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Recommendations for travel near Rio de Janeiro at New Year

Recommendations for travel near Rio de Janeiro at New Year

Q. Hi Alison, My partner and I are going to Brazil for Christmas. We are arriving into Sao Paulo on morning 19th Dec & leaving on 3rd January. We are interested in travelling along the coast to Rio as we are going to hire a car. Melissa recommended Trindade and Casa do Bicho in Angra Dos Reis. […]

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2 de December de 2015 | By | Reply More
What are Brazil’s surf conditions like in February?

What are Brazil’s surf conditions like in February?

Q. Hi, we’re planning a trip in February 2016. I am wondering if the surf conditions are good at this time. Thank you very much for your help. – Manzoni, France. A. Hi Manzoni, Quick question. Are you coming for carnival and/or surf? This is one of the busiest and most expensive times of year so […]

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30 de November de 2015 | By | Reply More
When is the best time to visit pousadas in Bahia in 2016?

When is the best time to visit pousadas in Bahia in 2016?

Q. I’m going to be writing a series of articles on amazing, affordable pousadas in Bahia for a leading UK paper and am wondering when would be the best time to come, considering weather, availability and cost. I hope Hidden Pousadas Brazil can help! LT, London, UK A. Hi there,   I’ll give you a […]

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23 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
Where to go in Brazil with 12 day vacation: Iguaçu, Maraú, Chapada Diamantina?

Where to go in Brazil with 12 day vacation: Iguaçu, Maraú, Chapada Diamantina?

Hello Alison, This is my second short trip to Brazil. The first time we did Rio and Ilha Grande. All your pousadas were fantastic! This time, we’re thinking about Iguaçu, Salvador and the Maraú Peninsula. We have 12 days, arriving in and departing from Rio. Would it be too tight with flights/travelling? Or should we […]

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19 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
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
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
Expected prices for the Olympics in Brazil & Best beach holiday destinations

Expected prices for the Olympics in Brazil & Best beach holiday destinations

Q. “Hello Alison,  I live in London and found your details on a link from the Rough Guide to Brazil. I am looking for a beach base next summer 2016 for some relaxation ahead of the Olympics. What are you expecting next summer? Will it and the prices go bonkers?” C.N, UK   A. Hi there, […]

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9 de June de 2015 | By | Reply More