|Airport City||Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, Rio De Janeiro Galeao Airport, Brasilia International Airport, Santos Dumont Airport, Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport|
|Offical Languages||Tupinambá, Portuguese, Spanish., Japanese, Brazil|
|Food||Brigadeiro, Farofa, Moqueca|
Autumn : Mar - Jun
Summer : Dec - Mar
Winter : Jun - Sep
Sprint : Sep - Dec
Rio de Janeiro Portuguese-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.
Founded in 1565 by the Portuguese, the city was initially the seat of the Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro, a domain of the Portuguese Empire. Later, in 1763, it became the capital of the State of Brazil, a state of the Portuguese Empire. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal, who subsequently, in 1815, under the leadership of her son, the Prince Regent, and future King João VI of Portugal, raised Brazil to the dignity of a kingdom, within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and Algarves. Rio stayed the capital of the pluricontinental Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. This is one of the few instances in history that the capital of a colonising country officially shifted to a city in one of its colonies. Rio de Janeiro subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960 when the capital was transferred to Brasília.
Rio de Janeiro has the second largest municipal GDP in the country, and 30th largest in the world in 2008,estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE, 2008) (nearly US$201 billion). It is headquarters to Brazilian oil, mining, and telecommunications companies, including two of the country's major corporations – Petrobras and Vale – and Latin America's largest telemedia conglomerate, Grupo Globo. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second-largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific output according to 2005 data.[ Despite the high perception of crime, the city actually has a lower incidence of crime than most state capitals in Brazil.
Salvador, also known as São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (English: Savior; Holy Savior from the Bay of All Saints) is the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. With 2.9 million people (2017), it is the largest city proper in the Northeast Region and the 4th largest city proper in the country, after São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.
Founded by the Portuguese in 1549 as the first capital of Brazil, Salvador is one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas. A sharp escarpment divides its Lower Town (Cidade Baixa) from its Upper Town (Cidade Alta) by some 85 meters (279 ft). The Elevador Lacerda, Brazil's first urban elevator, has connected the two since 1873. The Pelourinho district of the upper town, still home to many examples of Portuguese colonial architecture and historical monuments, was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. The city's cathedral is the see of the primate of Brazil and its Carnival celebration has been reckoned as the largest party in the world. Salvador was one of the first slave ports in the Americas and the African influence of the slaves' descendants makes it a center of Afro-Brazilian (negro) culture. The city is noted for its cuisine, music, dance and architecture. Porto da Barra Beach in Barra has been named one of the best beaches in the world. Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova was the site of the city's games during the 2014 Brazilian World Cup and 2013 Confederations Cup.
Salvador forms the heart of the Recôncavo, Bahia's rich agricultural and industrial maritime district, and continues to be a major Brazilian port. Its metropolitan area, housing 3 899 533 people (2018) forms the wealthiest one in Brazil's Northeast Region (2015).
Fortaleza ([foʁtaˈlezɐ], locally [fɔɦtaˈlezɐ], Portuguese for Fortress) is the state capital of Ceará, located in Northeastern Brazil. It belongs to the Metropolitan mesoregion of Fortaleza and microregion of Fortaleza. Located 2285 km (1420 miles) from Brasilia, the federal capital, the city has developed on the banks of the creek Pajeú, and its name is an allusion to Fort Schoonenborch, which gave rise to the city, built by the Dutch during their second stay in the area between 1649 and 1654. The motto of Fortaleza, present in its coat of arms is the Latin word Fortitudine, which means "with strength/courage".
