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Welcome to Brazil, the land of samba, sunshine, and spectacular scenery! Whether you're a culture vulture, a beach bum, or an adventure seeker, Brazil promises to satisfy your wanderlust. With its epic natural beauty, vibrant cities, and welcoming people, you can expect an unforgettable travel experience. From the famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the indigenous communities of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil has something to offer every type of traveller. Grab your passport, it’s time to head to the land of the carnival spirit!

Brazil at a Glance

Measuring an astonishing 8.5 million square kilometres, Brazil is the largest country in both South and Latin America. Home to over 217 million people, it is also the seventh most populous country in the world.

While Brazil is renowned for its stunning beaches, such as the iconic Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro and the tranquil Praia do Espelho in Bahia this country’s allure goes beyond its coastlines. The cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Salvador, boast a vibrant nightlife, incredible food, and a wealth of cultural experiences for all budgets.

One of the most fascinating traits of Brazil is its fusion of diverse traditions and influences. Whether it's the Afro-Brazilian rhythms of Salvador or the Portuguese architecture of Paraty, Brazil is a melting pot of culture. Best of all, with plenty of Workaway hosts in Brazil to choose from , it could not be easier to live like a local and explore the culture first hand.

What’s more fun than living like a local? Partying like a local! And nowhere else can party like Brazil! Rio de Janeiro is home to the world famous Carnival festival, a six day samba filled extravaganza that takes place every February before Lent.

Dating back to the 1650s, the Rio Carnival celebration was organised to honour the Greek wine gods. The festival “Entrudo” was introduced by the Portuguese and this inspired the birth of Carnival in Brazil. Fast forward to today, over 2 million people take to the streets to enjoy food, music and dance in a street celebration like no other.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your backpack and samba your way to the airport - it’s time for a beautiful Brazilian adventure.

Reasons to volunteer in Brazil

  1. Samba, sun, and sand: Brazil is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro. With over 7,000 kilometres of coastline, there's a beach for every budget and every style of traveller.
  2. Carnival spirit: As mentioned, Brazil's carnival is world famous and is the biggest party on the planet. Everyone is welcome to join the celebrations and experience the colourful costumes, music, and dancing.
  3. Jaw-dropping natural beauty: From the mighty Amazon rainforest to the stunning Iguazu Falls, Brazil is home to some of the world's most breathtaking natural wonders. Whether you hop on a boat, or trek your way through the jungle, you’ll be surrounded by exotic creatures and incredible flora and fauna.
  4. Cultural diversity: Brazil is a melting pot of cultures, with influences from Africa, Europe, and indigenous communities. The best ways to experience this diversity is through music, dance, food, and art - and by joining Workaway!
  5. Delicious cuisine: If you’re a foodie, Brazilian cuisine will not disappoint! It is a fusion of African and European flavours. From churrasco (barbecue) to feijoada (bean stew), there's something to suit all tastes. Best of all, Workaway is ideal for those who like to eat their way around the world . By living with a local you can enjoy this incredible food and learn how to make it, all for free.
  6. Adventure opportunities: Brazil is a playground for adventure seekers. You can go hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro, volunteer your surf skills in Florianopolis, or hike to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. For the ultimate adventure, head to the Pantanal wetlands, to spot exotic wildlife, fish for Piranha or go horseback riding.

Is Brazil safe to visit?

While it’s a popular party destination and a haven for nature lovers, is Brazil safe to visit?

Unfortunately the country struggles with one of the highest rates of income inequality in the world which in turn encourages crime. Thankfully, these rates have been declining in recent times. The majority of crimes are gang related, which means they are rarely targeting tourists.

The shanty towns of Rio (known as favelas) are unfortunately one of the areas that struggle with high gang activity, so it is advised for visitors to avoid these areas. Instead, the country’s capital, Brasilia as well as Florianopolis, Curitiba, Fernanda de Noronha, and Belo Horizonte are considered some of the safest destinations in Brazil, and have the lowest crime rates in the country.

