You name it, Brazil's got it. The largest country in South America will meet all expectations and then some. Sprawling cities, the beloved Amazon, cascading rivers, sun-kissed beaches, non-stop parties, tantalizing music, beautiful locals, eco-friendly luxury camps and so much more. Let your hair down, hop on a plane and come to Brazil. You'll leave with memorable stories to last a lifetime.
For the nature lovers, Brazil will easily satiate your green thumb. Iguaçu Falls, a natural wonder of the world with 275 waterfalls cascading 60 meters, is one of Mother Nature's greatest gifts. Be humbled by the diverse and expansive Amazon Rainforest, with its 2,000 species of birds and mammals, 40,000 plant species and 1/5 of the world's fresh water. The Pantanal Biosphere Reserve is considered to be a World Natural Heritage and is the third largest environmental reserve in the world.
Brazil's entire 8,500km (5,280m) of eastern coastline is devoted to beaches. The entire coast is sun, sand and surf. Each beach and cove has its own personality and attractions. The Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, a World Heritage site, is one of the most gorgeous beaches and an ideal spot for scuba diving. Take a yacht charter out and dive into the homes of fish, rays, eels, turtles, dolphins and more. Relax on Rio's famous beaches of Ipanema or Copacabana. From north to south, the coastline offers fantastic seaside restaurants, bars, secluded coves, vibrant party beaches, marinas, snorkeling spots, and serene, white ribbons perfect for enjoying a day under the sun.
If it's culture you're after, where to begin. Brazil's largest two cities, Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, both groove to a samba beat. Sao Paolo is a cosmopolitan city and an international core for business and tourism. Moving north on the southeastern coast is Rio de Janeiro, possibly Brazil's best known megacity. Although Rio is not Brazil's capital (Brasilia is the well-planned and business-designed capital), it definitely is the cultural center for music and of course, Carnival.
Carnival in Brazil is an absolute explosion of hedonistic delights and effervescent joy. Locals take to the streets in celebration of life with vibrant costumes, intricate parade floats and sound stages buzzing with infectious samba, bossa nova and choro beats. Take a deep breath, jump in and join in the party and celebrate love and life.
If you plan to travel to Brazil, then you should consider a stay at the beautiful Casa Beleza villa in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro. This charming holiday rental near Copacabana and Ipanema is a green oasis located in the city’s charming historic district and an ideal starting point to discover the [...]
Welcome home to your very own luxury villa in the heart of Rio! This spectacular vacation home is located just minutes from Santa Teresa and the Gloria Metro station but also situated in a quiet neighborhood that is so peaceful that you can awake to the sounds of birds singing.
Enjoy the best of [...]
The villa is one of the most unusual rentals available in the center of Rio de Janeiro. It looks/feels like a old mansion that has sat on the little gated street for a century. Yet is is only six years old. It was designed and built by Mike (a NYC design prof/hotel school grad) and run by Adan (a [...]
This spectacular Brazil beachfront villa has a modern design and is a place of dreams. Framed by an untouched forest at Paraty's shore, the house was identified by the film producers of Twilight as the perfect atmosphere for the couple’s honeymoon in the plot of Breaking Dawn.
The spectacular [...]
A gorgeous and impossibly stylish luxury house, far enough off the main tourist drag to escape the crowds, but close enough to feel like you're in on the action. In that case, this means Joatinga, one of Rios most exclusive residential districts, at the end of a gated street, with some of the best [...]
For a strong shot of Trancoso, neat, guests can do little better than this traditional fishermen’s house that faces the Quadrado and is capable of sheltering up to six – ideal for visiting families or friends who simply cannot bear to be parted. A fully equipped kitchen and adjacent sitting room and [...]
The yin to the other houses’ yang, Seu Pedrinho embodies the bougainvillea blossoms that festoon its exterior and inspired its brilliant magenta color. The interior is no less colorful: airy, bright spaces bordered by wooden floors, a bar, private garden, and views of the grassy Quadrado from every [...]
Appearances can deceive. What at first looks like a fishermen’s bungalow transforms upon entering into a gleaming, bright hideaway, worthy of any million-dollar music mogul. One entire wall of the house opens up and reveals views of a lush private courtyard and deck, crowned with the casa’s own [...]
