Brazil travel Archive

Uxua Casa Hotel in Brazil

We’ve had our eye on Uxua in the Trancoso area of Brazil since it opened in 2009 and recently got one of our correspondents in there to check out the experience. It may be in an area once known more for backpackers and faded hippies, but since the owner is a Dutch fashion designer (the […]

Review of Txai Resort Itacaré in Brazil

We’re heading into winter in the U.S., but beach season is kicking off in Brazil. Over the next couple weeks we’re adding some new luxury resorts in Brazil from our roving correspondent Michael Sommers. First up is a review of Txai Resort, a 40-bungalow nature retreat surrounded by around 1,400 acres of land. This secluded […]

Mexico vs. Brazil: Economies and Safety

If you’re looking for in-depth and level-headed news coverage, it’s hard to beat the Economist. There was a great article in the August 27 issue on Mexico’s economy, with a look at what’s going right there and how their roller coaster ride compares to that of red-hot Brazil. Read the full article here online. There […]

Tourism Tidbits from Latin America

There’s always a lot going on from a tourism standpoint in the dynamic region of Latin America. Generally we leave the travel news reporting to others, but here are some new and noteworthy developments we wanted to highlight. The Coffee Triangle of Columbia has just been approved as a new UNESCO World Heritage site. International […]

New Review of Casas Brancas in Buzios, Brazil

We’re continuing to beef up our coverage of luxury hotels in Brazil. After all, the country has the World Cup and the Olympics in their future and a booming economy that has been saying, “What world recession?” Our latest new review is Casa Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa in Búzios. Just two hours north of […]

Review of the Best Hotel in Brasilia, Brazil

If you’re headed to Brasilia, Brazil, you won’t have to think very hard about where to stay. There’s everybody else and there’s the Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada. Here’s what our reviewer had to say: “As fabulously futuristic as the city’s legendary architecture, and blessed by an idyllic, if somewhat secluded, location on Lake Paranoá, the […]