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Brazil Travel Guide

Resources, Articles & Tips


General Information


  • Oanda - Currency Converter - Amazing site...has wallet size conversion chart that can be printed out so you don't have to bumble about with a calculator during your trip.
  • Oanda - Currency Converter - Amazing site...has wallet size conversion chart that can be printed out so you don't have to bumble about with a calculator during your trip.

Hotels & Restaurants


  • El Misti Botafogo Brazil Hostel & Pousada - Discover Rio de Janeiro! Free breakfast and pick-up from the Airport ­ near Sugar Loaf Mountain! Private rooms, mixed and female dorms ­ with bath, A/C, Fun, TV. Groups & 7 days stay Discounts, New Year & Carnival Packages.
  • El Misti Botafogo Brazil Hostel & Pousada - Discover Rio de Janeiro! Free breakfast and pick-up from the Airport ­ near Sugar Loaf Mountain! Private rooms, mixed and female dorms ­ with bath, A/C, Fun, TV. Groups & 7 days stay Discounts, New Year & Carnival Packages.
  • Hotels and Travel in Brazil - Listing of Hotel chains, bed & breakfasts, hostels, business travel hotels and tourism information for over 25 areas of Brazil.
  • Hotels and Travel in Brazil - Listing of Hotel chains, bed & breakfasts, hostels, business travel hotels and tourism information for over 25 areas of Brazil.

Language Related


  • Languages of Brazil - The Ethnologue Database. Includes entries on Brazil's 195 living languages, including Portuguese.
  • Languages of Brazil - The Ethnologue Database. Includes entries on Brazil's 195 living languages, including Portuguese.
  • The Human Languages Page - Contains over 1800 links to different language resources on the net. In English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • The Human Languages Page - Contains over 1800 links to different language resources on the net. In English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

News & Culture


  • Brazil Online - International Monthly Magazine, in English and Portuguese.
  • Brazil Online - International Monthly Magazine, in English and Portuguese.
  • South American Newspapers - An American Journalism Review website of daily newspapers all over South America. Includes newspapers in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • South American Newspapers - An American Journalism Review website of daily newspapers all over South America. Includes newspapers in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Staff Picks


  • My Brilliant Trip to Rio - A former AmeriSpan participant in Cordoba, Argentina shares his travel experiences to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • My Brilliant Trip to Rio - A former AmeriSpan participant in Cordoba, Argentina shares his travel experiences to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Travel & Tourism


  • World Travel Guide for Brazil - In addition to all you ever wanted to know about food, culture, climate and tourist destinations in Brazil, this site has visa and passport specifics that will help you get ready for your trip.
  • World Travel Guide for Brazil - In addition to all you ever wanted to know about food, culture, climate and tourist destinations in Brazil, this site has visa and passport specifics that will help you get ready for your trip.
  • Destination Brazil - Lonely Planet - For hundreds of years, Brazil has symbolised the great escape into a primordial, tropical paradise, igniting the Western imagination like no other South American country. From the mad passion of Carnaval to the immensity of the dark Amazon, Brazil is a country of mythic proportions. Lonely Planet captures all of the charm and natural beauty of Brazil as it guides readers to a wonderful vacation.
  • Destination Brazil - Lonely Planet - For hundreds of years, Brazil has symbolised the great escape into a primordial, tropical paradise, igniting the Western imagination like no other South American country. From the mad passion of Carnaval to the immensity of the dark Amazon, Brazil is a country of mythic proportions. Lonely Planet captures all of the charm and natural beauty of Brazil as it guides readers to a wonderful vacation.
  • South American Explorers Club - An excellent source of travel information for South and Central America. Provides members with reliable, up-to-date information on discount airfares, trip planning, travel conditions, and everything else you need to know for your trip or expedition.
  • South American Explorers Club - An excellent source of travel information for South and Central America. Provides members with reliable, up-to-date information on discount airfares, trip planning, travel conditions, and everything else you need to know for your trip or expedition.
  • Travel Advisory-Brazil - From the U.S. State Department. Brazil has a developing economy. Facilities for tourism are good in the major cities, but vary in quality in remote areas. This listing presents all requirements (visas, passports) for entry to Brazil, as well as potential travel risks.
  • Travel Advisory-Brazil - From the U.S. State Department. Brazil has a developing economy. Facilities for tourism are good in the major cities, but vary in quality in remote areas. This listing presents all requirements (visas, passports) for entry to Brazil, as well as potential travel risks.
  • An Introduction to Brazil - Everything you need to know when planning a trip to Brazil. Includes sections on Geography, Climate, History and Culture.
  • An Introduction to Brazil - Everything you need to know when planning a trip to Brazil. Includes sections on Geography, Climate, History and Culture.

Brazil Travel Articles


  • El Alquimista (Book Reviews) - AmeriSpan's Suzanne Keller gives us her two cents on Paulo Coelho's El Alquimista (The Alchemist).
  • Tres Leches (Recipes) - Tres Leches means 3 milks and gets its name from the 3 different kinds of milk added to make the cake. It is a popular dessert in many Latin American countries.
  • Cesaria Evora (Music Reviews) - AmeriSpan's Carol LaMastra reviews Cesaria Evora: Café Atlantico and lists a couple of runner-ups.
  • Tips for Traveling Inexpensively (AmeriSpan Staff Commentary) - These days, from the weak dollar to the outrageous airfares, traveling abroad may seem out of the question. We beg to differ! There are many ways you can travel that are budget-friendly. We’ve gathered together some of our favorite cheap travel tips to help you make your trip a reality!
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