FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
No doubt it was Gramado's mild mountain climate that attracted German settlers to the area in the late 1800s. They left a legacy of German-style architecture and traditions that attract today's travelers. Ample lodging options and a seemingly endless choice of restaurants have given this city a reputation with conventioneers and honeymooners. Every August the city hosts the Festival de Cinema da
Gramado, one of Latin America's most prestigious film festivals. At Christmastime the city is aglow with seasonal decorations and musical performances of the Natal Luz (Christmas lights) festivities. During peak periods around Christmas and in July it can be difficult to find lodgings without a reservation.
The cradle of the prosperous Vale do Itajaí region, Blumenau is a pleasant city of more than 300,000, with clean streets and friendly people...
Gramado's "smaller sister" is quieter and more low-profile. Brazilians immediately associate this city with the beautiful Caracol Waterfall...