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Top 10 Things to Do in Brazil

Updated on July 20, 2020

Brazil is one of the most diverse countries in the world and holds a lot of satisfying experiences.It's a hot spot for outdoors men, adrenaline junkies and history buffs. With that being said, here is the top 10 fun things to do in Brazil.

1. Visit Iguazu Falls.

Iguazu Falls is UNESCO World Heritage Site found in a town of Foz do Iguaçu. (with Argentina and Paraguay having access points) This marvelous waterfall will make you say Niagara Falls who?

Not only is it beautiful, but the surrounding flora and fauna makes you feel like you are actually in paradise!If you opt to stay the night or a few the nearby towns offer accommodations that allow you to fully absorb yourself into the calmness of the area.


2. Florianópolis Beaches.

Hawaii isn't the only surfing destination. Say hello to Floripa!

If you're up for some surfing or just want to try it out, then grab a board ride the waves in the Florianópolis Beaches, these places are the best Brazil has to offer with Praia Mole being a frequent site for the ASP World Tour surfing competitions.

But what if I'm not into surfing?
Well, with so many sport opportunities to choose from you will stumble upon an ideal locale for people-watching, or sunbathing and partying.
Also, if you find yourself there 40 days after Easter, be sure to check out the Holy Spirit Feast.

3. Abismo Anhumas.

So what will this next place offer us?
Abismo Anhumas is an adventurers' paradise, it boasts and evasive wildlife and offers a variety of things to do like snorkeling, stalagmites and spelunking.

There are also caves that are breathtaking, you can see natural geological formations up close, however you may have a hard time finding a tour bus in route so be sure to keep that in mind.

4. Cathedral of Brasília.

Visiting Cathedral of Brasília is one of the most humbling experience.
If you have toured cathedrals in South America, Central America and Europe, then you probably have seen some similarities in their design and structure.

Well, the same cannot be said for Cathedral of Brasília. Its Centuries younger than its other New World counterparts, and it's breathtaking.
It's Modern design stands out from the crowd making it a must-see. So if you like architecture, I hope this Cathedral made it to your list.

5. Ilha Grande.

Ah Ilha Grande, pirates lair, maximum-security prison and colony.This island is baffling, with its rich and somewhat bizarre history is too good to resist.

It has beautiful beaches and undeveloped jungles that brings life to it, it also has and a ban on motorized vehicles making it a great get away destination.

6. Fernando de Noronha.

This hidden treasure is a stunning 21 archipelago islands off the coast of Northern Brazil. With a population of 3500 people, it is the perfect place to relax and be by your self.

It boasts a variety of things to do, such as scuba diving and snorkeling due to the year round warm waters.
A bonus tip if you want to see dolphins or sea turtles up close then this is the place for you.

7. Aparados da Serra National Park.

Aparados da Serra National Park is one of the first Brazilian national parks. The area can be hard to get to. But worth with because of its spectacular biodiversity.


There are waterfalls, endangered species and subtropical.
The park has recently been recently undergoing some conservation efforts, with that being said the number of visitors has been limited to 1500.So if you want a shot of seeing this beautiful place, time management is advised.

8. Ouro Preto.

Ouro Preto can be translated as “Black Gold" this iconic is a former site of the Brazilian gold rush.
The place makes you feel like you've taken a step back into the past, with its churches still adorned with gold and modern buildings after the traditional architecture.
The place calls to the old side of a person's character. Plus, it's a popular place for Carnival.

9. Paraty.

Another historical hot-spot on the list is Paraty. If you don't want to experience the natural wonders of Brazil then how about a historical one.
Paraty was founded in 1597and is a former exporter of gold.
The town still showcases the traditional colonial aesthetic.
So if you are an architecture enthusiast, so be sure to check it out.

10. Maranhenses National Park.

For most people when they think of Brazil, they think of rainforest and beaches but never sand dunes.
Yes, this national park offered a unique taste of Brazil, massive sand dunes to explore that can reach 130 feet (ca. 40 m).
During the rainy season these dune valleys are transformed into lagoons, leaving several pools to swim in.


Brazil has one of the most diverse and interesting things to do.
Each day will break new and exciting experiences. Enough said! Go out there and see what beautiful Brazil has in store for you.

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