Brazil Tourist information
Tourism in Brazil - vacations in Brazil
Brazil is the most popular tourist destination in South
America. After 1995, the tourist industry was undertaken
as an activity of key importance by the Brazilian Federal
The National Policy of Tourism, implemented by Embratur
(Brazilian Institute of Tourism) encourages the preservation
of the country's natural and cultural heritage.
Moreover, stimulating the tourist industry as an important
source of employment and income which allows economic and
social development is one of the policy's main aims as well.
After 1999, the National Policy of Tourism was redirected
and as a result the Programs and Actions of Embratur for
the period between 2000 and 2003 were set up.
Each year, the World Tourism Organization (OMT) gathers
information regarding the role that tourism plays in the
economy of each region.
Brazil has remained as one of the leading destinations, and an increase
in the number of foreign tourists visiting the area has
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Why choose Brazil, beaches, holidays.
Not only is Brazil a truly beautiful place where warm hospitality
is extended to visitors, but also there are a wide variety
of attractions to enjoy here. Hence, Brazil holds a prominent
place regarding tourist destinations in South America.
To start with, while areas of wild nature can still be found here, a bustling
city life is one of the main features of this cosmopolitan
place, together with the beaches with crystal clear water
ideal to rest peacefully.
Moreover, Brazilian people have kept the local cultural
traditions alive. The most famous and delicious seafood
dishes are served here.
Finally, the local folklore including the most colorful
and most fun Carnival in the world make the city even more
The Iguaçu river, a river with a life of its own, has its source in the
Serra do Mar (Mountains by the Sea) in the south area of
Brazil, forming the Iguaçu Falls a few kilometers upstream.
The Falls of Brazil
The Iguaçu River, a river with a life of its own, has its
source in the Serra do Mar (Mountains by the Sea) in the
south area of Brazil, forming the Iguaçu Falls a few kilometers
The waterfall system consists of two hundred and seventy
five falls that make up a fantastic semi circle with a three
The Iguaçu River flows into the Parana River, about twenty three kilometers
away from the falls.
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Main Tourist Destinations
Brasilia is the country's capital city and it is located
950 kilometers north east from Rio de Janeiro. The idea
of building this city was to transfer the federal capital
of Brazil from the coast to the interior of the country.
Lucio Costa was the main urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer
was the chief architect of most public buildings. Roberto
Burle Marx was the landscape designer.
The city's pilot plan resembles the shape of an airplane facing the south
east, although Lucio Costa's original urban concept pointed
to the shape of a cross.
CATHEDRAL OF BRASILIA
Florianopolis, also known by the nickname Ilha da Magia
(Island of Magic), is the capital city of Santa Catarina
State in southern Brazil and one of the country's most wealthy
Owing to the great tourist facilities and the wide variety
of beaches that can be found here, Florianopolis is one
of the most popular tourist destinations in South America.
Blessed with outstanding natural beauty, the beaches and
the sea are the chief attractions in this place.
While the beaches with calm warm waters prove ideal for
children and adults, sports lovers, including surfers, can
visit beaches with crystal clear waters where great waves
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Porto Alegre is one of Brazil's main cities, and the capital
city of Rio Grande do Sul state.
This city is located in the junction of five rivers such
as the Guaíba River (which is a lake in fact), a continuation
of Jacuí River before it flows into the Lagoa dos Patos
(Lagoon of the Ducks).
Porto Alegre is an important industrial centre in the
south area of Brazil. Since it is located near Buenos Aires
and Montevideo cities, Porto Alegre is placed at a strategic
point within the MERCOSUR.
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Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is the capital city of the state bearing
the same name. What is more, not only is Río de Janeiro
one of Brazil's most important and beautiful cities but
also it is considered to be one of the loveliest places
in South America and even in the world.
Nowadays, Rio is one of the world's gamma class cities.
It has a subtropical climate and the average temperature
is about 19 º C and everyone who is born in this city will
be nicknamed "carioca".
According to the IBGE in the year 2005 there were 6,094,183
inhabitants in the city. Considering the Metropolitan Region,
however, the number of inhabitants was as high as 11,351,937,
covering a total surface of 4,659 km2.
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Better known as "the city that never stops", Sao Paulo
is the capital city of Sao Paulo state in Brazil and is
regarded as one of the country's major commercial and industrial
Sao Paulo capital city, located in the south east area
of Brazil is considered to be the city with the largest
dimensions in South America and even the largest one in
the Southern hemisphere.
This city is regularly nicknamed "the Southern Hemisphere's
Manhattan" due to the substantial number of businesses that
can be found here.
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Accommodation in Brazil Hotels
Owing to the vast development that has taken place in Brazil
regarding tourism, there are a wide range of options for
and accommodation available here. During the peak seasons,
depending on the destinations, reservations in hotels must
be made at least one month in advance.
It is possible to stay at huts, camping sites, hostels,
resorts, centers, ranches, tourist farms, depending on the
area of the country you decide to visit.