Brazil is the largest country in South America, and one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. As a country, Brazil is home to sprawling cities and exotic wildlife, which means it has something for everyone, no matter where you’re coming from; beaches, festivals, and dancing for those who want to feel the culture of Brazil up-close and personal, and stunning natural locations like tropical islands, rocky canyons, and the Amazon rainforest for those who want to get out and experience nature.
Brazil is such a large and vibrant country that a first-time visitor will never run out of things to do or places to visit. With a population of 209 million and a landmass larger than mainland USA, Brazil’s natural and cultural climate can vary wildly from region to region. Northern Brazil is mostly tropical, while southern Brazil is more temperate, but temperatures country-wide tend not to drop below 20 °C year-round.
Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, although many Brazilians also speak Spanish and English.
The capital of Brazil, Brasilia, was purposefully built to create a new standard of urban, efficient city life, and it shows. Brasilia is famous for its modern—bordering on futuristic—buildings, and is a must-see location for anyone interested in architecture and artistic design.
Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, and is one of the most lively and proud cities in the world. It hosts a thriving night life with dozens of bars and night clubs, as well as countless theaters, cinemas, and museums. Sao Paulo is also home to some of Brazil’s best places to eat, including 18 Michelin-star rated restaurants as of 2018.