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 ]

Things to know about Recife for visitors

Things to know about Recife for visitors

Recife is the second largest city in Northeastern Brazil and is the capital city of the State Pernambuco. Originally it was built as a port city, but now it exports cotton, coffee and sugar. Recifegot its name from the Portuguese word for reef. This refers to the coral reefs that drawn a line between its coast and the city's many beautiful beaches. This beautiful area has only recently become a popular tourist attraction. Recife is known as the Venice of Brazil for its small and intimate win... [ read more ]