In 2013, Fortaleza was the twelfth richest city in the country in GDP and second in the Northeast, with 49 billion reais (US$21 billion). It also has the third richest metropolitan area in the North and Northeast regions. It is an important industrial and commercial center of Brazil, the nation's eighth largest municipality in purchasing power. According to the Ministry of Tourism, the city reached the mark of second most desired destination of Brazil and fourth among Brazilian cities in tourists received. The BR-116, the most important highway of the country, starts in Fortaleza. The municipality is part of the Common Market of Mercosur Cities, and also the Brazilian state capital which is closest to Europe, 5608 km (3484 miles) from Lisbon, Portugal. Fortaleza is symptomatic of the wealth divide in Brazil. It ranks 83rd in a measure of wealth disparity. This, and a prevalence of drug trafficking (https://en.wikipedia.org//2017_Brazil_prison_riots), has contributed to a serious crime problem. Many neighborhoods (barrios) are in fact favelas and not safe, particularly at night. Fortaleza ranks ninth worldwide in intentional murder rate, exceeding the national rate of over 59 per 100,000. While the major tourist attractions are well policed or segregated with security barriers for the well to do, it is evident that the majority of the population lives in defensively equipped homes and that the old time custom of evening sidewalk socializing is disappearing.
To the north of the city lies the Atlantic Ocean; to the south are the municipalities of Pacatuba, Eusébio, Maracanaú and Itaitinga; to the east is the municipality of Aquiraz and the Atlantic Ocean; and to the west is the municipality of Caucaia. Residents of the city are known as Fortalezenses. Fortaleza is one of the three leading cities in the Northeast region together with Recife and Salvador.
Brasília is the federal capital of Brazil and seat of government of the Federal District. The city is located atop the Brazilian highlands in the country's center-western region. It was founded on April 21, 1960, to serve as the new national capital. Brasília is estimated to be Brazil's third-most populous city. Among major Latin American cities, it has the highest GDP per capita.
Brasília was planned and developed by Lúcio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer and Joaquim Cardozo in 1956 in a scheme to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location. The landscape architect was Roberto Burle Marx.The city's design divides it into numbered blocks as well as sectors for specified activities, such as the Hotel Sector, the Banking Sector and the Embassy Sector. Brasília was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its modernist architecture and uniquely artistic urban planning It was named "City of Design" by UNESCO in October 2017, and has been part of the Creative Cities Network since then.
All three branches of Brazil's federal gvernment are centered in the city: executie, legislative, and judiciary. Brasília also hosts 124 foreign embassies.The city's international airport connects it to all other major Brazilian cities and some international destinations, and is the third-busiest airport in Brazil. Brasília is the most populous Portuguese-speaking capital city. It was one of the main host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and hosted some of the football matchs during the 2016 Summer Olympics; it also hosted the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.
São Paulo is a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil. The metropolis is an alpha global city (as listed by the GaWC) and the most populous city in Brazil, the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere, besides being the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world. The municipality is also the world's 12th largestcity proper by population. The city is the capital of the surrounding state of São Paulo, the most populous and wealthiest state in Brazil. It exerts strong international influences in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment. The name of the city honors the Apostle, Saint Paul of Tarsus. The city's metropolitan area, the Greater São Paulo, ranks as the most populous] in Brazil and the 12th most populous on Earth. The process of conurbation between the metropolitan areas located around the Greater São Paulo (Campinas, Santos, Sorocaba and the Paraíba Valley) created the São Paulo Macrometropolis, a megalopolis with more than 30 million inhabitants, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.
Having the largest economy by GDP in Latin America and the Southern Hemisphere,the city is home to the São Paulo Stock Exchange. Paulista Avenue is the economic core of São Paulo. The city has the 11th largest GDP in the world,representing alone 10.7% of all Brazilian GDP and 36% of the production of goods and services in the state of São Paulo, being home to 63% of established multinationals in Brazil, and has been responsible for 28% of the national scientific production in 2005.
The metropolis is also home to several of the tallest skyscrapers in Brazil, including the Mirante do Vale, Edifício Itália, Banespa, North Tower and many others. The city has cultural, economic and political influence both nationally and internationally. It is home to monuments, parks and museums such as the Latin American Memorial, the Ibirapuera Park, Museum of Ipiranga, São Paulo Museum of Art, and the Museum of the Portuguese Language. The city holds events like the São Paulo Jazz Festival, São Paulo Art Biennial, the Brazilian Grand Prix, São Paulo Fashion Week, the ATP Brasil Open, the Brasil Game Show and the Cic Con . The São Paulo Gay Pride Parade rivals the New York City Pride March as the largest gay pride parade in the world.
