Best time to visit Brazil

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Best time of year to visit Brazil

The truth is, any time is the best time to visit Brazil. November to March can bring the hottest weather, plus flocks of tourists that come to enjoy astounding beaches and take part in carnivals like Festa da Iemanjá or Salvador da Bahia. April and May can be pleasant as well, especially in Pantanal, where you can spot unique wildlife even in the wettest months. June and July are high time for visiting the Green Coast, with its cooler evenings but warm sea. Early winter on the Northeast coast is known for its afternoon showers, but they won't spoil your plans, as they are usually sharp and short. August through October is deemed to be a brilliant season for exploring the streets of Rio or leafing through Pantanal's flora and fauna, where the temps are just starting to rise.

15 THINGS TO DO IN BRAZIL (FEBRUARY 04 - FEBRUARY 13)

Beach Season

Beach Season

November–March • activity

The beaches of Rio are among the most famous in the world and there's a good reason for this

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

August–September | December–April • nature

Rumor has it that when Lady Roosevelt saw Iguazu for the first time, she said: "Poor Niagara."

Watching the Sunset

Watching the Sunset

November–February • activity

The atmosphere and the magnificent landscape of the city make​ Rio a perfect place to enjoy the sunset

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

February–August • nature

Some lone wanderers might eventually get lost in this deserted area stretching for 1500 square kilometres. Thankfully, turquoise lagoons scattered among sand dunes provide plenty of water to survive

Blue Manakin Mating Dance Watching

Blue Manakin Mating Dance Watching

February–March • nature

Watching one of worlds showiest birds trying to impress females is a lot of fun

Blocos

Blocos

November–February • activity

Carnival street parties are a must-try!

Futevôlei or Footvolley

Futevôlei or Footvolley

December–March • activity

A typical Brazilian game that will keep you having fun on the beach

Caipirinha

Caipirinha

November–March • food

A strong drink for a hot summer night

Swallow-Tailed Hummingbird

Swallow-Tailed Hummingbird

October–March • nature

Watching colourful Hummingbirds play and try to attract each other will make your day

Cupuaçu

Cupuaçu

January–April • food

A delicious fruit with a creamy pulp

Hiking Mount Roraima

Hiking Mount Roraima

December–April • activity

The tripoint of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil, this mountain is often called a floating island due to its shape

Avocado

Avocado

February–June • food

The super nutritious avocado will not only upgrade any sandwich or salad but is great in desserts too

Insano

Insano

year round • activity

Check out world's tallest freestanding body slide

Mango

Mango

October–March • food

There are so many ways to eat the delicious apple of the tropics

Guava or Goiaba

Guava or Goiaba

late-October–early March • food

The dessert called "Romeo and Juliette" made of guava will help you understand what a perfect combination really means

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Salvador Bahia Carnival

Salvador Bahia Carnival

canceledmid-February 2021 • event

The world's largest party shakes the streets of Salvador da Bahia

Capybara Watching (Breeding Season)

Capybara Watching (Breeding Season)

out of rangeOctober–November • nature

In Rio, capybaras live in parks so you'll have an opportunity to watch baby capybaras play and socialize right in the middle of the city

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31–January 1  • event

A mysterious celebration with candles, fireworks, and samba

Surfing

Surfing

out of rangeApril–October • activity

Conquer the wild winter waves of the Atlantic ocean

Festa da Iemanjá

Festa da Iemanjá

out of rangeDecember 29–December 31 • event

The festival of the Goddess of the Sea is a holiday for the Brazilian religion—Umbanda

Açaí Berry

Açaí Berry

out of rangeJuly–December • food

A local favorite in Rio tastes like chocolate and wild berries

Jaboticaba

Jaboticaba

out of rangeMay | September • food

Wine can be made not only out of grapes!

Festa Junina

Festa Junina

canceledJune 13 | June 23 | June 29 • event

Traditional Brazilian parties with local food, games, and dancing

Football at Maracanã Stadium

Football at Maracanã Stadium

out of rangeMay–December • activity

If football is a religion for Brazilians and Pele is a god, then Maracanã is a temple

Coffee Bean Harvesting

Coffee Bean Harvesting

out of rangeApril–September • food

Tasting a cup of fragrant Arabica is a must in Brazil

Maniçoba

Maniçoba

out of rangeOctober • food

A poison if cooked not properly, it is also a popular festive dish in Brazil

Festival do Rio (Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival)

Festival do Rio (Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival)

out of rangeDecember 3–13, 2020 (online and live event) • event

One of the best film festivals in South America

Oktoberfest Blumenau

Oktoberfest Blumenau

out of rangeOctober 6–24, 2021  • event

One of the world's largest Oktoberfest celebrations takes place in the south of Brazil, so far from its birthplace

Easter

Easter

out of rangeApril 3–4, 2021 (limited and virtual) • event

The most colourful Easter procession in Brazil paves its way along the four-kilometre flower carpet in Ouro Preto

Christmas Celebrations

Christmas Celebrations

out of rangeDecember 24–December 25 • event

Years of colonization and thousands of immigrants from around the world make the Christmas traditions in Rio so special

Feijoada

Feijoada

out of rangeMay–November • food

Taste Rio with the traditional nourishing stew of beans with beef or pork

Boi Bumba Festival

Boi Bumba Festival

out of rangeJune 25–27, 2021 • event

Parintins Folklore Festival that presents myths and legends using parade carts and giant puppets

Bacalhau

Bacalhau

out of rangeDecember 24–December 25 • food

A dish originally made by Vikings that became a traditional component of Brazilian Christmas celebrations

Brazil's Independence Day

Brazil's Independence Day

out of rangeSeptember 7 • event

Freedom means a lot to Rio natives and they know how to celebrate it

Rabanada

Rabanada

out of rangeDecember 24–December 25 • food

French toast with a Brazilian flair, a 'must have' on any Christmas table

Dia de São Jorge

Dia de São Jorge

out of rangeApril 23 • event

Saint George is the second most important saint for Cariocas and his holiday is celebrated with a lot of excitement

Pantanal

Pantanal

out of rangeApril–September  • nature

An immense seasonal wetland in south-central Brazil gives shelter to thousands of rare species

Three-Toed Sloth Mating Season

Three-Toed Sloth Mating Season

out of rangeApril–June • nature

The usually solitary sloths gather only for mating and this is when they're most active

Victoria Amazonica

Victoria Amazonica

out of rangeMarch–July • nature

This botanic wonder plant is large enough to hold a person

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

out of rangeJune–January • activity

World's fifth-largest country is one of the best for wind sports

Papaya

Papaya

out of rangeApril–May | October–November • food

A great fruit rich in vitamin C

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