Tourism in Brazil, 10 Reasons to Visit Brazil. Tourism in Brazil is a growing sector and the key to the economy of the various regions of the country. Brazil offers a wide range of options for both domestic and foreign tourists. Natural areas are the most popular tourism product, ecotourism with entertainment and recreation, especially sun and beach and adventure travel, as well as historical and cultural tourism.
In 2017, Brazil received approximately 7 million foreign tourists. The countries that visited Brazil the most are; Argentina, United States, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Portugal.
1. Rio de Janeiro
Rio has a population of 6.3 million, where life lasts almost 24 hours without interruption. Despite the crowd, there are plenty of places in the city where you can be quiet. Also, Brazilians are the most time-consuming country in entertainment around the world.
2. Diving in the Bonito River
Bonito, linked to Mato do Sul, has the clearest river in the region. That’s why we call it Caribe do Centro-Oeste, which means Caribbean of the Midwest. The reason why the water is so clear is that the limestone is a natural water filter. The river is ideal for snorkeling dives.
Prepare for the dance, because Brazil is a dance floor. In Salvador you can take part in one-hour dance classes or practice in the Fortaleza nightclub. For a more energetic dance experience, you can try Capoeira, a combination of dance, music and Brazilian martial arts.
4. The Blue Lake Grotto
The Blue Lake Grotto is the world’s largest underground lake and caves. Caves in Bonito in the Mato Grosso do Sul area were discovered in 1924. The cave has bright blue colored water and giant stalactites. Guided tours are organized with protective helmets to witness the flora and fauna of the region. But the water is not allowed to be touched.
5. Iguazu Falls
The world’s greatest waterfall separates Argentina and Brazil from each other. Furthermore, with the great part of the waterfalls remaining on the side of Argentina, the most magnificent landscapes are on the side of Brazil. You must stop in front of the waterfalls on the Brazil side and see all of them.
The small fishing village Jericoacoara, famous for its beach shelters, palm trees and sand dunes, is definitely worth a stopover. Moreover, simplicity is an important part here, until 20 years ago, there was no telephone, no electricity.
The main dwelling of 60% of Amazon rainforests with a great biological diversity is Brazil. The area has 62 National Parks, 55,000 different plant species, 3000 freshwater fish, 689 mammal species, 1832 different bird species and 744 reptile species.
The largest part of the world’s largest tropical wetland, Pantanal, is located in Brazil’s Mato Grosso region, stretching to Bolivia and Paraguay. Furthermore, this area is one of the best places to see jaguars and bird species.
9. Oscar Niemeyer Museum
The creator of this spectacular museum is the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer who lost his life at the age of 104 in 2012. Moreover, the museum in Curibita is home to exhibitions of visual arts, architecture and design.
10. Local Handicrafts
Brazil is one of the best in the world of handcrafts. Handmade baskets, glassware, ceramics, nutshells and cores made of jewelry can interest you.