There’s been more than its fair share of praise for Google’s Street View here at the BRAZIL TRAVEL BLOG. Since its arrival in Brazil in October 2010 (Google’s Street View has landed in Brazil) there is so much we’ve been able to see and visit thanks to Street View – we’ve even been able to tour the Amazon!
Street View is a fantastic tool for the traveler. Being able to see things from street level allows you to get an accurate sense of the location of things and their external appeareance – a key issue when it comes to hotels. Google has now increased considerably its coverage of Brazil. Initially the service landed in Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo as well as the metropolitan regions of the mentioned cities and cities along the coast of São Paulo (Santos, Praia Grande, Guarujá) and the Historic Cities of Minas Gerais (Congonhas, Mariana, Tiradentes, Diamantina, São João Del Rei and Ouro Preto).
The list of new cities added to the service is extense (you can have a look at it here). On the map reproduced above (click on it to open it) you can see the current coverage of the service.
Among the cities of interest to the traveler covered now by Street View we find:
- Angra dos Reis
- Arraial do Cabo
- Cabo Frio
- Foz do Iguaçu
- João Pessoa
- São Luís
As well as a miles and miles of Brazilian roads. Street View is an awesome tool, make sure you use it.