Why You Should Go to Brazil

Bayleigh Weber, Reporter

One of my many interests in life is traveling to Brazil, and I credit that mostly to the 2011 film, Rio. Something about that film really fixed me on experiencing Brazilian culture. The carnival scene did it, I think.
But Brazil is so much more than one movie. In fact, there are a multitude of reasons why you should travel to Brazil.
The most attractive aspect of Brazil is arguably the Amazon Rainforest. Though the Amazon is located in other countries, 60% of its total area is located in Brazil. The Amazon truly deserves its own article, seeing as how it’s the most biodiverse place in the world.
Another major allure of Brazil is the Carnival. Millions of people gather to celebrate the popular holiday with costumes, parades, and samba music, for which African culture can be thanked. The best word to describe the event is exciting. The colors are bold, and the costumes are elaborate.
The weather in Brazil is unbeatable. The country is known as a year-round destination, meaning that all months of the year are warm and equatorial.
Of course, I’d be remiss to not mention the natural attractions native to Brazil. The Amazon Rainforest has been mentioned, but there are also breathtaking beaches and waterfalls to be explored. There are 62 national parks, and hundreds of conservation areas located in Brazil. Just make sure your travel is sustainable.
In 2018, 6.5 million people traveled to Brazil, and it makes a lot of sense why.