Travel information about Brazil

Brazil is a broad South American country which extends from Amazon Basin in the north to the immense Iguaçu Falls in the south. With the total area of 8,515,770 sq km (3,287,957 sq miles) and approximately 210,274,356 in population, Brazil is one of the world’s well-known destinations. Brazil has spectacular places from the jungle to the beaches. You can roam around or you can simply just relax and enjoy the view while just lolling on the hammock.

Capital city of Brazil: Brasília

Closest neighbors to Brazil: Brazil shares border with Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

Best times to visit Brazil: High seasons are from December to March, where it’s hot and festive time. Hotel rates are a bit high during these months.

How to get to Brazil: From US to Canada, direct flights are served. Most of the flights go to either Rio or São Paulo.

Visa requirements for Brazil: Visa is required for US citizens including other countries.

Currency of Brazil: Brazilian real is the currency of Brazil.

Official Language of Brazil: Portuguese is the official language of Brazil.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Brazil

There are 21 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium and 23 on their tentative list.

  • Brasilia (1987)
  • Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia (1985)
  • Historic Centre of São Luís (1997)
  • Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina (1999)
  • Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás (2001)
  • Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda (1982)
  • Historic Town of Ouro Preto (1980)
  • Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil) (1983,1984)
  • Pampulha Modern Ensemble (2016)
  • Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea (2012)
  • Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas (1985)
  • São Francisco Square in the Town of São Cristóvão (2010)
  • Serra da Capivara National Park (1991)
  • Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site (2017)
  • Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves (1999)
  • Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves (2001)
  • Central Amazon Conservation Complex (2000,2003)
  • Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks (2001)
  • Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves (1999)
  • Iguaçu National Park (1986)
  • Pantanal Conservation Area (2000)


Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.

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