The Most Beautiful Beachfront Hotels in Brazil

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | © Filipe Costa / Culture Trip
With golden coastlines and rows of tropical palms edged by crystal clear seas, the environment is already set for a tropical paradise. Add to the mix a stunning hotel with activities such as diving among colorful marine life or exploring sleepy, traditional towns, and you have yourself an unforgettable trip. Here are some of Brazil’s finest beachfront hotels.

Vila Kalango, Jijoca de Jericoacoara,

Resort, Hotel
Vila Kalango, Jijoca de Jericoacoara, Brazil
Vila Kalango, Jijoca de Jericoacoara, Brazil | Courtesy of Vila Kalango, Jijoca de Jericoacoara / Booking.com

The ground floor apartments at Vila Kalango lead out onto stunning tropical gardens, whereas elevated rooms overlook rolling sand dunes and ocean views. Spend your afternoons relaxing in the hotel pool or take a break in the peaceful gardens. The beach is seconds away and visitors can enjoy exploring the local dunes or swimming in the marine-rich sea. The hotel takes a sustainable approach to tourism by using locally-sourced products for its northeastern Brazilian-inspired restaurant, and recycles wherever possible.

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Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

Hotel, Boutique Hotel
Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Courtesy of Belmond Copacabana Palace / Hotels.com

The Copacabana Palace has stood the test of time for years and still maintains its exclusive air. With chandeliers and marble throughout its 147 rooms, it preserves a timeless style. The hallways are peppered with aging photos of past guests that include Hollywood stars from decades ago, rock stars, and even royalty. With Copacabana beach on its doorstep, guests are spoilt for choice between golden sands and a dazzling swimming pool for a dip and sunbathing. The hotel is also home to a Michelin-starred restaurant.

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Salinas do Maragogi All Inclusive Resort, Maragogi

Resort, Hotel
Salinas do Maragogi All Inclusive Resort, Maragogi, Brazil
Salinas do Maragogi All Inclusive Resort, Maragogi, Brazil | Courtesy of Salinas do Maragogi / Hotels.com

Located in the less touristy spot of Maragogi, a region between Salvador and Recife, Salinas do Maragogi offers a holiday escape with smaller crowds and untouched natural surroundings. The hotel is located next to the Maragogi river that runs into the pristine ocean in front of the resort, providing waters abundant in marine life. The resort is all inclusive and the impeccable services are delivered by friendly, helpful staff. The child-friendly hotel makes it ideal for families with young children who can enjoy the playground and kids’ pool. There are even on-site babysitters for parents looking for a kid-free few hours.

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Villa Coral Inn, Cairu

Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Villa

The grounds of Pousada Villa Dos Corais stop right at the edge of the pristine beach of Morro de São Paulo in Bahia. This region of Brazil has no cars and only one pedestrianized road, creating a tranquil setting for those looking for an escape from the bustling daily grind. Relax on one of the deck lounges that overlook the ocean and retreat under large, thatched umbrellas when the tropical sun gets too hot. The hotel is warm and cosy, providing a relaxing and comfortable setting to spend a few quiet days.

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IBEROSTAR Praia do Forte, Mata de São João

Resort, Hotel
IBEROSTAR Praia do Forte, Mata de São João, Brazil
IBEROSTAR Praia do Forte, Mata de São João, Brazil | Courtesy of IBEROSTAR Praia do Forte / Hotels.com

There are 500 rooms spread out across tropical, well-manicured gardens at this behemoth of a hotel in Bahia. Iberostar Praia do Forte ticks all the boxes for a tropical getaway where your every whim and desire will be catered for. Make the most of afternoons at the on-site golf course, play a few rounds of tennis, relax at one of the many swimming pools, or join in on one of the fitness classes. For something more relaxing, enjoy the all-inclusive restaurants and bars within the hotel or head outside to explore the surrounding beaches that conjure the image of pure paradise. Depending on the time of year, visitors may see humpback whales in the sea, or hatching sea turtles on the beach.

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Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa, Buzios

Spa Hotel, Hotel
Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa, Buzios, Brazil
Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa, Buzios, Brazil | Courtesy of Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa / Hotels.com

Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel and Spa creates a serene setting with a wide patio overlooking the sea and comfy white lounge chairs that invite hours of pure relaxation. The white interior with light wooden furnishings maintains peace and calm within the hotel. Guests can make the most of the sublime spa available which has a wide range of treatments.

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These recommendations were updated on June 21, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.