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The best time to visit Brazil is from September to October. This lets you avoid the busiest holiday periods, the harsh winters in the south and the peak of the wet season. Brazil’s warmest months are also its wettest, so it’s generally best to avoid the high season between December and March, particularly if you’re planning on wildlife watching in the Amazon or the Pantanal, which are best visited between July and September. Rio’s world-famous Carnaval takes place in February or early March, and it’s without a doubt one of the most unforgettable parties you can attend. If you’re into windsurfing or kiteboarding, a trip to São Miguel do Gostoso, Taiba or Cumbuco offer great conditions between May and February.
Monthly weather and travel tips for Brazil
It's the peak summer season in January, and with average temperatures around 27ºC, it’s certainly worth considering a trip to the beach. However, it can get very rainy this month so be sure to check forecasts and figure out whether you’ll need a beach towel or a brolly.
The maritime procession in Angra dos Reis on 1 January is a great way to see in the new year, as thousands of boats parade along the water. Three Kings Day, celebrated on 6 January, brings celebrations featuring musical performances and dancing to many cities across the country. The warm January weather means this is a prime time to visit Rio and Copacabana which offer a party atmosphere without the heaving carnival crowds of February.
New Year's Day
Brazil’s world-famous ‘Carnaval’ celebrations sweep across the country and swarms of beachgoers compete for the best spots to lay their towels. Crowd levels peak in February, but if you’re content to jostle, you’ll be able to attend one of the best parties on the planet. The weather remains hot and rainy with scorching temperatures up to 35ºC, so pack light layers and waterproofs.
Carnivals are held in lots of major cities like São Paulo and Salvador, but the most famous of all takes place in Rio de Janeiro. The event takes place in February or early March for the five days preceding Ash Wednesday. Join millions of revellers to watch the top dance schools in the country perform the samba during dazzling parades of colours, costumes and music.
Carnival end (until 2pm)
It’s still high season in most of Brazil as temperatures continue to hover around 40°C. Carnival celebrations may still be occurring in major cities if Ash Wednesday falls in March, so be prepared for extra crowds if this is the case. If the latter celebration isn’t occurring, this month can be more pleasant if you just want to explore different parts of the country, but the possibility of summer storms means you’ll want to pack waterproofs and a good umbrella along with light layers.
The annual Brazilian Beer Festival takes place in Blumenau every March over four days, with homegrown and international breweries offering you the chance to try over 140 styles of beer. If there are no carnival crowds around, head to São Paulo to treat your palate to some of the best food in the country or soak up some of the 8,000 km of shoreline which includes wonderful spots like Alter do Chao in Pará or the volcanic archipelago of Fernando de Noronha.
As temperatures and crowd numbers begin to drop, April can be a very pleasant month to visit many parts of Brazil. The Pantanal enters its dry season towards the end of the month and Holy Week brings a host of religious celebrations, as well as a chance to try some homemade chocolate eggs. Heavy rain tends to continue in most regions and temperatures average between 18–31ºC.
While Holy Week festivities take place across the country, the celebrations in Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais are some of the most notable, as the city covers itself in flowers and colourful carpets laid on the streets. Other popular Holy Week events are found in Cidade de Goiás, Congonhas and São João del Rei. Lollapalooza Brasil usually takes place on the first weekend of April in São Paulo and gives you the chance to catch the biggest names in rock, hip-hop and electronic music over three days.
Things quieten down in May and temperatures are noticeably cooler, especially in the south which falls as low as 14ºC on some days. This period between the rainy season (February to April) and the hot, dry season (September to November) is a good time to explore the Amazon, when you have the best opportunities for boat trips and hiking in pleasant weather.
The celebrations of Carnival and Holy Week may have passed, but there’s still plenty of events taking place in Brazil. São Paulo plays host to Virada Cultural Paulistana – the biggest 24-hour festival in the world. Not only is it free to attend but you’ll be able to attend various events around the city such as live music performances and films. The coastal town of Torres is also worth venturing to for its annual International Ballooning Festival. As well as lots of hot-air enthusiasts, it’s also home to concerts, films and extreme sports like skydiving.
Labor Day / May Day
Winter weather creeps across the south in June, with temperatures dropping to 12ºC. However, in the north, it’s a very different story, with parts of the country still hitting 30ºC, albeit with a lot more rain than the south.
