Suggestions for 2-week honeymoon in Brazil?

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I live near the falls  (90 miles) and I just LOVE going there! But even though I’m a brazilian I really recommend you staying in Argentina. There are so much lovely hotels there (Loi Suites, Iguazu Jungle Lodge, Iguazu Grand Casino), the ones in the brazilian side are in much need of renovations. With that said, the brazilian side of the falls is much more organized, have a lot of different activities (trails, rafting, helicopter rides, macuco safari). I highly recommend the falls if you want a couple of days of fun (the activities on the falls) and relaxation (the jungle hotels in iguazu are so romantic!).

I can’t tell you much about Amazon/Manaus, Fernando de Noronha and Paraty since I’ve never been there.

Bahia is beautiful, there’s so much history (Pelourinho is really beautiful) and there are really great hotels near Salvador that you feel you’re far from the tourists traps. I stayed at the Vila Galé Mares in Guarajuba (30 miles from Salvador), that is near Praia do Forte and you can visit the Tamar Project, a project to protect sea turtles from extinction. If you are lucky maybe you can see the day they release the baby turtles into the sea!

Buzios I don’t like very much, It’s a small beach that is always crowded.

And Canoa Quebrada I visited in 1998 so I can’t really say much about it. Recently I’ve been to Cumbuco, also in Ceara, and stayed at the Vila Galé Cumbuco (we really like this resort!), it’s a nice hotel and it’s near Fortaleza too, so you can visit the touristic attractions, go to the Beach Park (a waterpark), and still go back to a place where you feel away from the crows.

Keep in mind that all the places you listed are really far from each other and airplane tickets are really expensive, specially on holidays.

Really hope I helped you!! 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hey!

We did three weeks in Brazil a couple of years ago. Ours was a GAP tour so lots of backpacking type stuff. But for our down time we stayed in Buzios, like archi_bee says I could probably take it or leave it. It was an easy visit, nice resort, shuttle bus to down town area safe, sunny and beaches but nothing wow really.

Iguazu was amazing, absoloutly loved it. We did both the heli ride over the falls, the walks and the speedboat ride under them. Brilliant. We took an underwater camer that films, have some great films of us getting soaked under the falls. Just stunning.

Also went to Paraty from your list which was great, lovely town, nice for tourist shopping food and caphirinias. we also took a boat ride out for the day from there, did some snorkling and diving off the boat into beautiful blue waters. Just wonderful.

Bonito was great for the snorkling (though not much else while we were there) though snorkling with camen was a bit scary for me.

We also stayed on the Pantanal which was really different ang great fun….but probably not a honeymoon type thing as we stayed a dozen people to one shed in hammocks!

Have a fabulous time.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I loved Paraty.  It’s a charming little town with sleepy beaches.  When the tide comes in it floods the streets in the morning and evening, but flows back out. All of the shopkeepers just close up during this time. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I have been to Buzios.  It is beautiful, but it’s a small beach town.  It’s a good stop for maybe up to 3 days and its a short bus ride from Rio, so potentially very convenient for you.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

It’s really easy, I just don’t know if you need a visa to go to argentina too. We go there at least once a month, to stock on wine and enjoy a little casino time! On dec/jan there are more people there, so the line to cross the border in argentina may be a little longer, but nothing major. And it is really close from Iguazu to Foz do Iguaçu, the hotel can hook you up with a shuttle service and you’ll be fine!! I think 3-4 days in iguazu if want some time to enjoy the hotel too! There are really amazing restaurants there either, and even though it’s a touristic city their prices aren’t absurd, like in Foz do Iguaçu. When we go there we always stay in argentina, you eat better, stay on better hotels and spend a lot less than in Brazil (sad reality

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Shkragoldfish:  I was there in July/August and did not perceive it to be too busy.  There is also more than one beach and the hotels have pools as well. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Iguazu Falls was my favorite part of Brazil, but the restaurants in Sao Paolo were to die for and you also can’t beat Rio for scenery and history (the cable car ride up the mountains was breathtaking).  Skip Brasilia – it is the oddest planned city I’ve ever been in.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We just got back from Brazil – we went to Iguazu Falls, and stayed on the Brazillian side.  There was lots to do on both sides of the falls, and it was so breathtaking. Definitely a great honeymoon place!  We also went to Itaipu dam on the Brazillian side, which was interesting as well. 

When looking at flights – we found it was cheaper to fly in/out of the Argentinian airport instead of the Brazillian airport. Never looked into the Paraguay airport, but would be worth a look as well.

We also took an overnight bus from Iguazu Falls to Porto Alegre, and it seemed really safe, and was comfortable, so bus travel is also an option.  Porto Alegre was pretty (not a tourist town though), and had some AMAZING restaurants. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Shkragoldfish:  Have to disagree on Buzios, my family used to go there every year, the hotel we used to stay at, the Bauen Hotel had private beach surrounded by cliffs, absolutely stunning, at the town is adorable. I haven’t been there in a while, but it still gets great ratings on Trip advisor.

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