Savour this new and exciting destination by relaxing on tropical white sand beaches, watching amazing displays of the martial art capoeira in Brazil in the cobbled streets of Salvador or join in on one of the most exciting Carnival celebrations in Brazil… the Northeast of Brazil has a lot to offer.
GOOD TIME TO VISIT: all year round (Brazil Carnival is during February)
Set in the magnificent All Saints Bay, Salvador in the state of Bahía, has an electric ambience you feel from the moment you arrive, especially during Brazil Carnival time. Brazil’s first capital (from 1549 to 1763), it is full of beautifully preserved colonial buildings and has a vibrant cultural and artistic scene.
The city is a tantalising mix of what you expect from Brazil and a vibrancy that is unmistakably African. The martial art of capoeira in Brazil is a sight to behold as it is practised everywhere from the streets and squares to the beachfront and all along the palm-fringed coastline. Eating out is one of the many pleasures the Northeast of Brazil has to offer, and the fresh local cuisine comida baiana is deservedly famous, as the capoeira in Brazil.
To the north lie spectacular golden sand beaches around Fortaleza and the mighty dunes of Jericoacora and Lencois, a truly magical spectacle, well worth the 6 hour travel time from Ceara’s capital. For colonial charm, the enchanting city of Olinda becomes a boisterous beacon for revellers of all sorts when it merges every year with neighbouring Recife for the most exciting Brazil Carnival in the north and maybe the whole continent.
Meanwhile, off the coast lie the remote and spectacular islands of Fernando de Noronha. Once visited by Charles Darwin, it is a haven for a wealth of marine life and the islands are deservedly considered to be one of the great diving locations on the planet. This exotic, sun-kissed area of Brazil offers yet another side to this dynamic and exciting country that’s waiting to be explored.