Things to Do in Brazil

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Welcome to Brazil, the largest country in South America and Latin America, that will offer you various activities to do!

Brazil is the fifth country with the largest area and most populous country in the world.

Let's explore this country together! Brazil provides so many places that are great for sightseeing, recreation, or even conduction fun activities around it.

From the beautiful Ibirapuera Park to the amazing Christ The Redeemer Statue, Brazil got your trip all covered with packed fun schedules.

Come visit Brazil and feel the excitement by yourself!

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SIGHTSEEING

Ibirapuera Park is a beautiful sightseeing spot in Brazil that is specifically located at Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral - Vila Mariana, São Paulo - SP, 04094-050, Brazil. It is a wonderful park that also features a museum, planetarium, auditoriums, and also several recreation areas that will make your holiday trip around Brazil become fun. Bike path and courts can also be found in the area of Ibirapuera Park. You can explore the total area of 1.6 square meters in Ibirapuera Park. A great fountain is also available in this park. If you are interested in visiting this wonderful park, Ibirapuera Park opens to the public daily from 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

The next place that is amazing for sightseeing around Brazil is called Sugar Loaf cable car. This is a famous gondola lift station that is situated at Av. Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22290-240, Brazil. You can enjoy the beauty of Brazing from above. The gondola at Sugar Loaf cable car is rising above the Guanabara Bay. You will be able to grasp the expansive view from the gondola on your way to the summit that sits high at 1.299-foot (396 m). The cable cars run every 30 minutes on the operational hours that start from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. If you want to experience the beauty of Brazil from high altitudes, the Sugar Loaf cable car is the best place for you to get it.

To complete your sightseeing tours around the area of Brazil, you can also visit one of the local markets in Brazil called Porto Alegre Public Market that is located at Mercado Público Central - Av. Borges de Medeiros - Centro Histórico, Porto Alegre - RS, 90020-030, Brazil. Porto Alegre Public Market is one of the fresh food markets that has been around since 1869. This market is also considered a landmark in Brazil. Aside from fresh foods, you can also find a wide variety of items such as crafts, produce, any kind of snacks, and many more. There are more than 100 vendors available around the area of Porto Alegre Public Market.

Ibirapuera Park

Scenic park with museums, a planetarium, auditoriums & recreation areas with bike paths & courts.

The park is huge and you will find every type of people (walkers, runners, skaters, bicycle-lovers, etc).

There are activities for children as well for everyone.

Bring a wine and cheese and just enjoy a the atmosphere of a great picnic.

Address : Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral - Vila Mariana, São Paulo - SP, 04094-050, Brazil

Porto Alegre Public Market

Best place to buy dried goods, seasoning, fish and many other things.

You will find a big variety of (regional) food and drink.

You can find local products from good quality: meat, cheese, mate, fruits and veggies as well places to eat.

The stores and kiosks in the ground floor are an amazing opportunity to see the local food and culture.

Address : Mercado Público Central - Av. Borges de Medeiros - Centro Histórico, Porto Alegre - RS, 90020-030, Brazil

Sugar Loaf cable car

Sugar Loaf cable car is great opportunity to experience this beautiful place which is so popular in the whole world.

The way up to the top is by means of a cable Car that works up and down to bring the visitors to the top or going down.

It is worth admiring the views and taking pictures.

There are some cafes and souvenir shops there.

It is really worth and not to miss this in your travel list.

Address : Av. Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22290-240, Brazil

CULTURE

Brazil is a country that is rich in culture. This country offers you many things to explore as well as the culture and the people. Brazil has a strong traditional and loyal supporters of soccer culture. Family and celebrations are also things that cannot be separated from the culture of Brazil. They have a distinctive style of music and dance. Brazil is also home to many music festivals and theater shows. You can enjoy them all year round in Brazil.

If you are interested in learning more about Brazilian culture, this is the right time to do it. You can visit the National Museum of Brazil for it. National Museum of Brazil is located at Quinta da Boa Vista - São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20940-040, Brazil. National Museum of Brazil is a massive museum that showcasing a wide variety of things including zoology, archaeology, geology, paleontology, and also anthropology. This place is the best place to visit with your family. There are more than 9 million collections available in the National Museum of Brazil. They also provide a good garden to enjoy around the buildings.

National Museum of Brazil

Worth visiting because of the historical significance of the building, and the park is nice.

You can see dinosaurs, insects, mummies, brazilian natives crafts and more in exhibitions.

More than 9 million items to look at, fantastic, great history and biology subjects.

There are parking area inside, metro/train station and bus stop nearby.