This doesn't mean you should avoid the big cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Although they have higher crime rates (naturally cities usually do) they are still popular places with visitors. Follow our safety tips , especially if travelling solo and always stay vigilant.

On the topic of safety for visitors, there are two particular areas we want to highlight - Carnival and the beach. Thieves target beaches as a) there’s lots of tourists there and b) they know you’ll likely leave your belongings and jump in the sea for a swim. For this reason, pack the minimum such as a towel, swim suit and a little cash if needed. Never bring valuables or leave valuables unattended.

While Carnival is a magnet for tourists and locals who like to party, this also means it’s popular with pick-pocketers. Unfortunately, women travelling solo should also take extra caution as the large crowds can result in groping incidents or getting lost easily.

Finally, as always, don't forget travel insurance! Not only will it cover you from lost or stolen belongings, but it can also cover medical costs, cancelled flights and more.

Regional Highlights of Brazil

Now you’re armed with reasons to visit and our top safety tips, it’s time to plan where to go. Brazil is divided into 26 states that fall under five distinct regions - North, Northeast, Central-West, Southeast, and South.

With the Amazon rainforest to the North, the sunny beaches of the Northeast, The epic Pantanal wetlands in the Central West and the bustling cities of the South East it can be tough to choose where to start!

Each region has its own unique characteristics, which we’ve summarised to help building your Brazilian bucket list easier…

North Region

The North Region is known for its vast Amazon rainforest, which covers more than half of Brazil's total land area. The region is home to numerous indigenous communities, unique wildlife, and breathtaking natural scenery.

Highlights of North Region

  • The Amazon Rainforest: It’s no question, the Amazon Rainforest is a must-see destination for nature lovers. You can take guided tours through the forest, spot exotic wildlife, and learn about the indigenous cultures that call the Amazon home.
  • The Meeting of Waters: Located in the city of Manaus, the Meeting of Waters is where the dark-colored Rio Negro meets the lighter-colored Solimões River, creating a stunning natural phenomenon.
  • Anavilhanas Archipelago: Made up of over 400 islands, the Anavilhanas Archipelago is a pristine wilderness area located in the heart of the Amazon. Visitors can take boat tours through the archipelago, spot exotic birds, and swim in the crystal-clear waters.
  • Belém: As the largest city in the North Region, Belém is known for its rich history and delicious food. If you’re a fan of açaí (a dish made from the superfood berry of the same name) this is the best place to try it!

Northeast Region

The Northeast Region boasts an exciting mix of African, indigenous, and European influences. Visitors can explore the region's colonial architecture, enjoy the postcard perfect beaches, join party revellers in Salvador and devour delicious food.

The traditional Bahian food from this region is particularly worth writing home about. Favourites include, Cocada, a coconut candy; moqueca, a coconut milk based fish stew; acarajé, the black-eyed pea fried dough ball loaded with sauces and spicy seafood and carengejo, a Brazilian crab dish.

Highlights of the Northeast Region

  • Natal: Fun fact, Natal was founded on Christmas day, 1599 and therefore named “Natal” as it is the Portuguese word for Christmas. The city is also known as “Cidade do Sol” which literally means City of the Sun/Sunshine City so don’t forget the SPF! This city is known for its stunning beaches, lively nightlife, and attractions, such as the Natal Historic Centre and the Forte dos Reis Magos. It is also a gateway to nearby Genipabu Sand Dunes and Maracajaú Coral Reef, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers.
  • Salvador: Fancy joining a street party with 2 million others? Head to Salvador during Bahian Carnival. Similar to Rio Carnival, crowds celebrate throughout 25 kilometres of the city's streets for an entire week. Outside of Carnival, Salvador still has an exciting nightlife, as it’s considered one of the country’s capitals for music and dance, in particular the Rio Vermelho neighbourhood. The Pelourinho neighbourhood is also considered the heart of the music scene. Here you can find live performances every night of the week in the many bars and venues.
  • Chapada Diamantina National Park: Located in the state of Bahia, this national park is home to a stunning landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and canyons. Here you can take guided hikes, swim in the natural pools, and explore the underground caves. Be sure to visit the Fumaça Waterfall, which is one of the highest in Brazil!