São Paulo Gay Pride Parade takes place every June on the Sunday after the Corpus Christi public holiday and is the biggest of its kind in the world. Celebrate LGBT pride with millions of people in a parade of parties, cultural fairs and other activities aimed at celebrating diversity. In Rio, the best runners in the world take part in what is considered one of the most scenic marathons in the world, passing by mountainsides and seafronts. Other key events include the Festival Folclórico do Amazonas in Manaus which features a variety of regional folklore performances, as well as Festa de São João – a month-long party showcasing traditional music and dancing.
Brazilian Valentine's Day
July is Brazil’s coldest month, so no matter which part of the country you visit it’s best to bring a warm coat for the evening. Average temperatures fall between 28–12ºC, still warm enough to enjoy the beaches of Rio in the southeast, the tropical wetlands of the Pantanal and the Amazon rainforest. School holidays last for practically the entire month so expect most attractions to be busier than usual.
Despite the cooler weather, Brazil keeps the spirit of summer alive with a variety of fun events, such as the Campos do Jordão Winter Festival which features a whole month of live performances. There’s also FLIP (Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty) between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, where literary lovers can attend workshops, lectures and debates. Mountain regions are most popular at this time, as locals enjoy indoor skiing, hiking or sightseeing in places such as the Serra Gaúcha and the hills of Rio.
Comfortable temperatures and minimal rainfall make August one of the best times to visit Brazil. You might want to consider exploring the Pantanal where you have a good chance of spotting jaguars basking on the banks of lakes and rivers. Daytime temperatures tend to be around the mid twenties but can fall drastically in the evening so be sure to bring a good coat.
The southern town of Gramado holds its annual international film festival in August, where the best offerings of Brazilian and other Latin American films of the year are showcased over nine days. In the midwest, the week-long Bananada music festival takes place in Goiânia, transforming the town into a hub of alternative music, culture, food and even skateboarding championships.
The mild weather continues into September, meaning it’s still a great time for wildlife watching in the Amazon and the Pantanal. Temperatures begin to climb as winter makes way for spring and flowers start to blossom all over the country.
The world-famous Rock in Rio alternates between its spiritual home of Rio and an international guest city every other year. The biggest bands take to the stage, with past headliners including Elton John, Guns N’Roses and Rihanna. To soak up some early spring colours, head to the charming city of Holambra – the largest producer of flowers and ornamental plants in Latin America. Their annual Expoflora festival gives over 400 local producers the chance to showcase their plants to more than 300,000 visitors.
Spring has sprung and temperatures are on the rise across Brazil in October. It’s still low tourist season but there’s plenty going on to keep you entertained, including music festivals and religious parades.
Oktoberfest comes to many of Brazil’s cities in a big way, particularly in Blumenau where a big parade leads into over two weeks of beer drinking and folk music – the second-biggest celebration after the original Munich festival. By the mouth of the Amazon River, Belém's Círio de Nazaré parade centres around a small statue of Nossa Senhora de Nazaré (Our Lady of Nazareth), which is carried past millions of pilgrims on a flower-filled carriage. Electronic music fans head to Rio for the Ultra Brasil outdoor festival, featuring the world’s top EDM DJs and dazzling stage light displays.
Public Service Holiday
Our Lady of Aparecida / Children's Day
It’s still spring and off-season in November, meaning you can enjoy less-crowded visits to most cities and big attractions. Temperatures begin to rise with averages between 17–35ºC, as does the rainfall. Don’t let the unpredictable weather of this shoulder month put you off – there’s still plenty to see and do in Brazil.
São Paulo hosts one of the most important events of the sporting calendar in November when the Brazilian Grand Prix comes to the Autódromo José Carlos Pace circuit in the Interlagos neighbourhood. For wildlife spotting, it’s probably your last chance to venture out to the Amazon or Santa Catarina for whale watching before the temperatures soar to uncomfortable levels.
Republic Proclamation Day
All Souls' Day
Black Consciousness Day
Christmas holidays and warm weather mean December is a busy month in Brazil. Average temperatures tend to be between 19–35ºC but the return of the wet season sees rainfall across much of the country.
