan in the summer.

Autumn (April to June)

Temperature: 13 °C (55.4 °F) – 27 °C (80.6 °F)

Features

The hot and humid weather of summer will be eased off since April. Also, the air will be less cloudy, and the temperature decreases. It’s the best time for travelers who prefer mild-weather as well as less crowded destinations.

Tips

Southern beaches are still great in autumn. However, make sure to visit the Pantanal, Iguassu Falls, and Lencois Maranhenses. Also, the Amazon rainforest is the best in autumn, so put it in your itinerary.

Winter (July to September)

Temperature: 13 °C (55.4 °F) – 28 °C (82.4 °F)

Features

Winter is the perfect time for visiting Brazil since the rainfall is at the lowest rate during the year and the weather is less humid. The tourist areas are not packed with tourists, and you can enjoy calm Brazil!

Tips

The weather makes some attractions like the rainforest, Lencois Maranhenses, and Pantanal. Beaches are not so much attractive during winter

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Things to Do in Brazil

Brazil is the country of having a good time in the Carnaval, exploring the beauty of nature and visiting the Amazon. You will be welcomed into the country by Jesus in a place full of amazing things and wonderful people. Their culture is also an interesting thing to discover, with roots in almost all the corners of the earth. Having all of this in one place, it is full of things to do and tasty cuisine to try.

Start at Rio de Janeiro and Visit Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer Statue)

There are several things to do in Brazil, located in Rio de Janeiro, and the number one would be visiting the Cristo Redentor or the Christ the Redeemer statue. Whenever Brazil is mentioned, the statue of Cristo Redentor and Rio de Janeiro comes to mind. Because of this fame, it has become necessary to climb up to the base of the Cristo Redentor statue. The best thing about the hiking trip all the way up is the rewarding view that has a scenic trail with Christ the Redeemer at the end. If you prefer a quick visit, it is also possible to ride a train or van all the way up to just get the view and the chapel at Cristo Redentor.

This symbol of the country and its chapel are a popular spot to hold weddings, making Cristo Redentor that much more interesting. Visit this religious site and symbol of the country early in the morning to avoid the large crowds of locals and tourists.

Attend the Carnaval (Carnival) at Rio de Janeiro

Without a doubt, many travelers would say attending the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is one of the best things to do in Brazil. Of course, they would be right as the Carnaval in the Sambodromo is like no other carnival around the world. Either in the streets or the Sambodromo, the experience of the music, dancing, and parades that take place in Rio de Janeiro is unmatched. To attend the Carnaval, you have to do a lot of planning. Book your tickets and join the crowds in the celebrations in one of the most remarkable events on the planet. Make sure to book everything ahead of time, even the restaurants, because, at the time of Carnaval, the crowds are unbelievable with numerous locals and tourists here to have a good time.

Go on an adventure in the Amazon Rainforest

Brazil will give you the chance to meet the richest biodiversity of the Earth in the Amazon Rainforest. As you may already know, the Amazon has the largest number of animal species and rich plant life, making it the ideal place for outdoor activities. While planning an adventure is a great thing to do in Brazil and Amazon, it is also possible to explore this massive rainforest on a boat. Boat cruises on the Rio Negro of the Amazon is a very popular activity that needs no specific skills or requirements, allowing everyone to enjoy the area with little difficulty.

When exploring the forest, it is also possible to reside in one of the resorts in the Amazon. In any case, be sure to visit the Amazon, and preferably, stay in Manaus city while planning your adventure. Manaus is the most favorable starting point for many visitors before heading out into the lush green forest.

Iguaçu Falls (Iguazu Falls)

Iguaçu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located at the border of Brazil and Argentina, with its best views and tours on the Brazilian side. It can be compared with Niagara Falls as it is located at the border, but the Iguaçu Falls tour is perhaps something more beautiful and more exciting. More than two hundred falls in a vast area, and walkways to see the beauties of this large place make it one of the places everyone should go. Argentina may cover more ground at the Iguaçu Falls, but it is in Brazil that you can get the best views!

The last point about the Iguaçu Falls is that its name has ancient Guarani roots. It used to be a grand and sacred site and means “Big Water” in their tongue.

