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Our Latin America specialist Grant tells us why his heart lies in Brazil, a country defined by its natural beauty, exotic wildlife, spectacular landscapes and legendary beach hot spots. Brazil is simply made for travel and has something to offer even the most discerning traveller.
Carpeted with dense, wildlife-rich jungles and lined with a dazzling coast, combine the jungle and beach in Latin America for a memorable holiday.
Brazil’s teeming flora and fauna make it one of the world’s best destinations for nature lovers. Dominated by the Amazon basin and home to the world’s largest wetland – the Pantanal – as well as numerous national parks, Brazil is bursting with biodiversity, making it the perfect destination for anyone with a love of wildlife. The list is endless, but the Imagine Latin America team has put together a guide to some of the wildlife you can expect to see during a trip to Brazil.
Brimming with activities to keep the whole family entertained, this exhilarating itinerary takes you to some of Brazil’s most iconic attractions, ending with some beach time to leave you feeling truly refreshed.
It’s on everyone’s bucket list; it’s one of the biggest and most extravagant carnival parades in the world and it’s time for you to see what all the fuss is about. Our Latin America Specialist Grant gives an overview of when and where it is, and most importantly why you should go!
Football is ingrained in Brazilian culture and it is a strong passion of the entire nation. Our Brazil specialist and football enthusiast, Sam, gives us the lowdown on why Brazil is one of the most successful footballing nations in the world, and what makes this passion so deep-rooted in Brazilian culture.
Our Latin America specialist Sinead knows her cocktails, and on a recent trip to Brazil she became very accustomed to their national drink, the Caipirinha. This cocktail is rooted in Brazilian culture, so what better way get under the skin of Brazil than with one (or two) cheeky Caipirinhas. Read on to find out why it’s so popular and have a go at perfecting your own...
The Latin America team have put together 14 weird and wonderful facts we bet you didn’t know about Brazil. They are nearly as diverse and whacky as the country itself!
Pimpolhos da Grande Rio Samba School (Kids of Grande Rio Samba School) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation for children, whose vision is focused on promoting social inclusion through art and culture. We spoke to Camilla, who works for Pimpolhos to find out more…
Katherine, our Latin America specialist, couldn’t get enough of the Pantanal during her recent visit. A huge wilderness of swamps and marshes, this region is one of the best places to view wildlife on the continent.
In Brazil, colonial gems are found scattered throughout the country. Full of fascinating history, beautifully preserved architecture and cobbled stone streets, they leave culture-hungry travellers awe-inspired. For those wanting to see the best of colonial Brazil, the Latin America team have listed the top five places for you to keep in mind when planning your trip to Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro is undoubtedly South America’s most iconic city. It’s a city so full of life, samba beats, iconic landmarks, golden sand beaches and party people. It’s a city that has it all and here the Latin America team tell you the top six things that are not to be missed in Rio de Janeiro.
Meike, our Latin America guru has voted Trancoso as Brazil’s number one beach destination, which is a bold move when you think about the vast coastline Brazil has to offer. Read her lowdown on Trancoso’s stunning beaches, laid-back charm and stunning properties to find out more…
La Villa Jericoacoara
Jericoacoara, North East Coast
Best for: Beach, Honeymoon, Watersports
La Villa is a rustic boutique hotel, facing the golden sand dunes of Jericoacoara National Park. Built using wood and straw, the hotel has a bohemian atmosphere with exceptional accommodations amongst a landscape of sand and coconut trees.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
La Villa enjoys a prime location in the wonderful beach village of Jericoacoara, within minutes of a number of different beaches and restaurants along the sandy streets.
During the day, guests can take advantage of the wide range of activities on offer, particularly the buggy rides, where a guide will take you out to the sand dunes and explore the far corners of this vast landscape. Those looking for a little more Zen can hit the Zen Space, a spa offering massages and beauty treatments on the go and in the comfort of your own room. Older children and couples will enjoy hanging out by the pool, on a plush sun lounger or netted hammock whilst admiring the views of rolling sand. As sunset comes, the lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and soak up the orange and red hued sky as dusk descends.
The restaurant and bar afford great views of the sand dunes and in the morning, guests can enjoy a variety of home baked pastries and freshly squeezed fruit juice whilst admiring one of Brazil's most fascinating natural wonders.
With just 10 rooms, suites and bungalows, the hotel continues to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere with a laid back beach vibe. Rooms are beautifully appointed with dark wooden furnishings, colourful decorations and fresh flowers. Each has either a balcony or decking, furnished with comfortable chairs or hammocks and those on the upper grounds enjoy wonderful sand dune views and panoramic ocean vistas.
When to go
The temperature in Jericoacoara beach is constantly stable, rarely under 25C or over 35C. The rainy season is between February and May, and the sun shines all year round. July to November the wind is strong, which favours those wanting to Windsurfing and Kitesurfing.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Olinda Half Day Tour
Take a cultural tour of Olinda and visit the colonial area of Recife. The Ceramics Museum and the House Museum of Gilberto Freyre and Magdalena make intriguing stop off points for those wishing to delve into the culture of North East Brazil.
Pratinha, Lapa Doce and Morro do Pai Ignacio
Explore Brazil's cave capital, Pratinha, with its blue pools and limestone walls. Go snorkelling or relax by the river. Lapa Doce is next, with its impressive rock formations. In the afternoon, hike to the top of a mountain for incredible sunset views.
Fumaca Waterfall Tour
Enjoy a hike to visit one of the highest waterfalls in Brazil. Begin the trail in the Capao Valley and admire the stunning views across the valley and of the surrounding mountains. Once you reach the waterfall, relax with a picnic lunch.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Morro de Sao Paulo, Salvador, Pipa & Jericoacoara
Brazil is famed for its beaches and with over 7,000km of coastline there are plenty to choose from, but the beaches in the north are arguably the most beautiful. Explore some of our favourites on this two-week itinerary, taking in the colonial city of Salvador, along with the best of Bahian beaches and ending at the secluded kitesurfing Mecca of Jericoacoara.