Brazil

The eyes of the world are on Brazil. As football’s biggest event plays out, and 32 teams from around the world battle to claim the title of World Cup champions, over 3 billion people will tune in. Several lucky millions have the opportunity to see the action in person. After a long day of exciting goals and thrilling saves, Big Five Tours invites you to escape to Brazil’s beautiful beaches for some well-earned relaxation and fun.

The British say, “That’s my cup of tea.” In Brazil, its “é minha praia,” or “That’s my beach.” Sun-worshipping travelers are sure to find “their beach” amongst the country’s 4,650 miles of tropical coastline. Discover:

Praia do Forte, Bahia

Time your visit during low tide to see pools teeming with sea life, and keep your eyes open for whales in the distance. Ideal for swimming, sunning, and aquatic life-viewing, Praia do Forte is a refreshing respite on hot Brazilian days. Available activities include horseback riding, paragliding, biking, and shopping.

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

A famous beach in a land of famous beaches, Copacabana is both lively and historic, with forts standing sentry at either end. Walk along the promenade and enjoy the area’s shops and restaurants. Or, as most visitors do, soak in the sun. This is not a tranquil, quiet stop: it’s a prime spot for people-watching and a feeling of revelry.

Porto da Barra, Salvador

Swim, pick up a game of beach volleyball, and check out the traditional fish market. Local fishermen bring in the catches of the day; you can’t find fresher, more delicious seafood! Porto da Barra is one of the few beaches in Brazil that faces west, so make a day of it and stay for the beautiful sunset.

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

No tour of Brazil’s beaches would be complete without a wonderful day spent at Ipanema. Another beach at which visitors applaud the sunset, Ipanema offers friendly games of volleyball, football, and a hybrid of these two favorites, footvolley. This is the place to see and be seen: the Travel Channel named it one of the sexiest beaches in the world, and it is known as a trendsetter, dictating “beach chic” style.

World Cup? What World Cup? With these, and many other, marvelous beaches, you will forget about everything but sunscreen and bathing suits as Big Five Tours treats you to the experience of a lifetime.

Enid Glasgow