Off the Beaten Path in Brazil
Members of Royal Holiday can book stays at resorts in some of the world’s most iconic tourist destinations using their Holiday Credits. In Brazil, members can opt for luxurious resorts in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, two of the country’s most famous cities. However, Royal Holiday also offers its members a chance to stray a little farther from Brazil’s most well-beaten paths by booking stays in other locations.
South of Rio and Sao Paolo, for instance, members can book a stay at one of two resorts in the city of Florianopolis. At the Hotel Ingleses Praia, they can enjoy unfettered access to one of the city’s pristine beaches, and at nearby Jurere Beach Village, they can take advantage of yet another glorious beach, plus world-class nightlife. Florianopolis has earned a reputation for great surfing and fantastic parties. In 2009, it garnered a nod from the New York Times as the Party Destination of the Year. Visitors to the city’s party scene, which is less expensive and more laid back than those in other upscale destinations, have included European royalty and popular musicians.
Royal Holiday members looking for an inland travel experience can explore the city of Curitiba, where they can stay at the Slaviero Palace Hotel. An elegant resort close to Curitiba’s Botanical Garden and Paranaense Museum, the Slaviero offers access to Curitiba’s many cultural attractions. The city’s climate can be cooler than other places in Brazil, and it operates a special tourist bus line that will take visitors on a two-and-a-half-hour tour. The bus starts at Curitiba’s Gothic cathedral and winds its way through the first pedestrian-exclusive street in Brazil as well as several museums, civic buildings, churches, and parks. Tourists can board the bus at any stop and can get on and off the bus four times.
Brazil also offers a number of other great destinations for Royal Holiday travelers, including the cities of Fortaleza, Salvador Bahia, and Ilhabela. For more information on all of Royal Holiday’s Brazilian destinations, visit Royal-Holiday.com.