Although the reputation of the Rio carnival may have faded, it's not the only city in Brazil that knows how to party. The proof is in Salvador de Bahia, the capital of Nordeste where rumba rings in every street corner.
The fifth city of Brazil, situated in the north-east of the country, is generally forgotten by tourists. Despite a reputation that is sometimes a little rough, the city which unites large avenues, tall buildings and old colonial buildings, has something to charm you. In the surroundings, the city of Olinda and the beaches of Porto das Galinhas are much more popular among tourists.
At 230 km from Sao Luis Airport, after a 5 hour journey through the dunes, you will discover Lençois Maranhenses Park. Situated in the State of Maranhao, in the north of Brazil, this natural park with an area of 1500 km2 offers a landscape of dunes and lagoons.
In the middle of the vast tropical, dense forest, the legendary river meanders. A river larger than any other, a source of life that travels from the Peruvian Andes to empty into the ocean at the other end of the continent. And what about you, why not take the time to navigate the Amazon River and discover its beauties and mysteries?
Between Itacaré in the north and Canavieras in the south of the State of Bahia, the Cocoa Route is becoming one of the must-see locations for those travelling to Brazil. On the 180km that separate the two cities, visitors will discover large farms where the manufacture of chocolate chips is at the heart of the activity, mangroves and a primary forest, "Mata Atlantica".
Second city in the North of Brazil with over 1.4 million inhabitants, Belem de Para is an industrial port situated on the Amazon river 100km from the Atlantic Ocean. First town colonised on the Amazon, the town is full of traces of its colonial past.
It's one of the most famous routes in Brazil. From Sao Luis or Fortaleza, along the northern coast of Brazil, visitors venture on the 900km which separate the two cities, in the middle of dunes, to discover the country's most well known landscapes and beaches.
Sao Paulo is the giant and expansive economic capital of Brazil. Rather than tiring yourself out by going from museum to museum in the city centre, it would be better to observe the local's habits and keep up with them. Sao Paulo is full of surprises!
From the sandy beaches in the east with the raging sea, an untouched coast to the west with calm waters, quiet streets, little shops and a widepsread sense of safety everywhere: Welcome to Ilha Catarina and Florianopolis!