When we think of this exotic country, we tend to think of beautiful people and possibly the most beautiful language in the world – Portuguese! Well, as it turns out, Brazil does not disappoint in any aspect of life – it is absolutely stunning. EASILY makes our list of one of the most beautiful places on planet Earth!
1. Feel the Energy at the Cataratas do Iguacu (Foz do Iguacu)
People wonder which side is better- Argentine or the Brazilian – well, the answer is both! What a wonderful site in the middle of one of the most beautiful Atlantic forest remnants! Go early and get this picture perfect scenery all to yourself! You can also take tours by boat or helicopter. This place literally fills your soul with energy.
2. Ride the Cable Car at Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar)
Take the cable car ride over Rio De Janeiro and be amazed at the magnificent 360 views. Once your on the top of the mountain do yourself a favor and spend a little time walking around or even down through the dense garden/forest! For the most romantic time of your life, stay until sunset and watch all the lights of the city come alive – great time to share a kiss with your lover.
2. Check Out the Inhotim Museum (Brumadinho)
The inhotim is one of the largest open museum for contemporary art around the World. This place is literally a playground for art and nature lovers.
4. Relax at the Baia do Sancho (Fernando de Noronha)
A private but possibly the most beautiful beach on the island! What makes the Baia do Sancho so spectacular is the tricky access to get to the beach – you have to climb down various ladders wedged in a rock wall (pretty nifty huh?). Once you get to the bottom, you will find a gorgeous beach with crystal clear water! There are also lots of trails that lead to lookouts where you can see dolphins, rays and even sharks!
5. Snorkel the Rio da Prata (Bonito)
Crystal clear water, thousands of fish – seriously what more could you ask for? This is the perfect place to relax and drift down the river! Awesome place to snorkel and take underwater photos!
6. Take a Dip in the Lagoons at Lencois Maranhenses National Park (Barreirinhas)
Pretty much a mythical landscape that you can only find in the non fiction novels or the movies! Locals recommend to go around Jun-Aug when the lagoons are full of water.
7. Swim at the Cachoeira do Buracao (Ibicoara)
No pictures can explain the feeling of finishing your trekking experience in the water or even being able to go swimming through the canyon in this beautiful waterfall. Absolutely amazing!
8. Soak in the Sun at Praia dos Carneiros (Praia dos Carneiros)
The great thing about Praia dos Carneiros (besides being in Brazil) is that everything is private. Its calm, warm and crystal clear water makes this place very special. At one end of the beach, you will find the natural pools where you can see fish and all sorts of sea animals and at the other end you will see a very cute church (The San Benedict church).
9. Snorkel the Lagoa Azul (Rio)
More crystal clear waters? Does this place ever NOT have perfect clear blue water ideal for snorkeling and lounging in?
10. Lay in the Hammocks at Lagoa Paraiso Jericoacoara
To answer that above question ^ probably not! Just look at those people there soaking in the sun and laying over beautiful, probably very warm waters with not a care in the world.