Winter isn't even over yet, but it's time to start thinking about summer 2022/2023. This is because planning the trip in advance allows travelers to research the best prices and have the chance to book the best hotel for their needs.
If you have no idea where to go, we have selected 5 national destinations, from North to South, that are popular this summer! See the options and start planning your trip:
1- Alter do Chão (PA)
The village of Alter do Chão, in Pará, gained worldwide notoriety after being elected one of the most beautiful beach destinations in Brazil by the British newspaper The Guardian. The difference is the paradisiacal freshwater beaches, bathed by the Tapajós and Arapiuns rivers, surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. It is suitable for travelers of all ages, as it is an area that is easily accessible via Santarém airport, from where daily flights leave to the village.
Precisely because it is surrounded by forest, the stations do not work like they do in the rest of the country. So, the best time to visit Alter do Chão and enjoy its beaches is in the Amazonian summer, the dry season that runs from August to December. Between January and July, it is the rainy season, best suited for those who want to go boating amid native vegetation.
2- Jalapão (TO)
Jalapão, in Tocantins, has become a favorite among ecotourism lovers. This is an area of the Cerrado that encompasses four municipalities and more than 34 thousand km² of conservation area – it is the largest block of native vegetation remaining in Brazil –, including the Jalapão State Park. It is a region with dunes, waterfalls, trails and various attractions amidst nature, so it is best to hire a local guide.
The destination is not suitable for everyone, as it requires traveling long distances overland and, in some situations, even camping. However, the “hard work” is worth it due to the breathtaking landscapes and attractions, such as rafting through Cachoeira da Velha, bathing in Cachoeira do Formiga and sunset on the dunes of Jalapão State Park. It's hot there all year round, but there's always a river or a hot spring to cool off.
3- Praia Grande (SC)
In the spirit of ecotourism, Praia Grande, in Santa Catarina, is gaining more followers every day. Despite the name, it is not a coastal region, but natural landscapes famous for the canyons, which are the city's main attraction. The Aparados da Serra and Serra Geral National Parks are the city's main tourist attractions.
In addition to taking the opportunity to bathe in the waterfall, visitors can go hiking, hot air ballooning, rappelling, horseback riding, canyoneering and quad biking, always accompanied by local guides. Another highlight of the city is the hotel chain, which ranges from guesthouses to luxury hotels. Although it is far from the capital of Santa Catarina, it is easy to reach Praia Grande by car.
4- Ubatuba (SP)
Anyone looking for sand, sea and nature should visit Ubatuba, one of the best preserved destinations in Serra do Mar, on the coast of São Paulo. There are more than 100 beaches, with paradisiacal and trendy options, as well as activities amidst the greenery of the Atlantic Forest, such as trails with different levels of difficulty, a historic center with 'instagrammable' architecture, and boat or schooner rides.
Another tour that attracts thousands of visitors is Anchieta Island, which has 826 hectares and has the Prison Ruins and a museum that tells the history of the place, which was a penal colony until 1955. Today, it is an environmental protection area with white sand beaches and blue sea. In fact, Ubatuba is one of the few Brazilian cities that allow animals on its beaches.
5- Maceió (AL)
A Hurb survey indicated that Maceió, in Alagoas, is one of the most sought after destinations in 2022 and 2023. Known as the “Brazilian Caribbean”, the capital has an inland climate. In addition to the clear sand and green sea, the city offers a great hotel, restaurants and tours for the whole family. One of the main highlights are the natural pools with crystal clear waters and coral barriers.
In addition to the beaches, the municipality has a historic center with several churches of colonial or neoclassical architecture, the Palácio Floriano Peixoto Museum, which is the former seat of the state government, the Théo Brandão Museum of Anthropology and Folklore, and the Deodoro Theater, with neoclassical architecture from 1910, and which to this day hosts plays, musical performances and other events.
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