Paradise can be found all along the coast of Brazil. The swaying palms, golden sand and rustic beach villages sprinkled along the Atlantic coastline will fulfil all of your tropical fantasies. We found one such slice of paradise in the quaint beachside village of Jericoacoara, an isolated hideaway nestled amongst soaring sand dunes and crystal clear lagoons. Although incredibly popular on the backpacker circuit, the town, hidden within the Jericoacoara National Park, remains somewhat inaccessible, making the journey in and out challenging and left only to those with time on their hands. We couldn’t resist the temptation to find the ideal oceanside nirvana where we could lie back on the beach with a Brazilian cocktail in hand, and explore the alluring turquoise waters of the tropical north.
Long before the futuristic city of Brasilia was established, the first capital of colonial Brazil was Salvador, nestled on the shores of the expansive All Saints Bay by the Atlantic Ocean. Today this antiquated city is the capital of the Bahia state of Brazil and is a toy town of colonial splendour melded with the exotic influences of the Afro-Brazilian culture. With a deep-rooted history of industry and slavery, this once illustrious port city of northern Brazil will entice you with its vibrant atmosphere and perfectly restored colonial buildings.