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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, […]

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 […]

Where to stay in Ilhabela

There are lots of beautiful hotels in Ilhabela, however things book up pretty fast leading up to and during high season (summer) so try to plan ahead! We stayed at the Abayomi hotel (above), which is about a 3k walk to the Vila and has a nice beach area directly across the street from the main hotel with […]

Ilhabela Overview

Ilhabela (Beautiful Island) the largest island in Brazil is located 4 miles off the coast of São Paulo state which is (205km/ 127mi) from Sao Paulo city and 340km/210mi from Rio. There are a number of smaller islands that make up all of Ilhabela. How to get to Ilhabela: First off, the traffic is horrible so […]

Gastronomic and Eco-friendly experience at Fazenda Catuçaba (awesome weekend trip!)

After an awesome 4 days in Picinguaba, we hit the road back up through the mountains to the sister property Fazenda Catuçaba. The drive is nice, you’ll see lots of lush greenery as you drive through the mountains in hill county with cows and horses dotting the hills.  The property is located 30 minutes from the historical […]

Natural water park and beautiful beach: Prumirim

There are tons of beaches in Ubatuba, but I have to say Prumirim was my favorite because it has everything you could want for your afternoon: beautiful yellow sand beach which is aprox 1000m long, large stones you can climb around on, good points for surfing, nice restaurant kiosks, ability to take a boat over […]

Where to stay in Picinguaba

Summer time!! Come December 15th Paulista’s tend to evacuate the city and head to the many beaches that line the coast of Sao Paulo. Though there are tons of beautiful beach towns to visit we chose to pack up the car and drive to Picinguaba (just 20mins past Ubatuba).  The ‘town’ is a very small […]

Pedra Furada Jericoacoara

About a 45 minute trek (4 kilometers) from the town center of Jericoacoara (jeri) you will find Pedra Furada (the holed stone) which is considered the postcard of Ceará!  Sculpted by nature through the waves, it is the symbol that characterizes the famous beach, now internationally known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. […]

Overview of Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara is one of the most amazing places I have visited in Brazil; the streets are paved with sand (Morro de Sao Paulo style), beaches stretch as far as the eye can see and are lined with delicious restaurants and cute beachy boutiques. Historical fact: Until about 20 years ago, Jericoacoara was still a secluded and […]