The South Travel Guide
Plan Your The South Vacation
Expect the unexpected in the southern states of Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul. The climate is remarkably cooler (the highest elevations even get a couple of inches of snow every year) and the topography more varied than in the rest of Brazil. You're also just as likely to find people of German and Italian ancestry as Portuguese. And as Brazil's breadbasket, the Região Sul (southern region) has a standard of living comparable to that of many developed nations.
The south has a great variety of hotels and inns. Except for in the smallest towns and most remote areas, however, you... read more
Churrasco (slow-grilled and -roasted meat), one of the most famous foods of Brazil, originated in Rio Grande do Sul. But... read more
Things To Do in The South
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Waterfalls and More Waterfalls: Witness the mighty Iguaçu Falls. Rain Forest: Take a train through Paraná coast's virgin... Read more
The Amazonian rain forest is so famous that most tourists are amazed to learn that Brazil's southern states were once covered by an... Read more
The first grapevines were brought to Brazil in 1532 by early Portuguese colonists, but it was the Jesuits, who settled in the South... Read more
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