Visit the Colonial Mining Town of Ouro Preto

There are possibly two amazing things about Ouro Preto which make it a must-see place; Portuguese colonial architecture and gold. Ouro Preto used to be a mining town in the 17th and 18th century remained in that time with very little change. There are narrow streets to explore and beautiful buildings to see. There are still churches from that time in Ouro Preto which are covered or decorated in gold. Even the modern buildings of Ouro Preto are constructed with the old styles to keep the appearance. In any case, mention the visit to Ouro Preto in your list of things to do while in Brazil.

Explore the Beautiful City of Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is a city that most people neglect to explore without knowing about the marvelous Museum of Arts of Sao Paulo. It is a busy city with some traffic problems, but a treasure with several highlights, one being the Museum of Arts of Sao Paulo. There is also the flower market of Sao Paulo, along with some neighborhoods. Sao Paulo is also a suitable place to try the cuisine of Brazil, especially the street food. If you seek beauty in a city, be sure to travel to Sao Paulo, and as a priority, head over to the Museum of Arts of Sao Paulo.

Discover the History, Culture, and Fun Activities of Paraty

Paraty is another place that existed in the Brazilian Gold Rush that was founded in the last years of the 16th century. It is very much like the town of Ouro Preto with its colonial architecture and historical importance, but it also comes with a beach. Take your pick of what you want to do in this part of Brazil as there are many top activities in this old and historic town. Paraty is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with amazing buildings, galleries, and museums for people who seek to explore history. Paraty is a place to get friendly with nature as well, because of its lush green surroundings, and the port along with the beach.

Hit the streets and perhaps try the cafés of Paraty, or ride on a boat in the waters. Watersports are also popular, and after that, there are hiking trails and riding on horseback. It is the ideal destination, and spending several days there, is a great thing to do in Brazil.

Get the Best View Over Rio de Janeiro at Sugar Loaf Mountain

Another great idea for things to do in Rio de Janeiro is to hike to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. It should be further up the list near the other activities of this city, but some people may not like the idea of hiking. The best experience is to hike to the top of Sugar Loaf mountain, a place with the first settlements of Brazil at its foot, and a place with the best view over the beautiful Rio de Janeiro. The hike to the top of Sugar Loaf is not very difficult, and there is also the cable car to help the travelers, but going up on foot is much better.

If you like a challenge, Sugar Loaf is one of the places which is not very difficult. Other than the hike, everyone should at least try to go there to see another aspect of a marvelous city. Preferably go to the Sugar Loaf Mountain early in the morning to see a much better sight.

Have Fun at the Beaches of Florianópolis

Florianópolis is the best place in Brazil for some watersports and spending time on the beach. The long beach and the amazing sands of Florianópolis make it a paradise for surfing, adding it to the list of top places to go. Florianópolis is also full of Germans with their own October Fest, adding to the excitement if you time your trip well enough. It is a place of equality, enjoyment, and peace, with fantastic seafood and the best beach vibe of all Brazil. If you plan a vacation with lots of surfing, Florianópolis is the best choice for a beach destination.

Relax on the Calm Beach of Ilha Grande

Relax on the peaceful sands of the Ilha Grande, where pirates and inmates used to reside! The now peaceful and calm Ilha Grande is the best place to just lay back and forget about the rest of the world, with a bit of an odd history. Having a beautiful beach town and a surfing paradise will also call for a peaceful place to enjoy a drink and some food. The Ilha Grande is a rather cheap destination with no noise, and it is very near Rio de Janeiro. If you had a long journey and all you need is to rest, Ilha Grande is the best place you can go.

Experiencing the calm and beauty of Ilha Grande is another one of the things to do in Brazil. It is the last item on the list, but do not think it is anything less. The only reason that Ilha Grande comes last is that Brazil is so full of fun things to do. Relaxing is probably what you should do at the end of all the fun and excitement before returning home.

What to see in Brazil

Local Transportation in Brazil

Bus

You can find countless bus stations around the cities in Brazil, helping you to get around these cities. You can buy Card Rio to use taxis. The tickets usually cost R$4,05.

