Brazil is the largest country in South America and shares borders with every country in this southern continent other than Chile and Ecuador. It is the fifth largest country in the world and the only Portuguese speaking country in the Americas.
The Amazonian rainforest and the Pampas between them cover the vast majority of this geographically diverse country, with its plains, hills, highlands, mountains and scrubland, and of course, the second longest river in the world, the mighty Amazon.
When the visitor thinks of Brazil, the most endearing picture is that of the huge statue of Cristo Redentore (Christ the Redeemer) in Rio de Janeiro, gazing out for all eternity across the bay of Guanabara, an inlet on the Atlantic coast close to the Tropic of Cancer.
The best time to visit this vast country is in the summer months, from December to March, and it is at this time, 40 days before Lent, that the world-renowned Carnival is held. Three day of a hectic, breathtaking rollercoaster ride of noise, spectacle, smells and an absolutely unbelievable riot of colour. All the senses are assaulted in the most unforgettable way as the biggest carnival on earth erupts and flows around the city, and draws even the most reluctant participant into its heart. Truly a memory that will never fade.
One of the most unusual sights is in Brasília, and is that of the Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady Aparecida, a most striking, modern piece of architecture completed and dedicated in 1970.
The last word on Brazil has to belong to the world-famous beaches at Ipanema and its rival the Copacabana beach; the visitor will find up-market shopping, luxury hotels, a vibrant night-life, and excellent restaurants, as well as many cultural centres, and the best thing is that they are all within walking distance of the beaches.
Fasano’s first countryside resort is only a short drive from São Paulo. Located on Fazenda Boa Vista, a sprawling farm, the hotel combines the excellence in service and refinement of the Fasano brand with the relaxed environment of the countryside—a...read more
In the Jardins area, just a block from Avenida Paulista, discover the new Tivoli São Paulo - Mofarrej, in the very centre of the city. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure, this five-star São Paulo hotel has everything you need for an...read more
Superbly positioned overlooking the sea, this glamorous landmark in Rio has been welcoming the rich and famous since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced here and the Rolling Stones tuned up in its grand salon before...read more
The only hotel located within the Iguacu National Park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas enjoys an unrivalled location just a short stroll from the sensational waterfalls. Guests enjoy exclusive access to this magnificent sight in the evening and at dawn, when...read more
Located on Avenida Vieira Souto in the heart of Ipanema beach, Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro combines the glamour and sophistication of Rio’s most coveted address with the Fasano commitment to excellence. In his first hotel architecture project, Philippe...read more
One of the most charming hotels in São Paulo is also the realization of a longstanding dream for the Fasano family, a name that has been synonymous with fine dining and hospitality in the city for over 100 years. The architectural project, by Isay Weinfeld...read more
Fazenda Catuçaba is a true rural idyll situated amongst countryside and rolling hills half an hour from the historic town of São Luiz do Paraitinga. 1½ hours from Picinguaba and 2½ hours from São Paulo, the property's 450 hectares (1,100 acres) include an...read more
Visually stunning architecture crafted by Ruy Ohtake. Elegant, contemporary design from João Armentano. Landscaping brought to life by Gilberto Elkis. Innovative gastronomy and drinks presented by Chef Emmanuel Bassoleil at spectacularly sexy Skye. Hotel...read more
Imagine a private sanctuary of tranquility and balance where the smallest of details have been carefully crafted with your experience in mind. Imagine an escape destined to expand your journey, while ensuring your privacy. Imagine Kenoa, a first wave...read more
Located only 25 miles (40 km) from the state capital of Florianópolis, the district of Governador Celso Ramos is a region immersed in history and tradition. A small fishing village whose inhabitants are descendents of the first immigrants from the Azores;...read more