Planning Trip this summer
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Mar 20, 2013 10:52 AM Last Post By: Leontinapinto
Feb 29, 2012 6:58 AM
Planning Trip this summerwe are planning a trip to brazil in July August. Any help would be very much appreciated. we will have 3 and a half weeks and want to see Rio, Salvador and the Amazon for definite. We also want to spend some time on the beach. how far north will we have to go to get good beach weather (and by good beach weather we mean as long as we are at 23 degrees or higher).
Will it be warm enough in Salvdor for beach?
Also to see some Amazon it seems like the best option is Manaus and taking a trip from there?
Where else would anyone recommend for beach? We do not like big resorts more laid back quiet, small places?
We were hoping to go to Fernando de Naronho but it seems like it will be to expensive, though if someone were to tell me that it is unmissable we might be able to come up with the money?
Basically, we know very little about it and would take any good suggestions
Feb 29, 2012 8:20 PM
1July/August is a great time to go to the Amazon. (Not much rain, but most places are still flooded.) Going out of Manaus you have the most options, for sure, and it's the easiest; there are a couple of other possibilities, such as Mamiraua out of Tefe, if you have the time/money to invest. But you can have a great trip out of Manaus.
Mar 1, 2012 5:57 AM
Mar 1, 2012 7:49 AM
Mar 3, 2012 5:42 AM
4Even in Rio you may get good beach weather. The average temperature of the city in july is 21.9°C. August is warmer. There are some beautiful beaches in the state, like Ilha Grande and specially Paraty. Going off season is quite cheap.
In Salvador, the average temperature is 27°C. All the northeast Brazil is very warm, even in winter. Fernando de Noronha is very expensive, but you can find beautiful beaches in the states of Pernambuco and Ceará, and near Salvador.
Mar 20, 2013 10:52 AM
I live in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil is warm even during winter, it is in my opinion the best moment to come to Brazil. Sky should be bluer, less rainfall, hot weather is gone, ocean water still warm. Fernando de Noronha is, yes, expensive; beaches are nice but not so superior. In 3 1/2 weeks, I would expand my horizons. Please find some suggestions bellow. You would need planes between regions, but they would be cheap if you book in advance.
1- come, of course, to Rio de Janeiro. Urban beaches are amazing. (maybe 5 days, it is a big city, plenty to do and see).
2- take a side trip - Angra or Buzios, beautiful beaches, less touristy that time of the year.
3- Salvador (would be warm, fear not). Just to see the old town, better beaches are outside. I would see Morro de S. Paulo or Timbau, or beaches around Ilheus. Stay there. It helps if you can rent a car 4-5 days)
4- Northeastern Coast: Recife (and Olinda) is beautiful, as is Itamaraca. (3 days)
5- Far north: Sample Ceará (Morro Branco, Fontes, Canoa Quebrada), Alagoas (Maceió, Maragogi), Rio Grande do Norte (São Miguel do Gostoso). In my opinion, far superior to Salvador. You get colored sand dunes, may have buggy tours, simple people, wonderful food. (If you have a car, it is really worth spending a week traveling this coast).
6- Amazon: Belem is nice, Manaus is uglier but the soroundings are better. I suggest Anavilhanas, a preserved park with a hotel inside it. Water encounter, in Manaus, is really interesting (4-5 days, with Manaus)
7- Do not forget Foz do Iguaçu (the most beautiful falls in the world) and Pantanal/Bonito. (2-3 days for Foz, 4-5 to Bonito/Pantanal).
All of this should enjoy nice weather, much better than in summer. I do not suggest the South, would be cold and maybe rainy.
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