Address : Quinta da Boa Vista - São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20940-040, Brazil

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Summer arrives in Brazil around December to March of the year and the winter season falls from June to September. However, the temperature and humidity are hottest as you go further to the northern part of Brazil. September to October is the perfect time of the year to visit Brazil. Around the time the tourist crowd is less crowded than the peak season. Also, the weather will be chilly in the southern part of Brazil and soggy in the Pantanal. You can also get the best price if you visit Brazil from September to October.

DO'S AND DON'TS

Visiting a foreign country means you need to adapt to the culture of the people. The same is true is you are visiting Brazil for a holiday trip, better if you learn the things that you should and should not do, so you can have a pleasant and trip. Here are several things that you can do around the area of Brazil such as make eye contact with people that you meet on your trip, always be careful on your trip because Brazil is a busy country with plenty of traffic, be aware of pickpockets if you are visiting the bustling area in Brazil, also weal your backpack backward if you are visiting a busy area, and we recommend you to wear comfortable walking shoes you will have a pleasant trip around the country.

The things that you should not do on your trip to Brazil including leaving your luggage or any other personal possessions unattended, do not give money to beggars and street children in Brazil, do not get drunk or do drugs, and also do not walk around the streets and beaches in the evening as you might experiencing the unpleasant experience. Brazil is a safe place for tourist, thus you need to always be careful.

LANDMARKS

Christ The Redeemer Statue is the only giant Jesus Christ statue in the world and it is situated at the Parque National da Tijuca, Brazil. The statue of Jesus Christ standing as tall as 98-feet and located on a mountaintop in Brazil. Christ The Redeemer Statue also serves the visitor with a stunning view of the city that surrounds it including Rio de Janeiro. If you happen to visit Christ The Redeemer Statue, do not forget to take out your camera and take a beautiful picture of it.

Christ The Redeemer Statue

Beautiful and massive statue that will take your breath away.

One of the best things about seeing the statue up close is being able to share its magnificent view over the city.

Extremely organic design of this huge complex.

One of the world's most famous attractions, this place is bound to be very crowded.

Address : Parque Nacional da Tijuca - Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22261, Brazil

POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATIONS

Tijuca National Park is one of the most famous recreation sites for the tourist that are visiting Brazil. Tijuca National Park is an urban forest in Brazil that features many fun things to do including hiking, birdwatching, and also sightseeing. The wonderful waterfalls are also available around the area of Tijuca National Park. This is one of the best places to have a sight of Rio's and the downtown areas around it from above. Visiting Tijuca National Park, you will be able to encounter amazing wildlife, as well as iconic trees and plants. There are so many spots to visit and take a photo around the Tijuca National Park. This national park is open every day from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please note that the opening hour might differ on a national holiday day.

The next place that is worth your visit is called Porto da Barra Beach that is located in Salvador - State of Bahia, Brazil. Porto da Barra Beach is a beautiful beach in Brazil that is always packed with tourists and also locals. There are so many fun things that you can do around the area of Porto da Barra Beach including sunbathing, picnicking, paddle boarding, and more. If you want to catch the beautiful sunset in Brazil, Porto da Barra Beach is the best place for it. You will be able to watch the amazing sunsets from the beach at Porto da Barra Beach along with the beautiful scenery that presents in this area.

Tijuca National Park

The world's largest atlantic rainforest national park inside a city.

Spectacular views of the downtown area, and a chance to see some wildlife, peaceful waterfalls, and lots of green.

Many spots to stop and have great pictures, including an oriental gazebo on the way up.

Make sure you give yourself a full day to explore.

Address : Estr. da Cascatinha, 850 - Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20531-590, Brazil

Porto da Barra Beach

This is a public beach and it is very nice to see the sunset here.

Sale of drinks such as caipirinhas and others, rent umbrellas and chairs.

The waves are soft and you can swim peacefully.

Sunset and sunrise hours are the best time to go.

Address : Av. Sete de Setembro, s/n - Barra, Salvador - BA, 40140-110, Brazil

BEST HOTELS AND RESORTS

Nights in Rio are amazing! If you are planning to stay longer around the city and rest comfortably around it, then Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro could be the best pick for you. Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro a 5-star hotel that is located at Av. Vieira Souto, 80 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22420-002, Brazil. Typical 5-star hotel amenities can be found in their trendy and stylish hotel that is situated right at the waterfront district in Brazil. Av. Vieira Souto, 80 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22420-002, Brazil also features laid-back bars, a fashion market, and the iconic Ipanema Beach. Rest on their refined rooms that come with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and balconies with ocean view (in some rooms). Living areas, bathtubs, coffee machines, and also wet bars are available at the suite rooms in Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro. You can enjoy the other amenities including a rooftop infinity pool, poolside bar, spa, and also the amazing private beach. Spend the fun night at their British-style bar/nightclub with DJs only at Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro.

