first time in Brazil?

Lençóis Maranhenses

Is it your first time in Brazil? If so, keep on reading.

Brazil is a gigantic country and its size can intimidate those planning a trip to it. Here’s a handful of advice for you:

  • Do not attempt to cover the entire Brazil on your first trip. Brazil is the size of Europe. The number of interesting destinations is endless, as it is the distance between one another. Define your priorities first. Nature? Beaches? Culture? Cities? Then try to draft a sensible itineray round the country. Our advice is for you to try and select a couple of bases for your trip (Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia, for instance) and then plan side-trips from there.
  • Find out about the weather. For most destinations it’s definitely not sun and heat all year round. Our entry when to visit Brazil, month by month gives you helpful advice on that regards.
  • Look after your health. No vaccines are compulsory but you should be familiar with two major health problems: dengue fever and yellow fever.
  • When it comes to searching for accommodation, you will find quite a lot of helpful advice and listings at Accommodation in Brazil.

Make also sure you have a look at the top entries of the Brazil Travel Blog.