Explore some of our favourite places you can visit in Brazil
This popular beach resort is known as Brazil’s answer to St Tropez. Beaches are flanked by fine restaurants, bars and boutiques, and it includes a harbour and yacht club.
Several islands make up this national park 215 miles off the mainland. Its varied marine life makes for good snorkelling and diving, and it has 3 of Brazil's best beaches.
The Costa Verde is lapped by clear ocean waters, ideal for watersports and sun lovers. Ilha Grande has superb walking trails, breath-taking scenery and picture postcard beaches.
Coastal Salvador combines history, a strong Afro-Brazilian culture and natural beauty. To the south the Marau Peninsula offers picture-perfect sandy beaches backed by tall coconut palms.
Linked to the mainland by 3 bridges, Santa Catarina is the historic centre of Florianopolis. It has some famous beaches and is a well-known surfing destination.
Time: GMT -3 hours
Flight time: Most flights go to Sao Paulo but some airlines have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, and to North-eastern Brazil. British Airways and TAM have direct flights from London and many European carriers also offer flights to Brazil.
Language: Portuguese is the official language. Spanish and English are understood quite widely.
Visas: Not required for British nationals.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the rainforest.