Thursday, September 22, 2011

Maresias. São Paulo.

Maresias is a beach and district at the Atlantic Ocean in the city of São Sebastião, located on São Paulo state's northern coastline, Brazil. The name comes from the ocean breeze that affects the beach and the neighborhood.
The sea at the beach is shaken with big waves and the current is also strong, being one of the most popular surf points in Brazil, serving as a point for some tournaments. The sand is yellowish and soft with 5 kilometers in length. The neighborhood beside the beach attracts many tourists for its big variety of restaurants and shops, but specially young people, because of its night clubs. There are also programmed walks in the Atlantic Forest.
The most famous night club is called "Sirena".

The beach was discovered in 1974 by surfers, some of them the well-known Cangiano brother's,  who started to explore the beaches north beyond Guarujá.


There are beautiful and cozy hotels and guest-houses in Maresias.

A brand new one is "Casa dos Sonhos" (Dream House).
Here we show you some pictures and blog's address.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Belém - Pará.

all photos by Alberto Sabino

Belém is a city on the banks of the Amazon estuary, in the northern part of Brazil. It is the capital of the state of Pará. It is the entrance gate to the Amazon with a busy port, airport and bus/coach station.  Belém lies approximately 100 km upriver from the Atlantic Ocean, on the Pará River, which is part of the greater Amazon River system, separated from the larger part of the Amazon delta by Ilha de Marajó.

Founded in 1616 by the Portuguese, Belém was the first European colony on the Amazon but did not become part of Brazil until 1775. The newer part of the city has modern buildings and skyscrapers. The colonial portion retains the charm of tree-filled squares, churches and traditional blue tiles. The city has a rich history and architecture from colonial times. Recently it witnessed a skyscraper boom. Its metropolitan area has over 2 million inhabitants.

Viajar. Travel. Voyager.

Viajar: um convite ao sonho
Traveling: an invitation to dream
Voyager: une invitation au rêve

foto:  Alberto Sabino

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This blog is under construction.

This Blog is
under construction.

So is Brazil by Locals.

We are working to select the best services
for your comfort in Brazil.

The first city will be
Rio de Janeiro,
with the best local residents
to assist and show you
our beautiful spots.

Thank you for your visit.

We will soon be ON.

São Luís. Maranhão.

São Luís is the only Brazilian state capital
 founded by France
 and it is one of the three Brazilian state capitals
 located on islands (the others are Vitória and Florianópolis).

São Luís is known for its tiles
 which most buildings in the historical centre
 are covered in. Because of it the city is
 also known as "The Tiles City".

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rio de Janeiro. Marvelous City.

Leblon - Rio de Janeiro

Sunset.  View fom Ipanema and Leblon Beaches.



Arcos da Lapa


Rio de Janeiro

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world.

Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon.

Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer ('Cristo Redentor') atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums.

The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American city hosts the event.[10] Rio's Maracanã Stadium will also host the final match for 2014 FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro will also host World Youth Day in 2013.

The Rio de Janeiro Brazil beachfront areas of Copacabana and Ipanema are well-known and where lots of tourists spend their travel time. Nevertheless, there are a few quite interesting ecological places near Rio de Janeiro and its borders that you ought to venture off to when vacationing in Rio de Janeiro.

Tijuca Forest National Park is the world’s biggest metropolitan forest. It contains 3,200 hectares, and is a couple kilometers from central Rio de Janeiro. Tijuca is the domicile of many rare varieties of plants and wildlife. Its attractions include the Cascatinha Waterfall, the Mayrink Chapel, the Excelsior Lookout Point, the Paul and Virginia Grotto, and the Fairy Lake. The 4×4 is likely the ideal means of transport to discover this area.

Right in the heart of Guanabara Bay, Paqueta is a semi-tropical island without automobiles: only cycles, horse-drawn carriages, very few streets and no noise. It’s largely unpolluted, provides excellent beaches, a fascinating flora and fauna, and wonderful elective trips: visit to Pedra da Moreninha (Moreninha Rock) or to Darke de Mattos Park.

The Botanical Gardens are an environmental sanctuary, housing rare species of tropical flora and fauna. It has six lakes with endemic species of lily, lotus, or papyrus. Friar Leandro’s Lake, recently reconditioned, is magnificent. Wild animals and resident birds are a steady presence, however the flora is yet more impressive. It has close to 8,300 specimens of trees and plants as well as a green house of insect-eating plants.

Burle Marx Site is a legacy of a important Brazilian botanist (Robert Burle Marx). The property and house of this site remain in Barra da Guaratiba, some kilometers from Rio centre, and shelters over 3,550 threatened and rare species of plants. Additionally, it supplies a huge assortment of social activities, and also a wonderful art assortment.

Our locals can give you the best assistance
and make you feel comfortable and safe.

+55 21 7929 3391 (Alberto)
+55 21 3206 9800 (Alberto or Horacio)
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