Brazil is justifiably proud of its long coastline where a beautiful quiet sandy tropical beach paradise is not hard to find. Relax at the end of your Brazil itinerary with a few days unwinding on a delightful stretch of coast. Here we list some of our favourite places to stay along the southern stretches of Brazil's coast.
The former fishing village of Buzios is a favourite summer retreat from the vibrant bustling city of Rio de Janeiro and is just a few hours drive north of the city. Still a small but elegant resort, the town of Buzios offers plenty of places to dine and browse boutiques and has a number of very beautiful small boutique properties set in the hills overlooking the ocean. The surrounding peninsula offers some 25 pretty beaches to choose from.
Another wonderful location between Rio and Sao Paulo is one of Brazil's prettiest colonial towns, close to the stunning beaches of the Costa Verde (Emerald Coast). Paraty was declared a national monument and bustles with tourists browsing its small boutiques and art galleries at weekends, while the town is quiet and intimate during the week and in low season. The nearby coast with its wonderful beaches, small islands and inlets are just as charming and scenic.
The southernmost stretches of Brazil's coast on the island of Santa Catarina and around the port of Florianopolis offer some spectacular activities such as surfing and whale-watching and are less frequented by European visitors than some of their counterparts further north.
Wherever takes your fancy, we would be delighted to discuss with you the best coastal area to head to depending on season and location. We have extensive first hand knowledge of the best beaches and hotels.
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