Travel To Brazil – South America
Brazil, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, is the largest country in South America. It gained its independent from Portugal in 1822. It is one of the most desired vacations destinations, with great weather year-around and its diverse culture.
As a former Portuguese colony, the official language is Portuguese, while Spanish, English, and French is spoken there too.
The climate is mostly tropical, but temperate in south. The average temperature is 83 F in the north and 68 F in the South.
Natural Resources: bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, uranium, petroleum, hydropower, and timber
Most of the population of Brazil is Roman Catholic, about 80%.
Northeast: In Brazil’s northeast lies everything to make it one of the most sought after vacation centers in the world, specially among travelers looking for perfect weather and even more perfect beaches. From São Luís, in the North, to the Bahia Basin, in the South, the Northeast has over 3,200 kilometers (2,000 miles) of virtually uninterrupted soft white beaches, while for the historically minded there is Salvador, the former Capital of Brazil with its 365 churches, most of which are treasured architectural masterpieces. Along the coast sit the towns of São Luís, Fortaleza, Natal, João Pessoa, Recife, Maceió, Salvador, and Porto Seguro. All of which have their own charm and a diverse selection of attractions which range from camel rides over the dunes to state of the art water parks
Central West: Brazil’s central west is an area of striking contrasts that vary from the futuristic designs of the nation’s capital, Brasília, through to the untouched and unexplored Savanah of Mato Grosso and the backwaters of the Pantanal Matogrossense (Mato Grosso Swamplands), a plain which covers 88,803 sq. miles (230,000 sq. km) in the western portion of the center of the country. Submerged during the rainy season it is the world’s largest swamp, and this exuberant kingdom of waters is the world’s biggest biological oasis of wild life and ecological reserve.
Southeast: Brazil’s southeast is home for almost half of the Brazilian population which is mainly housed in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte. Latin America’s largest industrial and commercial center, São Paulo covers an area five times greater than Paris. As a tropical resort, Rio de Janeiro offers a wide variety of golden beaches, with perfect weather the year round, hotels to appeal to every taste and budget, folklore, typical foods and music, sightseeing, and the feeling that the visitor has really been abroad and to somewhere very special. Belo Horizonte acts as the gateway to the historical state of Minas Gerais where the towns of Ouro Preto, Tiradentes, Congonhas, Mariana and São João del Rey are to be found, each a living historical monument with near 300 years of history and culture.
Brazil is located in the eastern part of South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Brasilia is the capital. Brazil is slightly smaller than the US. Click here to see a map of Brazil.
The Real is the currency in Brazil. The rate of exchange is $1 = approximately 3 Real. For actual conversion rates, visit Oanda.com and perform a conversion for the ‘Brazilian Real.’
Passport and visa are required.