Central-West Region

The Central-West Region is Brazil's agricultural heartland. Here you can expect vast expanses of savannah, wetlands, and cattle ranches. It’s one of the best regions to learn about the traditional cowboy culture, and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and birdwatching.

Highlights of Central-West Region

  • Brasília: The capital city of Brazil is a modernist masterpiece designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. Many people don’t realise that it was actually designed and built in just four years, between 1956 and 1960! Today, Brasília is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and remains an important centre of politics, culture, and innovation in Brazil. Visitors can explore the city's iconic buildings and monuments, including the National Congress and the Cathedral of Brasília.
  • Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park: Located in the state of Goiás, this national park is home to a stunning landscape of canyons, waterfalls, and natural pools. Enjoy guided hikes through the park and swim in the crystal-clear waters.
  • Pantanal: Located in the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, the Pantanal wetlands is home to a vast array of wildlife, including jaguars, caimans, and capybaras. At 42 million acres, it covers an area slightly larger than England and sprawls across three countries—Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. This makes it the world's largest wetland area, so an unforgettable adventure awaits!

Southeast Region

The Southeast Region is home to Brazil's largest cities, including São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The region is known for its vibrant nightlife, diverse cuisine, and of course, those stunning beaches! Not forgetting the historical colonial towns and natural wonders such as the Serra da Mantiqueira mountain range which are equally epic.

Highlights of Southeast Region

  • Rio de Janeiro: This vibrant city is famous for its coastline, lively nightlife, and iconic landmarks such as Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. If you miss Carnival in February, head for the historic neighbourhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa for samba clubs and bars to party the night away.
  • São Paulo: Brazil's largest city is a cosmopolitan hub of culture, business, and nightlife. This makes it a hotspot with digital nomads . Highlights include the city's many museums, theatres, and art galleries, as well as its famous food scene and epic street art.
  • Ilha Grande: This island off the coast of Rio de Janeiro is a paradise of pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush rainforest. It’s ideal for those who fancy snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, or simply time to relax on the beach.
  • Paraty: This colonial town between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo is a well-preserved gem of Brazilian history and architecture. Take a wander through the cobblestone streets, visit the colonial churches and houses, or enjoy a beautiful boat tour of the nearby islands.

South Region

The South Region is known for its European influence, thanks to a large population of German and Italian descendants. Explore the region’s charming towns, enjoy wine tastings, and embrace Brazil's colder climate.

In particular, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul are the Brazilian states farthest from the equator line. This means they are considered the coldest destinations in the country. In these areas, temperatures can fall below zero (and even experience snow!) Generally, the average minimum temperature varies from 6 to 12 °C so if you’re visiting the South during Winter you may need to switch the SPF for a scarf!

Highlights of South Region

  • Florianópolis: This island city off the coast of Santa Catarina state is known for its beautiful beaches. It is considered a haven for surfers as the beaches are cleaner and less crowded than in Rio. Explore the historic downtown area, take a boat tour of the surrounding islands, or enjoy the local seafood. We have quite a few hosts in Florianópolis so if you fall in love with the laid back vibes, it couldn’t be easier to make yourself at home.
  • Foz do Iguaçu: This city on the border of Brazil and Argentina is home to one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders - the Iguaçu Falls! You can either take a boat tour to the base of the falls, walk along the many hiking trails, or splash the cash with a helicopter tour for a bird's-eye view.
  • Serra Gaúcha: Wine fans will love this mountainous region in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Here you can tour the vineyards, sample the local wine and cheese, or go hiking in the nearby national parks.

Volunteering and Cultural Exchange Opportunities in Brazil

Volunteering in Brazil is a unique way to make a positive impact while immersing yourself in the country's culture and astounding natural beauty. Such diverse regions means a vast range of volunteering opportunities, from the dense Amazon rainforest to the vibrant cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

By volunteering in Brazil with Workaway, travellers can gain valuable skills, make lifelong connections, and have an unforgettable adventure! As the world’s leading community for volunteering and cultural exchange, Workaway is the perfect platform to connect with locals and discover their way of life, all while making a difference.

