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Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in Brazil!

·Updated annually, Fodors Brazil provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

·Fodors Brazil features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

·If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Brazil

·Experience Brazil like a local! Fodors Brazil includes choices for every traveler, from shopping in São Paulos chicest boutiques and exploring hip neighborhoods to the best beaches in outside of Rio, and much more!, and much more!

Fodors Brazil includes choices for every traveler, from cruising through the rain forest of the Amazon to shaking your groove thing at a samba show in Salvador.

·Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

·Brand new maps and full color photos.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in Brazil!

·Updated annually, Fodors Brazil provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

·Fodors Brazil features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

·If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Brazil

·Experience Brazil like a local! Fodors Brazil includes choices for every traveler, from shopping in São Paulos chicest boutiques and exploring hip neighborhoods to the best beaches outside of Rio, and much more!

Fodors Brazil includes choices for every traveler, from cruising through the rain forest of the Amazon to shaking your groove thing at a samba show in Salvador.

·Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

·Brand new maps and full color photos.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Table of Contents

Planning Your Trip

About This Book ............ 7

Whats Where ............ 8

Quintessential Brazil ............ 14

When to Go ............ 16

If You Like ............ 17

Brazil

Chapter 1: Rio de Janeiro ............ 19

Orientation & Planning ............ 20

Exploring: The Beaches ............ 26

Exploring: The Sights ............ 32

Where to Eat ............ 52

Where to Stay ............ 67

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 82

Sports & the Outdoors ............ 91

Shopping ............ 95

Rio de Janeiro Essentials ............ 103

Chapter 2: Side Trips from Rio ............ 109

Orientation & Planning ............ 110

The Blue Coast ............ 113

North of Rio ............ 122

The Green Coast ............ 127

Chapter 3: São Paulo ............ 137

Exploring ............ 143

Where to Eat ............ 156

Where to Stay ............ 170

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 179

Sports & the Outdoors ............ 187

Shopping ............ 190

São Paulo Essentials ............ 196

Chapter 4: Side Trips from São Paulo ............ 203

Orientation & Planning ............ 204

The North Shore ............ 206

Inland ............ 213

Chapter 5: The South ............ 223

Orientation & Planning ............ 224

Paraná ............ 226

Iguaçu Falls ............ 239

Santa Catarina ............ 250

Rio Grande do Sul ............ 268

Chapter 6: Minas Gerais ............ 287

Orientation & Planning ............ 288

Belo Horizonte ............ 292

The Colonial & Gold Towns ............ 307

Minass Parks ............ 325

The Mineral Spa Towns ............ 329

Chapter 7: Brasília & the West ............ 335

Orientation & Planning ............ 336

Brasília ............ 341

Goiás State ............ 359

The Pantanal ............ 367

Chapter 8: Salvador & the Bahia Coast ............ 383

Orientation & Planning ............ 384

Salvador ............ 388

Side Trips from Salvador ............ 411

The Cocoa Coast ............ 422

The Discovery Coast ............ 425

Chapter 9: The Northeast ............ 431

Orientation & Planning ............ 432

Recife ............ 434

Natal ............ 450

Fortaleza ............ 457

Fernando de Noronha ............ 470

Chapter 10: The Amazon ............ 473

Belém ............ 481

Side Trips from Belém ............ 495

Between Belém & Manaus ............ 499

Manaus ............ 514

Side Trips from Manaus ............ 529

Chapter 11: Adventure & Learning Vacations ............ 531

Cruises ............ 534

Learning Vacations ............ 535

The Outdoors ............ 537

Sports ............ 540

Understanding Brazil ............ 547

Brazilian Portuguese Vocabulary ............ 548

Brazil Essentials ............ 557

Getting Started ............ 558

Booking Your Trip ............ 561

Transportation ............ 566

On The Ground ............ 570

Index ............ 577

About Our Writers ............ 592

Close Ups

Whats Your Beach Style? ............ 33

