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World Cup - Brazil

  1. 1. Take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014
  2. 2. World Cup host cities: Manaus – Amazonas Fortaleza – Ceará Natal – Rio Grande do Norte Recife – Pernambuco Salvador – Bahia Brasília – Distrito Federal Belo Horizonte – Minas Gerais Cuiabá – Mato Grosso Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro São Paulo – São Paulo Curitiba – Paraná Porto Alegre – Rio Grande do Sul
  3. 3. In June and July Brazil is also celebrating the traditional Festa Junina (June Festival), known as Festa de São João. It happens everywhere and the parties are happy events with specific music, dancing, games, colorful decorations and a lot of different types of food. Who wants to come to Brazil to see more than the World Cup, can get to know beautiful places and still enjoy the matches and the parties with the people who do not go to the stadiums. Here is a list of 15 beautiful places in Brazil that do not host matches of the World Cup: 1 - Angra dos Reis – Rio de Janeiro 2 - Belém do Pará – Pará 3 - Bonito – Mato Grosso do Sul 4 - Campos do Jordão – São Paulo 5 - Chapada Diamantina – Bahia 6 - Fernando de Noronha – Parnambuco 7 - Florianópolis – Santa Catarina 8 - Foz do Iguaçu – Paraná 9 - Guajará Mirim – Rondônia 10 - Lençóis Maranhenses – Maranhão 11 - Maceió – Alagoas 12 - Ouro Preto – Minas Gerais 13 - Parati – Rio de Janeiro 14 - São Luiz – Maranhão 15 - Vitória – Espírito Santo 13 15 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 2 3 1
  4. 4. ANGRA DOS REIS – RIO DE JANEIROANGRA DOS REIS – RIO DE JANEIRO Located in the southern part of Rio de Janeiro state. Today, because of its beautiful beaches and nearby regions, the municipality has become a focal point for tourism – not only statewide but on a national scale also. Within the municipality are over three hundred islands, many of them owned by national and international celebrities Climate in June and July: Max. 28ºC Min. 15ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 28ºC Min. 15ºC
  5. 5. BELÉM DO PARÁ – PARÁBELÉM DO PARÁ – PARÁ The capital and largest city of state of Pará in the country's north. It is the entrance gate to the River Amazon with a busy port. Climate in June and July: Max. 42ºC Min. 25ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 42ºC Min. 25ºC
  6. 6. BONITO – MATO GROSSO DO SULBONITO – MATO GROSSO DO SUL Bonito is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Bonito is in the middle of a region which is being discovered as "Caribe do Centro-Oeste" (Caribbean of the Central-West) due to the unbelievable blue colour of its waters. Climate in June and July: Max. 32ºC Min. 10ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 32ºC Min. 10ºC
  7. 7. CAMPOS DO JORDÃO – SÃO PAULOCAMPOS DO JORDÃO – SÃO PAULO Campos do Jordão is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in southeastern Brazil. The Mantiqueira mountains provide unique panoramic views, and the municipality's region still has undeveloped old growth Atlantic Forest habitat. The endemic Brazilian Paraná pine (Araucaria angustifolia) is found here. There are numerous outdoor activities for tourists and winter residents. Climate in June and July: Max. 18ºC Min. 03ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 18ºC Min. 03ºC
  8. 8. CHAPADA DIAMANTINA – BAHIACHAPADA DIAMANTINA – BAHIA The Chapada Diamantina is at the center of Bahia state, in the Northeast of Brazil. Chapada Diamantina is an erosional landform in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The breathtaking landscape, its huge canyons with rivers of brownish waters, the high altitude grasslands, known locally as Gerais, innumerous waterfalls and a great extent of trails, once used by miners in their search for diamonds, makes it one of the best destinations in the country for the practice of outdoor activities. Climate in June and July: Max. 30ºC Min. 25ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 30ºC Min. 25ºC
  9. 9. FERNANDO DE NORONHA – PERNAMBUCOFERNANDO DE NORONHA – PERNAMBUCO Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, 354 km (220 mi) offshore from the Brazilian coast. The area is a special municipality (distrito estadual) of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco The islands of this archipelago are the visible parts of a range of submerged mountains. The base of this enormous volcanic formation is 756 m below the surface. Climate in June and July: Max. 29ºC Min. 22ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 29ºC Min. 22ºC
  10. 10. FLORIANÓPOLIS – SANTA CATARINAFLORIANÓPOLIS – SANTA CATARINA Florianópolis is the capital city and second largest city of Santa Catarina state in the Southern region of Brazil. It is composed of one main island, the Island of Santa Catarina, a continental part and the surrounding small islands. The city has 42 beaches and is a center of surfing activity. Climate in June and July: Max. 20ºC Min. 13ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 20ºC Min. 13ºC
  11. 11. FOZ DO IGUAÇU – PARANÁFOZ DO IGUAÇU – PARANÁ Climate in June and July: Max. 26ºC Min. 10ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 26ºC Min. 10ºC Foz do Iguaçu is the 7th largest city in Paraná state, Brazil. The city is one of Brazil's most-frequented tourist destinations. Its main attraction is the Iguaçu Falls, which has a flow capacity equal to three times that of Niagara Falls. Part of the falls are on the Brazilian side. Others are on the Argentine side. "Garganta do Diabo" ("Devil's Throat" in Portuguese) is the tallest of the falls, which is 97 m (318 ft) high.
