Brazil is an amazing country with a unique culture. Holidays in Brazil can be very diverse, from sightseeing to beach. Prices for tours are quite high, but Brazil is undoubtedly worth every ruble spent.
Advantages and disadvantages
- No visa
- Pleasant warm climate
- Gorgeous beaches
- unusual nature
- The locals are friendly
- Beautiful architectural landmarks
- Tours are expensive
- Fly very far
- The locals steal a lot
- Many poor areas that are not very safe
- The streets are dirty
- Almost no one speaks English
- Some tourists are very hot
According to toppharmacyschools.org, the country is located in the southern hemisphere, that is, when we have winter, it is summer here. In June-August, the temperature drops seriously, in the south of the country there are even frosts. In the north, the climate is subequatorial, temperature fluctuations are insignificant, and precipitation is frequent. The dry season in the country is from August to December, but may vary depending on the proximity to the equator. It rains from October to January, but they are short and torrential, this does not interfere with relaxing on the beach.
Frequently asked Questions
How to choose a hotel?
There are many hotels in the country, and everywhere, both in large cities and in the most remote villages. Remember that prices go up a lot for New Years and Carnival. Hotels are rated not by stars, but by type of service In large cities, large chain hotels and apart-hotels are popular – cheaper and more comfortable, but without luxurious amenities and restaurants. Of the chains, Melia, Atlantica Hotels and The Blue Tree are popular with very high prices and chic service. More budget accommodation is offered by Ibis. The decor of the rooms is modest even in expensive establishments. If you are looking for a budget option, then you can look at the following designations:
- Pousada – family pension, almost always with breakfast
- Motels, or sex hotels. Completely no service but very cheap
- Hostels, ideal for young people. There are even with 4-level beds. By the way, in many beds the walls are separated from each other, so that a cozy closed space is created.
There are also very unusual hotels – for example, floating hotels, ranches in desert areas and farm hotels in small towns.
What to do in case of emergency?
The police telephone number in Brazil is 194, but if you are in Rio, we advise you to call the special tourist police at 2332-2924 – they will serve you much better there. The fire department calls 193, and the ambulance calls 192. If you have any questions, you can call the Rio tourist information number 2541-7522 or 2542-8004. In case of problems of a tourist nature, for example, losing your passport, please contact the Russian embassy at + (55 61) 322 350 94. There are a lot of tourist police on the streets of large cities, so if you have any questions or problems, you can safely contact them, the staff is very friendly and welcoming to the guests of the country.
When is the best time to go to Brazil?
The high season in the country is from December to March – at this time summer reigns here. Not only foreign tourists, but also Brazilian families have a rest during this period. Prices jump high, especially during carnival, which is usually in February. The low season runs from May to September. At this time, rest is most profitable and comfortable. Of course, it is quite cold in the south, but in the north the temperature is comfortable, prices for tours are low and there is no influx of tourists. If you are planning an exotic vacation and want to go to the Amazon, then it is better to do this in June-August.
How are things with cellular communications?
Cellular communications in Brazil are well developed, although coverage in remote areas is rather weak. It would be better to buy a local SIM card – it costs up to 500 rubles and is sold in pharmacies, supermarkets, newsstands and special communication offices. A call to Russia will cost you about 30 rubles a minute, which is not too expensive. Incoming free. You will need a copy of your passport to purchase.
How safe is Brazil?
Brazil is considered to be an unsafe country – there is high unemployment and a low standard of living. But tourists are very protected from street criminals – there is even a special tourist police. But it’s still not worth entering some areas – they are mostly located on the outskirts. Follow the standard safety rules – do not wear expensive jewelry and money in plain sight, do not go anywhere with strangers, do not leave expensive equipment and money in the rooms.
Judging by the reviews, tourists rarely encounter really dangerous things, but thefts happen quite often.