23 Amazing Reasons To Visit Brazil This Year
The Iguazu Falls
The Iguazu Falls (also known as the Iguaçu Falls) lie right on the border between Brazil and Argentina. They are truly spectacular, because unlike many other famous waterfalls around the world, this isn’t just one single waterfall. In fact, the Iguazu Falls are made up of 275 small waterfalls which make a breath-taking spectacle together. They sit across the Iguazu River.
These waterfalls (which are taller and wider than Niagara Falls) have been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which is another impressive fact which can make Brazil incredibly proud!
Christ The Redeemer
Created by Paul Landowski, the statue of Christ the Redeemer has become one of the most famous, iconic landmarks in the world – not just Brazil. At 30 meters tall, it towers over Rio de Janeiro and attracts thousands of visitors every year.
The statue is famous enough in itself, but it does actually have another feature which just makes it all the more impressive. You’ve probably heard of the Seven Wonders of the World, which included the Pyramid of Giza and the Lighthouse at Alexandria. Well, an updated list has been created, which features seven more modern marvellous creations which exist around the world. Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue has made the modern list, which is proof that it really is something very remarkable!
As we’ve already established, the Amazon rainforest provides a habitat for literally tens of thousands of different animal species. As a result, it should come as no surprize to learn that there are plenty of monkeys living in Brazil, because the dense forest vegetation makes the ideal environment.
With such a large range of different animal species, it makes sense that there are more species of monkey in Brazil than anywhere else in the world. Deforestation poses a huge threat to them and their survival, so if you do visit the Amazon and you manage to spot one, count yourself very lucky!
Praia do Cassino
Brazil has an incredibly long coastline which stretches for almost 7,500 km along the Atlantic Ocean. Of course, this means that the country is edged with some beautiful beaches which have become destinations for tourists visiting from every corner of the globe.
Few beaches are more popular than Praia do Cassino, which lies the furthest south out of all the country’s beaches. Aside from being very beautiful, there is one fact that makes this beach even more astounding. It actually stretches for around 230 km (that’s over 24,500 feet) long, meaning that it’s the largest stretch of uninterrupted beach in the world. Were you having trouble deciding where to go for your next vacation? Here’s your answer!
Brazil is a country of two halves. It is a thriving, successful country with large, bustling cities, businesses which are global market leaders, inventions which are taking over the world, people who are the most successful men and women in their fields in the world, and plenty more. However, on the other side, Brazil is a country which is also home to some fairly primitive lifestyles.
Living within the Amazon rainforest, there are around 400 separate tribes who live simply within nature. Most of them have had at least a little contact with ‘outsiders’ for hundreds of years, but that isn’t a universal rule. In fact, it’s believed that there are about 77 tribes which have never had any contact with anyone from the outside world. These tribes range in size, from well-established communities to other tribes which are down to their final few members. There are more of these uncontacted tribes in the Amazon rainforest than anywhere else in the world. Their lifestyles are threatened by both deforestation and other humans – genocide, hunters and local rivalries have all dramatically reduced the tribes’ populations over recent years.