A Quick Travel Guide to FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

FIFA World Cup 2014 is going on with lots of thrill and fans getting more excited about it. Make your travel plans to Brazil in order to cheer up for the favorite team. Get last minute vacation deals to Brazil and save on hotel bookings & flight. The football matches are being hosted in some great cities of Brazil. Here is a rundown on what to look forward while making your travel plans based on reviews and comments on various restaurants and hotels submitted by travelers across the world. Get your FIFA World Cup 2014 Tickets now!

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Rio De Janeiro:

Get a look at the breathtaking 360-degree view of the city atop the Sugar Loaf Mountain. It is recognized as a hallmark of this great city, surrounded by exotic fauna and famous stories, it is sure to capture your imagination. Treat yourself to delicious Brazilian cuisine at the Cachambeer with great food and beverages. Hit the sack in Miramar Hotel by Windsor with its rooftop swimming pool, sauna, bar, gym and astounding views of the Copacabana beach. You may also choose to stay in one of the dorm rooms at the Discovery Hostel.

Salvador:

Stay at the AramYami Hotel, located just five minutes from some of the city’s best beaches or go for Hospeda Salvador Family Hostel located at the heart and is a great base for exploration of the city. Check out the historical Sao Francisco Church and Covent, one of the most spectacular churches in the world with gold inlays on the inside. Hit the sumptuous buffet for lunch or dinner at the Brazilian style restaurant, Boi Preto Grill.

Sao Paulo:

Get a dose of music at concerts and other musical events at the Julio Prestes Cultural Center – Sala Sao Paulo, home to the Symphony Orchestra of the State Sao Paulo. Have a 5-star luxurious stay at the Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo with a gorgeous view of the city. You can also stay at the Nahu Hostel and save money while staying close to the city’s main attractions. Eat at the Sarrasin, a small restaurant that serves Brazilian food fused with French flavors.

Belo Horizonte:

Get to know the rich history and customs of the region at the Memorial Minas Gerais. Have some of the best roast meats at the La Victoria, inspired by the Montevideo and Buenos Aires flavors. You can choose to stay near the city’s major sites at the Quality Hotel Afonso Pena and find a home away from your home. If you are looking for group accommodations, you may try the La em Casa Hostel-Pousada.

Brasilia:

A treat for art aficionados, Banco do Brasil Cultural Centre is the place to be while on a tour in the city. Stay at the Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada, a great luxury hotel situated by the Paranoá Lake. If you are on a budget, go for Hostel 7 offering clean and comfortable accommodations. Check out the contemporary gastronomic delights at the Trio Gastronomia Cozinha de Autor in the center of the city.

Cuiaba:

Learn some history and more about the region’s architecture at the Our Lady of Rosario and Sao Benedito Church. Book rooms in the Gran Odara Hotel to experience a great cocktail bar, gym and a sauna. You may also choose the less expensive option of Pousada Ecoverde that boasts of a 24-hour reception. Have a taste of regional cuisine at the Mahalo for delicious treats.

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Curitiba:

The Jardim Botanico de Curitiba is a sight for sore eyes with its beautiful flowers, ponds, greenhouse and paths to stroll. Inspired by a crystal palace in London, this botanical garden is famous throughout Brazil. Stay near the city center at Four Points by Sheraton and get the best customer service. If you want bulk but modest accommodations, go for Motter Home Curitiba Hostel that can house up to eight people in a single room and a vast lounge. Check out the Barolo for Italian food, wine and great ambience.

Fortaleza:

Take a drive through the panoramic labyrinthine streets of the Morro Branco and discover new sights of the multiple canyons with multi-color sands. Order a feast at the Coco Bambu Frutos Do Mar consisting of fresh seafood with local flavors and a great seaside view. If you want to stay within an easy distance from the beach, stay at the Hotel Gran Marquise or choose the Hotel Pousada Villa Marina for comfort at a budget.

Manaus:

Known as one of Brazil’s top landmarks, the Teatro Amazonas is a magnificent theater with a tiled mosaic dome done in the colors of Brazil’s flag. Check out the operas and other musical and cultural performances to understand the culture better. Make sure to eat at the snug Banzeiro that offers mouth-watering Brazilian cuisine infused with classic French flavors. Stay at the Holiday Inn Manaus for a luxury stay or at the Big Hostel Brasil  that is perfect for a large group.

Natal:

The Manary Praia Hotel offers the comfort of a small hotel and the service of a five-starred one. Located by the Ponta Negra beach, it is a great place to regain your energies. You may also choose to stay in a beach villa at Pousada Villa Simone. Check out Genipabu’s calm waters and dunes. If you are feeling adventurous, take part in the local sport of esquibundawhile. Eat at the Camaroes Restaurante for traditional seafood from the Atlantic ranging from succulent lobsters to the local serigado.

Porto Alegre

Visit the PUCRS Science and Technology Museum for a quick science or dinosaur lesson, with more than 700 interactive displays and a state-of-the-art planetarium. Explore with Deville Porto Alegre Aeroporto as your base, which is only 800 meters from the Airport and just fifteen minutes from downtown Porto Alegre. You may also stay at the Porto Alegre Hostel Boutique for a more affordable option. Try out the food at Xavier260, a quaint and charming little restaurant serving delicious Catalan cuisine with authentic Brazilian condiments.

Recife

Stay at the Hotel Atlante Plaza near the Boa Viagem Square with a lovely view of the city. If you are traveling with a big group of friends, stay at the Piratas da Praia Hostel-Albergue with its good value rooms and easy access to the city. Check out Brazil’s oldest restaurant, Leite, located in a traditional Recife neighborhood and offering traditional Brazilian cuisine. Visit the Instituto Ricardo Brennand, a museum of epic proportions that will take a full day to explore.

Discover new sites and places to eat, museums and opera houses to visit on your stay at any of the wonderful cities of Brazil. This World Cup, applaud your team as well as the culture and history of Brazil.

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