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Top 25+ Best Places To Visit In Brazil In 2022

As the world recovers from the 2019 pandemic, that brought the world to a halt. Travel and tourism slowly and steadily seem to be recovering from the two-year-long break. With the year 2022 just beginning, new adventures and voyages await eager travellers. Some nations have completely opened their borders to international travel. Some nations are still in an opening phase after the pandemic, but travel is expected to return to its normal status very soon. We have come up with a list of destinations that one can explore. One of the upcoming countries for travel is the country of Brazil. Below we have assembled a list of the top 25+ best places to visit in Brazil in the year 2022.

25+ Best Places To Visit In Brazil

Aracaju

Top 25+ Best Places To Visit In Brazil In 2022

The primary location on the list best places to visit when in Brazil is the coastal city of Aracaju. The city is one of the 25+ best places to visit in Brazil for its food, history and beautiful views. The city lies on the northeastern coast of Brazil and is popular for its beaches. The central Praia de Antalia is one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in Brazil. There are several tour options allowing a guided tour of the city with a guide showing the way.

Location: State of Sergipe

Best time: October to January

Things to do: Explore Mercado Modelo, visit City Park, pray at Sao Salvador church


Belem

Belem

The touristic attraction of Belem is a location of holistic pilgrimage. The word ‘Belem’ in Portuguese is a reference to the holy city of Bethlehem. The city was called Nossa Senhora de Belem do Grao Para. That in English translates to ‘Our lady of Belem of Para’ often called Belem of Para. The city of Belem lies in the Brazillian state of Para, which lies to the north of the country of Brazil. The city is located at the mouth of the Amazon River and serves as the river’s gateway with a port.

Location: State of Para

Best time: June to December

Things to do: Shop at Mercado Ver-o-Peso, watch a show at Theatro da Paz


Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte or how the locals affectionately call the place Beaga. Is the perfect representation of the spirit of the city. The city boasts of Brazilian hospitality, immersing folklore, deep-rooted traditions and delicious local delicacies. The city houses the Mineirão Stadium which has been standing strong since 1965. The stadium is home to a Brazilian Football Museum, which is worth the visit.

Location: State of Minas Gerais

Best time: April to September

Things to do: Walking tours, the carnival, the Pampulha art museum


Boa Vista

Boa Vista

The next location on the list of 25+ best places to visit in Brazil brings us to the city of Boa Vista. The city is the capital of the state of Roraima and one of the first planned cities of the region with wide streets. The city is home to several attractions which are perfect for the tourists visiting the city. Boa Vista lies on the western banks of the Branco river and two hundred and twenty kilometers from the Venezuelan border.

Location: State of Roraima

Best time: October to January

Things to do: Visit the Praca Das Aguas, relax at Aquamak, explore Eco Park


Blumenau

Blumenau, 25+ Best Places To Visit In Brazil

The city of the Blumenau in the state of Santa Catarina is a German retreat in southern Brazil. The German influence is visible throughout the city. The XV de Novembro Street is lined with German-style half-timbered buildings. The location is famous for the annual Oktoberfest parade that takes place every year. One end of the street houses a beer museum, showcasing the brewing history of the region. The beer museum showcases several pieces of equipment used over the years for the brewing process.

Location: State of Santa Catarina

Best time: October

Things to do: Visit the Blumenau Oktoberfest Plaza, Savour local delicacies at Senac Blumengarten


Brasilia

Brasilia

The city of Brasilia is the federal city of Brazil and was inaugurated back on 21st April 1960. The city being the federal district is one of the most architecturally rich cities in Brazil. One would find several structures with unique designs and structures. All of which were designed by the modernist architecture called Oscar Niemeyer. Several of these buildings are listed as heritage sites by UNESCO. These sites attract several fans of Oscar Niemeyer’s style of architecture from across the globe.

Location: Central Highlands of Brazil

Best time: April to June

Things to do: Visit the building of the National Congress, Marvel the beauty of Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida


Cuiaba

Cuiaba

On our list of 25+ best places to visit in Brazil next is the city of Cuiaba. The city is nicknamed the ‘Garden City’ for the numerous trees that line the city. The city also serves as the transportation hub to Northern Pantanal, which is often referred to as the gateway to the wetlands of Northern Pantanal. Some of the popular attractions in the city include the Cathedral of Bom Jesus, Republic Square, the Mato Grosso Museum and many other popular attractions.

Location: State of Mato Grosso

Best time: April to September

Things to do: Explore the Mae Bonifacia Park, witness the beautiful Veu da Noiva Waterfall


Feira de Santana

Feira de Santana

In the Brazilian state of Bahia lies a city called Fiera de Santana, which is a hidden gem in the country of Brazil. The city lies at a distance of 100 km northwest to the capital city of Bahia, Salvador. Feira de Santana is one of the hidden destinations in Brazil, in the last few years has become popular among the international travelling community. The city is a one-day trip offering beautiful views and peace at the same time.

