Summer vacation are already on in the northern hemisphere. If you’re willing to provide collective vacations for employees to enjoy good leisure time – and, of course, an unforgettable trip –, as part of a fruitful incentive campaign, this is the best time of the year, when schools are closed and companies operates at slow pace. If the matter is summer vacations, it is impossible not to think about heading to a paradise destination, with crystal clear waters, white sand and plenty of rest (and some excitement, if you wish!). In the southern hemisphere, especially in Brazil, the tropical weather favors good stays by the sea throughout most of the year.

The Brazilian summer runs from the end of December to the end of March, but even during the northern hemisphere summer vacations period (early June to late September), it is possible to enjoy high temperatures throughout the Brazilian coast. In the northeast region, above all, the climate is favorable in an almost perennial way, with short and often sporadic wet periods, which in general do not interfere with the good use of the holidays.

When is the Brazilian summer break?

One of the most important things to know when traveling, studying, or working in Brazil is to keep in mind the sanctity of the Brazilian summer vacation, or férias de verão. For students, the break can last from mid, or even early December, to February, and adults typically take a holiday during this time of year. Parts of the federal government shut down from Christmas through the beginning of February, like the Supreme Court. Depending on when Carnival falls, things usually start up again shortly after.

Doing business in January and February in Brazil is akin to doing business in the US in July or August. Many people are out of the office, and projects tend to move a bit more slowly until after Carnival. When studying in Brazil, this means that classes do not start until February or even March, and that January is a convenient time to travel between semesters.

Talking about the Summer Vacation in Brazilian northeast ….

Are you ready to fall in love with three must-see Brazilian destinations for summer vacation? 

Trancoso, Bahia

Traveling to Trancoso is sure to experience days of intense fascination and relaxation in front of extensive stretches of sand, natural pools and coconut groves as far as the eye can see. Trancoso has several stretches of sand that make tourists intensely happy. And there is a corner for every traveler, from deserted sand to lively beach clubs. What all the beaches in Trancoso have in common is the wonderful sea of Bahia and the natural beauty that surrounds this region of the Brazilian coast. Whichever piece of sand you choose to spend you summer vacations, be sure to be in a stunning scenery.

What to do in Trancoso?

The tour of Trancoso starts at the Quadrado, but the final point is always the beach. With scenarios that range from colorful cliffs, transparent sea, natural pools, large coconut groves and long stretches of sand, Trancoso is a perfect destination for beach lovers. It is worth visiting each strip of sand. When visiting the beaches of Trancoso, do not limit yourself to the ones closest to the Quadrado, such as Praia dos Coqueiros and Praia dos Nativos. Head to the deserted strips of sand and be sure to visit places such as Praia de Patimirim , Praia de Itaquena and Barra do Rio dos Frades, whether walking, by quad bike or on speedboat rides.

During most of the year, Trancoso is a peaceful beach destination, surrounded by charming inns, delicious restaurants and shops that are impossible to resist. However, Trancoso gained notoriety not only for its beaches, but also for its great New Year’s parties. When summer vacations season starts, the place hosts many parties, watered with sparkling wine and lively people at the shore. 

How to get to Trancoso for Summer Vacation?

The village of Trancoso is part of the municipality of Porto Seguro and is located on the southern coast of Bahia, in the region known as the Discovery Coast. Trancoso is 47 km from Porto Seguro by ferry or 77 km by road. The closest airport to Trancoso is Porto Seguro Airport (BPS), which receives flights from several cities in Brazil. From Porto Seguro it is possible to reach Trancoso by car, regular bus, taxi (or mobility apps) and private transfer .

Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco

Considered one of the best beaches in Brazil, Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, is frequented by surfers and tourists from different countries. However, precisely due to the high number of visitors to the famous corals and reefs in the region, the area began to control more intensely the entry of visitor. However, buggy-related activities , resorts and beaches continue to provide all the fun for an unforgettable summer vacation. The district stands out for its extensive coastline, with various fun activities on the sea and its warm waters. The beaches are a true paradise apart and the mangroves, coconut trees and the beautiful coral reefs, accessed by diving, are also unforgettable tours.

What to do in Porto de Galinhas?

The homonymous Praia do Porto de Galinhas is called Vila, and it is the center of the district. Through this path, it is possible to access the natural pools of warm and crystal clear waters. In addition, the village has several restaurants and attractions to see all day.

One of the ways to get to the pools is using rafts when the tide is higher. When the tide is low, at some points of the city, you can go to the reefs by foot. Another incredible place where people can go diving is Muro Alto Beach, one of the most famous and beautiful. In Pontal de Maracaípe, travelers can observe seahorses up close and the most beautiful sunset in Porto de Galinhas.

Two must-go places for those who love nature are Praia do Cupe and Praia do Carneiro. A buggy ride along the coast passes through several beaches and can be a delightful experience for summer vacations. Another cool destination is the Marine Turtle Conservation Center, where you can learn more about these animals and adopt a nest to help with their preservation.

How to get to Porto de Galinhas?

Porto de Galinhas beach is located in Pernambuco, in the municipality of Ipojuca, about 60 km from Recife. The recommendation is to fly to Recife airport and, from there, drive on the BR-101 and then on the PE-038 to the city of Ipojuca.

Camocim, Ceará

Camocim is one of those paradisiacal and beautiful destinations that you only see on film. However, it is real and attracts many visitors during summer vacations, especially those looking for peace at warm seawaters or at the sweet waters of the lagoons. It is the ideal place for travelers who want to escape the hustle and bustle of big cities. Camocim guards the last deserted beaches of the western strip of the Ceará state, with precarious access that requires a buggy or 4×4. The beautiful beach of Barra dos Remédios is worth a visit: there you can see the meeting of the Rio dos Remédios with the sea. 

How to get to Camocim?

Camocim is about 350 kilometers from the capital Fortaleza, a journey that takes a maximum of 5 hours by car, going along the same road that gives access to the village of Jericoacoara. Some tourists who make the so-called Route of Emotions (Jericoacoara, Delta do Parnaíba and Lençóis Maranhenses), usually stop in Camocim to get to know Ilha do Amor.

What to do in Camocim, CE?

  • Ilha do amor [Love Island]

Postcard of Camocim, Ilha do Amor is located in front of Barreiras beach, offering a breathtaking view. It is a very quiet place, especially in the middle of the week, when there are fewer tourists. On weekends, the island receives a greater number of visitors, who cross the Coreaú River to enjoy the natural beauty of the place, almost in complete solitude. Also known as Ilha da Testa Branca, the place is surrounded by dunes, lagoons with clear water and soft white sand. Access can be done by boat or ferry, crossing the river.

  • Praia das Barreiras

Located 3 km away from Camocim, Praia das Barreiras is a wild beach at the mouth of the Coreaú River. It has imposing and beautiful cliffs around it, which attract tourists with a more rustic taste. From the top of the cliffs you can see the fantastic dunes of Ilha do Amor, the mangroves, the coast and the whole city of Camocim.

  • Praia de Tatajuba

Considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast of Ceará, the Tatajuba beach is full of coconut trees and dunes, surrounded by an emerald green sea. It has a lagoon with multicolored water and a giant slide installed on top of a dune, taking tourists to delirium until they reach the bottom.

Go together DMC Brazil has plans and itineraries prepared to meet all types of groups, and the expertise to create an unforgettable and well-planned summer vacation from beginning to end. Get in contact and start planning your company trip.