The reality is just as spectacular, which is why sunny, sensuous Brazil attracts holidaymakers from around the world...
The heat and the beat of Brazilian samba music and dance are never far away in this pulsating destination. Even if you aren't in Rio de Janeiro in February or March for the carnival to beat all carnivals, you can still kick up your heels on South America's most famous beach, Copacabana. It's not all about partying, though. The range of experiences on offer on Brazil holidays is vast and exciting.
You can get to grips with city living in Sao Paulo, Rio or Brasilia, or chill out on glorious white-sand beaches in Ponta Negra in Natal, or maybe Costa do Sauipe or Praia do Forte in the state of Bahia: the coastline of Brazil has a stunning array of beach-side tourist destinations. Alternatively, book an Amazon lodge to really get away from it all and increase your chances of seeing the amazing wildlife that lives in the rainforests surrounding the great river of the same name
Whatever your itinerary, don't forget to visit the jaw-dropping Iguazu Falls, a national park where the mist thrown up by the mighty waterfalls creates rainbows that can be viewed from both Brazil and Argentina.
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Holidays to Brazil can be booked throughout the year, though time your visit right if the weather is important to you...
Brazil is a vast nation and the weather varies according to where you go. Generally speaking, you can expect high temperatures and less rainfall between December and March - as well as higher prices brought on by the country's thoughts turning to parties and holidays. Those visiting between May and October, meanwhile, can expect milder temperatures and higher rainfall, although the northern resorts should enjoy higher temperatures than those in the south.
The non-stop and truly infectious beat of Brazil never wanes, whenever you visit. Cast off your inhibitions and get those hips swinging...
Rio de Janeiro Carnival; February: At perhaps the biggest street party in the world, Rio comes alive with colourful costumes, music and dance, the memory of which will stay with you forever.
Festas Juninas (June Bonfire Festival); June: Three saints are celebrated this month with parties, fireworks displays, mock weddings and, of course, bonfires. It's a traditional and charming event.
Independence Day of Brazil; September: It's party time once again in Brazil as the nation celebrates its independence from Portugal. There will be celebrations in most towns and cities around the country.
Christmas in Brazil; December: The festive period is very special in Brazil and, as the weather heats up, so do the festivities. You haven't done Christmas until you've seen Santa Claus on a beach.
New Year at Copacabana; December 31: This is the place to be for Brazil's most spectacular New Year party, with fireworks, music, dancing and fun well into January 1.
There's a holiday for everyone in Brazil. It doesn't matter if you're young or old, have two left feet or are a samba pro...
Relaxing: Brazil's beaches are perfect for a spot of relaxation. If you choose a holiday in Rio, make sure you spend some time lounging on the sands of Ipanema Beach.
Active types: Capoeira is a dance-like martial art widely practised in Brazil, having been invented by slaves hundreds of years ago. You can book lessons to learn more about this fascinating sport.
Grown-up families: Head to the Banespa Building in Sao Paulo for magnificent views across the city rooftops. Just get there early to avoid the queues.