Metro

There are metro networks in major cities of Brazil like Rio, Sao Paulo, etc. The metro in Rio offers air conditioners, safety, and cleanness of the stations and trains.

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Urban Train

There are urban train networks in some cities in Brazil like Rio de Janeiro, with 8 lines offered to the locals and tourists.

Taxi

Taxis in Brazil are very safe, reliable, and exceptionally inexpensive, except for Sao Paulo. They usually don’t travel outside the city, and you can take them when you want to move around a city.

BRT

BRTs in Brazil have an exclusive corridor with three lines. Therefore, the trip will be shorter and faster.

Intercity Transportation in Brazil

Air

Brazil is a very vast country, and the air traveling plays a crucial role here. Almost all cities in Brazil have airports, and there are budget airlines, helping budget travelers to easily move around the country at a very affordable costs.

Train

There is an extensive rail network in Brazil. However, most trains are operating for cargo purposes, and passenger trains are not as convenient as you may expect.

Bus

Bus system in Brazil is very convenient and comfortable. There are hundreds of private companies offering great services for locals and tourists to get around the country.

Ferry

Water taxis and ferries are not so popular in Brazil, except for the Amazon region and the western coastal area around Sao Luis, which highly relies on boat transportation.

Flight Deals to Brazil

Brazil Travel Costs

Accommodation
Budget$11 – $21
Mid-Range$30  – $60
High-End$92 – $183
Food
Budget$4
Mid-Range$9.50
High-End$24
Transportation
Budget$2.5
Mid-Range$7
High-End$22
Intercity Transportation
Budget$7
Mid-Range$20
High-End$60
Entertainment
Budget$2
Mid-Range$5.50
High-End$15
Alcohol
Budget$1.10
Mid-Range$2.50
High-End$6
Average Daily Costs
Budget$18
Mid-Range$51
High-End$151

Best Hotels in Brazil

Find the best hotels in Brazil using our best price search engine, or go with one of our All-inclusive tours with 4 Star hotels included. You can book our guaranteed hotels for your extra accommodation; before or after your tour days.

Brazil Travel Tips

Language

Portuguese is the official language of Brazil with many transformations. It’s recommended to learn some basic language since finding English-speaking locals can sometimes be hard.

Safety

Unlike what people see in media about kidnapping and murders in major cities of Brazil like Rio, these crimes are incredibly rare. However, there are some crimes like pick-pocketing at nights are not unusual in Brazil, and you need to beware of that.

Single Woman Travelers

Brazil is generally safe for single woman travelers. However, women who look like foreigners may attract some stares and lewd comments, but they don’t lead to something serious.

Wi-Fi

Major cities in Brazil have a lot of Wi-Fi spots, especially in restaurants, cafes, hotels, bars, and some plazas. In rural areas, you may find Wi-Fi, but it’s rare, and the speed would be lower.

Mosquito Repellent

Make sure to have Mosquito Repellent in Brazil, since some mosquitos can bring some gifts for you such as dengue, zika, and chikungunya.

Have Documents Copies

Having proof of your identity is necessary in Brazil. In this case, having your passport is not necessary, but having copies of your documents will be very helpful.

Sunscreen

Having sunscreen is a must in Brazil since the weather can get very hot and the sun would be extreme, especially in summer. Also, make sure to drink lots of water.

Vaccine

If you are planning to visit the Amazon rainforest, vaccination is highly recommended, including Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever. The Malaria vaccine is also recommended.

Tipping

10% of the tip is included in the restaurant bills in restaurants. However, tipping for taxi drivers, hotel staff, and tour guides is appreciated as well. For taxi drivers, just round up the cost, and for hotel staff, one or two dollars per day is enough.

Adaptors

The voltage in Brazil is either 110V or 220V, and the types of plugs are either a US-style flat 2 pin plug or a European round 2 pin plug. However, having a universal adaptor can be very helpful.

Tap Water

Tap water in Brazil is unsafe. Therefore, you need to drink only bottled water and avoid ice cubes in drinks and salads.