The next hotel in Brazil that you should try on your trip to this country is called Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort. You can find wellness amenities in this hotel that includes an air-conditioner, fitness center, business center, restaurant, bar, spa, outdoor pool, and more. The strategic location is what makes this hotel loved by the guests. Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort is located just 15 kilometers away from the iconic landmark of Brazil, Christ the Redeemer statue. Have a wonderful view of the ocean from your room only at Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort. They offer the guest with exclusive beach access and also the amazing coastal view of Brazil. Experience the luxurious rooms that are equipped with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and more. You can also have the oceanfront balconies, sitting area, and kitchenettes on the upgraded rooms. Room service is available in this hotel.

Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro

It is the most comfortable hotel to stay in with stunning amenities.

The rooms are spacious and neatly arranged with all amenities.

The spa and pool are so charming and perfect for relaxing.

The pool has a fantastic vibe at the weekends and the bar up there do fantastic cocktails.

All of the staff are very friendly and helpful.

Address : Av. Vieira Souto, 80 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22420-002, Brazil

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort

This is a top class hotel with all amenities and perfect for a stay, or a business meeting.

Starting from the lobby, swimming pool, restaurant, to the bathroom, everything is very modern.

The rooms are very spacious and comfortable, with soft and clean pillows and mattresses.

This very pretty restaurant also offers breakfast or dinner with a wide selection of delicious dishes.

All of the staff are very professional in serving their guests with kindness and courtesy.

Address : Av. Niemeyer, 121 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22450-220, Brazil

BEST RESTAURANTS

Your holiday trip to Brazil will not feel complete yet before you try the delicious foods around the country. The first restaurant that you need to visit on your trip to Brazil is the Giuseppe Grill that is located at Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 370 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22431-002, Brazil. This restaurant serves exceptional seafood and meat dishes in elegant settings. Do not forget to taste the well-stocked wine cellar at the Giuseppe Grill. You can also find many other offerings in this restaurant including the happy hour food, kids' menu, as well as organic dished and also beer. Giuseppe Grill also caters to dine-in, takeout, and delivery options. This amazing restaurant opens from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM daily. The opening hours might differ every day, you should check their website before visiting their restaurant.

The next restaurant that is perfect for your dining experience in Brazil is called Aprazível, a Brazilian restaurant, that is located at R. Aprazível, 62 - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20241-270, Brazil. They serve artisan Brazilian dishes and also locally produced cachaça in their restaurant. The country-home setting is the restaurant vibes that you will experience when you are visiting Aprazível. They also offer a great cocktail to the guests. There is outdoor seating available in this restaurant. If you are looking for a unique dining experience around Brazil, you can give Aprazível a try.

Giuseppe Grill

Absolutely incredible restaurant in Leblon.

Incredible food, impeccable service, mouth watering desserts.

The picanha supra is a must but all of the other cuts of meat, as well as the pastas and sides, are delicious.

There’s a nice little sofa down there, perfect getaway spot.

The place is worth visiting if you want to try tasty meat.

Address : Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 370 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22431-002, Brazil

Aprazível

Amazing restaurant with quality food and a stunning view.

The food is delicious and the waiter is courteous, even supplying Wifi.

Excellent wine list including a great variety of Brazilian wine.

This restaurant has an amazing view of the city which you can enjoy while having one of the best drinks.

Try de palma and the cheese bread with sausage.

Address : R. Aprazível, 62 - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20241-270, Brazil

BEST SOUVENIR SHOPS

Shopping is always fun, isn't it? To wrap up your Brazilian trip, gift shopping is a must. There are two great stores that you can visit on your gift shopping activity around Brazil, they are Lido Souvenirs and Lapa and Art. There are a variety of items that you can get at their stores such as gift gifts and souvenirs, T-shirts, home decor, and much other merch with Brazilian themed. Get yourself or your loved one cute little gifts from your holiday trip to Brazil.

Lido Souvenirs

A very suitable shop to buy gifts or souvenirs for local and tourists alike.

Many memories, of a higher quality than what you find in other places.

They are exceptionally helpful, offer you a coffee while you look around and when you have any questions.

They also speak good English and explain the origins and composition of the different items.

Address : R. Rodolfo Dantas, 26 - Loja A - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22020-040, Brazil

Lapa and Art

A very interesting souvenir shop for local or tourists.

You can find a little of everything from Rio here, the best part are the cachaças.

They have exotic flavors like açaí, corn, and other Brazilian fruits and nuts.

They have a nice collection of liquor in the back and they pretty much let you try everything.

Address : R. Teotônio Regadas, 26 B - Centro, Lapa - RJ, 20021-360, Brazil