Climate

Sitting within the tropics, Brazil is something of an all-year round destination with temperatures rarely dip below 20°C (68°F), apart from in the mountains and southern regions. The climate varies from hot and dry in the arid interior to humid and sticky in the tropical rainforests of the Amazon jungle. The Pantanal and Amazon areas in the north of the country tend to get very hot during the summer, reaching highs of around 40°C (104°F).

From North to south, the Brazilian coast is beaches, Sun and blue skies. It is even hard to choose among them. Some beaches have big hotels and restaurants whilst others are almost desert. Some appear between sand and huge cliffs whilst others stretch out as far as the eye can see.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Pernambuco

With its 21 islands, the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago is a natural site on the World Heritage list and one of the best places in the world for scuba diving. With visibility of up 50 meters, its waters are home to fish, rays, sharks, moray eels, turtles, barracudas, dolphins, sponges and algae, in addition to coral reefs, rock formations and wrecks.

ARRAIAL D’AJUDA AND TRANCOSO, Bahia

After 500 years, the Discovery Coast – where the Portuguese vessels made their landfall – has been transformed into one of the most important tourist destinations in the country, not only because of its important historical sites, but also for its extraordinarily beautiful coastline and exquisite beaches. The cliffs at Arraial D’Ajuda are right at the edge of the sea and the coral reefs form natural pools of warm water. 12 kilometers of beaches join Arraial D’Ajuda to Trancoso. Nowadays this little village on the top of a hill is the ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

COPACABANA, IPANEMA AND LEBLON, Rio de Janeiro

One of the country’s most important points of entry, Rio de Janeiro brims over with charm and beauty. Few cities in the world have such beautiful scenery. Situated between the mountains and the sea, the ‘Wonderful City’ welcomes visitors with open arms and with the infectious warmth of its people and beaches. Copacabana, one of Brazil’s most famous beaches, is the scene of one of the greatest New Year celebrations in the world. Ipanema and Leblon are permanent attractions during the day and also receive many habitués at night.

ANGRA DOS REIS, Rio de Janeiro

Here the beauty of nature begins with the color of the sea and the exuberant green of the Atlantic Forest. It is the perfect place for nautical sports, sub-aquatic fishing and long boat rides. Gipóia Island – one of Angra’s 365 islands – has peaceful bays and beautiful beaches like Piedade and Jurubaíba. At the latter, also known as Dentist’s Beach, there is an additional attraction: floating restaurants serving varied menu of fish and seafood. In the Angra dos Reis region, there is trekking along the trails in the Atlantic Forest and the golf course, guaranteeing leisure for lovers of those sports.

JOAQUINA, Santa Catarina

Sandboarding in the dunes, strong winds and big waves perfect for surfing, paradisiacal resorts, trails and rock drawings are all in this region of cold clear waters with abundance of fish and which attracts surfers from all over the world. It is the scene of important international competitions like the World Surf Championship which takes place every year at Joaquina beach.

ILHABELA, São Paulo

Located on the northern stretch of the coastline of São Paulo State, Ilhabela – the largest Brazilian marine island – has 326 square kilometers of privileged nature. Atlantic Forest dominates the surface in an impressive equilibrium with the ocean.

Source: Brazil Sensational! and World Travel Guide