Category Archives: Parks

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Adventure park in Campos do Jordao: Tarundu

Like Hansel & Gretel following breadcrumbs you must follow the tiny colorful signs to find Tarundu, a massive adventure activity park in Campos do Jordao.  If you like games, outdoors, sports and activities then you will LOVE this place (yes it is great for kids, but it is fun no matter how old or young you are!).  Activities […]

Experience Inhotim (lots of pics!)

If you appreciate art and nature then add a visit to Inhotim to your list of places to go! Inhotim is a very unique site located in the town of Brumadinho about an hour away from Belo Horizonte airport.  Inhotim is so massive you will definitely need 2 full days to be able to see and appreciate […]

Escape the city in Parque Burle Marx

While I love walking around and taking Teddy to Parque Ibirapuera, however it is WAY too crowded on Sundays!  Since it was a beautiful day we decided it was time to check out one of the other famous parks in Sao Paulo and we ended up driving to Parque Burle Marx.Entering the park you immediately feel like you have […]

Experience the Sao Paulo Zoo

Random fun fact about me: When I was growing up, my dad was the commissioner of Roger Williams Park Zoo in RI and was fortunate to have the opportunity to work and volunteer there over the years (I have always loved animals so it was a ton of fun).  I have always loved going to […]

Hiking in the Tijuca Forrest

If you the ‘adventure’ type that enjoys spending time outdoors, discovering waterfalls and hiking in the woods then you should definitely find a way to experience hiking in the Tijuca forest. Home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, found only in the Atlantic Rainforest, the Tijuca Forest is the world’s largest urban forest, covering […]

Adventurous brunch at Parque Lage

There are many reasons one makes the walk or drive over to Jardim Botanico’s Parque Lage.  For the adventurous type seeking a full day of activity it is here you can begin the strenuous hike up to see Christo, or explore hidden architectural treasures, have brunch in a picturesque setting, connect with nature, or take […]

Grab your hiking boots and experience Nacional Parque Serra Dos Orgaos

Looking for some outdoor adventure? Hop in your car (or take the bus) to Teresopolis and get ready to bond with the incredibly beautiful forests Brazil has to offer.  Nacional Parque Serra Dos Orgaos, is an 118 sqkm mountainous terrain between Teresópolis and Petrópolis full of waterfalls, natural swimming pools, hiking trails, beautiful picnic spots, camping grounds […]

Sao Paulo’s ‘Central Park’

People compare Sao Paulo to New York all the time and when it comes to the parks, I have to agree.  Parque do Ibirapuera to Sao Paulo is what Hyde Park is to London or Central Park is to New York.  Ibirapuera is one of Latin America’s largest city parks, with beautifully landscaped gardens, museums, exhibition spaces, planetary […]