5 amazing places in Brazil you haven’t ever heard of

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

Brazil is known for its thundering Iguacu Falls in the south of Rio de Janeiro’s crescent-shaped Copacabana neighborhood, its stunning white sand beach, and the impressive Cristo Redentor -the – Christ the Redeemer with his arms extend outwards to embrace the beachside city.

However, there are many more things to see in this massive South American country, which is about as big as that the United States and the world’s fifth-largest by size.

Brazil includes six major biomes of the continent that began from the Amazon to the Atlantic Forest.

Add that to Brazil’s multifaceted society, which includes a significant Indigenous population and people who have heritage from Europe and Africa. You’ll have an entire country that’s a blend of customs, culture, and stunningly stunning landscapes.

These are the 5 amazing places in Brazil so that you can discover more of the treasures Brazil offers.

Salvador, Bahia

amazing places in Brazil
Salvador da Bahia – photo by laughlin

Established in 1549 on a small island separating Todos os Santos Bay from the Atlantic Ocean, this humble colonial town was Portuguese America’s first capital. The city’s historic site is in the eastern part of Brazil’s Bahia state.

The pastel-colored buildings with facades embellished in intricately designed stucco and shutters that flank the windows are meticulously preserved. They date back to when European, African, and indigenous traditions in the 16th century came together.

There is a vast Afro-Brazilian community, and colorful festival events are commonplace, with the pulsating beats of drums echoing through winding streets of cobbled.

Travelers will find a great choice of accommodation there, with Fera Palace Hotel catering to high-end guests and the storied Casa Versace that offers an exclusive experience that includes self-catering accommodations.

Salvador is a place with a dark history but. Salvador was once the very first slave trade in the New World. The public can learn more about the importance of this story through various museums, like the Afro Brasileiro Museum.

Baia dos Porcos, Fernando de Noronha

Baia dos Porcos
Baia dos Porcos, Photo by Rnd

Baia dos Porcos, or “Pig’s Bay,” is possibly an of the most stunning beaches on earth -however, it has very little sand.

It’s one of the tiniest beaches in Pernambuco’s stunning state. Fernando de Noronha archipelago is located approximately 220 miles (360 kilometers) off Brazil’s northeast coast in the Atlantic Ocean.

The cove is distinguished by the striking rock formations, including The Dois Irmaos (“Two Brothers”). It’s a pair that stands out of the crystal-clear, brilliantly blue water.

The beach is only accessible at low tide and can be accessed by hiking through the thick jungle or via boat. The beach is home to numerous natural pools filled with exotic coral sharks, fish, turtles, and many more, making it an ideal snorkeling spot.

It is recommended to travel with a guide due to the difficulty of getting to the beach. Local businesses like Noronha Bookers offer customized tours.

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros
Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros – Photo by Rodrigo_Soldon

Beautiful forests, towering mountains, thundering waterfalls, and 1.8 billion-year-old rock await adventurous adventurers who can reach the natural marvel.

In the Central Brazilian region of Goias in Brazil, more than 30 waterfalls run within an area of 15 miles (24 km). The rock formations on this plateau are of the most ancient on the planet, drawing a curious crowd that seeks the power of the embedded quartz crystals.

There are many stories of UFOs, mystical events, and other UFOs that don’t seem unlikely once immersed in the captivating environment.

There aren’t any direct flights to Brazil, but travelers can make their way to Brasilia, the capital city and one of the major cities. After that, you may travel across the country by bus up to Alto Paraiso (a small city just 12 miles far from Chapada dos Veadeiros park entrance that has B&Bs, restaurants, and a variety of crystal shops as well as healers showcasing their skills) as well as Sao Jorge (an undeveloped village with a straightforward infrastructure).

Ilha do Marajo

ilha de marajo
ilha de marajo

This remote outpost, roughly as big as Switzerland, is believed to be one of the largest river islands. It’s bordered on all sides by the majestic Amazon.

The western portion is dominated by thick forests, while the eastern portion has vast plains and wetlands. The island is famous for its water buffalo. There are about half a million animals, more than double the number of humans. These buffalo ranches are accessible to visitors.

People are drawn to this place due to the wildness of an isolated, uninhabited island. However, it’s pretty accessible with a substantial crowd.

There’s a regular ferry service from Belem, the riverfront of Portugal, a city that is considered Brazil’s gateway to the Amazon, which runs through Arapari Navegacao. It takes about three hours, or there’s a private ferry that leaves from the town nearby of Icoaraci run by Henvil.

After arriving, the most efficient option to move around is to bring an automobile to the island or use a bicycle or taxi. Both can be rented at one of the pousadas on the island.

Stay in Source, the biggest of the two towns with beautiful homes and mandarin-lined streets, or Salvaterra is a more relaxed and peaceful option with stunning beaches. Both are located 30 minutes from the dock for the ferry.

Emas National Park

Have you had you heard of a maned wolf? The rare creatures can be located in Emas National Park alongside gigantic anteaters, giant armadillos and pampas deer, many bird species, and many rare plants native to the protected zone.

The central region of Brazil is also where you can find the Cerrado biome, one of the largest and oldest ecosystems around the globe. The amount of variety of plants is astonishing. Between 350 and 400 species of plants are on 2.5 acres (1 hectare).

If you are traveling between September and October, a stunning, if a little odd natural phenomenon is waiting for you. The rainy season triggers movement from millions of termites that typically live in mounds of termites that are thousands of feet high and are placed in a row for miles.

The mounds can be atop over twenty feet (6 meters). They also house hundreds of glowing Pyrophorus beetle larvae. They devour termites attracted to the larvae due to the beautiful bright green light they emit.

Officials from the park are fighting diverse challenges to their park, such as burning forests, mining exploitation as well as uncontrolled tourism, and the spread of invasive species. If you decide to go to the park, you must choose a responsible tour operator like Focus Tours or Pantanal Jaguar Safaris.

It is an extraordinarily remote and seldom traveled area in Brazil However, those who venture into Emas National Park will be highly rewarded.


JC. Princen

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