Whether you are a solo backpacker trying to find a travel buddy , recently retired or setting off on a grown up gap year – your perfect host is only a few clicks away. Best of all, you can join as a solo traveller, as a couple, or even as a family. For a small membership fee, you’ll have access to over 400 hosts in Brazil as well as 50,000 volunteer opportunities in 170 countries worldwide - all for less than the price of a night in a hotel.

In exchange for a few hours of work each day, your host will usually provide free accommodation, meals and an insight into local life unlike any other. Whether you want to Samba through the streets at Rio Carnival, help to save endangered species in the Pantanal wetlands or discover your digital nomad dream in São Paulo - with Workaway you can turn your Brazilian bucket list into reality!

Making a difference in Brazil

Brazil faces many social challenges, including poverty, inequality, and limited access to healthcare and education. Volunteering in Brazil is a great way to give back while experiencing the country's rich culture, diverse landscape, and warm hospitality.

By contributing your time and skills you will help create lasting change and make a positive difference in communities across the country. All while living like a local, devouring delicious Brazilian food and making friendships for life. Sounds good?

Here are some of the ways you can make a difference in Brazil:

  • The Amazon Rainforest: The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world and is in need of volunteers to help protect its fragile ecosystem. Volunteers can work on conservation efforts, such as reforestation and animal monitoring, or support local communities through education and sustainable agriculture.
  • Urban Communities: Brazil's urban communities, particularly those in the favelas, face challenges such as poverty, crime, and limited access to education and healthcare. There is a massive demand for support in these communities, with hope of transforming these areas through education, tourism and local businesses.
  • Coastal Communities: Brazil's coastal communities, such as those in the northeast, face challenges including poverty and limited access to education and healthcare. Volunteers can help support these communities with English language teaching , and community development projects or NGO’s.
  • Wildlife Conservation: Brazil is home to a wide range of wildlife, including endangered species such as the jaguar and sea turtle. Volunteers can help support conservation efforts by protecting wildlife habitats and conducting research to better understand their behaviours and needs.

    One of the main areas in Brazil that needs wildlife volunteers is the Pantanal. As the world’s largest tropical wetland it is home to many endangered animals including, jaguar, hyacinth macaw and giant river otter. The Pantanal's waterways - which are essential to all life in the region - are increasingly threatened by deforestation, soil erosion, agriculture and infrastructure projects.
  • Sustainable Development: As mentioned, Brazil is home to some of the world's most unique and fragile ecosystems, making it an ideal destination for those interested in environmental conservation and sustainable development.

    However, even in the cities there are many communities facing social and economic challenges. This means there is a demand for volunteers who can help support sustainable development by working on projects related to infrastructure, healthcare, and education. This can include initiatives such as building schools or community centres, or teaching vocational skills. Not only do these projects change the lives of local people, but they can help to boost your CV , provide lifelong friendships and offer an enriching experience like no other.

How to find a Workaway host in Brazil

Firstly, you can use the destinations above as a guide or you can use your skills and interests as keywords in the search box . This will help you to find your perfect Workaway host in Brazil. For example, do you want to head to the Central West for the country’s cowboy culture? Teach English in the country’s capital of Brasilia? Or share your passion for music and dance in Salvador?

Or perhaps you can’t pick just one host or project? Fear not! When you join Workaway you are not limited to just one Workaway experience or host. Your membership allows you to access over 50,000 volunteer opportunities across 170 countries. As Brazil is so vast, it shares borders with an astonishing nine countries! Some of which include the cheapest countries in South America , such as Paraguay, Peru and Colombia. Best of all, we have hosts in each one!

Volunteering in Brazil will prove to be an enlightening and rewarding experience. Not only will you make a genuine impact and experience the country’s vibrant culture first hand, but you will gain skills and friendships that last far longer than your Visa. Thanks to Workaway you can throw away the guidebook, and let the locals show you their home country through the highlights and hidden gems. It’s time to cross Brazil off your bucket list. Sign up today!