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This pathfinder includes information about Brazilian tourism and sports. Before embarking on any foreign trip you should check with the appropriate governmental offices for visa and consular information. Some of these links are found on the Embassies: Brazil page. One should also check with such sites as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/travel/destinat.htm). Their Travelers’ Health page provides information on health and safety topics including vaccinations, diseases, health risks, travel notices, and references and resources. The CDC site is searchable by region and country.

Included here are travel advisories, hotels, transportation, cuisine, and sports. Any links to commercial sites on this page are for informational purposes only; please read the official disclaimer.

We have arranged this pathfinder into the following sections:

General Travel in Brazil | Cities | Regions | Sports

For information about additional resources on recreation and travel found in the collections at the Library of Congress, consult its online catalog (http://catalog.loc.gov).

General Travel in Brazil

Brol.Com (http://www.brol.com/index.asp)
Features BR Online Travel, a company specializing in trips from the United States to Brazil. Includes information on ecotourism packages, airline tickets, and Brazilian hotels. Offers access to related Internet directories and search engines, a Brazilian city guide, and information on the company's tourist visa service. Links to other resources on travel and Brazil. Posts contact information for the headquarters in Miami, Florida, via street address, regular and toll-free telephone numbers, fax number, and e-mail. In English.

Brazil.Com  (http://www.brazil.com/)
Brazil.com provides information on Brazilian travel and tourism which includes accommodations, what to see and do, entertainment, history, customs, transportation, weather, national holidays, and travel essentials. Also includes a comprehensive hotel booking and travel planning for over 300 hotels located in Brazil. In English.

Brazil Nature (http://www.brazilnature.com/ingles/indexp.html)
Brazil Nature presents information about Brazilian ecosystems which include the following areas: Amazon, Caatinga, Pantanal, Savannah (Cerrado), Pampas, Atlantic Forest, and Augustifolia Forest. Also includes general information on Brazilian ecotourism and related links. In English and Portuguese.

Brazil. Introduction  (http://www.interknowledge.com/brazil/)
This country profile of Brazil highlights the history, culture, and terrain of the country, as well as travel tips and descriptions of places of interest. InterKnowledge Corporation provides the information as part of its Geographia Travel Services resource. In English.

Brazilmax.com: The Hip Gringo's Guide to Brazil (http://www.brazilmax.com)
A travel Web site focusing on roots tourism: ecotourism, cultural, historical, rural, adventure, mature, and business tourism. Features information on various places in Brazil, travel tips, breaking news, art, culture, music, food and drink, business and economy, carnival and festivals, sports and capoeira, ecology and outdoors, travel writing, image galleries, and "weird Brazil." In English and Portuguese.

Global Hotel Net: World Hotel and Destination Guides: Brazil (http://globalhotelnet.com/brazil.htm)
Includes links to hotels, weather, tourist attractions, a country profile, history, maps, culture, and information for business and leisure travelers.

Gringoes.com (http://www.gringoes.com)
A comprehensive guide to Brazil for tourists and expatriates. Links include useful information, services, entertainment, travel, and sports.

Last Frontiers. Specialists in Travel to Latin America. Brazil (http://www.lastfrontiers.com/countries.php?c=brazil)
Tourist information from the EU viewpoint. Highlights the various regions and provides access to accommodations, itineraries, photographs, general information, and related sites.

Lonely Planet Destination: Brazil (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_america/brazil/)
Features information and resources on the country of Brazil. Provides maps, slides, facts for travellers, travellers' reports, and a list of recommended reading. Contains information on the Brazilian environment, economy, money, attractions, and transportation. Describes the history and culture of the country.

Take a Virtual Trip to Brazil (http://vivabrazil.com/)
Links include a brief history, government sites, and information on people, politics, and culture. Most pages in English and Portuguese, some French.

U.S. Department of State. Bureau of Consular Affairs. Consular Information Sheet: Brazil (http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1072.html)
Information about entry requirements, safety, crime, criminal penalties, medical facilities, traffic safety, embassy and consulate locations, and more.

