Category Archives: Travel in Brazil

Experience the Natural Pools in Porto de Galinhas

The main highlight of Porto de Galinhas is the Natural pools.  Located on the beach in front of the town (super easy to get to). Check out one of the pools that is in the shape of Brazil (above)!  There are two ways to see and explore the pools.  Option 1. You can walk through the water and explore […]

Where to stay in Porto de Galinhas

Looking for a nice and fun place to stay in the beautiful Porto de Galinhas (60km from Recife, about 1-1.5hour drive)  Head to Village Porto de Galinhas, with a great location, and fun amenities you will have a wonderful stay.  Village is located right on the beautiful beach of Porto de Galinhas the property is covered with hammocks, […]

Fun House SP

Set in an actual house, Funhouse is a unique mix of house party, bar, and mini-club.  the decoration is inspired by Coney Island in New York.  Personally, I think this is super random, I’ve been to Coney Island and besides the russian baths it’s not a place I would normally hang out at, plus Funhouse looks like […]

Iguassu: Brazil side + Boat toar

The Brazilian side of Iguassu is incredible, shorter trails but you are right up close and you will get completely soaked! Check out some of the pics from the Brazil side: Ok, now that you have seen what the falls are like from above, you have to check them out from below by doing the […]

Iguassu: Exploring Parque das Aves (Bird park)

Have you ever wanted to get up close with a toucan? Walk amongst the butterflies? Talk to the parrots? You must go to Parque das Aves , the famous bird park located a short walk from the main entrance into the Brazilian side of Iguassu.  There are 1020 birds covering about 150 different species some of which […]

Iguassu: Argentina side

If you are staying on the Brazilian side of Iguassu (see previous post for where to stay), it is a a quick one hour drive over to the Argentina side.  You will need to bring your passports and stop and get some pecos (there is a gift shop about 10 mins before the boarder where […]

Praia do Curral in Ilhabela

Praia do Curral is a nice beach on the south side of Ilhabela lined with little restaurants.  As you can see the view is incredible with the mountains in the background and I can tell you that the water is crystal clear and warm (such a nice treat!).  This is the perfect beach for a […]

Best Italian restaurants in Ilhabela

For a romantic evening overlooking Pria Perequê you must try Famiglia Manzoli  run by chef Vittorio Manzoli and his wife Eliane.  You can sit outside amongst the flowers and sea view or if it is really hot out, opt to sit inside which looks like a traditional Italian restaurant.  Start with the antipasto bar which is lined with a variety of cheeses, […]

Best DIY ice cream in Ilhabela

If you have reading my blog for the last 3 years it’s pretty clear I have a bit of a sweet tooth and am a complete sucker for ice cream… those new to ny2io – I LOVE DESSERT!  For some reason I only come across these amazing ‘do it yourself’ ice cream places when I […]

Natural water park in Ilhabela:Toca waterfalls (video + pics!)

While in Picinguaba I played in the natural waterfall park of Prumirim, a week later I discovered my second natural waterfall park in Ilhabela, awesome 2 weeks!  Located on the way to Castelhanos Beach, there is a private property with several waterfalls named Cachoeira da Toca.  There is no way to get lost: there are several signs pointing the way, and everyone in […]