Brazil, Host Country of the Olympic Games
The South American Country of Brazil is one of those places that will leave you with great memories and the desire of coming back for more. Brazil is famous for samba, soccer, and super models, but the list goes on and on. This country just keeps getting better and better by the minute. This year the Olympic Games are taking place in Rio de Janeiro starting on August 4th, 2016 and with the worldâ€™s attention on Rio, many may forget Brazil is not only about sports and great soccer. It is also a vast, beautiful country. You will have so much to see and enjoy other than the Olympic Games. Here are 3 good reasons to visit and things to do in Brazil.
1.- Friendly People and Hospitality
Brazilians are aÂ very diverse group of people with African, Portuguese, Dutch and local indigenous heritages, and thus very accepting of different cultures. With close to over 6 million visitors each year, Brazil is heavily dependent on its tourism so it is important for them that visitors leave the country with great memories.
2.- Beautiful Places to Visit
With 7491 kmÂ (a little over 4650 miles) of coastline and year-round great weather, Brazil has some of the best beaches in the world. You can go surfing, enjoy watersports, and get a tan at any time of the day. Explore this big countryâ€™s lovely cities and immerse yourself with the locals. Take a vacation package from Rio de Janeiro to the magnificent Iguazu Waterfalls that consist of 250 falls that attract visitors from across the world keen to experience this amazing place surrounded by lush rainforest. The mighty Amazon River, home to 10 million species on the planet, is known as one of the most biodiverse locations on earth.
3.- Things to Do in Rio
Rio de Janeiro is one the most vibrant cities in the Americas, full of life and historical places. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site and was declared by UNESCO on July 2012 as a cultural landscape. Get familiar with the city and its surroundings by taking a variety of sightseeing tours that can last for a couple hours or for the whole day.