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Overview

Brazil

The Federative Republic of Brazil is simultaneously South America’s largest country (by both population and geographical size) as well as one of its most diverse and fascinating. It is filled to the brim with intriguing people, plants and animals as well as liberal doses of history, religion, culture and sporting greatness.The most densely populated parts of Brazil are in the south-central regions, which include major urban conglomerates like Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

It is one of the world’s largest and most significant economies. It is the only Portuguese-speaking country in both North and South America.This Portuguese heritage dates back to the 1700’s, when Brazil was first colonised by this European nation. During its rich and complex history, slavery was a major part of the Brazilian heritage, although this was never formally recorded in the annals of history. Slaves were brought to the country across the Pacific Ocean from Africa. Therefore, there is also a large proportion of Brazilian inhabitants that have an African heritage.Others of European and Asian descent immigrated to Brazil in the 19th century. These ones were mainly from Japan, Poland, Spain, Italy and Germany. Therefore, this country is now a melting pot of ethnic and cultural diversity. Despite such diversity, Brazil maintains strong national pride and religious devotion. The vast majority, approximately 75%, of the population is Roman Catholic, while the rest are largely Christian or subscribe to the various African-based beliefs.

Coastline

Brazil enjoys an extensive coastline that measures almost 7 500 kilometres (or more than 4 600 miles). Its other borders are made up of Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. In fact, Ecuador and Chile are the only South American countries with which Brazil does not share its borders.Brazil enjoys an extensive coastline that measures almost 7 500 kilometres (or more than 4 600 miles). Its other borders are made up of Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. In fact, Ecuador and Chile are the only South American countries with which Brazil does not share its borders.

Groups of Islands

There are various groups of islands that also belong to Brazil, such as Saint Peter, Trindade and Fernando de Noronha, amongst others. Its entire area measures exactly 8 514 876.599 square kilometres or 3 287 612 square miles.Apart from being geographically large, Brazil is also naturally diverse. It comprises dense rain forests and jungles, expanses of coastline, towering mountains, oceanic archipelagos (or clusters of islands), rivers, scrublands and rolling plains. Because of such a variation in habitats available to plants and animals, Brazil boasts a rich array of fauna and flora.

Beaches

The beaches of Brazil continue to be some of this South American country’s most coveted, longed-for tourist attractions. Some are frequented by locals and tourists alike, littered with bronzed bodies on pristine white sand and in the waters of the Atlantic. Others are nestled away, remote, and empty, providing an idyllic escape for those wanting to bask in the serenity of the natural beauty. The hot, tropical climate of Brazil is fabulous for visitors, who can spend as much time as they like enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Each of the thousands of Brazilian beaches boasts a unique beauty of its own, giving visitors an endless array of options when it comes to choosing their beach of choice.

Religion

As with any other country in the world, Brazil is a melting pot of different religions. In fact, due to the diversity of its cultures and its heritage, this country boasts an array of religious ideals and affiliations. Interestingly, recent censuses have revealed that around 90% of the Brazilian population subscribe to some religious ideal, making it more religiously inclined than any other South American country. Only around 1% of its population do not believe in a God, or a supreme being in some form or another.

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A Selection of our Hotels in Brazil

Ponta dos Ganchos

Ramos, Brazil

A distinguished Brazilian Beach Resort meets world-class service.

Rates from : BRL 2,400
room per night (excl. tax)

Etnia Pousada

Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil

A Pousada in the midst of a shady grove, an oasis of tranquility.

Rates : on request
 

Hotel Vila Selvagem

Fortim - Pontal de Maceio, Brazil

A unique hotel situated on a nice romantic beach in the quiet wilderness.

Rates : on request