From beaches and tropical rainforests to carnivals and fiestas, Brazil is one of the most diverse and captivating countries you could visit. It is also one of the biggest, being the largest South American country and the fifth largest in the world. While this may be the case, Brazil boasts the largest road network in Latin America, as well as plenty of domestic flights, making it easy to get around.
Being so vast in size, it comes as no surprise that there are four different climatic regions within Brazil. It is really only the south part of the country that experiences the cold, while the rest of Brazil boasts a warmer, tropical climate, making this an ideal year-round destination. Of course, if you really want to delve into the heart, soul and energy of Brazil, arrange your visit for around February or March, when you will be able to catch the world-famous Carnival in action.
Brazil is home to some of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world, from the largest rainforest and river to the longest stretch of beach to the greatest concentration of wildlife to the most incredible waterfalls. The country’s biodiversity is one of its best assets, with so many iconic features here that cannot be seen anywhere else on the planet. For those who want to make the most of the great outdoors, Brazil is the place to do this. It is also the perfect country for those seeking an adrenaline rush, as you can choose from surfing in Santa Catarina, snorkelling at the Fernando de Noronha National Park, abseiling at the Chapada Diamantina National Park, and so much more. Of course, the laid back lifestyle that you will find in many of the country’s beach towns and cities also lends itself well to laying back in a hammock on the sand with a cocktail in your hand.
While Brazil’s natural beauty may be legendary, its cities and colonial towns are some of the best places to soak up authentic Brazilian culture. Brazil was originally settled by the Portuguese, but a second immigration wave brought in people from Italy, Germany, Spain, Japan and America, all of which contributed to the rich melting pot that Brazilian culture is today. Portuguese is the main language spoken here, although you will have no trouble getting by with English or Spanish in the more populated areas of Brazil.
When it comes to Brazil’s many cities, Rio de Janeiro is usually the first point of call for tourists, with its reputation for beach life, nightlife and nature never disappointing. Salvador da Bahia, with its rich African culture, is also worth exploring, as is Sao Paulo, which is known for being Brazil’s most cosmopolitan city. Music has always been an important part of Brazil’s national identity, and you will hear everything from Brazilian funk to Caipira as you make your way around the country. With Brazil being so large, the culture, as well as the music, food and climate, that you experience will vary greatly depending on the regions that you visit, but this is all part of Brazil’s magical charm, as you never quite know what you will end up seeing.
Our Orogold store in Brazil is located in Salvador, Brazil. Drop by for a refreshing skincare experience and free product demonstrations while exploring this rich city.
Avenida Tancredo Neves, 3133
Piso L2, Caminho das Árvores
Salvador – BA – Brasil