Brazil Archive

Are There Any Microbrews in Latin America?

Pity the poor beer connoisseur heading to Latin America. In many countries, one brand dominates. In others there are several labels—all brewed by the same company. In general it’s a sea of light lagers meant to be served very cold on a hot day. Mexico has long brewed some of the best beers around, but [...]

Our Latest Tour Feature: Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

There are some destinations in a country that few foreigners seem to know about, but mention the name to a local and it’s like a secret password. You’ll get a smile and a big dose of envy that you’ve gone or are about to go. Our writer found that Fernando de Noronha is a prime [...]

Makenna in Brazil – A Thoroughly Modernist Beach Resort

As our reviewer says in the intro to our rundown on Makenna Resort in the Bahia region of Brazil, this is not your typical rustic beach hotel. While most of them—even the most expensive—are casual to the point of rustic, Makenna is unabashedly modernist, with every angle looking like it could jump off the pages [...]

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 [...]