Fancy some Brazilian sun this Christmas before the prices soar for next year’s football World Cup and the 2016 Olympics? Despite its popularity, the country can still be a challenge for independent travellers wanting more intimate, boutique accommodation, but a spanking new website simplifies planning for visitors. Sunsetvisitor.com claims to have visited 60 hotels, many of them ‘little gems with either incredible views, an outstanding location or an authentic Brazilian pousada experience’. Alongside the sophisticated city pads like São Paulo’s Hotel Unique and beachfront retreats including Trancoso’s Pousada Estrela D’Agua, it covers local nightlife, culture and restaurants.
This article was published on 25th November 2013 so certain details may not be up to date.