5 out of the 6 people in this family were born in Brazil, and still, we haven’t seen too much of it. In fact, we’ve seen very little. Still, this is a guide to whatever we’ve done there to help you plan your family holidays. Here’s our All About Brazil Travel for Families with Kids.
Brazil is one of the largest countries in the world. It’s still in development and needs a lot of work. It’s the fifth most populated country in the world, with the majority of the population living by the coast.
It’s a highly diverse country, with the Amazon, Iguazu Falls, mangroves, sand dunes, and big cities.
Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are the most famous cities. It’s hugely visited during Carnival since it’s the biggest Carnival in the world. Just know that it gets REALLY crowded and expensive.
It’s going through a rough patch at the moment, but it’s one beautiful place to visit with delicious food everywhere.
The weather varies a lot depending on the location (South Brazil being colder, and Northern parts being warmer) so you’ll need to know where you’re going to pack properly. Or better yet, take all-season clothing so you’ll be covered.
There have been protests and riots all over the country, and they can become violent, so be careful wherever you go, and if you see something starting, moving away may be the smartest thing to do. Unless, of course, you want to join.
Some parts are malaria, yellow fever, dengue and zika prone. You’ll need to take precautions before visiting! Find out more about it here.
Below is everything we’ve ever talked about Brazil here on the blog!
General Brazil stuff
We don’t have where you’re planning to visit, or maybe you’re unsure of what to do? There are things that are the same all around! You’ll find them here.
- Bye, Brazil!
- Street Markets – an AMAZING way to try different fruits and buy some fresh produce cheap!
- Brazilian food to try – trust me, you do.
- Renting a car and Driving in Brazil
- Tips and Curiosities
The place we were born in, and where we spend our days when we’re in Brazil. That’s why this session is a lot bigger than the rest. It’s not that it’s more important, it’s just where we have free accommodation. 😛
- A guide to São Paulo
- Central Market
- Free things in São Paulo
- Best Restaurants in São Paulo
- Itanhaem & Peruibe, the South Coast
- Ilha Comprida, Cananeia, and Cardoso Island, the southernmost coast of São Paulo
- Escape60 experience for families
We had 10 days in Salvador in 2016 and we loved it! Oh, the warm weather, the sun, the beaches, the colors, the spices, the food!
To and from Brazil
- Etihad flight, from Japan to Brazil – we had a 30+ hours trip going from Japan to Brazil, in economy class, with 4 kids. It wasn’t easy, but here’s our review, what was great, and what was so wrong.
From the kids
The kids didn’t really want to leave the house when we were in Brazil. They’d rather enjoy their time with their cousins and eating that grandma food only grandmothers can make. But still, here’s what they thought about our last 3 months in Brazil!
- Best Things in Brazil, by José
- Salvador, by José
- Animals we’ve seen so far, by João
- Projeto Tamar – Sea Turtle Protection Center, by João
- Funny things that happened in Brazil, by João
- Life on the road, by Melissa
- Brazil so far, by Melissa
- Brazil for us – a sentimental post with all the people we love and will miss while we’re away.