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1 de April de 2013

:: *Beach @en | Adventure @en | Brazil - Southeast Region @en | Nature @en

Hidden in the West side of the Marvelous City, a few desert beaches are worth the hike

If being original is the rule nowadays, these beaches are the hipsters of Rio de Janeiro. Not too far from crowded neighborhoods such as Jacarépaguá and Recreio, lies a hidden treasure, even for many locals; more precisely at Barra de Guaratiba, there are five beaches off Rio de Janeiro’s coast which are considered desert: Buzios, Perigoso, do Meio, Funda and Inferno are only accessible by treks or boats.

Being a desert beach means nothing was modified on the coast lining, that there are no signs of urban life whatsoever, no kiosks, or anything. It´s you, and nature, and hopefully the best company you can think of to help you carry food, water and maybe a beach umbrella.

All treks have the same starting point, at Guaratiba beach. After a 40min mild hike, you´ll reach a fork, one way leading to Perigoso and Búzios, while the other way will take you to Funda, Inferno and do Meio beaches. How long you will take from the fork to each destination depends on the individual’s physical conditions as well as how much weight is being carried. The easiest to get to, and first beach you will cross is Perigoso. Another 45min-walk will lead to Praia do Meio. The furthest is Inferno beach (in English, this would be the Hell beach, but the only Hell here is not bringing sunscreen), and it has an alternative trek back to Guaratiba village, about 2h walk.

For the not-so-active crowd, the boats leave from Guaratiba port, and prices may vary according to number of passengers, luggage and the route desired. But the views you will find during the treks, can’t compare. As they say, best things in life are free – and very well kept.

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26 de September de 2011

:: Adventure @en | Brazil - Central-west Region @en | Nature @en

Aquidauana’s government has produced a very interesting video, introducing travellers to the beauties of the Brazilian Pantanal! [vimeo][/vimeo]

Our hotel suggestions in the Pantanal are: Caiman, Embiara Lodge, Fazenda Barra Mansa and Fazenda Barranco Alto. Please concact our sale department for further information.

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4 de February de 2011

:: Culture & History @en

This time it was on Charlie Rose’s talk show that Mr. Eike Batista, one of the richest people in the planet, gave an interview about his career history and Brazil’s exciting economic future.


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11 de January de 2011

:: Culture & History @en

It is not surprising to see Brazil highlighted on the world news nowadays. On December 12th, 2010, a special edition of 60 Minutes, the Sunday evening CBS News show, aired a piece entitled “Brazil’s Rising Star”. Special guests Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, former Brazilian president; Eike Batista, 8th wealthiest person in the world; and Eduardo Bueno, famous Brazilian journalist and writer, shed some light into why Brazil will become a key destination for any well travelled investor.


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25 de October de 2010

:: *Beach @en | Adventure @en | Brazil - Northeast Region @en



The New York Times travel correspondent, Seth Kugel, recently wrote about his first assignment on his internet blog, The Frugal Traveler: a Latin America “summer” trip, from São Paulo to New York, visiting various wonderful destinations on a low budget. During his 13-week trip he passed by Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico. When it was over, Seth chose the highs and lows of his trip and amazingly (or not) picked the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, in Brazil, as his trip’s Best Moment.

The most beautiful place in the world? I could make an argument. At the very least I’d never seen anything like it before — a desert with oases that were not only real, but so cool and clean that they could have been poured from a Brita pitcher.

Seth Kugel, The Frugal Traveler


The Lençóis Maranhenses is a large desert of sand dunes almost 20m high in the northeastern region of Brazil. These dunes dotted with fresh water crystal clear lagoons and seen from above the landscape reminds one of crumpled sheets (in Portuguese: Lençóis) – giving this alluring destination its name. This is a destination of violent winds and changing landscapes; of thresholds where mangrove meets desert, desert meets ocean and ocean meets rivers. The Lençóis is certainly one of the most unique and impressive landscapes in the country, perhaps in the world!



Still curious? Click here and find out more about this heaven on earth destination.

Source: The Frugal Traveler

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16 de September de 2010

:: *Beach @en | Brazil - North Region @en | Brazil - Southeast Region @en

Celebrating the New Year’s eve in Brazil with style requires forehand planning, since it’s probably the most important and disputed festivity in the country. Here are a few ideas that we recommend for your perfect New Year’s eve celebration.

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10 de June de 2010

:: Art & Architecture @en | Culture & History @en

Don´t miss the Wallpaper* magazine special on Brazil. An architects directory to die for;  feature on Brasília and interviews with local movers and shakers.

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24 de May de 2010

:: Culture & History @en

Brazil is the most fashionable country on the planet. Brazilian clothes, shoes, music, food, football…. from Gilberto Gil to Ronaldinho, havaianas to caipirinhas, Brazil is everywhere. But no one remembers the debt that Brazil owes to Britain – and to one British man, Charles Miller. Read the rest of this entry »

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11 de May de 2010

:: Culture & History @en

Understand why yellow and green are the new red, white and blue in international diplomacy.

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