Some may know the state of Minas Gerais for its famous cheese, while others may have heard of (or even traveled to) its enchanting colonial cities like Ouro Preto and Congonhas, both of which are UNESCO Heritage Sites. What is perhaps lesser known outside of Brazil however is the natural beauty this region possesses. The Cerrado of Minas Gerais is visually breathtaking, providing the perfect respite from city life and backdrop for the ultimate encounter with nature. The smell of freshly brewed coffee, bread just out of the oven, the feeling of being at home defines mineiros and their traditions. Now thanks to the recent renovations of the lodge at Reserva do Ibitipoca, you can experience the mineiro charm for yourself.
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Carnival 2019 is just around the corner and you are probably wondering how to even get started! To help ensure you have a wonderful time in the Marvelous City, we have listed valuable tips to take the weight off your shoulder as you get ready to plan your trip to the most popular party in the world.
Three Game Changing Updates for Brazil Travelers
*Updated April 3, 2018
October has always been one of our favorite months to explore Brazil. October in Brazil means the early days of summer which means longer days and pre-Carnival celebrations. It's also prime jaguar season in the Pantanal and the driest (translate: beach weather!) in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Of course summertime (November - March) is Brazil's peak season, but October has a special place in our hearts.
This year, October has proven to be particularly epic for Brazil. In the past couple of weeks, we've seen no less than three pieces of news that are absolute game changers for travelers to Brazil. If you're thinking of traveling to Brazil in the months ahead, you can't miss the tips in this post!
While most "best of" restaurant lists (including our own) mention hotspots like Sushi Leblon and CT Boucherie, there are plenty of lower cost, more casual places we love and are more likely to frequent on a daily basis. And better yet, they all offer delicious yet healthy options. Would you expect anything less from the city that brought you açaí bowls and the string bikini?
Brazil: a kaleidoscope of color, from its flora and fauna to its people, Brazil entrances even the most worldly of travelers. This sensually charged country makes up almost half of the South American Continent, and is the fifth largest country in the world in terms of population. Withmore than 4,500 miles of tropical coastline, your perfect beach destination surely awaits.