Honeymoons in Brazil
It can sometimes be tricky choosing a honeymoon destination that suits you both as a couple but Brazil with its diverse landscapes and melting pot of cultures is bound to appeal to even the most discerning of couples. Whether you're after relaxation following a hectic time of planning or you want plenty of adventure, then Brazil offers both in abundance. Why not stay at one of the stunning hotels to experience the best of what Brazil has to offer.
If you're after an endless choice of places to visit and sights to see, then Brazil is well worth considering as your honeymoon destination. With frequent flights from South Africa, a honeymoon in Brazil is more than just a dream. Explore the friendly chaos which is Rio and learn more about its history in the delightful museums located in the city. Take a ride to the top of Sugar Loaf mountain which is the best place to see the city, sea and mountain ranges laid bare before you. Stroll the cobbled streets of Salvador where little has changed since it was the slave centre of Brazil, or get close to nature in the mighty Amazon jungle. However you spend your time; every day will be a new and exciting adventure.
If you are dreaming of a honeymoon under hot sunny skies in a colourful destination, then Brazil is well worth taking a look at. Whether you want relaxation or plenty of adventure, the vast country of Brazil has it all. Why not stay in one of the hotel resorts to enjoy all that Brazil has to offer.
If you are after sun, sea, sand and plenty of sightseeing opportunities then why not consider Brazil. With frequent flights from Canada you could be exploring this vast country in little more than 14 hours. If you're looking to relax on the beach and indulge in a spot of people watching then a visit to the famous Copacabana beach is a must. Climb up Corcovado (hunchback) mountain to see at first hand the 30 metre status of Christ, one of the new seven wonders of the world, you'll also get breathtaking views of the city and the sea from this vintage point. Trek through the Amazon jungle or jump on board a boat for an exhilarating ride beneath the Iguazu Falls. However you spend your honeymoon in Brazil, it will be an unforgettable experience.
Key Facts for Brazil
Flight time: 9 hours from Toronto
When to Honeymoon in Brazil
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Don’t forget to consider the temperatures when planning your honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro. Summer in Brazil lasts from December through February, when temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius can be expected. Tourists also flock to Rio de Janeiro during these months, meaning elevated prices and crowds. Be sure to book in advance if you travel during these months. A honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro can be best enjoyed during the winter, when you’ll be able to avoid the throngs of people (at least to some extent) and enjoy more reasonable temperatures.
TAM Brazilian Airlines offer direct flights from London Heathrow to Rio. You can be in this vibrant destination in around 12 hours!
The Brazilian Real however, the US Dollar is the most widely accepted currency in Brazil.
Newlyweds from the UK coming for a honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro can enter Brazil for a stay of up to 90 days without a visa. Make sure you have a passport which is valid for a minimum of six months beyond your date of departure, as well as a return ticket and sufficient funds. After landing in Galeão International Airport, you can take a taxi into the city centre, which will be about a 20 km ride. Public transportation and rental cars are both plausible transportation options during your honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro, and both will require some patience and an adventurous spirit.
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Getting Married in Brazil
If you're looking for a destination that is a pot pourri of culture and diverse landscapes at which to get married, then why not consider Brazil. This religious country has plenty of churches or hotel resorts in which to host your ceremony and a myriad of venues all with stunning views that are able to help host your reception. Home of the samba, Copacabana beach, sugar loaf mountain and much more besides, it's not surprising that weddings abroad in Brazil are very popular.
Marriage Requirements for Brazil
Getting married in Brazil is quite a complex procedure and they only recognise a civil ceremony as being legally binding, although you can still have a religious ceremony as well. Intent to marry needs to applied for at the Civil Registry Office at least 30 days before the intended marriage date and foreigners need to complete a form and present valid passports or ID cards along with birth certificates that have been certified by a Brazilian consulate in the country of issue. They will also need a declaration of civil status, again issued by the consulate in their country. All documents need to be translated into Portuguese and notarised and a minimum of 2 witnesses are required at the ceremony. The fee changes from state to state. The banns are published for 15 days after which the couple are free to marry. Once all the documents have been presented and banns read, the marriage licence is issued which is a permit to marry. For more information visit http://brazil.angloinfo.com/countries/brazil/marriage.asp
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