To the east, Brazil is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, while to the north, it is bordered by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. The northwest is bordered by Colombia, the west by Bolivia and Peru, the south-west by Argentina and Paraguay and finally, to the south by Uruguay. In fact, Brazil shares a border with every country in South America except for Ecuador and Chile.
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Copacabana Beach is the largest beach in Rio de Janeiro and is arguably the most famous in the world. Situated just off the foot of Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain), there is nowhere better in Brazil to unwind in style. Brilliant for photos and with a tremendous atmosphere, the beach was made famous by its nightclubs, casinos and hotels in the 1950s. Copacabana Beach is a joy to behold and is dominated by luxury hotel resorts, outdoor restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Further south, the beach scene near São Paulo can be just as inviting as Rio's – if a little harder to get to. Litoral Norte is a local favourite, with the gorgeous azure seas melting into the powdery white sand.
Naturally there will be an abundance of beach activities on any holiday to Brazil and these can range from leisurely sunbathing and dipping in the sea for a gentle splash. Those more active are well catered for too, and with kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and water skiing on offer throughout the year, you'll be spoilt for choice. Most visitors contact their own hotel to arrange these type of activities privately.
When it comes to family attractions in Brazil, there is certainly no shortage for visitors to enjoy. A historically favourite must-visit is Iguzao Falls, which is known throughout the world as one of the most beautiful and majestic natural waterfalls found on the planet. While the wetlands of the Pantanal are widely regarded as one of the world's most spectacular wetland systems, and are a must see destination when on holiday in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro meanwhile, is perhaps the most spectacular and vibrant cities in South America, and is a must see on any holiday to South America.
Sightseeing in Brazil is a tourist favourite, and with a choice of exploring some of its finer landmarks by horseback, walking or via a boat trip, taking in the most of this beautiful country has never been so easy. For example, the wetlands of the Pantanol are full of amazing wildlife, such as jaguars, anteaters and anacondas. Exploring by horseback is ideal and makes for an unforgettable romantic adventure.
Rio has reputation as one of the sexiest cities in the world, and this is something which extends to the nightlife. Rio Scenarium captures the essence of Brazilian nightlife and is an extremely popular choice, blasting out R’n’B, Latin and Hip Hop tunes until dawn. Lively alternatives include Baronetti (Rua Barão da Torre), where everyone looks beautiful and dances like Beyonce unleashed.
Some of the must see destinations on a trip to Brazil include the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain which stands as an impressive backdrop to Rio de Janeiro. No trip to Brazil can take place without a trek to the peak of Christ the Redeemer, which is an iconic statue of Jesus Christ and the only Brazilian Wonder of the World.
South America is a beautiful and diverse continent and has a tremendous variety of landscape, culture and people within its borders. Those wanting to trek further afield will be spoilt for choice, whether it’s visiting the former Inca civilisation in nearby Peru, Bolivia and northern Chile, or heading further south to explore the mesmerising countries of Argentina and Uruguay.
Some of the top ten festivals in Brazil include the surrealist São Luís, Maranhão, which is a multi-cultural festival derived from African, Indian and Portuguese influences that have evolved since colonial times. Always a vibrant occasion, those wanting a different festival flavour should attempt this one if they can. Alternatively, the Recife and Porto Seguro festivals are typically hedonistic bashes full of Samba music and Latin rhythms that will ensure festival goers will have a party of their lifetime. Otherwise, another option is Carnatal, which takes to the streets every December and is an out-of-season favourite for those wanting to experience a more off-kilter Brazilian festival.