The Northeast Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Northeast Vacation

Like the whole of Brazil, the Northeast is a place of contrasts. Churches, villas, and fortresses in Recife, Natal, and Fortaleza tell the tale of Portuguese settlers who fought Dutch invaders and amassed fortunes from sugar. The beaches in and around these cities evoke Brazil's playful side and its love affair with sun, sand, and sea. West of the cities, the rugged, often drought-stricken sertão (bush) shows Brazil's darker side—one where many people struggle for survival. This warp and weave of history and topography is laced with threads of culture: indigenous, European, African, and a unique blend of all three that is essentially Brazilian.

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The Northeast Hotels

Hotels are plentiful throughout the Northeast. Prices range from moderate to pricey, depending on season. Many hotels are... read more

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The Northeast Restaurants

The Northeast has little of the hustle and bustle you'll find in the southern cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.... read more

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Things To Do in The Northeast

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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The Northeast Experiences

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    Idyllic Beaches: Relax on some of Brazil's most beautiful beaches, with warm water all year and sand dunes high enough to ski... Read more

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