You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go-they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Frommer's Brazil is the premier guide to the country, with complete coverage of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Bahia, Natal, Brasilia, and more. You'll get details on Carnaval, Ponta Negra, the ecolodges in the Amazon, the hang gliding in Rio, the prawns of Ilhabela, and the moquecas of Salvador. Whether you're an archaeology buff, an outdoor adventurer, or a partier in search of a good time, Brazil presents so many diverse travel options that it'll make your head spin.
Frommer's Brazil will help you plan a memorable trip, starting with our highly opinionated lists of the best experiences the country has to offer.
Table of Contents
LIST OF MAPS. 1 THE BEST OF BRAZIL. 2 BRAZIL IN DEPTH. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO BRAZIL. 4 SUGGESTED BRAZIL ITINERARIES. 5 SETTLING INTO RIO DE JANEIRO. 6 EXPLORING RIO DE JANEIRO. 7 SIDE TRIPS FROM RIO DE JANEIRO. 8 MINAS GERAIS: BELO HORIZONTE & THE HISTORICAL CITIES. 9 SETTLING INTO SAO PAULO. 10 EXPLORING SAO PAULO. 11 SALVADOR & THE BEST OF BAHIA. 12 RECIFE & OLINDA. 13 NATAL. 14 FORTALEZA. 15 SAO LUIS & THE LENCOIS MARANHENSES. 16 THE AMAZON: MANAUS & BELEM. 17 BRASILIA. 18 IGUACU & THE FALLS. 19 THE PANTANAL. 20 FERNANDO DE NORONHA. 21 FLORIANOPOLIS. 22 FAST FACTS. INDEX.
A native of California, Shawn Blore has lived and worked in a half dozen countries and traveled in at least 50 more (but who's counting?). Long a resident of Vancouver, Shawn has for the past few years made his home in Rio de Janeiro. He is an award-winning magazine writer and the author of Vancouver: Secrets of the City and coauthor of Frommer's South America and Frommer's Portable Rio de Janeiro. Alexandra de Vries made her first journey to Brazil at the ripe old age of 1 month (alas, few of her food reviews from that trip survive). In recent years, Alexandra has returned many times to travel, explore, and live in this amazing country. Alexandra cowrites Frommer's Portable Rio de Janeiro, about her favorite place to live, and Frommer's South America, about her favorite places to visit.