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 ]

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 ]

The most beautiful beaches of Florianopolis

The most beautiful beaches of Florianopolis

Florianopolis is the major tourist attraction of Santa Catarina because of its beautiful beaches, surrounding islands and also the town itself. At the edge of the city there are mountains, mangroves, and sand dunes making the city a popular base for island excursions that have a more remote, tranquil setting. Cariho American Indians were the first inhabitants of Florianopolis area when the Portuguese arrived in the 17th century. In 1714 the territory first named Desterro had the category of a... [ read more ]

Short Travel Guide to Salvador de Bahia

Short Travel Guide to Salvador de Bahia

Salvador de Bahia is the capital of the Bahia state in Brazil. The city is also known as the birthplace of the Brazilian culture and it is a famous tourist destination spot, as it has a charming old town, a vibrant cultural life and a very popular carnival celebration. The locals are easy going, open minded, and friendly people. So if you are interested about traveling to the city, read our short travel guide to Salvador de Bahia and enjoy! Get in All of the biggest Brazilian airlines have... [ read more ]

Top Things to Do and See in the Fascinating Foz do Iguacu

Top Things to Do and See in the Fascinating Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu is one of the most tourist friendly states of Parana, Brazil, known as a gateway to both Argentina and Paraguay. It is a world- wide known tourist resort, as it hosts the wonderful Iguacu Falls. The city is characterized by fascinating cultural diversity with varied ethnic groups originating from Argentina, Paraguay, China and Lebanon. Because the predominant industry is tourism, this part of South America has become something of a tourist hot-spot and if you want to discover, ha... [ read more ]

Useful Tips for Visiting Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

Useful Tips for Visiting Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

I’m sure you all heard about the greatest attraction of Rio de Janeiro, about the largest art deco statue of Jesus Christ-Christ the Redeemer. Situate in the top of the Corcovado Mountain, it is a 130 foot tall and 98 foot wide statue, that has become the landmark of the city. The statue was built in 1922 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Brazilian Independence. In 2007 The Christ the Redeemer statue was included in the New Seven Wonders of the World list. Today it is still the most be... [ read more ]

Top Attractions of the Sprawling Metropolis of Sao Paulo

Top Attractions of the Sprawling Metropolis of Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is considered to be the cultural capital of Brazil, so culture lovers will find art galleries, museums and world-wide orchestra’s in this cultural and artistic metropolis. The city is notable for hosting many attractions, green spaces and many interesting buildings for architecture enthusiasts like the whimsical Victorian mansions, skyscrapers like Edifício Copán, the Victorian style train station, the Baroque cathedral Igrija  de São Francisco de Assis. Weather you choose from... [ read more ]

Florianapolis, as a True Tourist Paradise

Florianapolis, as a True Tourist Paradise

Florianapolis, often referred as Floripa is a wonderful sight for visitors, strengthen on the Island of Santa Catarina framed by sand dunes, small islands and beautiful lakes. As the title suggests: ‘Florianapolis, as a true tourist paradise’ our guide will give you some basic travel information about this magnificent city, so if you haven’t been there yet, this guide will surely assure you that Floripa should be on your Brazilian travel destination list. So read it on and start planning... [ read more ]