In Rio de Janeiro one needs to stay in Copacabana, near the beach, but we also have great options of small boutique hotels in Santa Teresa with great views. If you would like to explore the beaches outside of Rio, there are wonderful destinations both in the south and in the north, only a few hours drive away, like Buzios, Arraial do Cabo, Angra dos Reis, Paraty, Ilha Grande. Choose from a wide range of up-market boutique hotels to more rustic charming pousadas. If interested in the culture, a stay at a historic farmhouse will only enhance your Brazilian experience.
Further north, stay at one of the small inns of Minas Gerais which will transport you back in time. The awe-inspiring Golden Towns – Ouro Preto, Mariana, Tiradentes, São João del Rey, Sabara, Diamantina and Congonhas – will blow your mind with their arty facades. Minas is also famous throughout Brazil for its delicious food. You won’t forget the day that you first discovered pão de queijo!