Curitiba's Botanical Garden is one of the city's major tourist attractions, in the district of the same name. In 2007, it was chosen as one of the most beautiful sites in Brazil, named as one of the Seven Wonders of Brazil. The garden is home to numerous species of plants from all over Brazil and other countries. Inside, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the French-style garden.
Really great, visit Recife, its really near and fun, at Porto de Galinhas, really fun beach, really pretty and amazing temperature of water, awesome hotels too. Talking about Recife, great city, awesome landscapes and really good shopping centers, LOVED IT!
Its well worth spending the day in the Iguazu Fall National Park and visit the famous waterfall of La Garganta del Diablo. You can spend hours admiring nature's work. You'll love the feeling you get when you close your eyes and you just listen as the water falls. There is a lot of moisture, so you'll surely leave soaked.
Foz do Iguacu is a village in Brazil very close to the borders of Argentina and Paraguay. There is a lot of cultural mixing and respect between all zones. In the harbor hostel where we recommend a show that has a performance hall in the vicinity of the 3 cultures of these 3 countries so close and there we went. The performance consisted of the presentation of dances and also topical things about the 3 countries to end in a celebration of light and color representing Brazilian Carnival.
Barra da Lagoa, situated on the island of Florianopolis, is a place which has managed to maintain its architecture and to keep their traditions alive. If you go to the bridge from the center, you can see people here playing dominoes in the square or fishing in the river with a very special net system that is only seen in this area. This place has not yet been subject to development and that makes it a very special place.
I did not know that there were so many types of birds. I could see and almost touch toucans, wonderful hummingbirds, while listening to them flap their wings. It was very colorful. I loved being able to have a macaw and a python in my hands, which was cool.
This museum, opened in 2002, is the main museum in the city of Curitiba, and has more than 3,000 pieces of art, mostly by Brazilian artists. Admission is 4.00, and the museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 6. The Curitiba bus tour has a stop at the museum, and it can easily be reached by public transport, as several buses pass it. Recommended.
One of the most beautiful beaches I saw when I went to Brazil (I saw a few .. so maybe this comment is not very helpful hehe .. but it was really good!). When you get there, you see a town and when you get to the beach there is a sort of a mini river that you have to cross by swimming or canoeing - the sea is SPECTACULAR, very warm and quiet! There is also the possibility of a great view of the entire beach by climbing a hill (quite accessible to the public). You can also surf and skate board (sooo good!) RECOMMENDED!
The Barigi park is the most famous park in the city of Curitiba. It is very famous for crocodiles that inhabit the lake, and is popular in the late afternoon, when it fills up with joggers and other people exercising. During the weekend, the park is full, with people having barbecues, parents bringing their children to play, and young people coming for a beer with their friends. I don't think it's the most beautiful park in Curitiba, but it's worth visiting.
It was with a little hesitation that I got on the boat to the Ilha do Mel [Honey Island], which I took in Paranaguá, a one and a half hour tour through the mangroves near Paranaguá, but when I sighted the island, I realized that my misgivings were unfounded. Hotels were not in sight, only vegetation and a beautiful lighthouse at one end of the island. As we landed, I realized that the only vehicles on the island were two-wheeled metal carts powered by humans, which were used for carrying suitcases to people's lodgings. Those of us who had backpacks did not wait. After a little exploration in the nearby places, which were almost empty, I chose one to stay in because I saw the beach from my window and it was about 20 feet to the water. Pure heaven! The whole island is surrounded by beautiful beaches, such as Praia do Belo, Praia Grande (perfect for surfing), Praia do Miguel (almost deserted) and Praia das Encantadas.
I was at the Ilha de Campeche during a trip last Christmas, when I traveled all around southern Brazil. The island is a wonderful, protected place that can only be accessed for four hours a day, by small boats. There is a small historic walking route and of course the tranquil blue sea to enjoy.
This is more than an just an engineering feat, Itaipu is a tribute to the courage of the man ve wanted to tame the ninth largest river in the world. This region is an amazing tourist destinations where nature shows its best.
Created in honour of Pope John Paul II, the Pope Woods are one of the most important parks in Curitiba. This site is dedicated to Polish immigration, where every year several Polish festivals are celebrated. There's a shop inside where you can taste Polish dishes. Highly recommended.
It's a luxury to be sure, but it's an exceptional thing that's a once in a lifetime experience. From the Brazilian side of the falls, a helicopter can carry you for about 10 minutes to give you the oh so impressive tour of the waterfalls. You'll see the meandering river quietly and falls brutally noise, fumes and again makes its way to the sea. Despite having a very limited budget backpacker, I could not resist and do not regret anything! To compensate, I took a bus 15 hours to reach the plane in time ...