the new year has finally arrived and, with it, the opportunities to know new places are renewed. In the resolutions for 2019, it’s time to put it on paper and start planning to travel to the best destinations you have not yet traveled through Brazil. Whatever the season, the country is fed up with natural beauties, big cities and sights that are worth every second of the ride. Check out the list of 10 places you should know this year.
Brasília, Federal District
The Brazilian capital could not fail to be in the list of the best places to travel in 2019. Local tourism develops with a large offer of flights to Brasilia, which make it possible to know the parks and green areas that are driven by the constructions of the Pilot Plan .
In a brief walk, it is possible to go up to the TV tower lookout and have a privileged view of the Esplanade of the Ministries, before going to the Metropolitan Cathedral, an iconic point of the city designed by Oscar Niemeyer. It is also worth checking the sunset at the Hermitage of Don Bosco, which will certainly mark its year.
Being the gateway to the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park has positioned Barreirinhas, 250 km from São Luís, in the list of top tourist sites of 2019. Few destinations offer such a privileged view to freshwater lagoons formed in the middle of the dunes.
The hotels and restaurants still make the city on the banks of the River Preguiças the ideal strategic point for those who want to enjoy the walks. The ideal time to visit Barreirinhas begins in May and continues until August, when there is the peak of the volume of water of the lagoons.
Campos do Jordão, São Paulo
The intense winter of the Serra da Mantiqueira gives the European tone to Campos do Jordão, in the interior of São Paulo. The local architecture refers to that of the Old Continent, especially in the central neighborhood Vila Capivari. There are sophisticated restaurants, bars and cafes, always in demand in July – when temperatures are usually lower. There are few options for hotels in Campos do Jordão, which still offer natural beauties, such as Morro do Elefante and Pedra do Baú, with panoramic views of the region.
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte
The main city of Rio Grande do Norte has the most beautiful beaches in the Northeast of Brazil. Christmas itineraries can not leave aside a visit, for example, the Ponta Negra Beach, which offers incredible boat trips and leisure course of its calm, at the foot of Morro do Careca. City. The trademark of Natal, however, is located just over 20km from the city. In Genipabu, more and more are looking for boat trips through the dunes, always overlooking the Genipabu Lagoon.
Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul
How beautiful to go to Bonito! Few places in Brazil have such breathtaking natural attractions as this city of Mato Grosso do Sul. An example is the Rio de Prata, with its transparent water, which allows it to dive among fish with almost total visibility. Floating, which has been increasingly sought after by tourists, can also be done at the Natural Aquarium in an experience that will surely mark its 2019.
The Blue Lagoon and San Miguel Caves can be visited in a single day, and are also good choices. It is worth mentioning that the months from December to February are the most rainy, which increases the volume of water and the search for attractions.
Arraial do Cabo, Rio de Janeiro
The warm weather and the predominant sun during most of the year made Arraial do Cabo not just a high season destination. The city located in the Lakes Region of Rio de Janeiro is now one of the most sought after in the Southeast of Brazil and it is not by chance: places like Praia do Farol, Pontal do Atalaia and Praia Grande have white sands and offer incredible views sea of green water. The practice of sports is also quite common in Arraial do Cabo, especially surfing, or modalities such as diving, thanks to the limpidity of the sea.
Visconde de Mauá, Rio de Janeiro
Like Campos de Jordão, Visconde de Mauá is one of the jewels of the Serra da Mantiqueira, but this time it is located on the border of the states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. The cold climate, especially in winter, has made the city a recurring romantic destination, with couples in search of one of their restaurants serving fondue. The natural beauties are also present and make this one of the best places to meet. Those who like hiking can experience the Alcantilado Valley, which has a path of about 1.5km and nine waterfalls. Pico da Pedra Selada has a slightly longer route, but a rewarding view.
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais
More and more tourists have opted to explore the open air history on the streets of Ouro Preto, in the south of Minas Gerais. The historic center of the city offers many attractions, such as Nossa Senhora do Pilar Church, which is the first image that comes to mind when talking about the city. The Museum of the Inconfidência Mineira and the Church of São Francisco de Assis (this one located in front of the traditional crafts fair of the city) also attract attention. The Ouro Preto Carnival has also attracted revelers from around the country annually to the city for the four days of partying.
João Pessoa, Paraíba
The low buildings and the coconut trees extend and mark all the border of João Pessoa. The city is fashionable in the Brazilian Northeast, with beaches of greenish water, such as Tambaú and Cabo Branco. It has as tourist sights the Bust of Tamandaré and Ponta do Seixas, the easternmost point of the Americas. Seixas, inclusively, is a place of visitation throughout the year. At the foot of the Cabo Branco lighthouse, it allows the sea bath during high tide and reveals corals through which it is possible to walk when it lowers.
Governador Celso Ramos, Santa Catarina
Southern Brazil could not fail to be represented, and Governador Celso Ramos is the ideal place to visit in 2019. About 40km from Florianópolis, it has the best that can be found on the coast of Santa Catarina, with incredibly clear waters. It is part of the Arvoredo Marine Biological Reserve and is one of the best places in the country to practice diving. The most famous stops are in the beach of Ganchos do Meio, where the local city hall is located, and Calheiros Beach, one of the most beautiful views of the city.