With its beautiful, white-sand beaches and colourful carnivals, it’s no mystery why so many people choose Brazil for their holiday abroad. However, going to a completely different country can be a huge culture shock, and if you’re not prepared to deal with the dangers you may encounter, you could find yourself out of pocket, or even worse, personally harmed.
With a little travel advice, you can make the most of your holiday and minimise the risks. Read on for our insider’s safety guide to Brazil.
Brazil’s crime rate is high, so you should be extra cautious. Slums, called ‘favelas,’ surround all the big Brazilian cities. These shanty towns are deposits for excruciatingly poor and desperate people; unfortunately, due to reduced circumstances, these areas can be dangerous and attract high levels of crime.