One of the most incredibly diverse nations in the world, Brazil has both amazing culture and scenery. From the Amazon region populated with fascinating indigenous peoples to the energetic fast-paced streets of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil is one of the hottest vacation destinations in South America. To enter the country, you'll need proof of citizenship.
For the ultimate beach vacation, head to Rio de Janeiro, home to pristine coastline, inspiring landscapes and stellar nightlife. Whether you find a vacation rental near the beach or a bit more inland, you can count on Rio's impressive subway system to get you where you want to go. And no doubt, you'll want to take in the city's museums, gorgeous parks and blended architecture. However, for a vacation you won't soon forget, rent a vacation home during Carnival, when the city comes alive for two full weeks of music, dancing and celebrations.
If you want to get out of the city and experience more of Brazilian life than just Carnival, museums and European-inspired architecture, head north to Bahia and Rio Grande do Norte where you can soak up the sun while feasting on the best fruit and cashews in Brazil. On your way, stop in Buzios, a beautiful seaside town boasting 25 different beaches. Stay awhile in these locales by booking your own vacation home, and get a taste for a different side of life in Brazil.