For travelers looking to experience an exotic beach location, Brazil is a great destination. The largest country in South America is known for great soccer players, tropical rainforests, beautiful women, and beautiful beaches. Those who travel to the beaches in Brazil will also find charm in the vibrant music and dance culture, the excellent cuisine, and large festivals like Carnival. Here is a look at some lovely beaches and beach towns to discover in this tropical paradise.
The town of Santos has been the largest seaport in the Sao Paulo region for many centuries. Long known for the export of coffee, this area has gone from consisting of large export businesses like the famed coffee stock exchange to a bustling city of almost half a million. The remnants of the coffee empire can still be visited by tourists, along with many other sites. The city boasts the longest beach garden in the world. Although great for morning walks, at peak times these beaches can get very crowded.
Ilha de Tinhare
The island of Tinhare is another location that has no vehicles. The island town of Morro de Sao Paolo only received electricity in the eighties. Despite the remoteness of the island, it is a favorite vacation location for Brazilians and foreigners alike. The town is small but comfortable for tourism, and it is easy to find a small and remote beach villa for rent on the outskirts. The island has many easy walking paths, and visitors will find that white sand beaches and beautiful wild areas are abundant. While the residents of Morro de Sao Paolo still keep their sleepy way of life, they have made room for the many people who want to experience this paradise for themselves as well.
Praia do Forno
The coastal village of Buzios was once home to pirates and slave traders. Once these industries died off, the area became a fishing village. It gained tourism fame as the twenty-odd beaches surrounding the area have helped to rank it as one of the most beautiful regions of the world. Forno beach has been isolated from the town of Buzios by an unmarked trail, and nestled on one side by a large cliff and against a number of submerged rocks that provide ample sea life for snorkelers to enjoy. If this feels too remote, Buzios visitors can enjoy a few dozen other beautiful beaches that are closer.
Praia de Pipa
Surfers discovered the sleepy fishing town of Pipa in the 1970’s, and its clean clear waters, dolphins, turtles, and sea life helped to change it into the vibrant tourist town it has become. Today, it is considered one of the top beach towns in the Northeast, and is a definite favorite for the independent traveler who likes cultural gems off the beaten path. Tourism-favorite attractions like hotels, pousadas and night life are easy to find, though city-lovers will likely find the vibe here to be a little colloquial.