Brazil: Bem-vindos ao Brasil!
If you're looking for a place where you can follow up a jungle adventure with a visit to an exciting city, or conclude a day of wandering historic neighborhoods with a walk along a sandy beach, you can find that and more in Brazil. This land of samba music and Carnivale intrigues scores of visitors each year, and you can be next, with help from the Web. We’ve rounded up some excellent online resources revealing Brazil’s most sought-after cities and features, tools to help you find and book your accommodation and transportation to and within the country, plus sites connecting you with other travelers.
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Brazil oozes excitement and color, and you can find accommodations capturing the country’s most enticing qualities, and Brazil hotel deals to suit any budget. Below are sites showing a variety of hotels, eco lodges, and budget-friendly hostels.
- If you use a service to book a hotel, the agency will often charge you. Use the sites below to narrow your hotel choices, and then contact each one directly to compare their price to the agency’s price.
- Brazil is a hotbed for ecotourism, and you’ll find countless resorts and lodges capitalizing on the trend, some of which don’t live up to all their claims. Before you book, be aware that true ecotourism is sustainable and benefits locals. Learn more by consulting the International Ecotourism Society.
For hotels …
offers a wide variety of hotel options. Choose your accommodation in a variety of categories including boutique, luxury, golf, casino, beach, spa, ski, and apartment accommodations. Don't miss the "Local Events"
section for a list of events taking place around Brazil.
The Accommodation Search Engine
boasts a database of more than 150,000 properties. In the Brazil section, click on the town name or enter a location or property name into the search tool. The site includes hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and holiday rentals in its search results.
The New York Times
has an eye-opening article on innovative lodges in the Amazon, which fairly recently developed in response to a growing interest in ecological and adventure tourism. The accommodations featured in the piece allow travelers to go far into the jungle without sacrificing luxury and comfort. Regardless of whether you can afford these pricey lodgings, the article is worth a look for its detailed account of Amazonian surroundings.
For hotel reviews …
collects user reviews of hotels throughout Brazil and other places in South America. Click in the "Hotels"
categories to read and view ratings on numerous establishments. Interesting anecdotes and pictures accompany user opinions.
For ecotourism …
is a tourism directory in favor of minimizing environmental impact and benefiting local people. The site maintains a list of tourism operators offering holidays in Brazil, all of which have been carefully screened and determined to be acting in accordance with the organization’s mission.
For hostels …
is part of the Hostelworld.com network. Book reservations at hostels all over the country. Listings in each city come with a description of the facility and a customer satisfaction rating that includes such aspects as security, cleanliness, staff, and location.
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