SEA AND SAND
Rio de Janeiro
The Marvellous City has world-famous sights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Also, Rio has long been regarded as the Carnival Capital of the World. Angra dos Reis, located half-an-hour away from Rio by helicopter, resembles the Virgin Islands, its sun drenched bay is composed of 365 islands and 2000 scenic beaches surrounded by virgin rainforest.
Punta del Este
The Saint Tropez of South America founded as a fishermen village in 1907, Punta del Este has become an international summer resort, a favourite getaway for Europeans and North Americans. White sandy beaches, world-class hotels and restaurants, nightlife, and a variety of outdoor activities give Punta del Este a solid reputation as the playground for the “rich and famous”.
Florianopolis was named one of the “Top 15 Sexiest Beaches in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler. There are a huge variety of extreme sports options on the island, from intense surfing to windsurfing, ecological tours and sand boarding. Ponta dos Ganchos Hotel is Brazil’s most exclusive beach resort, heaven for beach lovers who appreciate a laid-back environment with a touch of romance and soberness. Florianopolis is 50 minutes distance by plane from São Paulo, one hour and a half flight from Rio de Janeiro or a two hour flight from Buenos Aires.
Fernando de Noronha
It is a Brazilian island located in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean. It offers great diving opportunities and an impressive and exotic natural environment. With its 500 years of history, it is more than just a nature sanctuary – it is truly a World Heritage Site worthy of a visit and, above all, of being preserved. The island is approximately two degrees away from the Equator, making it quite hot and humid throughout the year. There are direct flights from the U.S. to Recife where there are daily flights to the island.
The fishing village of Jericoacoara is located some 300 km from Fortaleza, capital of Ceará, northeast Brazil. According to some older residents Jericoacoara means “sunning crocodile” in the indigenous language; in addition local fishermen say the Pedra Furada (a nearby landmark) looks like the eye of a basking crocodile. Surrounded by a mixture of stunning landscapes: dunes, clear water lagoons, wetlands and deserted beaches and due to the strong winds blowing from July to December reaching 20 to 30 knots during the day, Jeri has become one of the best places for windsurfing and kite surfing in the world,. The streets are sandy, street lighting lacks, and the underground electrical power, make Jeri quite a sight. It can be reached in 4×4, helicopter, small plane or Land Rover and it has a wide range of hotels and activities.
Angra dos Reis
Located 150km South of Rio de Janeiro, Angra do Reis has more than 360 islands and 2,000 beaches to wander around and discover on this heavenly place in Brazil, that has a prompt access with helicopter from Rio. This destination offers one of the most gratifying experiences through private boat rides along the islands. During your stay on first-class hotels, you will have unlimited modern and comfortable facilities to enjoy such as bar, restaurant, swimming pool, gymnasium, spa, Jacuzzi, sauna, security box, parking, room and laundry service, and internet connection.
Corumbau is a 15 kilometer-long-paradise with white sand and crystalline water beaches. In low tide, you can walk 1km off-shore to see coral reef formations. In the northern beaches, Coconut palm trees enclose the water giving a very particular radiance. You will be able to sail on Escunas [schooners], wooden boats with all services onboard, through the same sea route than the Portuguese fleet in 1500 and observe the Monte Pascoal. There are top category hotels such as the outstanding Fazenda Sao Francisco do Corumbau. It is a unique experience.