  12. 12. GUAJARÁ MIRIM – RONDÔNIAGUAJARÁ MIRIM – RONDÔNIA Climate in June and July: Max. 35ºC Min. 19ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 35ºC Min. 19ºC Guajará-Mirim is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Rondônia. It lies along the Mamoré River, just across the Bolivian border town of Guayaramerín. It was once the southern terminus of the Estrada de Ferro Madeira-Mamoré (the Madeira-Mamoré Railway), which was inaugurated in 1912. A visit to ecohotel Pakaas Palafitas Lodge is an agreeable way to spend the day. You can walk along the 2.5km of raised scenic trails, and book a canoe tour through nearby channels and flooded forest. Or just relax beside the beautiful pool, which overlooks a ‘meeting of the waters,’ and enjoy a fine buffet lunch.
  13. 13. LENÇÓIS MARANHENSES – MARANHÃOLENÇÓIS MARANHENSES – MARANHÃO Climate in June and July: Max. 33ºC Min. 23ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 33ºC Min. 23ºC The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is located in Maranhão state, in northeastern Brazil. Composed of large, white, sweeping dunes, at first glance Lençóis Maranhenses looks like an archetypal desert. Lying just outside the Amazon Basin, the region is subject to a regular rain season during the beginning of the year. The rains cause a peculiar phenomenon: fresh water collects in the valleys between sand dunes, spotting the desert with blue and green lagoons that reach their fullest between July and September.
  14. 14. MACEIÓ – ALAGOASMACEIÓ – ALAGOAS Climate in June and July: Max. 29ºC Min. 22ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 29ºC Min. 22ºC Maceió is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas, Brazil. Maceió is home to numerous beaches, the color of sea varying from emerald green to blue; the water is always clear. The sand is white and there are many coconut plantations. The Maceió sea has natural pools and reefs a few meters off the coast, that can be accessed by boat or raft sailings.
  15. 15. OURO PRETO – MINAS GERAISOURO PRETO – MINAS GERAIS Climate in June and July: Max. 25ºC Min. 10ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 25ºC Min. 10ºC Ouro Preto is a city in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, a former colonial mining town located in the Serra do Espinhaço mountains and designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its outstanding Baroque architecture.
  16. 16. PARATY – RIO DE JANEIROPARATY – RIO DE JANEIRO Climate in June and July: Max. 27ºC Min. 15ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 27ºC Min. 15ºC Paraty is a preserved Portuguese colonial (1500–1822) and Brazilian Imperial (1822–1889). It is located on the Costa Verde (Green Coast), a lush, green corridor that runs along the coastline of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. Paraty has become a popular tourist destination in recent years, renowned for the historic town and the coast and mountains in the region. Paraty is surrounded by many parks and nature preserves, including Serra da Bocaina National Park, Serra do Mar State Park, the Park Reserve of Joatinga and the Cairuçu Environmental Protection Area.
  17. 17. PETRÓPOLIS– RIO DE JANEIROPETRÓPOLIS– RIO DE JANEIRO Climate in June and July: Max. 22ºC Min. 09ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 22ºC Min. 09ºC Petrópolis, also known as The Imperial City of Brazil, is a city in the state of Rio de Janeiro, at a distance of 68 km from the state capital. Nestled among the forested hills of the Serra dos Órgãos, in the valley of the Quitandinha and Piabanha rivers, Petrópolis is a popular winter holiday spot. Besides the climate and surroundings, the main attraction is the former Summer Palace of the second Brazilian emperor, which is now the Imperial Museum, specializing in Imperial history and memorabilia.
  18. 18. SÃO LUÍS – MARANHÃOSÃO LUÍS – MARANHÃO Climate in June and July: Max. 30ºC Min. 26ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 30ºC Min. 26ºC São Luís is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Maranhão. The city is located on Ilha de São Luís (São Luís Island) in the Baía de São Marcos (São Marcos Bay), an extension of the Atlantic Ocean which forms the estuary of Pindaré, Mearim, Itapecuru and other rivers.
  19. 19. VITÓRIA – ESPÍRITO SANTOVITÓRIA – ESPÍRITO SANTO Climate in June and July: Max. 28ºC Min. 19ºC Climate in June and July: Max. 28ºC Min. 19ºC Vitória is the capital of the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. It is located on a small island within a bay where a few rivers meet the sea. The relief of the islands is an extension of the continent, whether granite, surrounded by the sea and native Brazilian restinga-mangue (dunes and sandbanks' bush and mangroves i.e. immediate coastline flora) vegetation.

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