The best Brazilian beaches, if by that we mean almost constant warm waters and sunny days, picturesque fishing villages, eco-locations largely cut off from the outside or reserved tropical resorts, are in the Northeast.
Rio and many other Brazilian regions have exceptional beaches, but they are not typically tropical or all year round beaches.
The major Brazilian locations for tropical beach resorts are Salvador da Bahia, Recife and Fortaleza. These cities have extraordinary beaches and are great hubs to other wonderful beaches, standing some miles away.
Travel packages involving Brazilian tropical beaches
The possible travel packages in the Northeast are countless. You can stay some days in Salvador da Bahia (or in Praia do Forte, just some miles away), and some days in Porto Seguro or Ilheus (also in Bahia state, but some hundreds miles south), or some days in Salvador da Bahia and some days in Porto Galinhas or Maceio (some hundred miles north), to cite just some examples. The choice is yours.
There are many dozens of great destinations in the Brazilian Northeast, which makes the choice very difficult. We can, anyway, identify some styles and types which are listed below.
Isolated tropical resorts with animation and the possibility of exotic tours nearby
If you want selected tropical beach resorts, consider the following four destinations:
Tropical beaches with friendly environment
If you want beach resorts linked to the daily life of Brazilians yet with a fine, safe and friendly environment, very good animation and large possibilities for tours, consider one of these:
Tropical beaches around big cities
If you want the animation and the opportunities of big cities, besides the tropical beach life, you should consider, before any other option, Salvador da Bahia. Salvador da Bahia breathes a special blending made of music, African roots and exotic cuisine.
Number of days for this Brazilian Travel Package
For multi-destination travel in the Northeast, stays of 3-4 days minimum in each destination is very common. This is not too much.
Whatever your option may be, you will have many opportunities for tours and trips around your destination or destinations. You don't have to confine your stay to the resort or the city you choose; you can and should travel around. It ends up depending on your preferences.
Do not forget: round-trip air tickets can be cheaper than one-way ones. Returning to your arrival airport and first destination can be advantageous from a financial standpoint.