A good suggestion is the city of Salvador, since it’s one of the oldest cities in Brazil and has strong cultural appeal, especial for African culture. A few days will be enough to give you a taste of our rich, multicultural tradition.
Recife is another cultural option with a log of regional music as well as beaches and some surfing.
If you’re looking for a more scenic with more intense surfing, Fernando de Noronha is what you’re searching for. Since it’s an island, you can enjoy the sunrise and the sunset at the beach, all in the same day. Good options for advanced surfers, but only during the Brazilian summer. Due to the controlled number of tourists, make your reservations in advance and be ready to pay for this little piece of paradise.
We don’t leave out the Amazon, another good option to see another national treasure. For more natural tours, there are also good choices in Pantanal, including Bonito, an ecological paradise as its name suggests.
In terms of hiking, there’s a whole other side of Brazil. Lençóis, in the Chapada (Plateau) de Diamantina is located in inland Bahia and has lots of waterfalls, canyons, and caves to see and visit, including some prehistoric paintings. On top of that, the biggest waterfall in Brazil is located there – the Cachoeira de Fumaça.
Speaking of waterfalls, Foz do Iguaçu has one the biggest concentrations of waterfalls in the world.
The south of Brazil also offers good trip options. Florianópolis also has some good surf breaks, but be ready to wear a wetsuit.
São Paulo is one of the biggest metropolises in the world, offering many cultural options, including restaurants, theaters, and museums.
We can’t leave out the “Marvelous City” of Rio de Janeiro, which besides being a great metropolis with various cultural facets, also has some great surf breaks. But again, get your wetsuit ready!
Close to Rio, you can also visit the historic city of Parati, or the idyllic islands of Ilha Grande and Angra dos Reis. Or even the gorgeous Búzios.
Like we said, there are lots of choices, so we hope you have time to enjoy them as much as possible! 😉