Category Archives: Staff Picks

Best Bets: Praia do Forte

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER   Praia do Forte Resort *****  Resort, outside the village… Our recommended spot for a real tropical beach experience. Designed in a Polynesian style of low, thatched-roof buildings set on an excellent palm-fringed beach, this … Continue reading

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Salvador’s Top Picks

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER Pelourinho (Upper Historic City): Starting with the most deluxe, we have Pestana Convento do Carmo. An historic icon located in the heart of the Pelourinho, originally a convent, this vast property has all the amenities … Continue reading

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Vacation in Paradise – The Hotels of Fernando de Noronha

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER Now about the accommodations: While they – like the airfares! – are not cheap, there is a nice selection to choose form, and my top picks are as follows: 

The most famous is of course Maravillha, … Continue reading

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Hotels of Porto de Galinhas

 By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER I personally favor a selection of three properties all owned by a Brazilian/ American couple, Kiki and Scott Stemm: Hotel Pontal de Ocaporã and the Pousadas Tabajuba and Tabapitanga. They are all classy, unique … Continue reading

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Recife & Olinda: Veneza Brasileira (Brazilian Venice)

 By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER Having not visited in over 8 years, I was amazed and impressed by the vibrant and exuberant display of cultural expression at almost every turn. A quick sampling includes:- On arrival at the airport, … Continue reading

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Where to Stay in Iguaçu? Ask the Experts…

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER Hotel Options/Top Picks 5 Star Deluxe: The only true deluxe option on the Brazil side is the newly renovated Orient Express, Das Cataratas. Located within the Brazil National Park, from the hotel you are walking distance … Continue reading

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Frommers Visits The Pantanal – Pantanal Lodges

Guest Contributor Alexandra DeVries, Author Frommers Guide to Brazil I just returned from the Pantanal and was greatly impressed by the organization of the tour, and most importantly of all, with the destination itself. Although “site tour” may not be the … Continue reading

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Exploration, Excitement and Relaxation: Amazon Lodges

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER Or Do the Lodge Option… The other way to “do” the Amazon is by staying in (realtive!) comfort at a jungle lodge. Within 4 hours of Manaus there are a number of excellent lodge … Continue reading

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Rio’s Marvelous 3 Stars

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER High 3 Star Hotels Moving down the price lists takes us to the three hotels that at the top of the 3 Star list.
 _A personal favorite – but increasingly hard to confirm because … Continue reading

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The Best of Rio’s 4 Star Hotels

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER “High” 4 Star Hotels Four Star Hotels span such a broad range we are going to talk in terms of High 4 Standard Moderate 4 Star options. About the High 4 Stars:

At the very … Continue reading

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