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South Region
Travel Guide

Find miles of unspoiled coastline, surfing villages, majestic waterfalls and cities with a European flair in the southernmost corner of Brazil.

Discover everything from renowned surfing beaches to a natural wonder of the world and vineyards in Brazil’s South Region. This is one of the country’s most developed regions, a wealthy area that witnessed colonization from Germans, Italians and other European migrants. The South Region is made up of three states: Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. Each has its own character yet all feature commonalities such as breathtaking natural scenery and vibrant cities.

Paraná is the region’s northernmost state and home to the internationally famous Iguaçu Falls. Foz do Iguaçu is an ideal base for exploring this fascinating collection of 275 waterfalls, located in the wildlife-rich Parque Nacional do Iguaçu on the Brazil-Argentina border. Toward the east is the state capital, Curitiba, a modern city with wide boulevards and vast green spaces. It’s also a gateway to the millennia-old rock formations of Parque Estadual de Vila Velha and a fascinating train journey to colonial Morretes.

Head south and explore the beaches and colonial towns of Santa Catarina. Santa Catarina Island has over 100 beaches that range from backpacker hangouts and secluded coves to surf spots and fishing communities. Visit the island’s tourist hub and 18th-century state capital, Florianópolis.

Spend some time at German towns, such as Blumenau and Joinville, in Santa Catarina’s interior. In October, Blumenau hosts a 3-week-long Oktoberfest to rival any Brazilian carnival. Experience Brazilian snowfall in the mountains around São Joaquim.

Where Brazil borders with Argentina and Uruguay, the flat pampas of Rio Grande do Sul showcase the nation’s gaucho and cattle-herding traditions. Go hiking in the canyons of Parque Nacional de Aparados da Serra. Join wine tours at the bodegas around Bento Gonçalves. Spend time in the riverside cities of Porto Alegre and Pelotas.

Reach Brazil's South Region by flying to international airports in Curitiba, Foz do Iguaçu, Florianópolis and Porto Alegre. Get around via domestic flights, intercity buses and organized tours. With a temperate climate, including hot summers and winter snow in the mountains, the South Region is a year-round destination with four seasons.

Radisson Hotel Curitiba
Radisson Hotel Curitiba
4 out of 5
Av. Sete de Setembro, 5190, Batel, Curitiba, PR
The price is Rs4,520 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Located in Batel, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Japan Square and 24 Hours Street. Mercado Municipal de Curitiba and Shopping Mueller are also within ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (704 reviews)
"This is a good option in Curitiba. The city lacks good hotels and the Radisson is a great option that balances price x quality. The rooms look renovated with wooden floor which is great for those with allergies. They need to renew cable TV service which is old. But all and all, we recommend the ..."

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2021

Radisson Hotel Curitiba
ROCKEFELLER by Slaviero Hotéis
ROCKEFELLER by Slaviero Hotéis
3.5 out of 5
Rua Rockefeller 11, Curitiba, PR
The price is Rs2,699 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Located in Reboucas, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Railway Museum and Mercado Municipal de Curitiba. 24 Hours Street and Shopping Mueller are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (341 reviews)
"Close proximity to Station Mall , supermarket across street, very conveniently located. Nice hotel."

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

ROCKEFELLER by Slaviero Hotéis
Pousada Sky Chales da Montanha
Pousada Sky Chales da Montanha
3 out of 5
Rua Nápoli, 30, Mato Queimado, Gramado, RS
The price is Rs2,660 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
Located in Mato Queimado, this agritourism property is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Gramado Golf Club and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Gramado Covered Street. Expo Gramado and ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (47 reviews)
Silencioso
"Local muito bom para quem quer relaxar pois é afastado da cidade e tem muito silêncio, porém no hotel não tem nada para fazer. As bicicletas não estão disponíveis e a trilha é só um passeio rápido. Café da manhã muito bom. A cama pode melhorar também."

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

Pousada Sky Chales da Montanha
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Stillo Gramado Bella Itália
Stillo Gramado Bella Itália
2.5 out of 5
Estrada Linha Nova, Linha Nova, Gramado, RS
The price is Rs1,799 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Situated on the riverwalk, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Orchids Park, Expo Gramado and Korvatunturi Theater. Gramado Central Avenue and Pinheirais ...
Stillo Gramado Bella Itália
Bomar Residence
Bomar Residence
2.5 out of 5
Avenida Falcão, 129, Praia de Bombas, Bombinhas, SC
Located in Bombas, this beachfront apartment building is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Bombas Beach and Bombinhas Beach. Quatro Ilhas Beach and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)
"Incrível muito bom 👏 o hotel 🏨"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2020

Bomar Residence
Pousada Recanto do Aconchego
Pousada Recanto do Aconchego
3 out of 5
Servidao dos Tucanos, 26, Florianopolis, South Region
Located in Santinho, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Santinho Dunes and Ingleses Beach. Santinho Beach is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) away.
3.3/5 (4 reviews)
Recanto Aconchego
"Segunda vez que ficamos nesta pousada, e gostamos bastante,local passou por reformas e melhorou mais ainda,tudo estava de acordo com o anúncio, fica próximo da praia, bastante comércio, e locais para refeições Ponto a ser observado e se possível melhorar, o local para fumantes,pois fica próximo aos ..."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2020

Pousada Recanto do Aconchego
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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