Get Moving at Samba School
Music might be the one thing on par with Brazil’s passion for soccer. The country is infamous for celebrating sounds that move them, and locals don’t miss an opportunity to sing, dance and play instruments – often in the streets. Rio de Janeiro is home to several samba schools, which house groups who rehearse to perform in Carnival. Click here to learn more about the different schools, their histories and when they rehearse.
Hit the Beach(es) in Florianópolis
There are 42 beaches in the city of Florianópolis, making it the perfect destination for sand and surf. Each one has unique features that will appeal to you based on what you’re looking for – whether it’s seclusion and tranquility or simply a place to party in your bathing suit. The most popular spot is Praia Mole, which is surrounded by lush hills and rocky mountains, while Lagoinha do Leste is more secluded, bordered by a rocky coastline, sandbanks and dunes.
Catch a Sail at Regata da Jangadas
Brazil’s proximity to the sea is a huge part of its appeal, world-renowned for its white sands and warm waters. But there’s also plenty of adventures to be had on the ocean – amongst them the Regata da Jangadas sailing festival. Crowds gather along the Cove of Fortaleza for the annual event, which brings hundreds of sailboats to the shore. If you’re looking for an optimal view of the event, be sure to go for a ride on a jangada, a traditional Brazilian fishing boat.