Brazil offers numerous attractions worth experiencing, thanks to its beautiful nature that characterizes each of the islands. Due to its richness in marine life, many water sports are highly recommended during the stay. Superb snorkeling, diving, hiking, fishing, and cruising across the region are just some of the activities that can be done in the area.
Rio de Janeiro is the second most populated municipality in Brazil and its, of course, one of the top cities to visit.
One of the first attractions to visit is the statue of Jesus Christ standing above the Corcovado Mountain in Tijuca National Park. This statue has become an iconic landmark, which is a must-see attraction in Rio.
For nature lovers, the Jardim Botânico represents a botanical paradise spread out across more than 340 acres. An estimate of around 6,000 indigenous and exotic species of the flora are hosted in this garden, as well as colorful and perfumed flowers like orchids and jasmine-mango heliconias.
To enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and panoramic views of the area, do not miss the chance to visit the Tijuca National Park. This immense and green park represents the larger urban rainforest on the planet. Inside this amazing and natural paradise, you can find varied terrains, waterfall, more than 1,600 plant species and more than 350 different species of birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles.
Besides the green animal species, the territory is also rich in both white and darker sand beaches. One of the most known beaches in Rio de Janeiro is Ipanema Beach. The 2-mile stretch of sand boasts unforgettable mountain views and beautiful Brazilian turquoise waters.
For sporty and golf lovers, many golf courses in the area are highly recommended.
To challenge yourself with the difficult layout of the eighteen holes and the numerous insidious obstacles, try the Olympic golf course, designed by Gil Hanse.
From a natural standpoint, the city of Paraty is considered a national historical patrimony that preserves multiple natural wonders and architectural heritage. Today Paraty is one of the main cities, highly recommended for visitors. The city is well known for the old architectural beauty of the buildings, as well as for its local atmosphere with artisans, local restaurants, music, and culture.