Emergency Calls

Emergency NumbersTelephone
Medical Emergency (ambulância)Tel: 192
Fire Service (Corpo de Bombeiros)Tel: 193
Federal Police (Polícia Federal)Tel: 194
Federal Highway Police (Polícia Rodoviária Federal)Tel: 191
State Highway Police (Polícia Rodoviária do Estado)Tel: 198
São Paulo Civil Police (Polícia Civil do Estado de São Paulo)Tel: 197
São Paulo Military Police (Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo)Tel: 190
Rio de Janeiro Military Police (Polícia Militar do Estado de Rio de Janiero)Tel: 190
Sea Rescue (Salvamento Marítimo)Tel: (21) 2104 6119

Currency & Money Tips

Brazil’s official currency is the real (hay-ow; often written R$), and the plural is reais (hay-ice). Each real is divided into 100 centavos. Denominations of Brazilian real are 2 reals, 5 reals, 10 reals, 20 reals, 50 reals, 100 reals, and 200 reals. Also, there are coin denominations of 5 centavos, 10 centavos, 25 centavos, 50 centavos, and 1 Brazilian real.

ATMs

ATMs are the best means of getting cash in Brazil, especially in major cities. However, you can’t easily find international ATMs in rural areas. You need to have the 4-digit PIN in order not to get blocked. The best ATMs are from itibank, Banco do Brasil and Bradesco.

Credit Cards

Using credit cards for many kinds of purchases is available. Visa and MasterCard are the most popular credit cards in Brazil, but Amex and Diners Club are less common.

Food & Drink (Brazilian Food)

Brazil gets a lot of influence in its cuisine from other countries from Europe and Asia alike. Brazilian cuisine is a wonder with numerous desserts and sweets to die for. In case you have a sweet tooth, you better keep your eyes shut since this country has an unlimited number of sweet things to try.

Moqueca (Brazilian Fish Stew)

Moqueca, a traditional dish of the Bahia, is a shrimp stew served while piping hot in a clay pot. Since some of the ingredients are not found in all regions, it is a rather regional dish of Brazil. The base for Moqueca includes shrimps, tomatoes, onions, and coriander. But that is not all; a dish of Moqueca is one of the most delicious hearty dishes of the country and one of the top things to try. The herbs and vegetables, even the fish, can vary in different parts of the country; therefore, it is a food to taste as you travel around.

There is also a vegetarian version of Moqueca, which is also worth a try. Moqueca can be easy to find, but the traditional versions maybe a bit difficult to locate. Order a dish of Moqueca and dig in!

Brigadeiro

Brazil has a kind of chocolate truffle called Brigadeiro, loved by everyone, especially children. No party or meal is complete without having some Brigadeiros, especially if you have a sweet tooth. A Brigadeiro is made with condensed milk that is simmered with cocoa powder and chocolate sprinkles. The Brigadeiro is ball-shaped and will guarantee your satisfaction unless you really hate something sweet. Either as a souvenir, something to eat as a snack, or dessert, Brigadeiros are the best thing to have.

Feijoada

While in Brazil, try the national and traditional dish of Feijoada, which has transformed into something delightful and mouthwatering. This favorite of the locals is nowadays made with chunks of pork and sausages plus some black beans. The Feijoada is a stew that can get a bit spicy and has a lot of meat, especially recommended for meat and pork lovers. As soon as the Feijoada is prepared, it is served with farofa, kale, rice, or slices of orange, to add to the flavor.

The traditional version is also worth having and is made with pig’s ears, trotters, or any of the other parts of a pig. The Feijoada is originally a slow-cooked food of Brazil. Traditional Feijoada can take a full day to prepare. Therefore, the old version and the contemporary one are unique experiences and are both worth a try.

Pão de Queijo

If you are looking for a gluten-free snack made with bread and cheese, you have to try the Brazilian Pão de Queijo. Pão de Queijo bread is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and with the cheese inside it, tastes great. They are ball-shaped, delightful, and favorites of anyone who has them. Cassava flour and queijo Minas cheese are made into Pão de Queijo that can mix perfectly with some jam and a warm drink in the morning to be a good breakfast.

