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Vacationing in Brazil

Iguazu Falls are a must-see for independent travelers looking for natural beauty.Iguazu Falls are a must-see for independent travelers looking for natural beauty. (Photo: Goodshoot/Goodshoot/Getty Images )

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Whether you're drawn to the pristine beaches or the dense jungle, Brazil has plenty of attractions to keep you amused throughout a solo jaunt. Traveling alone lets you customize your trip to your particular tastes and interests, an exceptional boon when visiting a country such as Brazil, with such varied points of interest.

Joining a Tour Group

If you enjoy the camaraderie of traveling with others, consider visiting Brazil along with a group of other single travelers. Many tour operators offer special trips exclusively for single men and women. Singles Travel Service ( is a U.S.-based operator that leads active excursions around the world, including regular trips to Brazil. Solo's ( is another singles-only tour group. Based in the UK, its selection of trips regularly feature South American countries such as Brazil. Just You (, another British touring group, leads singles tours through Brazil and Argentina for the best of both cultures.

Pursuing a Personal Interest

For a memorable trip, pursue one of your interests against the Brazilian backdrop. In her book "Traveling Solo: Advice and Ideas for More Than 250 Great Vacations, " Eleanor Berman recommends active holidays for single people, such as ecotourism, cooking classes, volunteerism or culturally themed tours, all of which are available in Brazil.

Singles-Friendly Resorts

If your primary objective is simply relaxing by the beach or getting to know other single travelers, head to one of Brazil's singles-friendly resorts, such as SuperClubs' Breezes Resort ( The all-inclusive resort offers a range of activities, including golf and tennis instruction as well as scuba diving. Breezes is 100 miles northeast of Rio, in the cushy resort town of Buzios. Compared with SuperClubs' other singles resorts in Jamaica, Breezes has a relatively mild-mannered reputation, with more opportunity for activities than simply meeting other singles. Club Med ( also has a Brazil location on an island one hour from Salvador de Bahia. The resort features a sailing, golf, tennis and even a circus school with a flying trapeze.

Brazil for Male Travelers

Generally speaking, the same tips apply for male and female solo travelers, but Brazil might make an especially prime destination for men; according to Men's Fitness, the top priorities for male travelers typically are adventure, beautiful women and exotic culture. More than satisfying these criteria, Brazil is home to the world's largest rain forest, the coastline means you can spend an entire holiday amid the swimsuit-clad, and if you time your trip right, you can witness the unquestionably exotic atmosphere of Rio during Carnaval. Given the criminality in many of Brazil's cities, male travelers should practice the same precautions as females, such as staying in groups, leaving valuable watches or jewelry at home and familiarizing yourself with a map before you leave the hotel.

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I am planning a trip to Brazil. While I will be spending most of my time in Rio de Janeiro, I also want to visit Foz de Iguacu. What is the best way to get there from Rio? Where are some relatively inexpensive places to stay? - Quora

It's really difficult to recommend hotels based on what you consider inexpensive. Therefore I recommend some popular websites in Brazil so that you can check airplane tickets, hotels and more.
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