Brazil is blessed with exuberant natural beauty. Here you will find the vast desert-like sand dunes of the Lençois Maranhenses, more than 7.000 km of beaches and rivers as wide as an ocean. Brazil boasts the largest forest in the world, the impressive Pantanal floodplains and unique nature reserves.
The natural beauty of Brazil can be explored in 44 national parks, from Bahia’s Chapada Diamantina to Pico de Itatiaia, in Rio de Janeiro. It can also be found in the ancient archeological sites of Piauí; the unparalleled sunsets in Brasilia; the vast pampas of Rio Grande do Sul; and the mighty pororoca standing wave of the Amazon River. Wherever you look, Brazil will enchant, move and captivate you.
The country possesses the largest bio-diversity on earth, spread out over several ecosystems such as mangroves, sandbars, beaches, cliffs, coral reefs and more. We also posses the second largest forest area on this planet, second only to Russia. Brazilian forests cover approximately 550 million hectares, more than 60% of our national territory.
Exploring Brazil is a fantastic adventure. This immense diversity of land and water reveals unique landscapes. Providing a comprehensive overview of Brazil’s natural beauty is no easy task, but below you will find some highlights.