7. Arraial do CaboFeeling blue? Get a deeper shade of turquoise on the beaches of Arraial do Cabo. 8. Belo HorizonteIf feijoada be the food of love, play on. Try the national dish of meat stew, beans, rice in the hectic capital of Minas Gerais. There’s much more to Brazil than carnivals, Copacabana and the World Cup. Here’s 10 places to go before the football fans get there, in sun-drenched pictures.1. Gruta do Lago Azul, Mato Grosso do SulWild swimming in blue waters and some of the most impressive stalagtites you’ll ever see. Related7 best beaches in BrazilThere’s more to Brazil than football this summer. If you need a break from the big games and the big cities, seek sun, sea, sand and maybe solitude on some of the best beaches, not only in Brazil, but the world. Here’s our super seven.50 of the world’s most beautiful beaches: in picturesDreaming of summer and longing to park your bum on some sand? Here’s our selection of 50 of the most perfect beaches in the world, including beautiful spots in Bali, hidden coves in Cornwall and spectacular stretches of black sand in Hawaii.15 safety tips for Brazil; how to avoid trouble on your travelsOur Brazilian team share their tips on how to stay safe in Brazil and avoid street crime 4. Iguazu FallsSo big it’s actually in three countries – Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. 2. Baía dos Porcos (Pigs Bay), Fernando de NoronhaBeaches and coastal scenery not to be snorted at on this amazing archipelago. More:10 best things to do in Rio – a local’s guide7 of the best places to eat in Rio10 of the world’s craziest carnivalsReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 9. Ponta Negra beach, Natal Strut your stuff, whether you’re a bikini babe or a mega muscleman, on the beach at Ponta Negra. 5. IlhabelaSau Paulo by the sea? You want beaches? You want sunsets? You got ’em. 3. Sao PauloScrape the sky in the City of Drizzle (yes, really – it’s nickname is Cidade da Garoa). 10. The AmazonYou looking at me? Check out the original jungle massive. 6. Chapada dos Guimaraes National ParkGet really wild in the Pantanal but don’t miss the Véu de Noiva (Bridal Veil Falls).