The first week of December sees the largest off-season carnival held in Natal. Known as Carnatal, it brings together crowds who dance through streets alongside trucks equipped with giant sound systems, known as trios elétricos. Comic Con Experience arrives in São Paulo for three days in December, full of exhibitions and artists related to the biggest comics, TV series, films and video games. As Christmas nears, cities are decorated in beautiful lights, but few more so than Gramado during its Natal Luz festival. You’ll also be able to enjoy a lakeside concert full of entertainers and dazzling special effects. To see in the new year in style, join millions of white-clad partygoers on Copacabana Beach in Rio on 31 December for an incredible fireworks display and lots of live music.
New Year's Eve (from 2pm)
Christmas Eve (from 2pm)
Festival Terra Azul
Brazil’s summer takes place between December and March, with the heat becoming more intense the further north you go. If you’re looking to enjoy hiking and sightseeing in major cities like Rio during this time, the cooler period between May and September offers better conditions. In the shoulder periods of April and October, expect it to be chilly in the south with dry and warmer weather along the coastal areas further north. To avoid the harsh winters in the south and the peak of the wet season, plan your trip between September and October.
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The best places to visit in Brazil
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Popular in December
Tranquility, Nature, Waterfalls
Popular in November
Shopping, Food, Culture
Popular in February
Beach, Tranquility, Kitesurfing
Cambara do Sul
Popular in August
Scenery, Nature, Nature Walks
Morro de São Paulo
Popular in January
Beach, Nature, Beach Walks
Popular in February
Friendly People, Warm Weather, Tranquility
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The village is lovely. There are a lot of options to eat and entertainment, however, he prices are high. The sand dunes are amazing and the beach is good too. Remember to go early as when the high tide comes is virtually impossible to go into the sea. I also visited the riacho doce beach and it is enchanting. There are 3 bars and the prices here are high but the scenery is breathtaking.
Pessoas maravilhosas, receptivas, fácil transporte pela cidade, belas praças, ótima culinária. Mercado Central e Praça da Liberdade são pontos imperdíveis.
Maceió é um excelente destino para se desfrutar de paisagens exuberantes e boa infra estrutura para o turista.
Santos is a Welcome City, very family city with nice restaurants and malls. Santos has a beautiful places and garden near cost beach to walk around.
A cidade histórica é linda, muito rica culturalmente e com muitas opções de restaurantes, o preço nao é muito barato, mas por ser um polo turístico é compreensivel. Recomendo os passeios de barco para conhecer as praias e piscinas naturais, bem como as cachoeiras incriveis.
Lovely sleepy beach resort. Beautiful clear water. I loved it, so came back 2 years later, when I returned to Brazil. Annoying that so few restaurants are open at lunchtime. The barracas on the beach can be a bit expensive and apply a minimum charge - which is quite substantial ~Rs$80.
Melhor custo benefício do brasil! Beleza natural exuberante! Comida boa! Hospitalidade! Bom p visitar c familia e p viagens românticas também! Vale demais!!!
I absolutely loved Porto de Galinhas, wonderful restaurants, shopping, services, and beach. I would definitely return and recommend to all my family and friends!
Pão de Açúcar is a great place to visit! Amazing view!
Ótimos restaurantes e passeios de barco, praia tranquilas e com infraestrutura para passar o dia.
Beautiful, well-kept, organized, safe! Alcontilado is a must! The organization of the hike and vsit to the 9 waterfalls makes it easier. I was impressed that the way the trails had been enhanced with guardrails, steps and signs made it possible for people who may have been overweight, elderly or even with a physical disability to make the climb. Very inclusive!
Rio is one of my favourite cities in the world and I am always happy to return there. The natural setting of the city is stunning, and it has lovely beaches and places to visit. Although you have to be careful about safety, in general people are very friendly.
Check it off the bucket list, but don't plan to be here too long. There isn't a lot to do inside Manaus, but if you're stopping on the way to an Amazon lodge, there's enough to fill a day or two. The city is sorely missing out on a food tour scene and a helo tour of the rivers and forest.
Paraty is a great location, and well worth spending a few days; you can easily spend a week there and see loads of breath taking landscapes.
Rio is the world´s most beautiful city, without a doubt.
Is a nice place to be and to have a great holiday. Nice attractions to look is really good the weather is fantastic.
Must Beautiful City I've seen. Lots of culture, nature and wonderful people.
Fortaleza e linda , as praias com aguas mornas, o artesanato excelente , os restaurantes servico preco e culinary impossivel de nao gostar.
