Frommers Brazil

by Alexandra de Vries, Shawn Blore

Wiley | April 24, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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  • Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Brazil''s greatest gems, from Copacabana and Ipanema beaches in Rio to the best jungle lodges in the Amazon to the majestic waterfalls at Iguacu. Plus tips for navigating the country''s lovely but less-traveled corners, from the wild Pantanal wetlands to the historic gold rush cities of Minas Gerais state.
  • Where to find the absolute best beaches, the most extravagant rodizios (all-you-can-eat meat affairs), and the hottest nightlife that Brazil has to offer. Plus lots of tips on how and where to spot wildlife.
  • Helpful information on everything you''ll need to know to celebrate Carnaval in Rio.
  • Opinionated write-ups. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • All Complete guides offer user-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 512 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: April 24, 2012

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118086066

ISBN - 13: 9781118086063

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Frommers Brazil

Frommers Brazil

by Alexandra de Vries, Shawn Blore

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 512 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0.79 in

Published: April 24, 2012

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118086066

ISBN - 13: 9781118086063

Table of Contents

List of Maps vii

1 THE BEST OF BRAZIL 1

2 BRAZIL IN DEPTH 12

3 SUGGESTED BRAZIL ITINERARIES 32

4 RIO DE JANEIRO 42

5 SIDE TRIPS FROM RIO DE JANEIRO 131

6 MINAS GERAIS: BELO HORIZONTE & THE HISTORICAL CITIES 157

7 SÃO PAULO 180

8 SALVADOR & THE BEST OF BAHIA 223

9 RECIFE, OLINDA & FERNANDO DE NORONHA 281

10 NATAL 314

11 FORTALEZA 331

12 SÃO LUIS & THE LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES 346

13 THE AMAZON: MANAUS & BELÉM 362

14 BRASILIA 404

15 THE SOUTH OF BRAZIL 418

16 THE PANTANAL 457

17 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO BRAZIL 475

Index 489

From the Publisher

  • Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Brazil''s greatest gems, from Copacabana and Ipanema beaches in Rio to the best jungle lodges in the Amazon to the majestic waterfalls at Iguacu. Plus tips for navigating the country''s lovely but less-traveled corners, from the wild Pantanal wetlands to the historic gold rush cities of Minas Gerais state.
  • Where to find the absolute best beaches, the most extravagant rodizios (all-you-can-eat meat affairs), and the hottest nightlife that Brazil has to offer. Plus lots of tips on how and where to spot wildlife.
  • Helpful information on everything you''ll need to know to celebrate Carnaval in Rio.
  • Opinionated write-ups. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • All Complete guides offer user-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

From the Jacket

Stroll through the cobblestone streets and admire the Dutch and Portuguese colonial architecture in the city of Recife, in northeast Brazil. See chapter 9.

  • Easy-to-read maps throughout

  • Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information

  • Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife

  • Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas

  • Insider tips from local expert authors

Find news, deals, apps, expert advice,and travel forums at Frommers.com

About the Author

A native of California, Shawn Blore has lived and worked in a half dozen countries and traveled in at least 60 more (but who's counting). Long a resident of Vancouver, Shawn has in recent years made his home in Rio de Janeiro. He is an award-winning journalist and author of Vancouver: Secrets of the City.

Alexandra de Vries is a freelance writer and translator. Born in Amsterdam to a Dutch father and Brazilian mother, Alexandra made her first trip to Brazil at the ripe old age of 1 month. Throughout the years, Alexandra has returned many more times to travel, explore, and live in this amazing country. Alexandra wrote the Frommer's Rio de Janeiro Day by Day guide and has translated books and articles on Brazilian icons such as Oscar Niemeyer, Burle Marx, Vinicius de Moraes, and Chico Buarque.

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