‘Amazon’

Fishing piranhas in the Amazon

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    The Amazon rain forest has an incredible variety of wildlife, with hundreds of different species of birds, amphibians and mammals. And of course there’s the best-known fish of Amazonia, the piranha, with a well-deserved bad reputation in spite of their relatively small size. Most of these species have a strong, narrow body, usually measuring between 14 and 26 centimeters, although some can grow to over 40 cm. Piranhas have a prominent head, very strong jaws and a single row of teeth in the upper and lower part of their mouth. They are very aggressive, with an insatiable appetite…

Vacation in Brazil

Here is a lively video by Javidevitt on his vacation in Brazil. It is one of those videos that seems to be designed to make us turn green with envy. At least that’s what happened to me. What do you think? https://vimeo.com/20187108     “A vacation in Brazil is full of charm. The fine sandy beaches, the natural beauty, carnival, the great cultural variety, the delicious cuisine and especially the sweetness of its people will seduce you. The hotels in Brazil of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts allow tourists to experience irresistible emotions during their vacation in Brazil.”      

Tips to enjoy your vacation with kids in Brazil

If you are planning a family vacation with kids in Brazil, here are a few tips for a perfect balance between rest and fun. Travelling with children requires greater precaution and planning than for an adult-only trip. · Before leaving make sure everyone in the family is up to date with their vaccines. For children under 6 to enter Brazil they must be vaccinated against polio. Although the urban areas of Brazil are free of malaria and yellow fever, in rural and forest areas (preferred destinations for families) these diseases pose a risk for those who are not protected by…

The best of Manaus

Manaus is a metropolis full of contrasts, in which the lush nature of the Amazon rainforest mixes with an industrial complex of cutting-edge technology and the remains of the glorious past, when the international rubber trade was at its peak. Located in the middle of the Amazon, Manaus is the perfect starting point to experience the wealth of the greatest rainforest in the world from within. From the city center it is possible to take a boat trip or hire a canoe to sail the Rio Negro and delve deep into the jungle. The ideal option is taking an excursion…

Nature beyond the imaginable

Few places in the world are as fascinating as the rainforest. Movies, photos, stories and endless nature in a space in which the passing of the years has stopped, in which the passing of time goes hand in hand with the seasons and not with the advances that concern and burden the residents of large cities. And if there is a spot on the planet which possesses all these characteristics, it is the Amazon rainforest and all of its vastness. And, to explore it, there is nothing better than an IBEROSTAR river cruise. From the moment the boat begins to…

The wealth of Brazil’s climate

Having as many as six climatic regions in one country implies the existence of a great number of ecosystems which will ensure that your visit is always a surprise. From the 3 billion cubic meters of water a year of the northern Amazon, to the five-month dry season to the south of the rainforest. Due to its vastness, at 5 degrees of latitude north and 34 south, it is a country of contrasts, although we must not forget that the majority of the country is in a tropical zone (the equator crosses the mouth of the Amazon River), in which…

Amazon delights in Manaus

Manaus, in the state of Amazonas, is a sophisticated city full of charm. In this city of contrasts, the Negro and Solimões rivers merge, offering a wonderful natural spectacle. It was founded in 1669 and is currently a major industrial city with sufficient capacity to offer visitors all of the services they could want. Manaus has restaurants to suit all budgets, from the local establishments on the banks of the Negro and Solimões rivers, to luxurious options. In all of them you can enjoy the regional cuisine, from the popular feijoada (meat and bean stew) to tambaqui, a freshwater fish…

Travel

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Stop watching the television, set down that book you are wrapped up in just for a moment, take a break from your stressful routine, take a map, close your eyes and blindly pick a destination. Bulgaria? Rome? Jamaica? Rio de Janeiro? It does not matter. Go to your travel agent or get online and make your booking. Now, within a month or, if there is no other way, when your boss will let you… but travel and do not stop to think about it. There will always be an excuse to stay at home; lots of work in the office,…

Recommendations to bear in mind during your Amazon cruise

One of the most highly-regarded destinations in Brazil is a cruise through the wonderful Amazon River and its lush landscape. Here we are going to give you some tips to ensure that this trip is perfect and that you do not forget a single detail! A warm and humid zone like the Amazon is always going to have mosquitoes. There is no need to panic, they are only mosquitoes, but you must prevent their bites, which can cause much irritation! The advantage of the Amazon and the Rio Negro is that the presence of mosquitoes is not as high due…

When is the best time to visit the Amazon?

This question has no concrete answer. Each time of year has it own benefits and the river changes radically depending on whether or not it is the rainy season. The Amazon is an amphibious river that changes with the seasons, each of which have their own particular charm! The Rio Negro, the powerful tributary of the north of the basin, is usually the location for the majority of cruises and exhibitions that leave from Manaus, the Amazon‘s most common point of access. Here are the details of the conditions that you will find in the Rio Negro throughout the year:…