Visit Brazil. Brazilian Tourism Office (http://www.braziltourism.org/)
Includes links to general information on Brazil, visa and vaccination information, business and nature travel, accommodations, regional information, and more.

Cities

Angra 2000; O Site do Milênio (http://www.angra2000.com.br/english/index.htm)
Angra dos Reis, located an hour and a half from Rio de Janeiro, is made up of 365 islands. Links to a variety of touristic information including hotels, where to eat, beaches, hiking, tourist agencies, marinas and clubs, weather, car rentals, and nightlife. In English and Portuguese.

Brasil Turismo em Salvador–Bahia (http://www.emtursa.com.br/default%5Fi.htm)
Links to information on the city, history, culture, weather, location map, tourism, accommodations, foods, carnaval, and related links. In Portuguese. Some links are in English.

Buzios On Line (http://www.buziosonline.com.br/indexe.htm)
The peninsula of Buzios is 105 miles from Rio de Janeiro. Site offers information about Buzios–on its beaches, leisure/sports activities, food and drink, nightlife, ecotourism, geography, accommodations, and a virtual tour which contains views and maps of Buzios. In English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Ceara.com.br (http://www.ceara.com.br/)
Tourist information for the state of Ceara with an emphasis on the city of Fortaleza. In Portuguese.

Cidades Online (http://www.uol.com.br/cidadesonline/)
Part of UOL (Universo Online)–Brazil's main content portal and paid Internet service provider. Links to general and tourist information for 64 of Brazil's major cities. Includes links to travel and tourism, entertainment, culture, economy, services, and weather. Searchable. In Portuguese.

Economist.com: Cities Guide: São Paulo (http://www.economist.com/cities/citiesmain.cfm?city%5Fid=SAO)
Links include hotels, restaurants, sightseeing, shopping, nightlife, insider tips, news this month, a cultural calendar, suggested reading, and weather forecasts.

Guiabh (Guia Belo Horizonte) (http://www.guiabh.com.br/)
City guide features information and resources on Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Links to hotels and accommodations, tourist attractions, entertainment, culture, museums, galleries, festivals, nightlife, shopping, and restaurants. In Portuguese.

Iguazu Falls (http://gosouthamerica.about.com/cs/iguazufalls/)
About.com presents links for tourists traveling to Iguazu Falls.

Ministry of Tourism (http://www.turismo.gov.br/site/en/home/index.php)
Provides information on suggested destinations, pictures, Brazilian Tourism offices in other countries, and general information about Brazil. In a variety of languages.

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil (http://gosouthamerica.about.com/library/blRecife.htm)
About.com presents general and tourist information on Recife, Brazil's fourth largest city and capital of the state of Pernambuco.

Salvador, Bahia (http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/%7Esergiok/brasil/salvador.html)
By Sergio Koreisha. Information on Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia in Brazil with many links. In English and Portuguese.

São Paulo (http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/%7Esergiok/brasil/saopaulo.html)
By Sergio Koreisha. Information and many links on São Paulo, Brazil. In English; many links in Portuguese.

www.ipanema.com: Insider's Guide to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (http://ipanema.com/welcome.htm)
Comprehensive tourist guide to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In English; many sections in German and Portuguese.

Regions

Amazonia: Turismo (http://www.amazonia.com.br/canais/turismo%5Fnovo/)
Amazonia includes the following states: Acre, Amazonas, Amapa, Para, Tocantins, Rondonia, and Roraima. Site is the portal to the Brazilian Amazon River Region and includes links to history, culture and traditions, tourist attractions, cuisine, ecotourism, accommodations, calendar of events, and news. In Portuguese.

Sports 

Sports in Brazil  (http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/hispanic/brazil/resources/sports.html)
Because of the number of sites, spoprts is organized under a separate pathfinder. This link will take you to that file.

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