Tourist Guide to Macapá, in the Amazon, Brazil

Tourist Guide to Macapá, in the Amazon, Brazil

The city of  Macapá is located in Brazil's Northern Region and it is the capital of  Amapá state. The city was founded first around a fortress named  Forte de São José do Macapá in 1688. More settlers arrived from the Azores in 1751 to defend region from French, English and Dutch invasions. African slaves were brought later to carry on building the fort. City of Macapá in the Amazon itself was founded in 1738.  Macapá is called "The capital of the middle of the world " due to the f... [read more]

Three Main Ways of Transport to Get around the Amazon

Three Main Ways of Transport to Get around the Amazon

Visiting the Amazon in Brazil you will have more ways of transport to get around than you would actually think. You can easily access even smaller cities inside the Amazon by local buses or a car and you also have airlines connecting the cities most visited by tourists. Local travel in Brazil is always easy. Public transport outside of the Amazon is generally by bus or plane, though there are a few passenger trains, too. However you travel, services will be crowded, plentiful and, apart from... [read more]

Tourist Guide to Get around the Amazon in Brazil

Tourist Guide to Get around the Amazon in Brazil

Tourists visiting Brazil cannot miss to get around the Amazon, this huge region with its different landscapes. The Amazon's territory is larger than Western Europe and it's surrounded by eight other countries: French Guiana, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Colombia,  Bolivia and a main part of France. It is possible to spend whole months in here although most visitors spend only a few days. A couple of days definitely won't be enough to discover most of the regions of t... [read more]

Main Ways of Transportation to Get to Brazil

Main Ways of Transportation to Get to Brazil

Tourists traveling to Brazil can choose from more types of transportation to reach any part of the country. Most of tourists prefer to travel by plane, because it's fast and comfortable, but there is also a large number of travelers who feel more safe if they are using ways of transportation that have wheels. If you love the wavering sea you can also take a boat to get to Brazil. Whether you are traveling by plane, boat or on the land by bus or car, you will definitely experience an unforget... [read more]

Tourist Guide to Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Tourist Guide to Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The capital of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, is the third largest city in Brazil. Although moderately attractive it offers little in the way of sights, beyond a handful of museums and parks. Most travellers come here to change bus on the way to Ouro Preto or Tiradentes, or to find work as an English language teacher. The center of the city is filled with skyscrapers surrounded by huge mountains helping to trap the pollution  produced in the city. The city is pocked with hills that rise and f... [read more]

Top Five Steps Planning a Trip to Brazil

Top Five Steps Planning a Trip to Brazil

It’s never easy to make the decision to go on a holiday, but it’s even hard to plan the whole trip, choosing the best location, being aware of every detail, taking everything necessary with you. Brazil is such vast country that you may easily get overwhelmed by the numerous attractions it offers. Where to go? What to do? What to see? We are trying to provide an outline for some popular vacation choices and helpful planning information to get you started in putting together your trip. Fol... [read more]

Most Popular Carnivals and Festivals in Brazil

Most Popular Carnivals and Festivals in Brazil

Brazilians know how to throw a party on a mammoth scale and make other festivals look like trainspotting conventions. So charge your caphirianas, don your most sequined outfit and samba your way through the hottest carnivals in Brazil. The mixing of different ethnic groups has resulted in some particularly colourful and varied celebrations. The difficulties of daily life are often relieved by the fantasy and release of Carnaval as well as the many other popular festivals held throughout the ... [read more]

Best Places to Buy Traditional Arts and Crafts in Brazil

Best Places to Buy Traditional Arts and Crafts in Brazil

Historically, handicrafts have received little recognition as an art form in Brazil. However, in the last few decades it has been gaining popularity for celebrating local culture and restoring traditions. Naturally creative, the Brazilian people value the importance of telling stories about their beautiful country, cultivating a family tradition and art form that has been handed down from generation to generation. Handicrafts have become a major business opportunity that generates income, sti... [read more]

Best time to visit Brazil

Best time to visit Brazil

It’s never easy to choose the perfect time to visit a foreign country. Whether it’s a holiday or a business trip we provide you some information trying to make your decision easier. The best time to visit Brazil is definitely from April to June and August to October. Business visitors should avoid mid-December to the end of February, when it is hot and people are on holiday. In these months, hotels, beaches and transport tend to be very crowded. July is a school holiday month. If visiting ... [read more]

Top five safety information visiting Brazil

Top five safety information visiting Brazil

Safety is a large concern when visiting any foreign city, let a lone a vast country such as Brazil, and such concerns are undeniably justified. Crime rate in Brazil had a fairly high crime rate in the late 1980's, one that has been drastically reduced, in large part due to the countries' high focus on tourism. Reading this short safety information guide including various contact numbers, local police chapters your misconception will hopefully clear up regarding that many people initially hold... [read more]