As South America's biggest and most populous country, Brazil exerts a significant influence on the continent. It is an economic giant of the world, renowned for its footballing ability, distinctive musical styles and glorious natural surroundings, not least its infamous beaches. And, regardless of ethnic group or socio-economic class, all Brazilians share some characteristics - those of passion and energy. This is obviously evident in their unadulterated joy of football, but can also be seen in the Brazilian love for a good party. Whether it's cheap pousadas or luxury Brazil hotels you're after, you'll be able to find the best the country has to offer on our site, so go ahead and book your Brazil hotel here! We also have a full range of Brazil tours that allow you the opportunity to experience Brazil any way you want!
Brazil is one of the world's largest and most populous countries, and offers a dizzying array of things to see and do!
Brazil is also a fantastically diverse country, in both landscape and inhabitants, and therefore offers a great variety of holiday optionsto cater for any desired level of luxury or budget. And while many tourists stick to the coastal regions, traversing into the interior reveals a side of Brazil that many foreigners never see, but with just as much to offer. The Amazon, particularly, is home to a dizzying amount of lush vegetation and splendid wildlife.
Brazil is the largest of the Latin American countries, as you can see in our Brazil map. Covering nearly half (47.3 percent) of the continent of South America, it occupies an area of 3,286,470 sq. miles. It is the fifth largest country in the world after the Russian Federation, Canada, China, and the United States. Because of its size, Brazil offers its visitors numerous options of activities and adventures, and everywhere you go, you'll find Brazil hotels to match your budget and desired luxury. Explore the Amazon rainforest. See the pink dolphins where the Rivers Negro and Amazon. Meet the leaf-cutter ants and monkeys of the forest floor. Experience the surging waters of Iguassu Falls, the majesty of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, and much more.
Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of over 7,367 kilometres. Brazil borders every nation on the South American continent except Ecuador and Chile: Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and the department of French Guiana are to the north, Colombia to the northwest, Bolivia and Peru to the west, Argentina and Paraguay to the southwest, and Uruguay to the south. Numerous archipelagos are part of the Brazilian territory, such as São Pedro e São Paulo, Fernando de Noronha, Trindade and Martim Vaz and Abrolhos.
Brazil is crossed by both the Equator and Tropic of Capricorn, and as such is home to a vast array fauna and flora, natural environments, as well as extensive natural resources. The Brazilian population is concentrated along the coastline and in a few large urban centres in the interior. While Brazil is one of the most populous nations in the world, population density drops dramatically as one moves inland.
Brazil was a colony of Portugal from its discovery by Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500 until its independence in 1822. Initially independent as the Brazilian Empire, the country has been a republic since 1889, although the bicameral legislature (now called Congress) dates back to 1824, when the first constitution was ratified. Its current Constitution defines Brazil as a Federative Republic. The Federation is formed by the indissoluble association of the States, the Federal District, and the Municipalities.
One of the ten largest economies in the world, Brazil has a diversified middle-income economy with wide variations in development levels and mature manufacturing, mining and agriculture sectors. Technology and services also play an important role and are growing rapidly. Brazil is a net exporter, having gone through free trade and privatization reforms in the 1990s.
Brazil's great assortment of people, personality and natural beauty make it a destination truly worth visiting. Whether you come to Brazil to see the Amazon, known as the 'Lungs of the Earth', drop out and chill on a beach somewhere or party all night with the locals, we offer the best and most interesting local Brazil hotels. Go to our Brazil Destination Guide to see some of the best things to see and do whilst in Brazil.