Some of the Great Attractions in Brazil
With the number of great attractions that the country of Brazil has to offer, there is no way that they can be described in one article but I can perhaps describe some of them to you, allowing you to perhaps look up more if needed. When it comes to things to do in brazil options, there are many. With Brazil being the fifth largest country in the world, it has a very long coastline that houses some of the world’s best beaches. It is also home to a large portion of the Amazon River, the largest river in the world, measured by water flow and the second largest measure by length. The sheer vastness of the river allows it to be hoist to 1/10th of the world’s rainforests and also provides water for the world’s largest fresh water wetlands, known as the Pantanal. Although these beaches, rainforests and wetlands leave a lot of variety for people to visit, Brazil can still offer more.
Formed in the shape of a horseshoe, Iguacu Falls connect three countries together, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The falls can be accessed by tourists from either Argentina or Brazil but not Paraguay and although Argentina allows access to twice the area of waterfalls than Brazil, it is only from Brazil that you can gain the best vantage point from which to view the falls; a helicopter. These falls are really impressive and should be visited by all tourists, even if only for a few hours. With twice the width of Niagara Falls a drop of 265 feet, these are some of the most spectacular falls in the world and with around 450,000 cubic feet of water passing over them every second, they are very noisy.
Of course, although Brazil has hundreds of miles of beaches, the most famous ones are Ipanema and Copacabana, both located in Rio de Janeiro. Rio is probably the most popular destination in Brazil and is generally considered to be the most beautiful city, not just in Brazil, but in the world. First there is Sugar Loaf, a huge rock that juts into the sea from beside the beaches. The rock is so huge that a cable car is needed to take people to the top where they can be afforded some great views of the beach. Next there is the statue of Christ the Redeemer. This is a 95ft tall statue that is located at the top of a mountain where it can look out over the whole city, including Ipanema and Copacabana. The people of Rio are also famous, famous for knowing how to have fun, demonstrated by their carnival week when they annually provide the world’s largest carnival, complete with parade. Although the carnival is celebrated throughout the country, just like the rest of the attractions that Brazil has to offer, it is often eclipsed by Rio de Janeiro’s fame.
Of course, Brazil is also famous for its football team and as Brazilians are crazy about the game, visiting a football stadium whilst in Brazil, can always be an exciting option.