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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 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…
Pousada Casas Brancas
Best for: Beach, Diving, Highlights
Casas Brancas is a favourite of ours. With a central location, dazzling views of the ocean, and in close range to the best restaurants and beaches, it’s the perfect sun-drenched hotel for those looking for a touch of style, luxury and relaxation.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Located two and a half hours from Rio de Janeiro, you don’t have to travel far to be rewarded with a luxury beach destination. With its relaxed ambience, exquisite attention to detail and personalised service, it’s clear the hotel remains under the management of the same family it started with back in the 1970’s.
Minimal in design, the 32 individually decorated rooms are chic, airy and very comfortable. With six different room categories to choose from, each room differs in size and view. Most rooms boast wonderful views overlooking the bay and the Deluxe rooms and Suites have a private balcony equipped with hammocks perfectly positioned to watch the sun go down
There are two restaurants on site, Café Atlântico and Deck. Café Atlântico has a fine reputation for being one of the best restaurants in Buzios, offering Mediterranean seafood cuisine. Sat on the hotel terrace, it possesses panoramic views of the ocean. Deck on the other hand offers a fine selection of Italian dishes blended with traditional local cuisine. Better known for its quality of Caipirinha’s and fruity cocktails, it’s a hot spot to watch the sizzling sun disappear in to the horizon.
Equipped with an excellent spa, an inviting pool and a terrace decorated in loungers and hammocks, Casas Brancas offers all the ingredients required to indulge and unwind.
When to go
Go in low season (March-June and October-December) to avoid the crowds and the heat. It can be quite cool from July to August (usually in the low 20°C). The hottest time is from December to February, when temperatures often reach 30°C and it can be humid with frequent short bursts of rain. This is also the busiest time of year (New Year is one big party).
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Stay 4, Pay 3 at Casas Brancas
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Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Paraty, Rio de Janeiro and Buzios
Experience one of the biggest parties of the year at Rio de Janeiro's famous Carnival, arguably the best place to celebrate in Brazil, a country famed for its vibrancy and samba beats. Immerse yourself in Brazilian culture before relaxing on the numerous beaches of Buzios.