Things to Do in Brazil

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Colorful, boho- chic dresses and tunics are displayed on luggage trolleys at Brazilian designer Adriana Barra’s new flagship store, in Jardins.... Read More

Between stops in the Brazilian Amazon and the Caribbean islands, you’ll watch cooking demonstrations, taste wine, and learn to whip up pastry... Read More

Rio-born-and-bred Bernardo sells strictly contemporary jewelry designs, many in his signature matte finish. Earrings go for about $2,000, but the... Read More

Guarulhos Airport seriously lacks world-class shopping, something it must rectify before Brazil hosts the 2014 World Cup; but for now, this jewelry shop... Read More

The Marina All Suites Hotel bar is a Technicolor pastiche of ice-blue and orange walls and Jetsons-style bar stools—all occupied by tall, tan,... Read More

The cozy, tiled Original elevates draft beer to high science. The brew (small-bubbled Brahma) rests in iceberg-cold tanks for at least two days to... Read More

Most international flights to Brazil arrive around sunrise: head out of customs and head straight ahead to start the day off with the country’s... Read More

Arrange a visit through your hotel or through Singtur, which has guides for both city and candomblé tours. Read More

Dancer and choreographer Carlinhos de Jesus heads this Rio ballroom dance school, where teachers give instruction in typical Brazilian rhythms like... Read More

Before strutting Brazil’s 4,603 miles of soft sands, stop here to load up your iPod with bossa nova, samba, axé, and forró—any... Read More

João Calazans, a.k.a. Calá, was an original Trancoso biribando. His ceramics, shown at his studio on the Quadrado, are among the best in... Read More

The Christ the Redeemer statue, high atop Corcovado mountain, is the most famous icon of Rio—and one of the best-known attractions in the world. The... Read More

The three-story shop features cutting-edge local Brazilian clothing designs, luxe wood interiors, and a bird aviary. Read More

Brazil's most venerable chocolatier (founded in 1894) is hidden on a narrow street in chaotic Centro. The sweets, coffees, and tropical marmalades come... Read More

A nightclub-cum-antiques store. Read More

A nightclub-cum-antiques store. Read More

Thousands of tourists flock to this world-famous beach each year to sun themselves among the sea of Cariocas in Brazilian bikinis. The beach runs for 2... Read More

Atop one of the city's highest peaks, the world-renowned statue of Christ the Redeemer gives way to 360-degree views. Take the 123-year-old Corcovado... Read More

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