Vacation Spots in Brazil That'll Leave You Mesmerized

Vacayholics Staff Oct 14, 2018
If you are looking for travel destinations, which have a long history, have a diverse climate along with diverse flora and fauna, then Brazil vacation spots are the best for you. After your first visit to this enchanting country, you will become a regular visitor.
The allure of Brazil brings hordes of people to the land of beaches from all around the world. Apart from the well-known destinations, there are several lesser known ones that one may opt to explore in this picturesque country. In this write-up, we will consider all the options Brazil offers.

Best Holiday Spots of Brazil

Brazil is located in South America. It is well-known for its many tourist attractions. There are the beaches, valleys, and a number of historic landmarks, which a tourist can visit. The list of the famous places is indeed exhaustive.

São Paulo

São Paulo is the biggest and the most populous city in Brazil. This city has an ethnically diverse culture. If you are fond of art, then you must visit the São Paulo Art Museum. This museum hosts art pieces from artists like Rafael, Botticelli, Bellini, Andrea Mantegna, etc.
We have already established the fact that the country is rich in flora and fauna. The Jaragua State Park is one of the last places which still continues to have Atlantic forest vegetation. Another place you must visit is the Se Cathedral. This cathedral ranks among the 5 largest cathedrals in the world. The architecture style of the cathedral is Gothic.

Rio de Janeiro

Among the major cities, Rio de Janeiro ranks at number one position. This city is also known as River of January. It is the 2nd largest city in Brazil, second only after São Paulo. There is a lot for every tourist to discover in this 3rd largest metropolitan city in South America.
Apart from the natural settings and sun-kissed beaches, there is a lot of entertainment options in terms of music and festivities. Rio is famous all over the world for its Carnival.
If you like to go out in the wild, then you can make the most of your stay in Rio as it is blessed with two of the largest forests in the world, namely, Tijuca forest and Parque Estadul da Pedra Branca.
If you are taking a vacation around New Year, then Copacabana beach is for you. Rio is also home to the giant statue of Jesus Christ, which is called Christ the Redeemer. It has been included in the New Seven Wonders of the World. You can also visit the Sugarloaf mountain, Maracana stadium, and Sambodromo.

Salvador

It is the capital of Bahia state. It is called the capital city of happiness.
It is seen that the city celebrates a lot and hosts many a carnival as well. The culture of Salvador is influenced by the Africans. It is located on the coastal belt, hence, you would not want to miss visiting the oldest city of Brazil.

Manaus

Construction of the fort of Sao Jose do Rio Negro in 1669 led to the development of the town. The town was so named in honor of the nation of Manaus. It means 'Mother of the Gods'. It is the second largest city in Northern Brazil.
While you are enjoying the different holiday destinations, do not miss out on yummy Brazilian food. You can try dishes like Acaraje, which is a traditional street dish; Bolinho de Chuva, similar to a donut; Feijoada (the national dish of Brazil), etc. The cuisine has the influence of a number of cultures, yet ,stands out on its own.