A recent survey conducted by the Arabian Travel Market stated that GCC travellers are now more eager to explore unique experiences. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching and GCC residents looking for unforgettable experiences, Brazil offers a range of experiences for both couples and singles alike. From peaceful beach destinations to an adventure-filled escape, Brazil has it all. Here are 5 unique must-try experiences in Brazil with your loved ones this Valentine’s:
For the nature lovers – Gramado and Canela (Rio Grande do Sul State)
Serra Gaúcha is a popular getaway for adventurous and nature lovers. Whether on a romantic getaway or on a holiday, couples can gather special moments around in Serra Gaúcha as romanticism comes to life even more in Canela and Gramado. Canela is one of southern Brazil’s most charming cities and Gramado offers the best activities and resorts. The picturesque scenery of Gramado is a magnificent location for couples and a friends getaway.
Gramado and Canela are neighbouring cities, 7 km away from each other, located in Serra Gaúcha. Those arriving by plane can land at Porto Alegre airport (POA), which offers daily flights from different parts of Brazil. The airport is 120 km away from Gramado, in a journey of up to 2 hours by car or bus.
For the peace lovers – Petrópolis (Rio de Janeiro State)
Petropolis draws people searching for history, ecotourism experiences, escape from the heat, and good gourmet selections. The Imperial City provides you with everything you need to write fresh chapters in your love journey, with landscapes and surroundings that are unquestionably excellent for romance. Romantic walks through the charming city or watching the sunset at one of the city’s viewpoints to indulging in the city’s most romantic restaurants, the city has so much to offer.
Petrópolis is located in Serra Fluminense, 66 km from Rio de Janeiro. For those arriving by plane, the best way to get to Petrópolis is to take a bus from the Novo Rio bus station at the capital, which is 13 km from Rio’s international airport Galeão (GIG) or rent a car.
For the hopeless romantics – Campos do Jordão (São Paulo State)
Celebrate love and friendship with the stunning Campos do Jordão as the backdrop. The Felcia Leirner Museum offers a glorious ambiance, excellent for walks in the gardens of the Cláudio Santoro theatre where flowers and wild birds coexist with the artist’s sculptures.
There are plenty accommodations great for couples who wish to celebrate their love in a beautiful and warm setting. Many restaurants offer candlelight dinner by the edge of the mountain, with fire pit tables, to the music of a violin concert, to get couples in the mood for love.
Guarulhos airport is the best option for foreign tourists. The largest airport in the country is 150km from the capital. The city is easily accessible for those who prefer to rent a car and has several bus options departing from São Paulo.
For the adrenaline lovers – Ilha do Mel (Paraná State)
Ilha do Mel is the perfect destination for adventure seekers. The island’s environment immerses you in an unbelievably gorgeous location and connects you completely with nature. On Ilha do Mel you can experience an incredible connection with nature, where the main attractions and tours are related to the sea. When you get there, you will have more than 30 options of beaches, which are diverse and with very particular characteristics.
Some are more deserted, while others tend to be more hectic, but don’t worry, there’s room for everyone to have fun. In Praia Grande, for example, it is common for surfers and other types of water sports to settle down.
To get to Ilha do Mel, you need to go to Paranaguá or Pontal do Sul, from where the maritime transport to the island departs. From Paranaguá, there are two boat options per day, at the cost of US$ 10 (round trip). From Pontal do Sul, the cost is US$ 7 (round trip) and there are boats every hour on slow days, every 30 minutes on Saturdays and in high season. The cities are approximately 80 km from Curitiba International Airport (CWB). The distance can be covered with a rented car or by bus.
For the beach lovers – Japaratinga (Alagoas State)
Brazil is a country blessed with various beaches, such as Japaratinga, with its own unique characteristics and beauty, from the busiest to the most remote. This magnificent city boasts five beaches with calm waves and white sand, surrounded by coconut palms, ideal for getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoying the peace and quiet of an almost empty beach.
Jarapatinga is a rising beach destination in Brazil. The main gateway to Japaratinga is Maceió International Airport (MCZ), about 120 km away. From the airport, direct transfer services and rental cars are available.