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The Costa Verde (Green Coast) of Brazil stretches west of Rio de Janeiro and it is so called because of its lush and verdant vegetation plummeting into crystal clear waters. Its gems and most famous destinations are Angra dos Reis, where luxury meets nature, the eco-tourism capital of Ilha Grande and the colonial gem of Paraty, where nature meets history. They are all easily reachable by land and sea from Rio de Janeiro thus making them a straightforward addition to any Brazilian holiday if you fancy a beach escape at the end of your adventure.

Angra dos Reis and Paraty offer good infrastructure and hotel choices for all budgets whereas Ilha Grande’s accommodation offerings are mainly modest inns and pousadas.



Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's Cidade Maravilhosa, lives up to its name. Set in a truly stunning setting, it is an unforgettable city that will get under your skin and its friendly people will capture your heart.
The North Pantanal
The Pantanal is the world's largest wetland and Brazil's best place to get close and personal to an immense array of flora and fauna, including the jaguar. If you are a nature lover, this is the place you want to be at least once in your life!
The South Pantanal
The southern part of the Pantanal is less visited than the northern counterpart but it offers the same opportunities to get in close contact with nature. If you want to see the anteater, head here for you chance to see this wonderful mammal.
Iguaçu, Falls
A true spectacle of nature, the Iguaçu, falls will take your breath away with their visual majesty and the sound of their roar!
Once a tranquil fishermen's village, Buzios is now an elegant resort with plenty of idyllic beaches and beautiful boutique hotels, perfect for a relaxing end to any Brazil holiday.
Lovely colonial architecture, sandwiched between the blue Brazilian sea and the vibrant nature in the hills, Paraty in the Green Coast deserves a place as a must see destination in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

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