Virtual Brazil

WELCOME! Bem Vindo!

“Everyone loves Brazil,” according to Newsweek Latin America’s feature SAMBA CHIC.

“Whether its caipirinhas flying off the bar at Sushi Samba in lower Manhattan, samba diva Elza Soares bringing down the house at London’s Jazz Café, capoeira classes in Toronto or sun-kissed sylphs dominating catwalks from Milan to Guangzhou-almost everywhere you turn there’s a bit of Brazil in the air.”

We’re not surprised.

Beleza Pura® comes from an enchanted place. While there’s no better way to experience the spirit of Brazil than hopping the next plane to Rio, Beleza Pura’s virtual journey is a great place to start exploring. We’ve scoured the web to bring together the best English-language resources and links where you can learn more about the cutting edge of Brazilian culture.

Virtual Brazil offers sophisticated visitors the inside scoop on Brazil’s famed carnival, highlights on the world’s best soccer team, travel tips, as well as the history and hottest trends in Brazilian music, fashion, visual art, and architecture.

So put on your bikini and get your caipirinha ready, (Always drink responsibly: be careful not to get too excited and spill it all over your keyboard), and join us on an adventure through the pure beauty of Brazil.

About Brazil

Brazil is the largest country in Latin America, and the 5th largest in the world. It covers 47.3% of the South American landmass and occupies 3,286,470 sq. miles (8,511,965 sq. km). With 175 million inhabitants, it’s the world’s 6th largest population.

Since “discovery” 500 years ago, Brazil’s culture has been defined by the diverse ethnic and immigrant groups that shape history. Present day Brazil is shaped by thousands of years of indigenous mythologies and struggles to preserve tradition, tragedy and transformation under Portuguese colonial rule, African heritage and a legacy of resistance to almost 400 years of brutal slavery, as well as dozens European, Asian, and North African immigrants that arrived during the 19th and 20th century.

There is a lot going on! Read more.