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Southern Coast

Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo form the gateway to Brazil’s south which boasts a spectacular sun-drenched coastline that is peppered with smalls towns and fishing villages, each with its own charm. Naturally stunning, as you head south, palm trees give way to pine forests and coffee plantations, providing a refreshing contrast to the ceaseless surf, golden sands and colonial towns of the north.

North of Rio is the sophisticated resort of Buzios which, after Brigette Bardot visited it as a quaint little fishing village in her heyday, soon became known as the St Tropez of South America. Boasting beautiful beaches, lagoons, cobbled streets, charming restaurants and boutiques, its easy to see why this gem has become a popular destination for visitors. Other worthy mentions include the colonial jewel of Parati and the paradisiacal island of Ilha Grande on Brazil's Emerald Coast, where the Atlantic forest meets the sea, its reflection creating a stunning illusion in the crystalline waters.

Further south, palm trees give way to pine forests, coffee plantations, cattle ranches and tranquil valleys. Visit the southern state of Santa Catarina and watch Southern Right Whales as they make their remarkable journey from the Antarctic to breed and nurse their calves (Jul to Nov), or visit the laid-back coastal city of Florianopolis, with its stunning beaches ranging from quiet bays to excellent surfing hot-spots.

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Fasano Angra dos Reis

Angra dos Reis, Southern Coast, Brazil

Fasano Angra dos Reis boasts a prime location on Brazil's Emerald Coast, surrounded by the lush Atlantic Forest. This exclusive resort has everything to entice jet setters for a stylish coastal escape, with a beautiful beachfront and turquoise waters.

Best for: Couples, Sailing & surfing, Beach

Fazenda Catucaba

Catucaba, Southern Coast, Brazil

A charming and sensitively re-designed colonial-era property set in a beautiful coffee-estate fringed by Atlantic rainforest, Fazenda Catucaba offers an almost unmatched sense of peace and plenty of immersive experiences, both natural and cultural.

Best for: Couples, Culture, Eco/ethical tourism, Family

Angra & Paraty Sailing Charters

Angra do Reis & Paraty, Brazil

Sail from Angra to Paraty aboard a 40-foot catamaran to discover pristine tropical beaches and virgin Atlantic rainforest as you charter the calm waters in and around Ilha Grande. Learn to sail, snorkel, dive and star-gaze under sparkling night skies.

Best for: Adventure, Beach, Sailing & surfing

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