Brazil Highlights

"Brasil - Sensational!"

Brazil Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Brazil

Canoeing, Climbing & Mountainering, Cycling, Diving, Kayaking, Kitesurfing, Mountain Biking, Rafting, Running, Surfing, Trekking, Wind Surfing, Wild Swimming

Country Profile

Capital: Brasilia

Important cities: Brasília, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Paulo

Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 8,514,877 km2

Languages: Portuguese

Mobile Phone: Brazil uses the GSM 850/900/1800/1900 network, which is compatible with North America, Europe and Australia. Tim, Claro, Oi and Vivo are the major operators.

Country code: +55

Electricity: 127V, 60Hz

Internet TLD: .br

Time Zone: UTC−3 (UTC−2 to UTC−5)

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel


Description: The climate in Brazil varies considerably mostly from tropical north (the equator traverses the mouth of the Amazon) to temperate zones south of the Tropic of Capricorn (23°26' S latitude). Temperatures below the equator are high, averaging above 25°C, but not reaching the summer extremes of up to 40°C in the temperate zones. There is little seasonal variation near the equator, although at times it can get cool enough to need to wear a jacket, especially in the rain. Average temperatures below the Tropic of Capricorn are mild, ranging from 13°C to 22°C.

When should you go: There're great regional variations through Brazil. Any visit in Amazonia should be made on July and from August to October. The best season to visit the Iguazu Falls and Pantanal goes from May to September. Salvador, Bahia and Northeast Region should be visited during summer (December-March). Rio de Janeiro and South Region are better visited on April, May, October and November.

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