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Fortaleza: The Beaches

Apr 08, 11 Fortaleza: The Beaches

Posted by in beaches, Fortaleza & Ceara, Where to Go

What you are likely to see of the city of Fortaleza are the beaches and coastal roads that span the nearly 40 kilometers of urban coastline. This coastline is divided into two parts: east and west of the lighthouse. The east side is where you find most of the hotels, the active boardwalk of Meireles and the restaurant-filled area of...

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South of Recife: Porto de Galinhas

Feb 23, 11 South of Recife: Porto de Galinhas

Posted by in beaches, Recife / Pernambuco, Where to Go

Easily the most sought-after destination on the coast of Pernambuco, Porto de Galinhas has grown into a high-volume tourist village with dozens of hotels, resorts, restaurants and, of course, beaches to explore. During the summer months, weekends in the village can get pretty crowded. In fact, it’s best to avoid weekends...

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South of Maceio: Praia do Frances

Feb 06, 11 South of Maceio: Praia do Frances

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In the 1980s, Praia do Francês was a major attraction on the coast of Alagoas. Despite its name (which simply pays homage to the French pirates who traded in these parts in the 16th century), the destination was particularly frequented by Portuguese and Italian tourists, as well as vacationers from inside Brazil. It consists of a...

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South of Maceio: Barra de Sao Miguel & Gunga

Feb 03, 11 South of Maceio: Barra de Sao Miguel & Gunga

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On your journey down the southern coast of Maceió, Barra de São Miguel is the first destination that offers uncrowded, pristine beaches, the kind everyone is looking for. In fact, the beauty and variety of this area is one of the best-kept secrets of the Brazilian coast. You will not find water more transparent and warm or beaches...

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Brazil’s Best Surfing, A Quick View

Jan 15, 11 Brazil’s Best Surfing, A Quick View

Posted by in beaches, Excursions, sports

Not only is surfing one of the most popular sports in Brazil, but also the surfer is given a kind of status among beach goers. More than a few of Brazil’s most popular beach villages and vacation spots were first discovered by surfers between 1970 and 1990. It almost seems that wherever surfers congregate, others will eventually...

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Sao Paulo to Rio Via the Coast: Rio-Santos Excursion

Jan 13, 11 Sao Paulo to Rio Via the Coast: Rio-Santos Excursion

Posted by in beaches, Excursions, Sao Paulo Coast

It may seem ironic that between Brazil’s two largest and most industrial cities is a coastline of unparalleled beauty and variety with some of Brazil’s finest beaches. Spanning the 429 kilometers of coastline are beaches and tropical islands, both urbanized and semi-deserted. Some areas are practically unknown and...

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Tips for Snorkeling in the Parrachos of Northern Brazil

Jan 04, 11 Tips for Snorkeling in the Parrachos of Northern Brazil

Posted by in beaches, Blog, Excursions, sports

Parrachos are clusters of rocks in the ocean, usually found in shallow, sandy areas. They are rich in sea life and perfect for fishing and snorkeling. Brazilians also call these formations piscinas naturais, or natural pools, because the rock formations leave large pools between them. The pools usually have soft, sandy bottoms....

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Ilhabela: Inner Beaches, Outer Beaches

Dec 31, 10 Ilhabela: Inner Beaches, Outer Beaches

Posted by in beaches, islands, Sao Paulo Coast

Inner Beaches The beaches along the inner rim of the island are the most frequented, since there is a coastal road that connects them and the water here is calm and tranquil. Most people arrive on the island by car and the coastal road can get pretty crowded on weekends and during the peak season. On off-season weekdays, you can...

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Beaches North of Salvador

Dec 24, 10 Beaches North of Salvador

Posted by in beaches, north of salvador, salvador

JACUIPE BEACH There is a marina here with lots of motors winding, from the many water sports going on offshore. Of course this makes the tide a little oily, especially when low. High tide is better for swimming. GUARAJUBA BEACH The Guarajuba area is marked by real estate developments. That’s because of the new Ford plant that...

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Copacabana

Mar 21, 10 Copacabana

Posted by in beaches, Rio, Where to Go

The world’s most famous beach boardwalk, Copacabana gained its greatest fame during Brazil’s cultural boom in the first half of the 20th century. The Copacabana Palace Hotel, formerly a legendary casino, attracted playboys and debutantes from all over the world. Soon this wide strip of white sand and blue waves became the summer...

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