Make the Most of your Brazilian World Cup Vacation

2014 brazil worldcupThe Brazilian World Cup is fast approaching, kicking off in July, and will be hosted at a variety of venues across the country. Brazil is perhaps most synonymous with its celebrations and football fans – so this World Cup promises to be a dozy! If you’re looking to book a stay, catch a few of the matches and make the most of your trip to beautiful Brazil; take heed of some of our tips for making the most of your Brazilian vacation, balancing football with other fun things, where to stay and what to do…

Where to Stay

Word on the street is that the England team will be staying at one of Rio de Janeiro’s more well known hotels, The Royal Tulip, those these reports are unconfirmed. Twelve cities have been selected to host the matches, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Manaus, Belo Horizonte, Natal, Fortaleza, Curitiba, Salvador, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Recife and Porto Alegre, with the final set to be held in Rio; and so depending on which matches you want to catch, you might consider where they are actually scheduled for.

What to Do

When in Brazil… party! This is a country known for its festivities; from its scintillating selection of chic and sophisticated bars to bustling clubs, through to its beach parties, street parties, festivals, carnivals and much, much more – this is a country that knows how to throw a party. And we’re betting there’ll be a few planned during the World Cup.

If you fancy something more low key, the country is rich is heritage, with many stunning colonial sites and tourist attractions to keep you busy too.

What to Eat

And don’t forget to sample the delicious local cusine; Pato no Tucupi, a delicious duck soup, Frango con Quiabo (chicken with beans) and Vatapa, a dish made with shrimp, coconut milk and bread, are all firm favourites. Not to mention the coffee, which is world famous.

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