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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…
Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte
Praia do Forte, Brazil
Best for: Family, Spa, Beach
The Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte is a family-friendly beachfront spa retreat an hour from Salvador on Brazil’s Bahia coast. Great facilities and a chance to enjoy nesting sea turtles makes the Tivoli Eco-resort Praia do Forte a superb luxury option.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Set amongst an attractive garden estate and miles of golden coconut-fringed beach, the family-friendly Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte is conveniently located just an hour north of World Heritage Salvador. The hotel is a short distance from the centre of picturesque Praia do Forte fishing village, which is home to the fascinating Tamar Project set up 20 years ago to save the endangered sea turtle. Combining colonial and Polynesian styles, the Tivoli has 287 rooms located in two-storey bungalows split into five different categories: suite deluxe, master suite, master, standard plus, and standard. Each bungalow has its own verandah and hammocks with fantastic views of the tropical gardens and pristine sands.
The resort offers an endless list of facilities which makes the Tivoli an outstanding choice for families, including a stunning outdoor infinity pool (among a total of nine pools), two floodlit tennis courts, a kids’ club, three bars, a restaurant serving excellent local and international cuisine and a nautical centre with facilities for windsurfing, kayaking and diving. The resort also offers superb spa facilities, including a selection of different therapies and thalassotherapy.
Plentiful activities exist at the Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte, and you can kayak in the nearby lagoon system, enjoy a variety of water sports (including snorkelling and diving among the multi-coloured reefs and natural salt water pools of the coast), enjoy a spot of bird watching or fishing, or head into Salvador to experience the colonial heart of this incredible city. Best of all, perhaps, is the chance to visit a nearby turtle-nesting beach and watch ion awe as these leviathans of the deep haul themselves ashore to lay their eggs. In season from June to November there is also a chance to take a boat trip out to watch the humpback whales that visit this part of the Brazilian coast.
When to go
As Bahia lies within a tropical zone, it has a warm climate all year round and does not have low winter temperatures, which are typical of temperate climates. However, it rains more during cooler months (May and June) than during hot months (from October to April). Average annual temperature is 28° C.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Pelourinho By Night + Show Miguel Santana
Enjoy an explosion of Bahian culture in a fantastic display of traditional dances by the most respected folklore dance troupes in the world. Marvel at the sacred dances and enjoy an authentic dinner at a local restaurant.