Location: State of Bahia

Best time: April to July

Things to do: Visit the Observatorio Astronomico Antares, explore the Museu Regional De Arte


Florianopolis

Florianopolis

In Southern Brazil lies a small island just off the southeast coast of the mainland. Where we have the city of Florianopolis or popularly called by the locals as Floripa. The city over the past few decades has become extremely popular with tourists and locals alike. The reasons governing this popularity include beautiful views of the natural landscapes, welcoming beaches, colourful city life and several adventure water activities to choose from.

Location: State of Santa Catarina

Best time: Mid-March to mid-May

Things to do: Surf at Praia Mole, paraglide at Lagoa De Conceicao


Limeira

Limeira, 25+ Best Places To Visit In Brazil

The next destination on the list of 25+ best places to visit in Brazil brings us to the city of Limeira. The city lies in the eastern region of the Brazillian state of Sao Paulo. The city was popular for its production of oranges, but recently the trend has shifted towards the production of Sugarcane. There are several locations within the city that are perfect for clicking pictures. One can visit the Catholic cathedral Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte e Assunção.

Location: State Of Sao Paulo

Best time: December to February

Things to do: Zipline at Brotas, river raft at Rio Jacare, visit Categral Nossa Senhora das Dores


Londrina

Londrina

Londrina is a popular city in Brazil that lies in the state of Paraná in southern Brazil. The region is popular for its largest lake Igapo, which is a man-made lake. It is a part of the four man-made lakes found in the region. Igapo lake is a popular tourist and local attraction that has a bike path and some green space surrounding the area. That serves as a nice relaxation retreat. One may pay a visit to the Londrina Museum of Art, which features a famous Rodin sculpture.

Location: State of Paraná

Best time: December to February

Things to do: Go to Igapo lake, Visit the Museu Historico de Londrina Padre Carlos Weiss


Maceio

Maceio

The coastal city of Maceio is the perfect place to soak in the coastal ambience of Brazil. The city lies on the eastern coast and is home to pastel-coloured colonial houses. The city boasts of rich cultural traditions and customs, that reflects in the region’s tradition and cuisine. The coast is protected by an offshore reef that houses an abundantly rich marine life.

Location: State of Alagoas

Best time: August to September

Things to do: Visit Praia de Ponta Verde, savour Acarajé, explore Praia de Paripueira


Macapa

Macapa, 25+ Best Places To Visit In Brazil

The next location on the list of 25+ best places to visit in Brazil is the city of Macapa. The city is often called the “Capital of the Middle of the World”, as it is the only Brazillian capital through which the Equator passes. The region is known for its rich history that abides in the several museums found in the city. Some of the popular ones being the Fortress Museum of San Jose de Macapa, the Sacaca Museum and the Joaquim Caetano da Silva Historical Museum. Marco Zero is where the northern and the southern hemispheres meet.

Location: State of Amapa

Best time: June to October

Things to do: Visit Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa, Marco Zero


Manaus

Manaus

The city of Manaus lies in the heart of the Amazon rainforest and is a visual and audio treat for its visitors. The city is a popular location to witness the merger of the water from the Rio Negro river and the Amazon river. Some other well known locations in Manaus are the Indian Museum, the Teatro Amazonas and the Rio Negro Palace. Manaus has a rich history and age-old architecture that adorns the city.

Location: State of Amazonas

Best time: June

Things to do: Visit where Amazon begins, shop at Mercado Municipal Adolpho Lisboa


Mossoro

Mossoro

The city of Mossoro lies in the state of Rio Grande do Norte that lies in northeastern Brazil. The region around the city is a popular salt-producing area. The city of Mossoro itself is one of the highest land based petroleum producers in the country. Petroleum production was such an important trade in the city, that they even have a museum dedicated to its history. Some other popular attractions in the city include places like the Memorial da Resistencia and Lajedo da Soledade.

Location: State of Rio Grande do Norte

Best time: June to September

Things to do: Memorial da Resistencia, Dix-Huit Rosado Municipal Theater


Natal

Natal, 25+ Best Places To Visit In Brazil

The largest and the capital city of the state of Rio Grande do Norte is the city of Natal, which lies in the northeastern region of Brazil. The city lies on the coast adjoining the Indian ocean stretching the coastal sand dunes into the star-shaped  Forte dos Reis Magos. The fortress is a sixteenth-century Portuguese fortress at the mouth of the Potengi River. In the north, Genipabu is home to a freshwater lagoon.

Location: State of Rio Grande do Norte

Best time: July, November to February

Things to do: Visit Pipa Beach, Genipabu, Maracajaú Reef


Pelotas

Pelotas

In the southern region of Brazil lies the next destination on the list of 25+ best places to visit in Brazil called Pelotas. Pelotas is the third most populous city in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Within the vicinity of the city lies several beaches that one can relax on. Some of the popular ones include Santo Antonio and the sandy shores of Laranjal. Another popular location in the city is the historical castle of Simoes Lopes.

