Whether you are looking to relax, explore the jungle or try your hand at surfing, Brazil is one of the most captivating countries on the planet. South America’s largest nation is full of exciting adventures, vibrant culture, white sand beaches and natural wonders, not to mention delicious caipirinhas. It is home the lungs of the world, towering waterfalls and enchanted sunken pools. From bustling cities to traditional villages to the unspoiled scenery in between, here are just ten of the amazing things to see and do in Brazil.
1. Visit Ilha Grande
Breathtaking beaches and towering hills combined with an abundance of wildlife makes this “Big Island” a must do while in Brazil. The former prison and leper colony is now a scenic protected area rich with tropical forest. The trails are home to endangered species such as the maned sloth and brown howler monkey. The emphasis on this eco-island is hiking, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. It also boasts one of the top beaches in Brazil, Lopes Mendes. Here you will find ultimate relaxation and tranquility in an otherwise lively country.