Belo Horizonte Beautiful Horizon") is the sixth-largest city in Brazil, with a population of approximately 2.5 million. It is the thirteenth-largest city in South America and the eighteenth-largest in the Americas. The metropolis is anchor to the Belo Horizonte metropolitan area, ranked as the third most populous metropolitan area in Brazil and the seventeenth most populous in the Americas. Belo Horizonte is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil's second most populous state. It is the first planned modern city in Brazil.
The region was first settled in the early 18th century, but the city as it is known today was planned and constructed in the 1890s, to replace Ouro Preto as the capital of Minas Gerais. The city features a mixture of contemporary and classical buildings, and is home to several modern Brazilian architectural icons, most notably the Pampulha Complex. In planning the city, Aarão Reis and Francisco Bicalho sought inspiration in the urban planning of Washington, D.C. The city has employed notable programs in urban revitalization and food security, for which it has been awarded international accolades.
The city is built on several hills and is completely surrounded by mountains. There are several large parks in the immediate surroundings of Belo Horizonte. The Mangabeiras Park (Parque das Mangabeiras), 6 km (4 mi) southeast of the city centre in the hills of Curral Ridge (Serra do Curral), has a broad view of the city. It has an area of 2.35 km2 (580 acres), of which 0.9 km2 (220 acres) is covered by the native forest. The Jambeiro Woods (Mata do Jambeiro) nature reserve extends over 912 hectares (2,250 acres), with vegetation typical of the Atlantic Forest. More than 100 species of birds inhabit the reserve, as well as 10 species of mammals.
Manaus ; : is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Amazonas. It is the seventh-largest city in Brazil, with an estimated 2019 population of 2,182,763 distributed over a land area of about 4,401.97 square miles (11,401 km2). Located at the east center of the state, the city is the center of the Manaus metropolitan area and the largest metropolitan area in the North Region Braof zil by urban landmass. It is situated near the confluence of the Negro and Solimões rivers.
The city was founded in 1669 as the Fort of São José do Rio Negro. It was elevated to a town in 1832 with the name of "Manaus", an altered spelling of the indigenous Manaós peoples, and legally transformed into a city on October 24, 1848, with the name of Cidade da Barra do Rio Negro, Portuguese for "The City of the Margins of the Black River". On September 4, 1856 it returned to its original name.
Manaus is located in the center of the world's largestrainforest, and home to the National Institute of Amazonian Research, being the most important center for scientific studies in the Amazon region and for international sustainability issues.
Curitiba is the capital and largest city in the Brazilian state of Paraná. The city's population was 1,879,355 as of 2015, making it the eighth most populous city in Brazil and the largest in Brazil's South Region. The Curitiba Metropolitan area comprises 26 muniipalitieswith a total population of over 3.2 million (IBGE estimate in 2010),making it the seventh most populous metropolitan area in the country.
The city sits on a plateau at 932 metres (3,058 ft) above sea level. It is located west of the seaport of Paranaguá and is served by the Afonso Pena International and Bacacheri airports. Curitiba is an important cultural, political, and economic center in Latin America and hosts the Federal University of Paraná, established in 1912.
In the 1700s Curitiba's favorable location between cattle-breeding countryside and marketplaces led to a successful cattle trade and the city's first major expansion. Later, between 1850 and 1950, it grew due to logging and agricultural expansion in Paraná State (first Araucaria angustifolia logging, later mate and coffee cultivation and in the 1970s wheat, corn and soybean cultivation). In the 1850s, waves of European immigrants arrived in Curitiba, mainly Germans, Italians, Poles and Ukrainians, contributing to the city's economic and cultural development. Nowadays, only small numbers of immigrants arrive, primarily from Middle Eastern and other South American countries.