Pure design beauty amidst amazing scenery: Casa Tiba in Trancoso, Bahía blends sobriety and elegance with simplicity and artistic refinement, creating a warm home where you can relish a taste of Brazil living.
Casa Tiba is one of those rare houses that has it all: a central location at walking [...]
This is one of the best luxury vacation homes in Rio de Janeiro. Located on Copacabana Beach, one of the most trendy districts of the city, this penthouse offers fantastic views of Copacabana Beach, the Christ of Corcovado and the Sugar Lush, and incredible standards of comfort and luxury for your [...]
Cha-cha-cha to the beat of your own drum as you mix adrenaline inducing adventure with a splash of sexy city glamour. One week will give you just enough time to visit the magical Iguassu Falls before descending on the Cidade Maravilhosa, the “marvellous city” of Rio.
the awe-inspiring falls
Whilst the Amazon may be the internationally recognized name when people reference the rainforests and wildlife of Brazil, ask a Brazilian and they’ll tell you it’s
all about the Pantanal.
A vast area of lakes, marsh grasses and swamps, the Pantanal is a beautiful region in central southern [...]
Novo Casa is situated on a hill overlooking the waves of the Southern Atlantic Ocean, and is just a short walk (approximately .25 km) from the beach. Upon arriving at the airport, Novo Casa’s guests will be greeted by our concierge and driver (One of three fulltime time Portuguese and English [...]
Rancho Santa Bárbara is a different concept in space for lodging and parties. Located in Brazil, 1 hour from Sao Paulo. Projected more as a noble rural property than as a hotel or inn, each detail here was thought seeking to offer with care, to its guests, the pleasures of a personalized space [...]
This is a magnificent 1,800 m2 (19,000 sf) mansion, towering over the City of Buzios, Brazil, from the top of Alto De Buzios, one of the most picturesque hills in town. A short 2 hour drive East from Rio de Janeiro, Buzios is the most exclusive vacation place in Brazil, also known as Brazil's Saint [...]
The property is located in an elevated position overlooking Ferradura beach, the best beach in Buzios but is less than a 5 minute drive to the shops and restaurants of Buzios itself.
This large 5 bedroomed property boasts a massive living area of nearly 1000m2 (10,760 sq ft). There are fantastic [...]
This is an architectural masterpiece of the eighteenth century in the historical center of Santa Teresa , a mansion from 1400 sq ft colonial with 25,000 m² of gardens and woodland neighborhood is the perfect combination of elegance and comfort , a rare gem perched above the Guanabara Bay
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Tailor-made for honeymooners, this privacy-minded one-bedroom apartment appears cocooned in the sheltering arms of a mango tree. Need a place to sunbathe without fear of the paparazzi? An open balcony with covered eating area and sofa, with view of UXUA’s gleaming aventurine stone pool, fits the [...]
The most palatial of UXUA’s casas, Eugenia gets all the angles right. Garden location amid masses of verdant greenery? Check. Outdoor dining terrace for al fresco dinner parties? Check. Master suite with warehouse-sized bathroom, replete with antique tub? Check. Add overarching views of UXUA’s [...]
Named after the Indian-inspired additions contributed by its recent “hippie” owners, Gulab Mahal is a fusion of Portuguese and South Asian, with a generous dash of its native Bahian thrown in for good measure.
This two-bedroom, traditional fishermen’s house boasts carved hardwood windows and doors [...]
Rio de Janeiro Carnival guide is the top place to be for Brazil's Carnival in 2012. The luxury vacation guide for Brazil Carnival is a great start to the must-see experience. Head to Rio Carnival 2012 for an unforgettable party on the beach with samba dancing, parades and a non-stop good time.
Kick start your New Year’s resolution in Uruguay or Brazil: these two countries in South America offer great places to celebrate the end of the old year and the beginning of the new one. Pack your sun cream and bikinis, and enjoy South America’s rich tapestry of culture, nature, welcoming people and mouthwatering cuisine. We’ve selected [...]
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is heating up! Dehouche is still offering a tailor-made package for Carnival with luxury hotels, exclusive concierge services and sightseeing tours in Rio Carnival 2011! Get your tickets for the special private tour in Rio Carnival.