dealchecker's guide to Brazil

Brazil is a buzzing, brilliant place. Occupying a huge slab of South America, it crosses countless climactic zones and comes packed with enchanting colonial cities, sparkling Atlantic beaches, and rambunctious carnival celebrations. It's the home of the mighty Amazon River and fun-loving Copacabana, so grab a Caipirinha and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

Dealchecker's got some of the hottest bargains on cheap hotels in Brazil, making it easier than ever for you to don the sequin feathers and join the party, stalk panthers in the wetlands of the Pantanal, scale the Sugarloaf Mountain and tour this irresistible Latin land.

Popular Hotel Stays in Brazil

Brazil’s southern metropolises and states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina are firm favourites with visitors. Many will linger in the cities, but others will break out to see the roaring Iguacu Falls on the Argentine border. You’ll find countless Brazil hotels all throughout these areas such as those around the coast of Florianopolis and mountain-backed Paraty – great for the sun seekers and surfers.

Brazil's wild inland is a magnet for adventurers and wildlife lovers. Take the huge Mato Grosso, the gateway to the Pantanal. Travellers will head to Cuiaba to embark on wetland safaris here. And then there's Manaus – the jump off point for jungle excursions down the snaking Amazon.

Meanwhile, Baroque beauty oozes from the northern colonial towns of Olinda and Salvador, while colossal sand dunes rise at Jericoacoara.

City Breaks in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is a bucket-list city like few others on earth. Shrouded by the great ridges of the Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountains, it's topped by the unforgettable outline of Christ the Redeemer. But it's the beaches that really draw the crowds, so be sure to settle in Ipanema or Copacabana to enjoy the biggest parties. Also check Santa Teresa on the hill, where rattling trams and cosy cantinas hem the streets.

Sao Paolo is the sprawling capital of the nation; a place of seething nightlife and curious street art. Check hotels in well-to-do Jardins to be amidst museums and lively bars.

Sprawled over several islands on the north-east coast, Recife boasts the colourful facades of its historic centre - Recife Antigo – and the lively traveller's district of Zona Sul. Accommodation on the Boa Viagem promises a trip to remember.

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