Recife is the fourth-largest urban agglomeration in Brazil with 4,054,866 inhabitants, the largest urban agglomeration of the North/Northeast Regions, and the capital and largest city of the state of Pernambuco in the northeast corner of South America. The population of the city proper was 1,625,583 in 2016.[ The first slave port in the Americas, Recife was founded in 1537, during the early Portuguese colonization of Brazil, as the main harbor of the Captaincy of Pernambuco, known for its large scale production of sugar cane.[It was the former capital Mauritsstad of the 17th century colony of New Holland of Dutch Brazil, established by the Dutch West India Company. The city is located at the confluence of the Beberibe and Capibaribe rivers before they flow into the South Atlantic Ocean. It is a major port on the Atlantic. Its name is an allusion to the stone reefs that are present by the city's shores. The many rivers, small islands and over 50 bridges found in Recife city centre characterise its geography and led to the city being called the "Brazilian Venice". As of 2010, it is the capital city with the highest HDI in Northeast Brazil and second highest HDI in the entire North and Northeast Brazil (second only to Palmas).
The Metropolitan Region of Recife is the main industrial zone of the State of Pernambuco; major products are those derived from cane (sugar and ethanol), motor vehicles, ships, oil platforms, electronics, software, and others. With fiscal incentives by the government, many industrial companies were started in the 1970s and 1980s. Recife has a tradition of being the most important commercial hub of the North/Northeastern region of Brazil, with more than 52,500 business enterprises in Recife plus 32,500 in the Metro Area, totaling more than 85,000.
A combination of a large supply of labor and significant private investments turned Recife into Brazil's second largest medical hub (second only to São Paulo); modern hospitals with state-of-the-art equipment receive patients from several neighbouring States.
Belém is a Brazilian city with 2,491,052 people residing in its Metropolitan Region. The capital city itself has 1,485,732 inhabitants (for more details on its population see in Demographics below). It is the capital and largest city of the state of Pará in the country's north. It is the gateway to the Amazon River with a busy port, airport, and bus/coach station. Belém lies approximately 100 km upriver from the Atlantic Ocean, on the Pará River, which is part of the greater Amazon River system, separated from the larger part of the Amazon delta by Ilha de Marajó (Marajo Island). With an estimated population of 1,439,561 people — or 2,249,405, considering its metropolitan area — it is the 11th most populous city in Brazil, as well as the 16th by economic relevance. It is the second largest in the North Region, second only to Manaus, in the state of Amazonas.
Founded in 1616 by the Kingdom of Portugal, Belém was the first European colony on the Amazon but did not become part of Brazil until 1775. The newer part of the city has modern buildings and skyscrapers. The colonial portion retains the charm of tree-filled squares, churches and traditional blue tiles. The city has a rich history and architecture from colonial times. Recently it witnessed a skyscraper boom.
Belém is also known as the Metropolis of the Brazilian Amazon region or the Cidade das Mangueiras (City of Mango Trees) due to the vast number of those trees found in the city. Brazilians often refer to the city as Belém do Pará ("Belém of Pará") rather than just Belém, a reference to an earlier name for the city, Santa Maria de Belém do Grão Pará, and also to differentiate it from a number of other towns called Belém in Brazil, as well as the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. It is named after Santa Maria de Belém in Lisbon, also better known by its shortened name, Belém.
Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by Polish-French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot. The face was created by the Romanian artist Gheorghe Leonida. The statue is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, not including its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide. By comparison, it is approximately two-thirds the height of the Statue of Liberty’s height from base to torch.
Sugarloaf Mountain is named after the mounds of sugar produced by traders in the 16th century, during the boom of Brazil’s sugar cane industry. The mountain’s cone-like shape resembles the sugar loaves, fashioned before sugar was offered in the granulated or cube forms we know today. The mountain is, in fact, made of granite, and stretches 396 metres into the air.
The mountain is known as Pão de Acucar in Portuguese, and is popular with rock climbers. Visitors that don’t fancy scaling the side of the mountain can ascend by cable car – a fantastic experience in itself. The cable car journey is in two stages – the first of the three minute journeys takes up to 65 passengers between Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) and Morro da Urca (Urca’s mountain). Morro da Urca is also a popular destination, with a restaurant and children’s play area on site.
The view to the left of Copacabana beach is the towering mountain of Sugar Loaf and Fort Duque de Caxias built in 1779. On the right is Copacabana Fort, which dates back to 1914. It houses the Army Historical Museum.