Location: State of Rio Grande do Sul

Best time: October to April

Things to do: Visit the Francisco de Paula cathedral, explore Praca Coronel Pedro Osorio


Petrolina

Petrolina

The municipality of Petrolina lies in the southernmost part of the state of Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil. The region is a popular exporter of fruits like bananas and mangoes. The region is popular for the production of grapes, which are used in the production of wine. Other attractions include places like Sertao Petrolina Museum, known to house several ancient artefacts.

Location: State of Pernambuco

Best time: September to December

Things to do: Visit Rio Sao Francisco, Explore the Igreja Sagrado, Coracao de Jesus Cathedral


Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre

This location on the list of 25+ best places to visit in Brazil is the capital city of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, which lies in southern Brazil. Porto Alegre is one of the best locations to visit in the country of Brazil. In the main square lies the Praca Marechal Deodoro, which is a renaissance style metropolitan cathedral. The church is unique and one of a kind, owing to the religious murals that adorn its walls.

Location: State of Rio Grande do Sul

Best time: October to December

Things to do: Visit Parque Moinhos de Vento, Explore Parque Farroupilha


Porto Velho

Porto Velho, 25+ Best Places To Visit In Brazil

The city of Porto Velho is the capital of the state of Rondonia and shares its borders with the country of Bolivia. Porto Velho is popularly known for its rich cultural history and heritage and is also the best way to soak up the cultural vibes of the city. Some of the regions popular cultural attractions include places like the Sacred Heart of Jesus Metropolitan Cathedral, the Rondonia Memory Palace Museum and the Ivan Marrocos House of Culture.

Location: State of Rondonia

Best time: December to February

Things to do: Dine at Barco e Restaurante Fluvial Caçot, Visit the Mercado Cultural Porto Velho


Recife

Recife

In the northeastern region of Brazil lies the state of Pernambuco which has a popular city called Recife. Recife is the capital of the state of Pernambuco and is known for the several bridges, rivers, islets and peninsulas that adorn the city. The port city is popular for the numerous beaches, nightlife and colonial structures found in the region. Outside of Rio de Janeiro, Recife is the next destination popularly known for its carnival scene.

Location: State of Pernambuco

Best time: September to February

Things to do: Hang out at the Boa Viagem beach, visit the Casa de Cultura


Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro

The next tourist attraction on the list of 25+ best places to visit in Brazil is the famous state and city of Rio de Janeiro. One of the world-famous attractions that adorn the city is the thirty-eight-metre tall statue of ‘Christ the Redeemer’. Other things that are popular in the city are the Favelas that make up the city. The most interesting event that takes place in the country is the colourful carnival that attracts tourists from the world over.

Location: State of Rio de Janeiro

Best time: December to March

Things to do: Visit Christ the Redeemer, explore Jardim Botanico, Tijuca National Park


Santarem

Santarem, 25+ Best Places To Visit In Brazil

The city of Santarem lies in the state of Para and is the point where the Tapajos River meets the Amazon. The amazing phenomenon of “meeting of the waters” is visible from the hilltop of Mirante do Tapajos Square. The Centro Cultural Joao Fona that lies on the riverfront houses several relics of the indigenous Tapajos culture. Making the location one of the regions to visit and know more about the rich history and tradition of the Tapajos tribe.

Location: State of Para

Best time: December to February

Things to do: Cruise the Amazon, visit the Monte Alegre State Park, savour local food


Salvador

Salvador

The city of Salvador is one of the important and interesting tourist attractions in Brazil. Salvador exudes Afro-Brazilian culture in tandem with beautiful architecture, mouthwatering delicacies and mesmerizing views. The city come alive by night and the streets get filled with party-loving crowd. With streets donning several food stalls serving street-style food to keep you fueled up for an all-out partying.

Location: State of Bahia

Best time: February to June

Things to do: Visit the Barra Lighthouse, relax at the Ribeira beach


Sao Luis

Sao Luis

The next location on the list of 25+ best places to visit in Brazil is Sao Luis on the island of the same name. That lies on the Sao Louis island in northeastern Brazil. The heart of the city is home to Praia Grande, which is marked by colonial-style buildings with cast-iron balconies. One of the popular places of interest is the ‘Palace of the Lions’, which serves as the house of the governor and portrays French-inspired art and fixtures.

Location: Sao Luis island

Best time: May to August

Things to do: Visit Palacio dos Leoes, visit Teatro Arthur Azevedo, relax at the Calhau beach


Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo, 25+ Best Places To Visit In Brazil

The final destination on the list is the vibrant city and financial district of Sao Paulo. The city is home to numerous archaeological and cultural institutions that make the city worth a visit. Sao Paulo is a city that houses architecture ranging from neo-Gothic buildings to contemporary structures designed by Oscar Niemeyer. The colonial age Patio do Colegio church is where the foundations of the city of Sao Paulo was laid back in 1554.

Location: State of Sao Paulo

Best time: March to May or October to November

Things to do: Visit the Parque do Ibirapuera, explore Pinacoteca do Estado

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