There are other versions of Pão de Queijo and a variation in the fillings such as meat. But these other versions are not so widely spread all over Brazil, and the only difference you may notice is in how the cheese is used. Pão de Queijo is made with grated cheese or with a cheese core, both amazing.

Acarajé

Acarajé comes from the northeastern areas of Brazil and looks a lot like felafels. The Acarajé is a Bahia dish and has several ingredients with lots and lots of palm oil. Acarajé is not the healthiest of the foods, but in Brazil’s streets, you have to try this snack. The ingredients include black-eyed peas, which are deep-fried in palm oil and filled with shrimps, onions, and other regional ingredients.

The shape and appearance of Acarajé is very similar to felafel, but it is not the same thing. If you plan to go on a diet after your trip, keep having Acarajé as you travel. But if you want to eat healthily, just give this delicious street-snack the first try and leave it at that.

Quindim

It is almost unbelievable how eggs, sugar, and coconut can turn so tasty and into the Quindim cakes. The Quindim have remained popular for more than 300 years. They come in different sizes and are sweet, smooth, and great as a dessert. Quindim is not originally part of the Brazilian cuisine, but it is a fine addition that any traveler must try.

Farofa

Having heard a lot about desserts and sweet things in Brazil, now it is time to try the unique dish of Farofa. The appearance of Farofa is not very appealing as it looks like sand, according to so many people. But the taste is just amazing and odd, especially with barbeque. The main ingredient for Farofa is cassava flour that is fried. This fried cassava flour can be mixed with eggs and bacon, rice, or vegetables. The taste and texture are amazing and odd, and depending on the amount of the Farofa, it can be regarded as a main course or a side dish.

Açaí

Açaí is known as the superfood of Brazil and belongs to the Amazon. Traditionally, the indigenous people used it as a rich source of energy that is full of calories. As of today, Açaí is made into a variety of sauces, and it is used in several of the dishes in Brazil. Açaí is also the base of most Brazilian smoothies and desserts. The most popular mix of Açaí is bananas, granola, and strawberries. Whenever on the beach or near a port, Açaí is the best thing to have. Do not resist the amazing Açaí, especially if you had a long day and need some energy.

Beijinho de Coco

Beijinho de Coco means the kiss of coconuts, which refers to the little bits of coconuts that taste like heaven in this coconut truffle. Condensed milk and butter that are ball-shaped and covered in coconut results in the tasty Beijinho de Coco. If you want to see how great coconuts can taste like, Beijinho de Coco is the thing to order as a dessert.

Feijão Tropeiro

In the southeastern regions of Brazil, you will find the most wonderful version of Feijão Tropeiro. Feijão Tropeiro is made with bacon, beans, and egg, plus the cassava flour, known as Feijão tropeiro. Feijão tropeiro was traditionally the food of the cattle ranges. It has beans, dried or salted meat (usually made with pork), flour, and eggs in its original recipe with no vegetables. In the older days, the vegetables were not added as they wanted to make food that lasts long. But nowadays, the Feijão tropeiro has become a perfect food to try with various combinations of vegetables and even some herbs.

When in the south, be sure to have some Feijão tropeiro for its taste and historic value.

Vatapá

Part of the numerous recipes and dishes of Brazil is the Vatapá stew or paste. Vatapá is mostly considered a paste of mashed shrimp, groundnuts, palm oil, coconut milk, and bread. Vatapá can be used as a filling or a side dish with many types of food. Alternatively, it can also be served as a main with rice. Either as a meal, side dish, or a mix in the main dish, Vatapá is a must-try due to its odd nature and delicious flavor.

Romeu e Julieta

Romeu e Julieta is a duo of guava paste and white cheese; simple yet delicious. The jelly or the guava paste is put between the cheese and served as a sandwich. Literally, the simplest thing to have in Brazil is Romeu e, Julieta. Alternatively, if you like the Romeu e Julieta, you can use the mix in a dessert if you like.

Misto Quente

The ideal choice for a light lunch in Brazil is the Misto Quente, a melted cheese and ham sandwich. The Misto Quente is simple, light, and something that anyone can make. This part of Brazilian cuisine is considered a quick street food or snack that is always worth a first try. And there is really no difficulty with it, just grill the ham and cheese, perhaps the white bread, or a French baguette, and you have the tasty Misto Quente.