The beach runs for 2.2 miles (4 km) in an east west direction running from Postos Dois to Posto Seis. Stop by one of the several beach bars and enjoy a gold cup of chopp (draft beer) and refeicao (herbed meat and fried onions).
Take a walk along the beach to enjoy some of the most incredible sand sculptures and when you get thirsty try some of the agua de coco or coconut water straight from the coconut.
The Tijuca National Park, established in 1967, is located in the State of Rio de Janeiro. The Park covers an area of 3,953 hectares between the municipality of Rio de Janeiro.
It protects the first replanted forest in the world, the multitude of trails and waterfalls as well as the historical bad of the coffee age.
Besides addressing the Corcovado and the Christ Redeemer and being an excellent alternative leisure for the population and tourists, the Tijuca National Park has a lot of history: its forests are the result of the first major reforestation project in the world, started in 1861. After almost total destruction of the forest for the production of coal and coffee planting, the water sources that supply the city began to dry. Then began a major process of expropriation of coffee farms and replanting of more than 100,000 trees.
Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, Portuguese Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, one of the great tropical botanical gardens and arboretums of the world. It was founded in 1808 by John, prince regent of the United Kingdom of Brazil and Portugal (later King John VI), for introducing and acclimatizing economically beneficial plants brought from other tropical regions of the world. The garden, located on a 350-acre (141-hectare) site below high peaks, has a collection of more than 7,000 species of tropical plants. Native Brazilian plants such as aroids, palms, and woody members of the legume family predominate. A striking feature of the garden is its spectacular avenues of royal palms that measure about 100 feet (30 metres) high. The garden maintains an herbarium that has approximately 330,000 reference specimens, a fine library, and well-equipped research laboratories. It lies along a main avenue linking the districts of Botafogo and Gávea in Rio de Janeiro.
One long stretch of sun-drenched sand, Ipanema Beach is demarcated by postos (posts), which mark off subcultures as diverse as the city itself. Posto 9, right off Rua Vinícius de Moraes, is where Rio’s most lithe and tanned bodies migrate. The area is also known as Cemetério dos Elefantes because of the handful of old leftists, hippies and artists who sometimes hang out there. In front of Rua Farme de Amoedo is Praia Farme, the stomping ground for gay society.
Posto 8 further east is mostly the domain of favela kids. Arpoador, between Ipanema and Copacabana, is Rio’s most popular surf spot.
Leblon attracts a broad mix of single cariocas (residents of Rio), as well as families from the neighborhood. Posto 10 is for sports lovers, where there are ongoing games of volleyball, soccer and frescobol (beach tennis played with wooden rackets and a rubber ball).
Whatever spot you choose, you'll enjoy cleaner sands and sea than those in Copacabana. Keep in mind that if you go on a Saturday or Sunday, the sands get crowded. Go early to stake out a spot.
The word ipanema is an indigenous word for ‘bad, dangerous waters,’ which is not far off, given the strong undertow and often oversized waves that crash onto the shore. Be careful, and swim only where locals do.
Perched on a promontory overlooking Guanabara Bay, affluent Urca is dominated by the iconic hump of Sugarloaf Mountain, whose summit can be reached via climbing trails or cable car. Tucked away amid tranquil residential streets of charming villas and low-rises are the small beaches of Urca and Vermelha. During happy hour and on weekends, laid-back waterfront bars become lively gathering spots for young locals.
Praia do Forte is an attractive and somewhat ecologically sensitive beach village overflowing with stylish restaurants and shops. The main drag, Alameda do Sol, is a pedestrian walkway that leads to an incredibly picturesque and pint-sized church, a sea-turtle reserve and fantastic, palm-lined beaches with sparkling white sands that fill up on weekends. Surrounding the village are castle ruins, a lagoon for canoeing and the Sapiranga forest reserve, which has hiking and biking trails and a zip line. If you can, time your visit for the full moon and walk along the beach past the resort at sunset, when the sun turns the waters of the Rio Timeantube red as the moon rises over the sea.
