Brazil is an incredible country with varied options from north to south, attracting tourists in love with beaches and warmer days, as well as those who want to escape the “heat” and enjoy delicious wines and dishes.
So today, we have separated 10 must-see places in southern Brazil that you need to know and start to discover a little more of the wonders of our country.
The south of Brazil is composed of three states (Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul) with different characteristics and able to unite several attractions such as stunning landscapes of beach and mountains, great gastronomy, lots of fun and, of course, a very hospitable people .
- 1 – Gramado, State of Rio Grande do Sul
- 2 – Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul
- 3 – Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina
- 4 – Blumenau, Santa Catarina
- 5 – Florianópolis, Santa Catarina
- 6 – Beto Carrero World, Santa Catarina
- 7 – Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná
- 8 – Morretes, Paraná
- 9 – Curitiba, Paraná
- 10 – Ilha do Mel, Paraná
1 – Gramado, State of Rio Grande do Sul
130 km from Porto Alegre, Gramado has a different charm and has numerous options for those traveling alone or accompanied.
The main tourist points of the city are: the black lake, the Snowland park (indoor snow park), the chocolate shops, the super machines located on the road to Canela, the Gramado Zoo, the charming covered street and the mini world and the enchanted world.
In addition, it is still worth taking a “jump” in Canela, which is very close and is also super charming!
2 – Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul
When it comes to visiting the Serra Gaúcha, it is clear that the word “wine” comes to mind, right?
So be sure to take a few days to get to know Bento Gonçalves. In addition to a beautiful landscape, there you will find great wineries and top cuisine.
The highlights are the Caminho de Pedra (a circuit with incredible landscapes that portray Italian immigration well) and of course all the wineries located there.
3 – Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina
Anyone who thinks that the south has only options to enjoy the region’s characteristic cold is wrong. The coast of Santa Catarina has beautiful and breathtaking beaches.
At Balneário Camboriú, be sure to visit Cristo Luz (33 meters high and a beautiful view) and take a boat trip on the Camboriú River. The cable car is another popular attraction.
With just over 100 thousand inhabitants, this city is a stronghold close to other prominent points in Santa Catarina and deserves your visit.
4 – Blumenau, Santa Catarina
Take advantage of the proximity and also visit Blumenau.
In addition to the traditional Oktoberfest, there are many other attractions such as Vila Germânica Park, the Beer Festival, the walk to the Spitzkopf Park Lookout, Rua XV de Novembro and the traditional breweries.
Blumenau is still famous for its lively nightlife, with excellent pub options.
5 – Florianópolis, Santa Catarina
Floripa is one of the must-see routes for anyone planning to visit southern Brazil or just Santa Catarina.
Stunning beaches, history, good food and many places to buy – all of which you will find there.
So, take a few more days to enjoy all the attractions of this unique city.
6 – Beto Carrero World, Santa Catarina
The “Brazilian Disneyland” may not be in the plans of many people when planning their trip to the south of the country, but it is certainly worth rethinking this decision.
The largest theme park in Latin America is in the municipality of Penha, in Santa Catarina, 35 km from Camboriú and is divided into 3 large wings: the zoo, the shows and the amusement park.
There, you will find more than 100 attractions for all ages and tastes.
7 – Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná
Foz do Iguaçu is one of the highlights of the southern region, after all it is there that is one of the 7 wonders of the world, isn’t it? For that reason alone, fate deserves a little more of your attention – and your time!
Of course, the Iguaçu Falls are the highlight, next to the Iguaçu National Park. Besides it, the Parque das Aves, the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, the Buddhist Temple of Foz, the Mosque of Foz, Puerto Iguaçu and the Marco das Três Fronteiras are also worth a visit.
Enjoy the proximity and get to know Ciudad del Este and the Friendship Bridge.
8 – Morretes, Paraná
Morretes is 67 km from Curitiba and the best way to get to the city is by train ride in Serra do Mar, a 110 km long stretch – an unmissable ride, with a stunning scenery.
Enjoy being close and discover Antonina, another historic and extremely charming city.
9 – Curitiba, Paraná
The capital of Paraná cannot be left out of its tour of the south of the country, with a minimum period of 3 nights being recommended.
There, be sure to visit the city’s main attractions, such as the Eye Museum, the Wire Opera House and the Botanical Garden.
Take the opportunity to enjoy the bustling Curitiba nightlife.
10 – Ilha do Mel, Paraná
Stunning and extremely preserved nature is what most attracts tourists to Ilha do Mel.
Cars do not enter the island and the number of visitors is controlled, so it is good to plan. And despite all that, there you will find a great hotel infrastructure.
The attractions are numerous, with emphasis on the Fortress Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres, the Farol das Conchas and the Gruta das Encantadas.
So, did you like our suggestion of 10 must-see places to visit in southern Brazil? Would it include any other tourist spots?