Category: Brazil

Niteroi – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

 

Niteroi – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil Travel Video

Niterói is a city in southeast Brazil, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, connected to the city of Rio de Janeiro by a bridge across Guanabara Bay. On the bay, the saucer-shaped Niterói Contemporary Art Museum was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. He also designed the Teatro Popular, to the north. On a headland to the south, the 16th-century Fortress of Santa Cruz da Bara has cannons and dungeons. Local beaches include Icaraí and São Francisco.

Praia do Forte – Bahia – Brazil by drone

 

Praia do Forte is a long beach with a small village 80 km away from the city of Salvador de Bahia, located in northeastern Brazil and facing the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is known for its clear waters, white sand, natural pools, rivers and an ecological reserve of native flora and fauna. It is also know for the TAMAR project visiting center

The Projeto TAMAR (Portuguese for TAMAR Project, with TAMAR being an abbreviation of Tartarugas Marinhas, the Sea Turtles) is a Brazilian non-profit organization owned by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation.[1] The main objective of the project is to protect sea turtles from extinction in the Brazilian coastline. The extremely worthwhile Tamar Project station, designed to protect endangered sea turtles, is located on the beach of Praia do Forte next to the church and lighthouse.

Salvador – Bahia – Brazil by drone

 


Salvador, also known as São Salvador, Salvador de Bahia, and Salvador da Bahia (Brazilian Portuguese: is the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. With 2.9 million people (2013), 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 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 the first slave port in the Americas and the African influence of the slaves’ descendants makes it a center of Afro-Brazilian (preto) culture. The city is noted for its cuisine, music, 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.

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 3,953,290 people (2015) forms the wealthiest one in Brazil’s Northeast Region.

CDC Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers

 
CDC Mosquitoe Bite Prevention For Travelers

Don’t let Zica affect your travels.

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Ilha Grande – Virgin Beaches – Brazil

 

Ilha Grande is the largest island in the region and belongs to the municipality of Angra dos Reis. The Island has more than a hundred beaches!!!! some of them reachable  as a one -day excursion.

Cassandre and Jean-Antoine, who traveled with us, says:

“SUPER NICE !! We LOVED the pousada! Super room, super view, super service, super staff, super breakfirst…”Blue Lagoon Ilha Grande Lopes Mendes Ilha Grande

 

Tropical Wild

 

Untouched nature is the Pantanal’s greatest attractions. The animals, in all their glory, live by the rhythms of the annual rise and fall of the rivers and the alternation of rainy and dry seasons. There are 1700 plant species, 80 mammal species, 50 reptile species, 1100 species of butterflies and 650 species of birds, many of which are migratory

and remain here for only part of the year. Wood ibises, alligators, capybara and other animals abound. Photographers as Cassandre and Jean-Antoine, who visited the Pantanal with ITS – Discover Brazil, found themselves in paradise.   DSC02217DSC02012DSC02136DSC02365

Bahia – Brazil Official Tourism Video

 

 

This is a great short video of the State of Bahia in NE Brazil that shows why you must travel to this tourism destination.

Brazil Travel and Tourism Video