Mandioca Frita

Mandioca Frita is the best alternative to chips and French fries, which are even healthy. They are simply just fired yucca sticks. Do you want some fries? Have some Mandioca Frita instead.

Mobile & Internet

Having a local SIM card is the best way of getting connected in Brazil since Wi-Fi is not always available. Buying a SIM card in Brazil is very easy and straightforward, with various packages at affordable costs. Interestingly, WhatsApp is very popular in Brazil, and many processes like booking accommodation, transport, etc., are done through this application. However, there are some services, including some packages that need a Brazilian National ID Number to be activated. Therefore, some of them are not available for tourists.

Companies

There are four major SIM card providers in Brazil, including Vivo, Claro, TIM, and Oi. However, Claro and Oi are the two companies that you can buy their SIM cards and packages without the national ID number. Claro is the best for travelers since the coverage is excellent, and it offers a better value for the money you pay. However, as for LTE, TIM offers better coverage.

How to buy it?

As mentioned, buying a SIM card in Brazil is straightforward, especially for Claro. The only documentation you need is your passport, and the process takes only 20 minutes.

Where to buy it?

There are no booths in airports for purchasing SIM cards up until now. However, you can find the stores of Claro and TIM in every city and town. If you want to visit a small city, make sure to buy your SIM card in major cities first.

Costs

There are various packages offered by SIM card providers. However, as an example, you can pay R$10/week (approximately $2) for 1 GB of data, calls (unlimited), massages (unlimited in Claro network), and unlimited WhatsApp.

Holidays & Festivals

NameDate 2021Date 2022
New Year’s Day1-Jan1-Jan
Carnival Monday15-Feb28-Feb
Carnival Tuesday16-Feb1-Mar
Carnival end (until 2pm)17-Feb2-Mar
Good Friday2-Apr15-Apr
Tiradentes Day21-Apr21-Apr
Labor Day / May Day1-May1-May
Corpus Christi3-Jun16-Jun
Independence Day7-Sep7-Sep
Our Lady of Aparecida / Children’s Day12-Oct12-Oct
Public Service Holiday28-Oct28-Oct
All Souls’ Day2-Nov2-Nov
Republic Proclamation Day15-Nov15-Nov
Christmas Eve24-Dec24-Dec
Christmas Day25-Dec25-Dec
New Year’s Eve31-Dec31-Dec

Shopping in Brazil

Cachaça

Cachaça is originally from Brazil since it’s the national drink of the country. This sugarcane-based drink can be found anywhere around the country. However, the place for it is Paraty, a small coastal town in Rio in which there are many great distilleries.

Cangas

Cangas is a beautiful beach towel, and its usage is not just limited to the beaches! You can use it as a scarf, flowing skirt, or beautiful clothes on your sofa. Beautiful patterns and colorful styles have made it a great and nice souvenir from Brazil.

Swimwear

The best place for buying a Brazilian bikini is indeed in Brazil! These kinds of bikinis are famous for their thong-shaped bottoms, coming in bright, tropical colors and patterns. Swimwear for men is also available in Brazil in very beautiful styles and colors.

Havaianas

Havaianas can be considered a national flip-flop in Brazil and a must in Brazilian wardrobes. They can be found all over the world these days, but buying them from the original place will be more special.

Bahian ladies

Bahaian Ladies are very beautiful ornaments, which are usually from Bahia and the north of Brazil, usually dressed in a typically Bahian dress.

Brazilian sweets

You can find some of the best sweets ever in Brazil, such as paçoca, which is a tasty nut-based sweet in Brazil. Other famous Brazilian sweets are brigadeiro and canjica.

Musical instruments

There are many national kinds of music in Brazil, such as samba, forró, and funk. This fact leads to many musical instruments such as banjo, mandolin, and pandeiro, which can be the best souvenir for your music lover friends.

Samba Clothes

Samba is a kind of music that is tied to Brazil. This kind of music is tied to the unique culture, dance, and fashion. You can buy beautiful dresses for Samba in the schools of Samba in Rio and other major cities of the country.

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