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Brazil Travel GuideSome information and tips about Brazil

Travel overview of Brazil

Tourism is becoming a major industry in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are two of the most visited destinations in the country, offering visitors (whether in the country on business or pleasure) a fabulous peek into the complex heritage and natural spectacle of Brazil.
Tourism rates sky-rocketed from the year 2000 onwards as awareness of its multifaceted appeal rose. There was a period between 2006 and 2008 that economic issues hindered the tourism industry somewhat. However, Brazil is the most visited country in the continent of South America today.

Required clothing

As the weather is generally on the warmer side, bring clothes made from lightweight natural fabrics such as cottons and linens which you can layer up. Waterproofs are a must if visiting during the rainy season, or places like Belém where it receives a substantial amount of rain year around. Bring warm clothing if visiting the south during winter (June to August). On the other hand, the extremely humid climate of the Amazon region demands quick-dry shirts and long cotton pants for any treks or activity tourism. Sunlight around the tropics is extremely strong, so take a wide-brimmed hat and a pair of sunglasses. Long-sleeve cotton shirts are also useful in the jungle; they protect you from mosquito bites and the sun.

Weather, Climate and Geography

Brazil has climates that suit all tastes, thanks to its great territorial extension, combined with factors such as altitude, pressure and ocean proximity. The average annual temperature is 28° C in the North and 20° C in the South of the country.
The Brazilian winter happens between June and September and in some cities of the South and Southeast, temperatures reach less than 0° C, with frost and snow. In the summer, you can enjoy a 40° C heat in cities such as Rio de Janeiro. Summer in Brazil is the best time to go to the beach, drink coconut water, plunge into the sea and sunbathe.
Regardless of the season, it’s always a good idea to pack a coat and pants, because the weather can change suddenly in some locations, especially in mountain and coastal regions.
Seasons in Brazil:
Summer: from the 21st of December to the 21st of March.
Autumn: from the 21st of March to the 21st of June.
Winter: from the 21st of June to the 23rd of September.
Spring: from the 23rd of September to the 21st of December.

Did you know?

  • According to Trip Advisor Brazil is home to the world’s best beach.
  • Brazil has been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.
  • Around 60% of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil.
  • The largest population of Catholics can be found in Brazil.
  • The reason Brazil has 4 time zones is because it is so big there is a big difference in when the sun sets across the country.
  • The Capital City is Brasilia, not Rio de Janeiro.
  • Brazil hosts of the world’s largest carnival, Rio Carnival.
  • Brazil is home to 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that attract tourists from all over the globe.
  • Rio de Janeiro was once the capital of Portugal
  • The Amazon River flows through Brazil and is the 2nd longest river in the world.

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