Gay Rio ............ 44

Favelas ............ 47

Carnival in Rio ............ 86

A Bit of History ............ 113

A Bit of History ............ 146

The Hardest Word to Translate ............ 154

Recipe: Coxinha de Galinha ............ 168

King Ronaldo ............ 188

Shopping for Essentials ............ 193

Os Bandeirantes ............ 218

The Mata Atlântica ............ 233

Brazilian Wine ............ 278

A Bit of History ............ 291

Eating Like a Mineiro ............ 300

Finding a Gem ............ 314

Brazilian Baroque ............ 323

A Bit of History ............ 340

The Method to the Madness ............ 345

The Making of a Capital ............ 352

Otherworldly Visitors ............ 373

The Brazilian Savanna ............ 375

A Bit of History ............ 387

Spiritual Salvador ............ 397

Afro-Brazilian Heritage ............ 403

Tour Operators ............ 544-546

Carnival in Salvador: Brazils Wildest Party ............ 409

Capoeira: The Fight Dance ............ 410

Beach Savvy ............ 425

Eating Bahian ............ 427

Brazils National Dish ............ 444

Off-Season Carnivals ............ 454

A Bit of History ............ 477

Health in the Amazon ............ 479

Tales from the Mist ............ 489

Fords Impossible Dream ............ 510

A Vanishing People ............ 519

Chico Mendes: Rubber Tapper & Environmental Pioneer ............ 522

Elusive El Dorado ............ 527

River-Village Excursions ............ 528

Maps

Brazil ............ 12-13

Rio de Janeiro ............ 24

Copacabana ............ 28

Ipanema & Leblon ............ 30

Centro & Environs ............ 34

Flamengo, Botafogo & Urca ............ 41

The Lush Inland ............ 48

West of Downtown ............ 51

Where to Eat in Rio de Janeiro ............ 54-55

Where to Stay in Rio de Janeiro ............ 68-69

Rio de Janeiro State ............ 112

The Blue Coast ............ 115

North of Rio ............ 123

The Green Coast ............ 128

São Paulo City ............ 140-141

São Paulo Centro ............ 144

Liberdade, Avenida Paulista & Bixiga ............ 149

Parque Ibirapuera ............ 153

Where to Eat in São Paulo ............ 158-159

Where to Stay in São Paulo ............ 172-173

São Paulo State ............ 205

The North Shore ............ 207

Inland ............ 214

The Southern States ............ 227

Paraná ............ 228

Curitiba Setor Histórico ............ 231

Foz do Iguaçu ............ 242

Puerto Iguazú ............ 243

Santa Catarina ............ 264

Rio Grande do Sul ............ 268

Porto Alegre Centro ............ 272

Minas Gerais ............ 290

Belo Horizonte ............ 294

Colonial & Gold Towns ............ 308

Ouro Preto ............ 316

Mineral & Spa Towns ............ 330

The West ............ 338-339

Brasília ............ 342-343

Goias State ............ 359

The Pantanal ............ 369

Salvador & the Bahia Coast ............ 386

Salvador ............ 390-391

Salvador Cidade Histórico ............ 395

Side Trips from Salvador ............ 412

The Cocoa Coast & the Discovery Coast ............ 424

The Northeast Coast ............ 435

Recife ............ 437

Fortaleza ............ 461

The Amazon ............ 476

Belém ............ 485

Side Trips from Belém ............ 496

Between Belém and Manaus ............ 500

Manaus Centro ............ 516

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400016471
Author:
Fodor's
Publisher:
Fodor's
Subject:
South America
Subject:
South America - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fodor's Gold Guides
Publication Date:
20060502
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
7.98x5.36x1.10 in. 1.29 lbs.

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Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in Brazil!

·Updated annually, Fodors Brazil provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

·Fodors Brazil features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

·If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Brazil

·Experience Brazil like a local! Fodors Brazil includes choices for every traveler, from shopping in São Paulos chicest boutiques and exploring hip neighborhoods to the best beaches outside of Rio, and much more!

Fodors Brazil includes choices for every traveler, from cruising through the rain forest of the Amazon to shaking your groove thing at a samba show in Salvador.

·Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

·Brand new maps and full color photos.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

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