Top Reasons to Travel to Brazil

Brazil SambaOut of the many destinations in the world, Brazil stands out with its unique culture, scenery and lifestyles. The country invokes pictures of vivid colors, picturesque backdrops and spectacular parties. Even the capital, Rio de Janeiro, has a nickname like the “marvelous city”. Full of energy and spirit, there are many reasons why everyone should travel to Brazil.

Food

Brazil PicahnaFood is perhaps one of the most important reasons to travel anywhere. Who doesn’t love eating and trying local food?

From mouthwatering sweets to the world’s greatest super-food, Brazil’s cuisine is diverse and well-rounded. Out of all the foods, Brazil’s picanha stands out as a dish every meat-lover must try. With distinct parts, cuts and seasonings, Brazil’s tender and juicy picanha has become an extremely beloved dish internationally.

Other dishes to try include the brigadeiro (chocolate truffles), coxinha (fried chicken and cheese balls), pao de queijo (cheese rolls) and mocqueca (fish stew).

Brazil also serves one of the world’s most trending fruits, the açaí berry. These berries gained international popularity for its incredible health benefits and delicious taste.

Nature

Brazil Iguazu FallsAs the world’s most bio-diverse country, Brazil hosts some of the world’s biggest eco-systems and natural habitats. From Brazil, you can even witness the majesty of the Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s great natural wonders. Brazil is also home to the Amazon rainforest and unique creatures.

Travelers can also visit the Bird Park near the Iguazu Falls to witness a wide variety of vibrant birds.

UNESCO Sites

Christ the Redeemer StatueWith deep history and fascinating nature, Brazil hosts a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Sugarloaf Mountain is another natural attraction in Rio de Janeiro. The breathtaking views from Sugarloaf Mountain are a must-see attraction for every visitor. Tourists can take a cable car up to its peak (1,299 ft) and find an awe-inspiring view of the city.

The grand Christ the Redeemer Statue is definitely one of Brazil’s biggest cultural treasures. The national icon stands 98 feet tall and stretches 92 feet wide on top of Mount Corcovado. Travelers must witness this national landmark in order to see why it was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World next to other sites like the Machu Picchu, Great Wall of China and Taj Mahal.

Culture

Brazil Samba Brazil’s incredible mixture of cultures including Latin, Afro-Brazilian, Portuguese and Western culture gave Brazil many of its treasures. Some of the many interesting parts of Brazilian culture include samba (Dance music genre), bossa nova (fusion of samba and jazz), capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial arts) and their love of football (soccer).

Travelers can find authentic Brazilian culture in cities like Rio de Janeiro and immerse themselves in the tradition, passion and energy of the locals.

Party

Brazil CarnivalWith samba’s incredibly rhythmic beats, it is clear that Brazil loves to party and have fun. Brazil is internationally known for its nightlife, festivals and celebrations. Whether it is Latin beats, jazz or EDM, Brazil’s nightlife accommodates to any musical taste. With its incredible food, drinks and music, Brazil has all the foundations for having a great time.

Brazil also holds incredible events like the annual “Rio Carnival” and the bi-annual “Rock in Rio”. However, travelers do not need to wait for these events to have a great time in Brazil as Rio de Janeiro is always bustling with celebrations and clubs.

In Brazil, visitors can experience and absorb in the high-energy the locals have. Whether its experiencing the best Brazilian Barbecue or dancing to a samba beat, the country offers travelers unforgettable experiences.

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