• Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador

    Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador @ WikipediaSalvador, Brazil’s first capital city will welcome the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the new purpose-built Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova. Also known as Complexo Esportivo Cultural Professor Octávio Mangabeira, it was built for the 2013 Confederations Cup and Subsequently this year’s World Cup.

    History of Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador

    In 2013, the brewery Itaipava from Grupo Petropolis, signed the naming rights of the new arena “Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova” under a sponsorship agreement until the year 2023, amounting to US$ 100 million. This was the first naming rights agreement signed to 2014 World Cup stadiums. (more…)

  • Samba show, the unique dance in Rio de Janeiro

    Samba show, the unique dance in Rio de Janeiro Samba is a unique dance. Brazil is founder to create such kind of dance. Especially it was originating in Bahia, Brazil. It has also spread in Africa. Actually samba was religious tradition in African nations once.

    The quality of samba has been changed day by day. Now it’s modern era. The modern samba has been appeared at the beginning of the 20th century. Nowadays samba brings a whole historical culture of cloths, parties, food and dance.  (more…)

  • Carnival is the most famous holiday in Brazil

    Carnival is the most famous holiday in Brazil EFE/Antonio LacerdaGet ready for the masks, the samba music, and all the festivities that make the Carnival Festival so famous in Brazil. Carnival or Carnaval in Portuguese is celebrated in many Catholic countries in South America and Europe. But the Carnival festival in Rio is the highlight of them all.

    Carnival is a four day celebration to give a farewell to the time of celebration prior to the beginning of the season of lent. It is basically a four day period of fun before the traditional fast of lent. The term Carnival comes from carnelevare which means “remove meat”. Traditionally during lent you cannot eat meat and poultry products on Friday’s and you must give up one thing that is important to you like drinking coffee for 40 days. So before you get ready for that the Carnival festival gives you a little over indulgence.

    Prior to the actual festival there are several carnival balls which are very famous and extravagant. The festival consists of lots of parades with exotic costumes in the traditional gold, purple, and green colors. The parades are lead by the Samba schools and watched by the millions of citizens and tourists that come for the celebration. The schools actual compete to participate in the annual Carnival festival. The parades are generally televised and broadcast internationally as well.  (more…)

  • Salvador de Bahia, capital of all happiness

    Praia do Farol da Barra - Salvador de BahiaSalvador de Bahia is the City of the Holy Saviour of the Bay of all Saints. Or Brazil’s capital of all happiness if you prefer. It is located on a small peninsula between Todos os Santos Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The bay was discovered on All Saints Day.

    History

    The area was colonized by the Portuguese in 1500 by Pedro Ivares Cabral. The city was established in 1549 by Tome de Sousa who would be the first Governor-General of Brazil. The colony was built on a high cliff with views of All Saints Bay. It was one of the first major ports in Brazil. The area was settled by many Dutch and Jewish immigrants between the 1600’s and the 1800’s. The area still remained mostly Catholic and became the first Catholic bishopric of Brazil in 1552. Today it is still one of the most holy cities in Brazil. It was the original capital of Brazil until 1763.  The area was liberated from Portuguese control on July 2, 1823. It has recently been rebuilt to become a major tourist area.

    Beaches

    The whole area of Salvador de Bahia is surrounded by beaches. Porto da Barra Beach was named the 3rd best beach in the world in 2007 by the Guardian. It was very popular in the 60’s as a hangout for Tropicalistas Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil and today continues to be a popular hangover for local musicians. The water is very calm but the beaches do get crowded, especially on the weekends. Some of the other beaches you should visit include Farol da Barra, Itapoan, Farol de Itapoan, and Piata. Some of these beaches have some rough surf but you can still sit back and enjoy the views of the lighthouses.  (more…)

  • Discover Guided Tours of Brazil

    Sugar Loaf at Rio de Janeiro - BrazilDuring the vacations of a lot of people, they don’t ever think about to travel to South America. However, you can find many guided tours to visit the countries of South America, which may provide you with an adventure of a lifetime and will definitely allow you to see new places. In South America, the guided tour of Brazil may be the one of the best and adventurous tour for you.

    In Brazil a lot of guided tours start from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s greatest city. After obtaining a residence, your tour guide may start your tour with a spectacular two-stage cable car tour of the Mountain of Sugar Loaf. Towards the top of the particular hill, you’ll take mountaintop photos of Rio de Janeiro city, wonderful Guanabara Bay and the beautiful Beach of Copacabana.

    Whilst your stay in Rio, many led trips are going to take you to see the particular places with the metropolis, which include a visit of world’s factory and store of Gemstone and Jewelry known as L. Stern Gemstone Factory. You can even visit the Mountain called Corcovado, climbing the particular mountain using a cog railway. At the pinnacle, the site with the statue of Christ the Redeemer, sitting at a height of 2,300 ft above the town. From here you will have a 360 degree bird’s eye view of the city of Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings.

    While in Rio de Janeiro, many carefully well taken trips can familiarize you with traditional Brazilian delicacies, shopping locations, music spots and locations for further searching along with sightseeing all yourself.  (more…)

  • Different resorts in Brazil

    Beach Resort Brazil (by filipe frade)

    Where you stay is important. The food, the room, the pool, the amenities. Don’t forget the recreational extras as well. Here is a review of some of the best resorts in Brazil.

    Vila Gale Cumbuco

    A quiet private resort for families or romantic couples. The resort has 465 rooms and bungalows available. It is home to the Satsanga Spa and is located on the Cumbuco Beach. It has areas for children, 5 restaurants, and pool. This all inclusive resort has everything you need.

    Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

    This all inclusive resort is for guests 18 years of age or older. It is located in the south of Brazil and is considered on of the most romantic getaways. It has natural bungalows with fantastic views of the ocean. For an extra charge you can also enjoy a candle lit dinner in the gazebo, treatments at the Christian Dior Spa, or enjoy one of their fabulous massage tents.  (more…)