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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

White water rafting in Catucaba

If you are in Catucaba or looking for a little adventure that is not too far from Sao Paulo then try white water rafting! We went through CIA de Rafting, a company that organizes white water rafting trips in 3 areas of Brazil as well as other outdoor adventure activities. We explored the river in Parque Estadual […]

Where to stay near Inhotim

Planning to visit Inhotim;  The famous art park/ botanical gardens which is located in Brumadinho, a small town about an hour and a half drive from Belo Horizonte?  If the answer is yes, you don’t have many hotel options… there are a few hotels close to the park but they look a bit run down.  If you want […]

Life in the fast lane ‘quad buggy’ style (video)

Living in the US for holidays and spring break people usually end up somewhere tropical where they rent jet skis and go cruising around in the afternoon. In the Northeast of Brazil, instead of jet skis you will find quad buggys: four wheel drive vehicles that allow you to cruise around the beaches and dunes…ie a jet ski […]

Rustic paradise of Tatajuba

Tatajuba, is a small fishing village situated 25 km from Jericoacoara, in the municipality of Camocim.  This heavenly place is just beyond the beautiful dunes set in front of the crystal clear waters of the big lagoon called Lagoa di Torta is a place you MUST visit! It is a complete package of everything you would ever want on […]

Dune buggy tour and Barra do Remedios adventure

If you haven’t taken a ride in a beach buggy, add it to your list of things to do!! It’s an absolute blast! To visit the breathtakingly beautiful beaches and dunes of Camocim, you must go by buggy!  Once you exit the small town, you will be cruising along areas of completely undisturbed beautiful beaches, flying […]

Sunday food fair in Vila Madalena

Moment of truth… I am a bit of a picky eater (eek) but I am open and interested in trying new things which is why I’ve always been a big fan of going to ‘food fairs’, I mean, come on who doesn’t love a good food sampling?! These things are perfect for me because I […]