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Brazil in December

Where in Brazil shall I spend Christmas? Is it a good month to visit the country?

December is the driest month in Rio de Janeiro, with temperatures between 22-29°C. The beach can be a great option at this time too. Head to Costa Verde, Paraty, Búzios and Ilha Grande.

December is great for Bahia, especially for the southern bahian beaches. It is the month when you can experience turtle nesting.

December is great to visit Pernambuco, Alagoas and Fernando de Noronha.

In December wildlife and weather can be unpredictable in the Amazon. It starts to rainfall much more, the dense Amazonian jungle is getting wetter. It gets very hot (32°C). The level of the water rises so you can navigate in canoes between tree branches, this is the best time to experience varzeas, which is not possible during the dry season when the water recedes.

In December wildlife and weather can be unpredictable in the Pantanal. It rains more and it’s hot. With the additional rainfall, wildlife spotting can be rarer. 

Iguazu Falls are at their peak and if you don’t mind getting wet and want to get into the falls it may be the right time for your visit. However, there is also a higher chance of the trails and activities being closed due to the rain.

It is better to avoid the canyons of Aparados da Serra due to rain and low visibility, but a good time to visit the beaches of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul as temperatures are already summer-like in December.

December is not a  good month to visit Lencois Maranhenses on the Route of Emotions. Jericoacoara can still be a good place to be though.

December gets rainy in the colonial towns of Minas Gerais. It might not be the best time to visit.

Best places to visit in Brazil in December

Wooden fishing boats on the beach in Florianopolis, Brazil
Southern Beaches
Kayapos boy in the Brazilian Amazon
Xingu
Buggy Tour to Camocim and Tatajuba, Ceara, Brazil
Buggy Safari
Snorkeling with fish in the natural pools of Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil
Fortaleza to Natal
The sand dunes in Natal, Brazil
Natal to Recife
two rocks on the beach in Fernando de Noronha, a beautiful tropical destination off the coast of Brazil
Fernando de Noronha
the tropical island of Fernando de Noronha
Diving
a view of the colorful colonial houses in the historic centre of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
Salvador to Recife
A view of Baia dos Todos os Santos in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
Cycling in bahia
Humpback Whales Watching in Bahia, Brazil
Costa do Dende
Costa do Cacau
the blooming flamboyant tree and colorful rustic houses in the beach village of Trancoso in the south of Bahia, a great vacation destination in Brazil
Secret Bahia
wild orchid in Roraima region of Brazil
Roraima
Pico da Neblina mountains in the Brazilian Amazon
Pico da Neblina
Alter de Chao
Pomerode, Brazil
Wine & Heritage
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