Before you go abroad, you need to discover your own country.. We have selected 20 places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad

It's no secret that the Brazil concentrates some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Living here is a real privilege for adventurers, as its continental dimensions reveal some of the most beautiful places to travel. So, before visiting abroad, how about enjoying some national destinations first? 

THE Brazilian does not know Brazil, but should. Traveling through Brazil can surprise you a lot – and you can still encourage local tourism, generating jobs and income for different communities. In addition, cultural diversity, historical riches and a lot of nature make our country rich in attractions and places to discover.

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There are plenty of reasons to pack your bags and go out there falling in love with our own nation. To help you, we chose 20 places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad.

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Places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad

Jalapão - TO

places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad

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THE jalapão it is a unique place in the world. With a preserved and exuberant nature, you can enjoy dunes over 30 meters high, waterfalls and canyons: all this in a single destination. And to top it off, there are more than 80 beautiful boiling waters with crystal clear water, where you can literally float. It is worth remembering that the region is in the middle of the transition between the cerrado and the caatinga, forming a surreal scenario. 

Lençóis Maranhenses – MA

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Impressive blue lagoons contrast with huge white sand dunes. You can go around the world, but nothing compares to the scenic landscape of our Maranhão sheets. During the high season, between January and March, more than 35,000 lagoons form between the dunes, revealing truly paradisiacal images, which are even more impressive at sunset. 

Serra do Rio do Rastro – SC

places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad

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One of the most beautiful roads in the world and also one of the most incredible places in the Serra Catarinense, the Serra do Rio do Rastro offers one of the most incredible views you will ever see. With winding curves, the road goes around rocky walls and features viewpoints with caves, canyons and an impressive view. The road has 1500 meters above the sea and more than 25o curves.

Maragogi - AL

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Why go abroad in search of paradisiacal beaches with a turquoise blue sea if everything you need is in maragogi? With beautiful natural pools formed close to the coast, it is possible to dive in its crystal clear waters and be enchanted by all the exuberance of the marine life in the region. In addition, the destination still offers buggy rides and an abundant and tasty local cuisine. 

Chapada da Diamantina – BA

places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad

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It is impossible not to be moved by the exuberance of the landscapes in Chapada da Diamantina. Rivers, canyons, valleys, caves and more than 300 waterfalls make this a place worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. The exciting Poço Azul, located inside a cave, is one of the reasons why this is one of the places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad. 

Alter do Chão - PA

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The beauty of Brazil is not only in its beautiful surroundings, but also in its rich popular culture. Alter do Chão is a destination for those who want to discover the essence of our country. Full of beautiful surroundings, the small fishing village located in Santarém, in Pará, is full of ancient trees, untouched nature and many traditions of the communities that live there. There, you can be dazzled by freshwater beaches formed along the Tapajós River, in addition to the beauties of the dense forest that bears the same name. 

Rio de Janeiro - RJ

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THE Rio de Janeiro has already served as an inspiration for several Brazilian composers. Which is easily understandable, since the wonderful city always occupies the top among the most beautiful in the world in various rankings. So, whether to be welcomed with open arms by Christ the Redeemer, ride the Sugar Loaf Cable Car or stroll along the Copacabana boardwalk, everyone should visit Rio at least once in their lifetime. 

Mount Roraima – RR

places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad

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A place over 2 million years old, okay for you? THE Mount Roraima it is one of the most exotic and unusual destinations in the world and part of its area is right here, in Brazil, close to the border with Venezuela. Full of waterfalls, rivers, valleys, it is one of those destinations that will make you feel like you are in a movie – so much so that it inspired the scenarios of the animation “Up – Altas Aventuras”. Its imposing 2,875 meters in height and 90 kilometers in length contain truly untouched beauties. 

Fernando de Noronha – PE

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The most beautiful beach in the world is here in Brazil, more specifically in Fernando de Noronha. It is Baía do Sancho, which won the title in several foreign publications due to its singular beauty. Its incredibly crystalline waters, contrasting with the giant cliffs that surround it, arouse eyes from all over the world. Thus, Fernando de Noronha is a true ecological sanctuary and, therefore, is among the places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad.