Excellent city with loads to do/see. Safe to travel with easy to access facilities. Felt safe at all times. The beaches are clean and great places to hang out - whoever you are and/or whatever you look like. You can also pick up a bargain on the beach without moving from your deckchair. You can move between beach to cultural holiday seamlessly. I would definitely go back!
We have stayed in Natal many times, including at the Majestic several times before. We were lucky to be invited to sit at the table of Majestic owners Elias, and his wonderful wife, for several minutes, they are very fascinating people that do a lot of world traveling -- sat with them in the formal dining room/breakfast room, breakfast was way beyond excellent; we recognized from the owners that are often there, remembering them from our previous stays, included in price of our stay.
A bit long to reach Paraty from Rio by coach/bus; it’s worth the trip though, a colonial city, well preserved and surrounded by a fantastic scenic landscape; a gem delicately chiseled, away from the hustle and bustle of the Brazilian metropolises.
Very clean, safety, cordial staff , generous breakfast, good service in general including transfer to airport. High Recommend Regards
North, south and central Americans will love Gramado, the nature, the restaurants, the amazing hotels and attractions. For Europeans may not be that great, because it looks like many towns in Austria.
Lencois is a nice little town with a lot of beauty in itself and its surroundings. There are many restaurant and lodging options that can satisfy different tastes. However, what makes Lencois exceptional is its function as base camp for excursions. Chapada Diamantina is wonderful.
I would recommend going to the newly built Cais Embarcadero, where you can enjoy the sunset, multiple restaurants and also take a boat ride.
Attention at the moment in a singular and nice place
The staff The rooms The location Food In short, this place is good the hospitality is comparable to none of it. On my next trip, I will make sure I have enough money in my savings account to avoid the shock of credit card rejection by the machine
A slice of paradise! Friendly, safe and plenty to do and see.
Apartamento excelente, informações conforme disposto no anúncio, muito aconchegante.
Only there 2 nights and 1 day, I paid for a guide who was amazing and it was worth every penny to spend the day like I did. I loved Rio but would not have done without him!
O lugar é absolutamente lindo, experiência de estar em uma ilha rodeado por água em todos os lados é maravilhosa. Comida gostosa, boas instalações, chuveiro ótimo. Só tem que melhorar o serviço de concierge, tem que tomar cuidado para não perder informações importantes. Ficamos 6 noites, mas acredito que 4 noites tivesse sido ideal já.
Excelente opção para explorar a natureza, bem próximo de Belo Horizonte. As cachoeiras, trilhas, a mata e as montanhas valem demais o passeio. Ótimas vistas de mirantes, se quiser explorar de carro. A vila de Serra do Cipó ainda oferece ótimas opções gastronômicas!
Uberlandia parece ser uma cidade com infraestrutura, mas com clima de cidade de porte medio. Eu fiquei em hoteis localizados proximos a UFU Santa Monica. Ha muitas opcoes de restaurantes veganos com precos justos, bares, um shopping e mercado grande. Tambem tem opcoes de applicativos pagos para carona a todo momento, o que facilita se locomover na cidade. Se eu tivesse mais tempo, eu visitaria o Parque Sabia, parece ser um lugar bonito. Viajando sozinha, me senti segura nessa regiao.
Considerei os residentes e comerciantes bem receptivos e fornecendo bastante dicas e orientações úteis! No Centro há muita opção de comidas e lojas, e recomendo especialmente o sorvete Coelhinho e o acarajé da Jaque. Para atravessar as ruas, use sempre a faixa! Os motoristas tendem a sinalizar quando dão a vez de você atravessar. É um destino muito bacana pra mulheres viajando sozinhas, não me senti insegura e encontrei muitas atividades e passeios para fazer!
Eu já morei em Lauro de Freitas por 15 anos. Amo essa cidade. Cidade maravilhosa, tem tudo o que se precisa e muito proximo de Salvador
Infelizmente não consegui aproveitar minhas duas diárias. Fiquei menos de 24h no hotel pois minha filha teve problemas de saúde. Somos do interior e tivemos que voltar! Quero voltar para aproveitar todas as instalações. Gostei muito pelo pouco que fiquei! E se possível, seria muito bom receber um desconto pra poder voltar e aproveitar da maneira que queria. Não tenho nenhuma reclamação do hotel, somente um pedido mesmo! rsrs Obrigado!
Muito bom, um final de semana foi pouco pois há muitas atividades em Socorro/SP.