Morro de Sao Paulo is located 60 km south of Salvador the Capital of Bahia. It is part of an archipelago of 26 islands, only three of them inhabited. It's in the district of the city of Cairú, an island of the archipelago Tinharé which is connected with the mainland. Beaches with clear water and white sand and palm trees beyond the Mata Atlantica (Atlantic forest) that make up the perfect scenario for the visitors of this tropical paradise. In Morro de Sao Paulo the beaches are called in numerical order, Primeira Praia (First Beach), Segunda Praia (Second Beach), Terceira Praia (Third Beach), Quarta Praia (Fourth Beach) and Quinta Praia (Fifth Beach) or Praia do Encanto Beach as it is also named. Each beach has its own history, trajectory and characteristics that offer different options for the tourist.
Museu Afro Brasil is a public institution, held by São Paulo State Secretariat for Culture and managed by Associação Museu Afro Brasil - Organização Social de Cultura (Museu Afro-Brasil Association - Social Organization for Culture)
It aims to be a contemporary museum where the black people can be recognized.
Over than 6,000 works highlight the importance of African people in the formation of Brazilian culture, heritage and identity as known nowadays. Also, it offers a celebration of the art and accomplishments of the Africans and Afro-Brazilians.
The Collection is considered the largest Afro - American in American with more than 6,000 masterpieces, sculptures, documents, engravings, ceramics, paintings, contemporary arts, jewelry, objects, reliefs, photographs and textiles.
Over than 70% of the collection is in the long term exhibition, portraying mainly Brazil, some countries from the African Continent, Cuba, Haiti and the United States.
All things Salvador begin and end with Pelourinho, the city's UNESCO World Heritage–listed historic center, a cobblestoned corridor of pastel-colored 17th- and 18th-century colonial buildings and dignified churches awash in gold. Day or night, Pelourinho is teeming with life, from cultural centers and schools of music and dance to capoeira circles and lively bars and restaurants. The word pelourinho means pillory or whipping post (where slaves were punished). The most famous of these whipping posts was located at picturesque Largo do Pelourinho, a steeply slanted, triangle-shaped plaza that forms the heart of the neighborhood; it is Salvador's most photographed hotspot
The sun and sea of the coast of Aveiro invite you to visit its beaches. You should start your visit at Barra Beach, located between the São Jacinto Dunes and the Costa Nova beach, and discover the Barra Light. Rising majestically over the sea, this is the tallest lighthouse in Portugal and one of the tallest in Europe. It marks the site where the Aveiro Lagoon meets the sea.
Here, where extreme sports live side by side with the ancient art of fishing, this 19th century lighthouse rises more than 60 meters above sea level. Prior to its inauguration in 1893, boats would be drawn into land because the coast was too flat and it gave the illusion of being further than it actually was. Since then, Barra Light has been ensuring shipping safety, serving as a guide when ships are approaching the barra and harbour of the city of Aveiro.
The Dique do Tororó is the only natural wellspring of the city of Salvador, state of Bahia, in Brazil, listed by the Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage. The 'Tororo Dike' is a dam built in the 17th century, in a natural valley. Initially it had protective function against invasion.
The Canoa Quebrada Beach is located in the municipality of Aracati, about 150 km away from Fortaleza . Situated in a small bay at the base of cliffs, with colored sands, Canoa (as it is called by the locals) was discovered for tourism in the 1970s. The first visitors found virgin nature and simple living hospitable people.Although primarily a fishing village, in spite its transformation into a tourist location, Canoa has not lost its charm, and even today the natives preserve the tradition of fishing with rafts in the sea. In the tents, the main dishes are lobster, fish, stingray, and shrimp. At night, you can try several local delicacies cooked by European chefs who live in the region.
Near the beach, behind the cliffs, the white dunes offer a strong sense of adventure with their buggy rides. The vegetation – Carnauba palms (the tree symbolic of Ceará) and coconut palms – complement the incredible landscape. The moon and a star carved into the cliffs give a special charm to the place.