Chapada dos Veadeiros – GO

places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad

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A waterfall with waters in bluish tones so impressive that it even looks like a lie. Santa Barbara, in Veadeiros Plateau, is considered one of the most beautiful falls in the country. But it is just one of the hundreds of incredible attractions that Chapada dos Veadeiros has in store. There are trails, valleys, unusual rock formations, parks, among other jaw-dropping beauties in the midst of the Brazilian savannah. Other than that, the place still has a mystical atmosphere capable of renewing anyone's energies. 

Jericoacoara - CE

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Very quiet, stunning landscapes and a rock hole in the middle of the sand strip give an unusual charm to Jeri, as it is called. Jericoacoara, In Ceara. Therefore, with a beach of calm and crystalline waters, this incredible fishing village is, without a doubt, one of the places that are better than any trip abroad. 

Beautiful – MS

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Considered one of the main ecotourism destinations in Brazil, Beautiful offers the tourist the perfect union between nature and fun. Thus, with incredible scenery, the city is home to one of the most crystalline waters in the world, the Sucuri, where you can float. In addition, the impressive Abismo Anhumas is located in the region, where it is necessary to descend by rappelling 72 meters high. 

Inhotim – MG

places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad

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Brazil is home to the largest open-air art museum in the world and it is located in Minas Gerais, very close to the capital Belo Horizonte. the institute Inhotim, in the city of Brumadinho, is one of those places that leave you speechless, either because of the variety of exhibitions or the large area dedicated to ecological preservation. Every step there is a great discovery and this is, without a doubt, one of the places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad.

Pantanal – MS

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The largest wetland in the world could not be left out of this list of places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad. And not wetland, you don't even have to leave the country to go on safaris in the middle of nature and observe different species of animals. In addition, horseback riding at dusk and boat trips are among the possibilities to admire the beauty of this region up close. 

Arraial do Cabo – RJ

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It is impossible to contain the emotion when you see the sea of Cable camp for the first time. The blue waters have earned the city the nickname “Brazilian Caribbean”. But, despite the similarity with the Caribbean islands, this paradise can be enjoyed on the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Therefore, be sure to take one of the many boat trips offered to marvel even more the underwater beauties of the place. 

Foz do Iguaçu - PR

places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad

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One of the most famous Brazilian portal cards, the waterfalls of Iguaçu are a real spectacle. The imposing waterfalls pour  1.5 million liters of water per second, forming one of the most incredible places in the country. In addition to admiring the waterfalls from the various viewpoints and trails, you can also take an incredible boat ride, bypassing its immensity.

Abrolhos National Park – BA

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Abrolhos It is considered one of the most important marine parks in the world. Thus, its translucent waters and exuberant marine life make it one of the best places to dive. There are turtles, stingrays, fish and corals that beautify the scenery. In addition, between the months of July and November, the place becomes a refuge for hundreds of humpback whales, who are looking for a safe place to breed. 

Xingó Canyons – SE

places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad

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The São Francisco River is one of the most important in Brazil and reveals, along its course, breathtaking landscapes. It is the case of Xingó Canyons, in Sergipe, immense rocky walls that accompany the banks, creating a surreal scenario. It is possible to go boating there and swim in the waters of Velho Chico. So this incredible experience also occupies our list of places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad. 

Chapada das Mesas - MA

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Imagine a place that brings together several caves, waterfalls, trails, viewpoints, natural pools and many other beauties. so is the Chapada das Mesas, a place that, without a doubt, leaves many foreign destinations “in the dust”. This incredible stronghold of the Brazilian cerrado allows a true immersion in nature, as well as contact with several rare Brazilian species. In addition, it still has immense walls decorated with rock inscriptions. 

Amazon Rainforest – AM

places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad

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How to make a list of places in Brazil that are better than any trip abroad and not mention the largest rainforest in the world? Holder of the greatest biodiversity on the planet, the Amazon rainforest It is full of beauties to be dazzled. One of them is the meeting of the waters, a stretch that marks the union of the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimões. Besides, if you don't give up luxury, it's possible staying in rustic lodges, with all the comfort in the world, right in the middle of the jungle.

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