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Is it possible to get to Peninsula de Maraú by car from Salvador?

Is it possible to get to Peninsula de Maraú by car from Salvador?

Q. Dear Alison, Thankyou for your advice. A question for you: where can I go from Salvador by car? I plan to relax on beaches and in some of the pousadas you write about. I like traveling by car very much, but I can’t find any places to travel to from Salvador. Distances 300-400 km are ok. Thank you in […]

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8 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
10 interesting facts about Alter do Chão, Pará

10 interesting facts about Alter do Chão, Pará

Famous for its sandy beaches which only appear during the dry season, Alter do Chão is a relaxed, laid-back destination which combines jungle, history and beach experiences into one charming package. You can read more about Alter do Chão here.

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6 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
Discover Alter do Chão, Brazil: a jungle, history and beach experience all at once

Discover Alter do Chão, Brazil: a jungle, history and beach experience all at once

Alter do Chão, Pará is a small village located 38 kilometres south of Santarem, with a population of 8,000. The village is most famous for its sandy beaches and the sand spit which appears during the dry season (July to December) right opposite the main square. Rather inaccurately referred to as Ilha do Amor or  ‘Love Island’, […]

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5 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
10 surprising facts about Ilha de Marajó, Pará

10 surprising facts about Ilha de Marajó, Pará

Marajó is an island located at the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil, in the state of Pará. It’s a 3 and a half hour boat ride from Belém, has a population of around 250,000 and is the largest fluvial island in the world. Here’s how to get to Ilha de Marajó. And here are some […]

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2 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
How to get to Ilha de Marajó from Belém

How to get to Ilha de Marajó from Belém

The island of Marajó is an extraordinary place: the size of Switzerland with a population of only 250,000 (only 210,000 more than it had in the 16th century!) It has 4 ecosystems and buffalos outnumber people several times over, used for transport, policing, leather goods and food. What do I like particularly about the place? The fact […]

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29 de September de 2015 | By | Reply More
Which pousadas are best for beaches and relaxation in Rio de Janeiro and Bahia?

Which pousadas are best for beaches and relaxation in Rio de Janeiro and Bahia?

Q. Hi Alison, I’m hoping you will be able to help me! I am planning a trip to Brazil with my partner in September. I need to some help with where to stay & visit please. The key ‘stop points’ will be Rio and Salvador and surrounding areas. Can you recommend places near Salvador with beautiful beaches? I’m looking […]

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22 de August de 2015 | By | Reply More
How to get to Christ the Redeemer / Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro: an insider’s guide

How to get to Christ the Redeemer / Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro: an insider’s guide

Updated May 4 2016. Please note from July 2016 only visitors who have pre-paid tickets bought in advance online will be able to take the Corcovado train. Christ the Redeemer, otherwise known as Cristo Redentor or Corcovado, is Rio de Janeiro’s busiest tourist attraction. So when is the best time of day to visit? How much does […]

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4 de August de 2015 | By | Reply More
Which pousada is best for 3 days on Boipeba island, Bahia?

Which pousada is best for 3 days on Boipeba island, Bahia?

Q. “Hi Alison, We’re planning to spend 3 days in Boipeba and we’d like to stay only in one place. However, we’re still undecided about where else to go. Is there any other place in the state of Bahia (apart from Maraú Peninsula and Boipeba) that you would recommend? Many thanks.” Giuliana A. Hi Giuliana, With just 3 days […]

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29 de July de 2015 | By | Reply More
Accommodation for Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016: an insider’s guide

Accommodation for Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016: an insider’s guide

Updated Feb 2nd 2016 Accommodation for Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016 is likely to be very competitive. The 2016 Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro over 19 days between August 5 and 21, with 11 days of Paralympics following that between September 7 and 18 . The Olympic park itself with its various stadiums […]

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23 de July de 2015 | By | Reply More
10 great value B&Bs and guesthouses in Brazil’s amazing destinations

10 great value B&Bs and guesthouses in Brazil’s amazing destinations

1. Alcino Estalagem, Lençóis, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia “beautiful colonial-style inn in Lençois with great atmosphere + best breakfast in Brazil” Read more …   2. Pousada Santa Clara, Boipeba, Bahia “the guesthouse where Hidden Pousadas Brazil began: total paradise!” Read more …   3. Pousada Estrela do Mar, Salvador, Bahia   “simple, charming and convenient […]

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6 de July de 2015 | By | Reply More