A perfect starting point on the east coast of Brazil is the modern Marina Verolme, which is only a half hour drive from Rio de Janeiro and is located about two hours from the airport. Many American cities, like New York and Chicago, offer flights with one stop, with a travel time of about 15 hours. Anchored in the port’s azure water are several sailboats for rent and charter catamarans which can be booked through Yachtico.com’s easy and convenient booking service. With the proper equipment, a very special journey begins with exploring the beautiful landscape of the South American coast. For fans of high speeds, Yachtico recommends the sleek catamaran charters in Brazil. Catamarans have no keel so they weigh less and are able to travel swiftly through the water. Paramount conditions and countless dreamlike corners between Rio de Janeiro and the Evergreen, are discovered further south in national parks along the water. Here, one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline that Brazil has to offer is the Costa Verde. The Costa Verde offers around 240 kilometers of breathtaking scenery with more than 60 small offshore islands and all kinds of small towns with romantic colonial style architecture. Paraty is a popular stop among yacht charters in Brazil because of its small town feel and proximity to the marina. Downtown Paraty was constructed in the 1950’s. Also, the town is a Brazilian national monument and is largely closed to traffic. Therefore, Paraty offers a relaxing stroll through the clean streets where a variety of cultural highlights are waiting. From public readings, art exhibitions, music festivals filled with jazz and blues musicians, Paraty contains everything desired for culture enthusiasts. But there are other things to do by the sea that are equally fascinating. In particular, dive guides recommend where fish and sea turtles can be observed. Next to the sea, the Mata Atlantica Coastal Forest provides accessible, comfortable hiking trails to magnificent waterfalls. These superb hiking trails provide up close experiences with indigenous wildlife and vegetation.
The best time for sailing in Brazil is in the months of April and May, as well as September through the beginning of November. Towards the end of the year there are an increased number of rain showers. However, immediately after the first ray ofsunshine peaks through the rain clouds, Brazil will return to its paradise identity. During the day, pleasant winds blow on shore between four and five Beaufort, while the maximum temperature may rise to as high as 35° Celsius (95° Fahrenheit). However, the yacht charter area off the Costa Verde provides refreshing breezes. Apart from the heat of the day, there are weak winds in the area and in which swells occur rarely, making for smooth sailing in this part of Brazil. The water temperature varies between 17° Celsius (63° Fahrenheit) in the winter and a comfortable 28° Celsius (83° Fahrenheit) in the summer. Because the trade wind constantly blows throughout the entire year, it is possible to explore both southern and northern regions of the coast, sailing in either direction. However, the rule of thumb for sailing in Brazil is always: in summer go south and in winter go north. For experienced sailors, there are countless islands, bays, fjords, lagoons and marinas that provide a challenge and welcome you with over 100 accessible beaches. Anchor your yacht charter in the Brazilian waters and begin to dream. In every case, be sure to keep your appropirate travel documents that are distributed on the plane because they are not only needed at the exit, but also many times at the harbor landings. If you are uncertain about regulations in a particular city, a native skipper or even an entire crew can be booked, along with your Brazilian yacht rental at Yachtico.com. Certainly this is not a poor idea because the locals can provide all sorts of useful advice, like Brazilian cuisine. Your taste buds will celebrate when you eat the most famous dish of the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro, “Moqueca Capixaba.” This seafood stew is traditionally served with fish, onions, garlic, tomatoes, while shrimp, crab or lobster can also be used in the stew. Rice accompanies this dish as a side and the meal is completed with the Cuzcuz dessert, a sweet pudding, and a freshly made Caipirinha.
São Paulo is Brazil’s largest city with over 11 million residents. As the result of immigrants from around the world, especially from Portugal, Italy, Japan and Germany, São Paulo is a multicultural and fascinating city. Not without reason, São Paulo is often compared to New York City. São Paulo contains large and luxurious hotels that invite tourists from around the world to witness the beautiful sights of the area over a few days. The historic buildings and famous theatres are a few of the remnants of the early 20th century, which was mainly inspired by the Italian opera. The “Museum of Fine Arts” or also known as “Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo,” harbors South America’s most extraordinary art collection. Centuries old sculptures, impressive alters, marvelous paintings, intricate furniture, golden chalices and crosses, can all be seen in the museum’s exciting exhibitions. Without question, the best vantage point to witness fabulous panoramic views of Sao Paulo is atop the 168 meter-tall, “Edificio Italia.” Whether you are on the roof, or dining in the Italian restaurant that provides panoramic views of São Paulo, you will witness pristine views of the city. You will observe the soccer stadium of FC São Paulo and the Autodrome Jose Carlo Pace, where every year the “Grand Prix of Brazil” is held. Rio de Janeiro may only have half as many people, but Brazil’s second largest metropolis on the east coast contains just as many exciting attractions. The name of the city, which was Brazil’s capital until 1960, is Portuguese for “River of January.” The best way to explore the surroundings is by bicycle tours along the beaches. Rio de Janeiro is full of the life during both night and day. Visit one of the many beach bars and witness the city’s hustle and bustle up close with a drink from an ice-cooled coconut. The subway makes this modern and impressive center of Rio de Janeiro easily accessible. Why Rio de Janeiro is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world makes the ambivalence clear. For example, the high-rise buildings with mirrored facades stand next to restored colonial buildings; while in between, there is always room for a pretty park and an occasional monastery. Visitors are always welcome to attend religious services, and it is possible that the priest is American and provides an entertaining sermon. The “love of life” attitude rubs off on all people. With an aged street car, go on a breath taking route to higher elevations where it is quieter and offers a great view of the bay, in which Rio is settled on. A visit to the most famous landmark of the city, the 38-meter tall statue of Jesus, is a must for believers and non-believers alike. Enjoy views of the city that are like no other on earth. Who knows? You may spot your Brazilian yacht charter floating in the harbor! Furthermore, if you design your charter itinerary to put you in Rio de Janeiero around Ash Wednesday, you will have the pleasure of experiencing Karneval. The multi-colored parade of samba schools is one of the largest festivals in the world.
The days on Brazil’s east coast are extremely relaxing and with the appropriate Brazilian yacht charter, it is not expensive. Yachtico.com is an extensive platform where thousands of boats of all models can be booked for the coming holiday in Copacabana and other Brazilian boat-friendly destinations. Catamarans, sailboats and motor yachts of all models and years, made by known manufactures, can be easily selected and booked by the customer. The customer has the power to dictate how many cabins and berths, boat models, price, and special equipment. This all happens in just three clicks and Yachtico.com finds the best yacht rentals in Brazil that match the specified criteria. At Yachtico.com, we take note of local skippers’ and boaters’ advice in order to ensure our customers the perfect yachting or sailing experience around the stunning Brazilian coast.