Brazil is renowned for its kaleidoscopic carnivals, palm tree kissed shoreline and Christ the Redeemer, which blesses the urban jungle of Rio de Janeiro. When looking for a holiday rental in South America then look no further than Brazil. A country which is bursting with exotic rainforests, colonial coastlines and the world’s most fabulous street parties, it offers something for everybody, with holiday apartment in Brazil for every visitor. Whether you crave some rainforest adventure, an escape to the shores of the Southern Atlantic, or you need somewhere to rest your head when the carnival comes to an end, there is the perfect holiday rental in Brazil which can be secured on Airbnb or TripAdvisor today.
Find and book the perfect apartment or holiday home in Brazil
Book an escape to the rainbow-infused kingdom of Brazil, a country of countless exotic opportunities which stretch from the heights of the clouds surrounding Millennium Palace to the depth of the 'Coral Coast' in Maragogi, and everywhere in-between. Secure a haven in this vivid nation, in the shape of a holiday apartment in Brazil with a sea view in Fortaleza, the bohemian beach capital of Ceará which attracts sun worshippers and partygoers to its developing shores. Alternatively, discover a penthouse in the city of Salvador, where the only thing more colourful than the Portuguese inspired architecture is the explosive food scene. When searching for a holiday rental in Brazil, do not overlook an apartment in the heart of São Paulo, the cultural hive of the country, which is buzzing with a refreshing art, film and shopping scene. Wherever you choose your accommodation in Brazil, Latin American jewel offers every combination you could ever dream of.
When to visit?
The majority of this Southern American land lies in the tropics which allows the temperature to be hot throughout the entire year. The driest months spread from March to November, while December to February sees a chance of rainfall, so avoid these wetter months for almost guaranteed sunshine. The carnival season changes yearly to coincide with the week leading up to Lent, but typically takes place in February or March, so remember to book your accommodation in Brazil in advance during this particularly busy period.
What types of holiday rentals are available in Brazil?
There really is no place quite like Brazil, with its stretch of oceanic beaches, tropical rainforest and the biggest celebration on the planet which illuminates the streets of Rio. If the vast golden shores are the drawing you to this country, look no further than a bed and breakfast on the coastline of Maragogi, where you can enjoy a room with a view of your private pool before spending the day bathing on the sun glazed sands of this unspoilt seaside sanctuary. The country continues to showcase a breathtaking natural landscape beyond its shoreline, as central Brazil boasts the most famous rainforest on the planet, the Amazon Rainforest. Choose a chalet in the nearby area of Santarem, which is the ideal size to house a family or larger group of friends who want to experience the impressive verdant forest for themselves. For anybody who wants a taste of Southern American city life, choose a holiday apartment in Brazil's vibrant cities, where you can reserve a home away from home in the uniquely beautiful city of Salvador, or choose a guesthouse in Rio, the carnival capital of the world.
How to get to Brazil
Boarded by the Southern Atlantic Ocean in Latin America, the quickest way to reach Brazil is by air directly from London Heathrow to RIOgaleão Tom Jobim International Airport with British Airways or Latam Airlines in 11 hours 30 minutes. Connecting flights from Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham to Rio are similarly available via Zurich and Lisbon Airport, straight into Brazil's most famous city. This major airport is just 20 kilometres south of the city, and Rio city centre can be accessed in around half an hour by jumping aboard the metro from the nearby station of Vicente de Carvalho or taking an airport shuttle bus or taxi.
Brazilian Food and Culture Tips
Brazil holds the reputation as South America's barbecue champion, and when you visit this meat-loving country, you will not struggle to see why. Barbecues are fired up in almost every home and on every street and serve up the greatest Frango Churrasco, Fraldinha and Chuleta. Choose a self-catered holiday apartment in Brazil, where you can explore the authentic barbecue eateries nearby, or try the practice for yourself in your private garden. The only thing which is loved as much as its barbecue culture is the drink which washes down these prime cuts, Cachaça. Brazil's national cocktail has been a staple in the country since the 1500s, and whether you are visiting in carnival season or not, the unmistakable kick from a cachaça is unmissable from your Brazilian diet. Remember when you sample the drink that ‘cheers' is ‘Felicidades' in Portuguese, which is the official language of Brazil. English is not widely spoken beyond Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, so brush up on some more Portuguese phrases beyond Felicidades if you are staying in a holiday apartment in Brazil's less touristy areas!
Brazil's brilliant beach is the largest in the world!
Stretching across 150 miles of Brazil's emerald coastline, Praia do Cassino Beach is the largest beach in the world, which means there is room for every visitor who desires a slice of this vast seaside retreat. Reserve a holiday home in Brazil along this extensive sandy haven and get to know some residents in the shape of birds and sea lions who call this shore home. Brazil's collection of beaches do not stop at Praia do Cassino, as the ‘Coral Coast' of Maragogi offers bed and breakfasts in Brazil's most exotic seaside resort. Choose holiday accommodation in Maragogi to enjoy your morning coffee in one of the beachfront coffee houses, before embracing the areas famous diving scene. Alternatively, the vibrant beachfront of Fortaleza brings the party spirit of Brazil to its shores, meaning you will not want to return to your apartment or youth hostel in Brazil until dawn.
Adventure in Brazil
With the world's largest rainforest covering 60% of the country, discovering the Amazon Rainforest is both an unmissable and accessible experience wherever you choose your holiday apartment in Brazil. A holiday home nestled among the dramatic natural landscape in Santarem is ideal for those who want to wake up surrounded by Brazil's verdant glory before spending the day hiking through the leafy ecosystem or swimming with pink river dolphins.
Where to stay?
Rio de Janeiro
Book a holiday apartment in Rio de Janeiro to immerse yourself in the life of the carnival city with some of the country's most famous landmarks: from the unmistakable picture postcard views from the cable car of Sugarloaf Mountain to the timeless art deco of the Copacabana Palace and the mosaic Escadaria Selaron stairway to paradise. Perhaps the most recognised symbol of Rio, however, is the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which holds the impressive crown as one of the seven new wonders of the world and is the reigning figure of this extraordinary country.
Choose a holiday home in São Paulo, a metropolis which is brimming with Brazilian art museums, a beautiful glass-covered market and a collection of modernist structures, including the Edifício Copan building which towers above this artists haven. Whether you want to indulge in São Paulo's boutiques which neighbour your luxury apartment rental in downtown São Paulo, or a holiday villa with a garden in Brazil's urban jungle, accommodation in São Paulo is as exotic as the city they stand in.
As utopia of pastel kissed architecture and Afro-Brazilian music where spontaneous festivals take over the colonial city of Salvador is coastal paradise which is just waiting to be discovered. The entire country is renowned for its carnival culture, but the musical spirit of Salvador thrives beyond the festival season and graces the streets outside your holiday apartment rental in Brazil.