Jijoca de Jericoacoara is located on the far west coast of the state of Ceara, some 300 km from the capital city, Fortaleza. The municipality is house to the famous Jericoacoara beach, nicknamed Jeri, internationally known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Jericoacoara preserves clear and fresh water lagoons, beaches of white sands and dunes that go on for miles with unobstructed view, and mangroves that complete the formula to make this place a true heaven on Earth.
In this preserved paradise, there are no lampposts on the streets. The moon and stars are responsible for the light that charmingly bathes the place. There is no asphalt either. Feet on the sand and the energy that comes from this combination lead the way through the city. The region attracts visitors from all over the world, adding a cosmopolitan flare to what used to be a simple fishing village. The allure is such that many foreign visitors end up moving there.
In these almost 30 years of history, Beach Park has grown and today it is impossible not to mention it when we talk about tourism in Ceará.
Thousands of tourists visit, approve and return to Beach Park every year. The infrastructure of more than 200.000 square meters has a Park, four Resorts and a pleasant beach area, where visitors can experience and unforgettable culinary experience.
More than 1000 employees understand and contribute to the Beach Park philosophy: to make people happy – and not only our guests. Everyone deserves to be happy here, and this is why in 2013 Beach Park was awarded with the Great Place to Work seal and was considered one of the best companies to work in the country.
Unlike other water parks in the world, created in beachless places, outside cities and along highways, Beach Park has a tropical DNA. Each year, foreigners and locals attest: the beach is the best place to be happy, and happiness grows even more when you have a smiles factory by the sea.
Take a full day trip from Fortaleza to the district of Paraipaba where the beautiful Lagoinha beach is situated! This area is one of the largest and most popular attractions because it used to be the ancient hiding place for French pirates. Now, Lagoinha is a quiet colony of fisherman, set amongst paradise landscapes dotted with palm trees, beaches and colorful sand dunes!
A scenic 65 mile (104km) drive from Fotaleza will take you to Laghoinha, a dreamy fantasy beach full of tropical vegetation. Lush with coconut palms and a small deep lagoon embedded in the red sand dunes, this beach is considered one of the best in the state. Explore the palm tree lined beaches and red sand dunes on a buggy tour or horseback ride or simply relax in this unspoiled destination. You can even take a jangada (sailboat) ride on the calm waters of the Almecegas Pond! Make sure to enjoy the sumptuous seafood at the local restaurants before your return journey back to your Fortaleza hotel in the late afternoon.
the Museum of Ceará has the status of the first official museum institution in the state of Ceará and was officially open to the public in 1933.
Located in the Center of Fortaleza, the Museum of Ceará has an extensive collection of more than 13 thousand pieces divided into three collections that tell the history of our state.
It has a rich collection of objects that faithfully tell the history of the people of Ceará from its origins. Included in the Museum’s historical collection are objects such as indigenous artifacts, flags, weapons, coins, garments of illustrious figures such as Father Cícero Romão Batista, replicas of legendary figures such as Bode Ioiô, Cordels published between 1940 and 2000, military pieces and mock-ups which illustrate the real conditions of the logistics of each season, among others.
The Metropolitan Cathedral of São Paulo, most commonly known as Sé Cathedral, is one of the city’s most popular sights, due to its neo-Gothic architectural style and its magnitude. Its two 97m front tours are 111m long and 46m wide and composed of 92 bells.
Its interior has a capacity for 8 thousand people and is full of religious art works and magnificent stained glass windows. The stairs and columns are made of granite, and the floor is made of marble. The Church also has the largest organ in South America, with five keyboards and 12 thousand tubes.
1 ) Festa Junina
Festival Month - June
Festa Junina is celebrated throughout the whole of Brazil for the entire month of June as a celebration of Saint John the Baptist, which gives it the other name of Festa de Sao João.
2 ) Parintins Folklore Festival
Festival Month - June
The annual festival held in Parintins in Amazonas, a state in the north of the country, is the second largest in Brazil after carnival. It goes over a period of three days at the end of June and celebrates the Amazonian legend of a resurrected ox.
3 ) Oktoberfest
Festival Month - September
The Germanic roots of the south of Brazil brought this traditionally German festival to Brazil, where it has become one of the most popular beer festivals in the country.