A area perto do cathedral é bonita incluindo a igreja que é architectonicamente diferenciada. As ruas centrais apareçem lindas porque estão muita arvorizadas. NÂo estivemos com muito tempo pra apreçiar a cidade melhor com, por exemplo a mesquita linda de fora mas qual não estava aberto na hora que paramos lá,...
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The main atraction are the beaches. White sand, sunny days and very calm water. Another thing to do, almost a "must" is spending a couple of hours on board of a catamaran to see the city from a distance and enjoy the view of magnificent houses and yachts, not to mention the colour of the sea.
Hotel Germânia perto de todos os lugares que precisamos ir na cidade. Localização perfeita.
Blue Three Resorts is the main attraction in the city
Cidade maravilhosa amo este lugar. Cidade acolhedora.
O trânsito é caótico mas a cidade é bonita. O quadrado é um dos centrinhos mais lindos que eu já conheci. Cuidado com os flanelinhas. Um deles queria cobrar 20,00 para estacionarmos na rua. Quando desistimos, ele deixou por 10.
O Rio de Janeiro é lindo, maravilhoso e inesquecível!
Travelled there alone and obviously was scared to death to be there alone but met a lot of nice people who helped me trough everything and what can I say? Brazil is lovely as long as you follow the rules and the culture.
Lovely people and amazing food, a very alive island.
Lively city with excellent places to eat, amazing parks to visit and cultural and night life are starting to resume with safety regarding de pandemic.
We were visiting family and friends if you only speak English you do have problems.
Lindas praias, muita organização, muito bem cuidado a cidade e as praias.
lindo! recomendo passeio de Buggy, agendar direto no próprio hotel. Super confiável, e muito agradável o passeio!
amazing atmosphere, music is being played in all restaurants, so it's an enjoyable walk through Morro's main street, surrounded by sandy beach, natural pools of cristal clear sea
The hotel is Brilliant, but would be nice if change the Windows.
Anhumas Abism and Boca da Onça waterfall are just incredible.
Santos também para os dias de Chuva Para lavar a Alma e todas as tristezas da vida Para revigorar e sempre nos lembrar De ter Calma pois nos dias chuvosos nos faz refletir... ... qual valorosos são os dias ensolarados
In rainy weather, there isn't much to do aside from rua das pedras. Quite a few shops have closed since the pandemic, although restaurants still seem to be doing well.
Small town with good people. Just a very chill vibe and a place where you can relax and feel safe and there's so many adventures you can go on during the day. I honestly never wanted to leave.
The city itself is nice, but it works better as a basis to explore places around it, like Pipa (amazing for a night stay), Galinhos, Maaracaju (for amateur but experienced divers), Peróbas (for newbies at diving) etc. Natal itself offers everything a relatively big city offers. As there are great attractions both to the north and to the south, Natal is the place to stay in Rio Grande do Norte, but maybe you should check if you want to book a few nights in Pipa and/or Galinhos.
Cidade linda. Arquitetura bem específica e temática engraçada.
Great people, great town! One of the cities to Return always
Crowded city! Lots of traffic, crazy to drive if you don’t know what you are doing.
Maragogi is a little town with many businesses for the tourist. Good if you want to do beach shopping and do touristic one-day trip. I don't recommend the beach, it's packed with touristic boats standing in the water. It doesn't have palm trees near by since there is a promenade and restaurants in the whole coast. I prefer much more Japaratinga for a more natural beach and to avoid crowds of tourist just interested in the instagram picture.
I enjoyed our trip in Ouro Preto and I hope we can come back again someday! There are many restaurants that we wanted to try and visit but they were closed, plus it rained most of the time. But overall, Ouro Preto is beautiful!
It's like SP. Restaurante Dona Lucinha is highly recommended. The price is worth it.
Ouro Preto is a historic Village which carries a lot of Brazillian History because of the gold mining, actually is a touristic village with a lot of restaurants, museums and stores in historic buildings in tight streets. Beautiful place to visit.
It is a city for those who like parks and good food, but it is by no means a cheap trip. Restaurants can be pretty expensive, be sure to check the menu first. The parks are very beautiful and well maintained, but most are charged.
Near the airport. Enjoyed the breakfast varied and excellent food. When I arrived in my room the lighting system didn’t work had to get someone to come and switch on as it were, bit unnerving as it was after 22.00