Newlywed sun worshippers and lovers of sugar-white beach sand framed by turquoise oceans, absolutely must book a beach honeymoon in Brazil. Sophisticated bays, snazzy yacht cruises, and a hint of classic celeb life in the once famous Copacabana region is exactly what beach lovers require from a honeymoon. We can smell the coconut oil from here, taste the fresh mint of refreshing caipirinhas and feel the mild sandy breeze wafting through from the azure oceans.
Of course, you can’t fly all the way to Brazil without exploring the major highlights, culture, landscape and bustle of surrounding areas. Our tailor-made beach honeymoon in Brazil package has been tried and tested by one of our own, and she certainly enjoyed all that paradise had to offer. Armed with an arsenal of knowledge, we decided to create this perfect Brazil honeymoon package. Of course, this is merely our suggested itinerary – we can add in a few extra days and destinations.
Here are the main regions highlighted in our beach honeymoon in Brazil suggested itinerary :
Copacabana Beach : The Place Musicians Write Songs About.
Copacabana beach is Rio’s beach paradise, and is a pulsating beach destination that adds a bustling beach dimension to your otherwise peaceful honeymoon. The region experience a golden-age many years ago, but it still maintains its reputation of being a go-to destination for a sophisticated, yet party style beach holiday. During the ever famous Rio carnival, the beach and its cafes burst at the seams with life and the atmosphere is electric. Copacabana is always full of life, but if you’re chasing a more tranquil honeymoon experience, then head there outside of carnival season. Night markets on the promenades and cocktail bars provide plenty of entertainment should you tire of tranquility.
And the accommodation? You will stay at the famous palatial Belmond Copacabana Beach, which adorns the shores of the beach. It’s a classic hotel built in 1923, and is currently ranked as one of the great beach hotels of nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Búzios : Quaint Bays, Cobbled Village Streets, and Upscale Beaches.
This is one of the top destinations on the sunny Costa do Sol Brazil coast, and comprises a stretch of upscale resorts located in pristine bays. The area is ideal for an array of water sports, and the calm horseshoe bay of Ferradura is famous for water-based activities.
The quaint villages of Búzios are lined with cobbled streets (Rua das Pedras) with traditional restaurants and bars knitted into the street corners. Known as the Brazilian St Tropez, Buzios certainly holds its own in terms of being a sought-after luxury beach destination. The area was even popular with the iconic Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s, and the coastline certainly hasn’t lost its charm since its heyday in the 60s. Búzios is still a charming destination, and has found the perfect balance between being a glamorous destination, and a colourful traditional fishing village.
The intimate and Mediterranean style Insolito Boutique Hotel epitomises barefoot luxury, and offers a complete sense of tranquility on the beach. This is where you will staying – in the honeymoon suite, which has its own infinity pool, and jacuzzi.
Copacabana was your vibrant beach part of the honeymoon, and Buzios is your beach and water-sport part of the honeymoon.
Iguazú Falls : National Parks, Wild Rainforests and Waterfalls.
No trip – honeymoon or otherwise – would be complete without a trip to the world-famous Iguazú Falls. The Iguassu Falls are made up of 275 separate waterfalls that produce vast sprays of water, making them one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
The Falls are located in the national park, and straddle 3 countries – Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Not only are the falls magnificent, but they’re also home to a wealth of wildlife and birdlife. While there, you will stay at the Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas, a luxury hotel practically on the falls. Cocooned by lush rainforests, this gentle hideaway offers exclusive access into the national park, and an opportunity to relax in absolute seclusion, far from the maddening crowds.
It’s not quite your beach part of the honeymoon, but there’s still water involved! And there’s nothing better than seeing Brazil’s incredibly vast and wild jungle-like terrain.
Salvador da Bahia : Cuisine, Dancing and the “Capital of Happiness”
The enigmatic and energetic Salvador da Bahia is a romantic destination just waiting to be explored by relaxed, loved-up couples. This city is the heart of music and dance, and is fondly referred to as Brazil’s “Capital of Happiness”. Bahia is home to 17th and 18th century architecture, and touches of Colonialism can be seen peppered throughout the city. There’s a certain background beat that runs through the city, giving it rhythm.
The city is noted for its cuisine, and vibrant restaurants. When you’re not dancing through the streets celebrating your love, we do recommend you find the time to visit Barra and its famous lighthouse. It’s located in a historical part of town and was even declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
You’ll stay in the romantic Convento do Carmo Hotel, a historic hotel that was previously a convent. It’s now the perfect place, exuding romance and love.
So now you have a combination of rainforests, sophisticated beach destinations, waterfalls, and vibrant romantic cities filled with music. What next? Your last stop is…
Praia do Forte, Bahia : Sea Turtles, Golden Beaches and Tropical Rainforests.
You finish off your beach honeymoon in Brazil, with yet another coastal stay. This time, it’s something slightly different to water-sports and glamorous lifestyles. You will find yourself in a remote tropical paradise, with scenes that look like segments from the movie “The Beach”.
At first, you will be introduced to the sea turtles of the area and learn about the ongoing conservation projects underway at T. The last leg of your honeymoon you will be taken to the Tivoli Eco Resort. A resort located in 30, 000 hectares of tropical rainforest and surrounded by 12 km of golden beachfront is the perfect place to reminisce about your honeymoon.
There is a world-class spa with signature treatments which offers the perfect sanctuary in where you can to kick back and relax.