8 Brazilian Getaways to Book Now That U.S. Visitors Don’t Need Visas
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8 Brazilian Getaways to Book Now That U.S. Visitors Don’t Need Visas

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By Samantha Daly
Starting June 17, travelers from the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Australia will be able to stay in Brazil for up to 90 days visa-free.

As part of a push for tourism, Brazil plans to lift the visa requirement for American, Canadian, Japanese, and Australian passport holders. To celebrate, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite boutique hotels and vacation rentals that are worth the trip alone.

Casa Mar Paraty

Praia Grande, Paraty

Casa Mar Paraty in Praia Grande, Paraty, Brazil

Casa Mar Paraty in Praia Grande, Paraty, Brazil

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Set a few miles up from Paraty proper, this contemporary, eight-room boutique hotel offers a quietly luxe travel experience. A beautiful beach is just steps away, but you can also soak in the scene at their infinity pool, complete with a small bar and sunset views.

Etnia Pousada & Boutique

Trancoso, Bahia

Etnia Pousada & Boutique in Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil

Etnia Pousada & Boutique in Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil

For those averse to the resort town hustle and bustle, this quiet destination set amongst the trees is the perfect pick. Blending kitsch and contemporary, the rooms at Etnia are themed after classic destinations—from Goa to Marrakech to Kyoto—for a distinctly bohemian feel.

Casa Marques Jardim Botanico in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Casa Marques Jardim Botanico in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

For a luxe experience in the heart of the urban epicenter of Rio de Janeiro, this six-bedroom villa can be fully booked. The genteel atmosphere, wide terraces, and quiet elegance provide a truly one-of-a-kind experience at the foot of the impressive, iconic Corcovado peak.

Fasano Boa Vista

Porto Feliz, São Paulo

Fasano Boa Vista in Porto Feliz, São Paulo, Brazil

Fasano Boa Vista in Porto Feliz, São Paulo, Brazil

The man behind the hotel’s strong structure and bold design is one of Brazil’s most renowned architects, Isay Weinfeld. With this project, his goal was to create a hotel that looked and felt as wondrous and peaceful as the nature that envelops it.

Mama Shelter Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mama Shelter Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The most budget-friendly option of the bunch has other locations across the globe, but Mama Shelter Rio de Janeiro calls the hip hilltop neighbor of Santa Teresa home. Urban, stylish, and settled in to the surrounding culture, this spot is perfect for the those looking for a convivial atmosphere.

UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa

Trancoso, Bahia

UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa in Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil

UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa in Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil

The casas that comprise this lounge-worthy boutique hotel are largely handmade by local craftspeople, and they’re open to the air, with indoor/outdoor living areas and al fresco showers.

Campo Bahia

Santo André, São Paulo

Campo Bahia in Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil

Campo Bahia in Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil

Outfitted with a spa, fine dining establishment, and located on the beach next to a little fishing village, Campo Bahia is the place to beat. Fourteen contemporary villas contain up to six bedrooms each, but can be subdivided for smaller parties.

Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mama Ruisa is a seven-room boutique hotel housed in an old-fashioned mansion in the neighborhood of Santa Teresa. The historical getaway has kept elements of its storied past, such as the huge porch and hardwood floors, but updated the decor to keep up with the times.