Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
South America is extremely biodiverse and has a range of climate classifications, from equatorial to tundra.Well-known animals that are unique to South America include the world’s largest rodent, the capybara, the world’s largest flying bird, the Andean condor, and one of the world’s largest butterflies, the blue morpho.
Enjoy hiking in the ancient temples of the Incas, be awed from the power of Iguazu Falls, and spend the day rowing canoes on Amazon´s narrow waterways. Cultural treasures such as grand churches and stately plazas of the 18th century are found here. Nothing compares to the rhythms of Colombian salsa, Brazilian samba, Argentine tango, Andean folk music. Sway the night away.
Sailing here concentrate on distinct, tropical waters, reef wildlife and remnants of old civilizations, volcanic characteristics and a plethora of animal and marine life. Pack your snorkel and fins, adding some dancing shoes wont hurt!
Garnered the spot for the fifth largest country in the world, Federative Republic of Brazil has the most captivating 4,600 miles of coastline. It is made up of wide range of tropical and subtropical landscapes including wetlands, savannas, plateaus and low mountains. Brazil is home to the Amazon River, which is the world´s largest river system and the worst most virgin rainforest.
Brazil has fine white-sand beaches, lush rain forests, frozen-in-time colonial towns, red-rock canyons, impressive waterfalls and tropical islands. Brazil is not only known for its inland characteristics but has also been one of the top nautical tourist destinations. Whether you cruise through its Atlantic coastline or navigable rivers such as São Paulo, it will never ran out of scenic stretch.
There are exciting places to look into all along the coast, but perhaps the best sailing ground is between São Sebastian Island and Rio de Janeiro, which has many protected anchorages and attractive scenery.