The month of January is considered high season because of the holidays that can extend until the middle of the month. As a result, hotel, tour and ticket prices may be slightly higher than normal for January holidays.
From the northeast to the south of Brazil, the sun is shining providing a great climate to enjoy a light sun. In the region of Rio de Janeiro and Ubatuba, it can rain, but it is also possible that there is sunshine throughout the week. We made a list of the best places to travel in January.
1 – Barreirinhas, Lençóis Maranhenses
The city of Barreirinhas is the most used gateway to the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. The dunes of up to 40 meters separated by freshwater lagoons form one of the most beautiful landscapes in Brazil. Travel there and don’t feel like leaving.
2 – Canela, Rio Grande do Sul
If you like the beach, but want to enjoy a cooler place this time, we recommend you get to know Cinnamon. The city is neighboring to Gramado and is a great choice for those who like good wine, good company and a cozy and romantic place.
3 – Ubatuba, Sao Paulo
In January the coast of Sao Paulo is also a great choice. Although of course January has higher prices it is possible to research and plan to save money.
Do not be discouraged by Ubatuba’s nickname “ubachuva”. There is indeed a high rainfall, but the sun is also an attraction. And when it arrives, you can enjoy several beaches with the clear blue sea and clean sands.
4 – Sheep, Pernambuco
“There at Carneiros Beach…”
The beach sung in the music of Elomar is considered one of the most beautiful in Brazil and when you go there, you will find it. With a charming little church dating from the 17th century, Praia dos Carneiros, in the municipality of Tamandaré, is a simple place and a great destination for those who want calm. Imagine waking up and seeing that beautiful landscape with a little church, coconut trees and the sea?
5 – Paraty, Rio de Janeiro
Paraty has several reasons to make you stay there: beaches, waterfalls, cultural and historical itineraries. Arriving in the city should start with a stroll through the historic center and wait until late afternoon to see the rising tide, which turns the city into a “Brazilian Venice”.
Paraty also has numerous restaurants with foods ranging from Arab spices to typical coastal foods. Do not miss the opportunity to know this paradise on the south coast of Rio de Janeiro.