Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

On the Brazil Bucket List

Brazil has long been at the top of my list of countries I’m dying to visit.  And this is the best time yet — with the World Cup and Summer Olympics on the way to Brazil in 2016, now is the last chance to get in while the prices are still low.  In a few years, we may be facing a newly refurbished Brazil the likes of which we’ve never seen.

Not surprisingly for a beach lover like me, several islands and beach towns top my list of the places where I’d most like to visit in Brazil.  Looking at this list, there are so many stunning places to visit in Brazil!  Here they are:

Santa Catarina

The island of Santa Catarina isn’t one of the very most popular places to visit in Brazil — but with beaches like this, it floors me that it isn’t!  On Santa Catarina, you’ll find perfect white sand beaches, as well as the southern city of Florianopolis.

Florianopolis and Santa Catarina are the perfect places to relax with some freshly caught fish and watch the sun sink into the ocean.  One of the many benefits of staying on an island — you get to experience sunsets as well as sunrises!


Brigitte Bardot made Buzios the it destination of Brazil in the 1960s, and it’s still popular to this day.  Buzios is only a few hours’ drive from Rio de Janeiro, making it an easy and convenient destination for Brazil’s elite.  (And I would LOVE to take one of those buses from Rio to Buzios — it sounds like it would be a constant party!)

It’s amazing what you can find on a short drive from the city.  You can find your way to jungles, ecoresorts, and beaches for both party-lovers and those who would rather a quiet hideaway.

Fernando de Noronha

Of all the places to visit in Brazil, Fernando de Noronha is at the top of my list.  It’s not hard to see why — it’s one of the most beautiful tropical paradises Brazil has to offer, adrift in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean!  The archipelago is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural environment, and you’ll find snorkeling as outstanding as the scenery.

While it’s not the easiest place in the world to get to, Fernando de Noronha would be the trip of a lifetime.

Which place in Brazil would you like to visit the most?