Google Travel Guides: Brazil

During 2016, I researched and wrote content for Google Travel Guides about Brazilian destinations


Península de Maraú: a slice of paradise

With coconut trees, pristine beaches and superb cuisine – Península de Maraú in Bahia is a sophisticated, secluded hideaway

Morro de São Paulo: Maravilhoso!

Brazil is full of hidden little gems, places that make your troubles melt away. This vibrant little town on the car-free island of Tinharé is one such place

Salvador: A City of Contrasts

Once Brazil’s capital city, Salvador was the jewel in the crown for the Portuguese Empire. As a major port for Brazil’s sugarcane and slave trade, it was the country’s most important city for three centuries. Today some neighbourhoods feel forgotten, while others have never felt more alive

Brazil’s Costa Verde

The “green coast” stretches 350 miles from Rio de Janeiro to Santos and promises stunning views, a vibrant, yet laidback vibe and plenty of hidden surprises

Supersized São Paulo, Brazil

Last year, more than 3.5 million people took part in São Paulo’s gay pride parade celebrations – it’s the biggest gay pride parade in the world

Beautiful Búzios

Mick Jagger, Madonna and Brigitte Bardot are all fans of the place. So what makes this little Brazilian peninsula so irresistible?

Búzios, Brazil

This chic peninsula in the state of Rio de Janeiro was once a holiday hideaway for French siren Brigitte Bardot. What can we say, the girl’s got taste