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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!
Ben, the founder of Imagine Travel, is kite surfing obsessed. To indulge his passion, he headed to Ceara State in northern Brazil, which for 6 months of the year has arguably the most dependable wind in the world (excluding the poles).
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…
Uxua Casa Hotel
Best for: Honeymoon, Beach, Culture History
Arguably Brazil’s hippest hotel, Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa is a series of gorgeous fishermen’s houses in the idyllic southern Bahian beach resort of Trancoso. If you want exclusivity, a clean ecological conscience and real wow factor, then Uxua Casa delivers.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Facing the grassy Quadrado in historic Trancoso, a picture-perfect Bahian village south of Porto Seguro, Uxua Casa comprises ten individual one-, two- and three-bedroom casas that were once fishermen’s houses, and are now, under the exacting design demands of Diesel boss Wilfred Das, sensational Bahian beach retreats. Each casa is secreted among mature trees, coconut palms, and flowering plants, and constructed by local artisans using traditional building methods, reclaimed and organic materials and Brazilian antiques and art pieces. Options range from the classic Quadrado-facing cottages to poolside studios and a sleekly opulent eco-friendly treehouse. Sizes vary from 90 to more than 230 square metres, and fuse rustic elements and state-of-the-art amenities with full kitchens, private gardens, living rooms, open-air bathrooms, king-size beds, Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Some casas include private plunge pools, Jacuzzis, hanging terraces, as well as a private dining space.
Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa has a real emphasis on relaxation. Unwind in the spa, which has indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, or join a yoga or Pilates class. Take a swim in the delightful aventurine-lined swimming pool, or head down to the beach for a game of volleyball or some capoeira before relaxing at the super-stylish Uxua beach bar fashioned from an upturned local Indian canoe. Overlooking the pool, the open-air restaurant and bar serves delicious Bahian cuisine and homemade delicacies.
Trancoso is a perfect place for simply relaxing and enjoying the glorious beaches. For those looking for something more active there are numerous sports on offer in the area including cycling, fishing, golf, hiking, mountain biking, snorkelling, scuba diving and canoeing.
When to go
Temperatures in Bahia vary little from month to month and it's warm all year round, with average highs hovering around 30°C. April to July is the wettest season (though it can rain at any time) and June to September bring slightly cooler evenings. Salvador goes mad during Carnival (February or March depending on the year) - more than 2 million party-goers hit the streets for a colourful riot of dancing and drinking - expect prices to hike and availability to fall dramatically.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
UXUA Casa Hotel and Spa, Brazil - Stay 7, Pay 6
Stay seven nights at UXUA Casa Hotel, Brazil and pay for just six. Or stay for at least four nights and receive a complimentary spa treatment. Subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please contact our specialists for more information.