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Beachtastic Brazil

Mark and David's verdict:

Brazil offers beach life in the raw: endless stretches of sand, blazing sunshine, a seductive samba soundtrack and a copious supply of caipirinhas. There are chic retreats, trailblazing eco-hotels, rustic fishing villages, turtle sanctuaries and canoe trips through mangrove swamps. The vibe is easy-going and the time difference is just three hours.

Recommended tour operator: Dehouche

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Dehouche says

Over the lapping of the waves, the gentle chords of a live samba band strike up behind you while, caipirinha in hand, you watch the sun set along miles of golden sand and the first brilliant stars begin to appear.

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Brazil’s unparalleled selection of world class beaches are the ideal option for an exotic getaway, and combined with the vitality and warmth inherent in the Brazilian culture, a holiday in Brazil is guaranteed to be much more than moonlit strolls along the beach.

To give you a sample itinerary, you could be pampered in the most exclusive boutique hotel in fashionable Trancoso, relax on deserted beaches in the state of Alagoas, before finally staying in one of the country’s best hotels in trendy Praia da Pipa, a bohemian beach town renowned for its wild dolphins and excellent surfing.

Selected as Conde Nast Traveller’s Top Specialist for Brazil, Dehouche has personally explored the entire length of the 8,600 km spectacular coastline so we are ideally placed to ensure that you get to experience the very best of Brazil, with each trip catered entirely to your individual needs.

Find out more about our trips to Buzios (the St Tropez of South America), the tropical state of Bahia and Fernando de Noronha, the country’s best kept tourism secret.

We specialise in luxury tailor-made holidays to Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay and we really know our stuff. Our offices are in South America to ensure our unrivalled, up to the minute knowledge of this fabulous continent, with all holidays entirely operated by our own local team.

See our full selection of travel ideas in Brazil and find out more about Dehouche. Also see our guide to the best time to visit Brazil.

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