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Should I Travel to Brazil in Rainy Season?

Why travelling to Brazil during the rainy season can have its benefits...

In a country the size of Brazil, with both the Equator and Tropic of Capricorn running through it, you can experience many extremes of weather. There’s plenty of glorious sunshine and tropical heat but the presence of the world’s largest rainforest should also give you a clue as to what to expect at certain other times of year.

So, yes, in Brazil it does rain but the good news is that this is largely limited to the rainy season, which runs roughly from December to March. 

How much of an impact the rain will have on your holiday to Brazil depends on what you are doing and where exactly in the country you will be based but it should never get in the way of your adventure. In some cases rainfall can even open up new opportunities for travel.

For example, the vast Pantanal wetlands have two distinct seasons: wet and dry. During the rainy season the landscape becomes covered with vast shallow pools, meaning you can navigate them mostly by boat. 

This will let you access some areas of the Pantanal that are otherwise very difficult to reach on foot, increasing your chances of seeing some of the rarer animals that call this vast ecosystem home – including the elusive jaguar.

If you’re exploring the Amazon basin then you should expect more steady rainfall throughout the year, although June to September is usually drier. Of course, this is a rainforest experience so getting wet is all part of the fun. 

It’s also true that a downpour can provide some much-needed relief from the ‘green inferno’ of the jungle.

The northern region of Bahia and coastal zone is cooler than the tropical areas of Brazil, and it can even get a little chilly here at times. It’s something to bear in mind if you’re planning on trekking the region’s stunning gorges and canyons.

In short, the weather should never ruin your trip but it is something to think about before you go. Depending on your chosen adventure, some times of the year are better than others but even in the middle of the rainy season, downpours tend to be short and spectacular. For further detailed information on temperatures, rainfall and when to go where, please visit our when to go to Brazil page.

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