It is the kingdom of samba, and the football world, still a passionate tourist destination. Brazil, is the largest country in South America and fifth largest in the world. In addition, Brazil is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, and the only one in the Americas.
It is a country of great diversity, from the bustling urban mosaic of São Paulo to the infinite cultural energy of Pernambuco and Bahia, the wilderness of the Amazon rainforest and world-class landmarks such as the Iguaçu Falls, there is plenty to see and to do in Brazil and its one of 17 megadiverse countries, home to a variety of wildlife, natural environments, and extensive natural resources in a variety of protected habitats. If you love coffee, then congratulations, Brazil has been the world's largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.
Natural areas are its most popular tourism product, a combination of ecotourism with leisure and recreation, mainly sun and beach, and adventure travel, as well as cultural tourism. Among the most popular destinations are the Amazon Rainforest, beaches and dunes in the Northeast Region, the Pantanal in the Center-West Region, beaches at Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina, cultural tourism in Minas Gerais and business trips to São Paulo city.
Brazil is a melting pot. Currently Brazil is recognized as one of the most racist nations in the Americas, with a latent and disguised apartheid, mainly in media, especially in TV dramas, advertisements, colleges and Upper-Class society. Walking through most cities and small towns in Brazil it's very common to see all kinds of people and their diverse cultures, religions, accents, skin colors, hair, surnames and music style. In general, Brazilians are a fun-loving people, and usually very open, friendly and sometimes quite generous. Once introduced, until getting a good reason not to, a typical Brazilian may treat you as warmly as he would treat a best friend. Brazilians are reputedly one of the most hospitable people in the world and foreigners are usually treated with respect and often with true admiration.
Unfortunately, Brazil is one of the most criminalised countries of the world. Even policemen may not always provide the best quality of assistance and even as dangerous as the criminals itself. The best thing to do is to not act like a tourist, and do not display items of extreme wealth such as laptops, jewelry, etc. Also avoid carrying large amounts of money with you.