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Digital Nomad Brazil : Top Guide For Living In Brazil

Digital Nomad Brazil : Top Guide For Living In Brazil 

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Hi! Are you looking for an exciting digital nomad Brazil experience? 

Brazil just has something, something about how they see life and how they live it, it is not surprising they are easily recognizable as people with a strong zest for life!

So, if you are an adventure seeker, don’t forget to bookmark this article for your future trip planning as this blog post will give amazing drops of information about Brazil and the benefits of working here.

Now, in this Digital Nomad Brazil guide, you will see lots of helpful information to plan your trip to Brazil. 

This is what I’ll cover today in this digital nomad in Brazil guide : 

  1. Why Become A Digital Nomad In Brazil?;
  2. Cost Of Living In Brazil;
  3. Brazil Weather;
  4. Digital Nomad Visas In Brazil;
  5. Top Destinations For Digital Nomads In Brazil;
  6. Cool Co-working Places For Digital Nomads In Brazil;
  7. Best Places To Stay For Digital Nomads In Brazil;
  8. Best Food To Try In Brazil;
  9. How To Get Around In Brazil;
  10. Things You Should Know Before Living In Brazil.

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Why Become A Digital Nomad In Brazil?

1.Affordable Place To Live

Living as a digital nomad in Brazil is very affordable compared to other countries in the world. 

For example, did you know that living in São Paulo or Florianópolis (some of the best cities in Brazil to live as a nomad!) is 65%-72% cheaper than living in New York?

Food can also be cheaper if compared to other cities. 

For instance , a 2400 calorie grocery shopping list can cost you $80 to $117 per month if you live in Florianopolis, while the same market can cost you around  $249-$326 if you live in Ottawa, Canada.

Sounds nice, right? 

More money for your pocket and more adventures to have, which leaves me to the next point

2.Adrenaline Seekers Paradise

Do you love travel adventures? 

If so, here in Brazil you can have different kinds of amazing thrilling sports adventures and experience unforgettable moments while surrounded by the nature, sea, spectacular breathtaking sunrises and panoramic views of the cities.

Some sports you can do and have a great time while you are a digital nomad in Brazil are:

  1. Surfing;
  2. Hiking and Trekking; 
  3. Kayaking;
  4. Rock climbing;
  5. Hang Gliding and Paragliding
  6. Cycling.

Plus, let’s not forget the country’s most loved sport, football! 

Also, if you do not know how to play football, rock climbing or any other of these sports don’t let that stop you! 

Here in Brazil you can search for different associations and schools that will teach you how to do it. 

E.g., if you are interested in football, here is an official football school that teaches adults, they hold sessions one or twice a week and offer classes in the morning or evenings to suit any work schedule!

On the other hand, if you are interested in mountain sports here is a school and hiking guide company that will guide you through your rock climbing learning journey.

Also, if you are interested in surfing I have an excellent article about Surfing in South America: The Ultimate Guide, there you can check out surfing spots in Brazil ( and which surf schools to contact!).

Plus, if you get involved in any of these activities and group lessons there is another great benefit for nomads, to make new friends!

3.Perfect Place To Make Friends

Are you single? Or want to make friends from different cultures? If so, Brazil is for you.

No kidding though Brazil people are one of the most friendly people to talk to.

They will try to have conversations with you, learn about you, and try to make you part of the group.

So, even though in some countries it takes some time and effort to make friends ( I’m looking at you, Germany), the truth is Brazil is one of the best places in South America to feel part of the local community.

The best tip I can give as a digital nomad in Brazil is to:

  1. Subscribe to Portuguese classes;
  2. Subscribe to samba lessons;
  3. Enroll in community garden groups or permaculture groups;

Last but not least join community sites such as Facebook local or expat groups, Meetup or Internations.org to meet new people, get local experience wise tips and share experiences!

Tip – Some places in Brazil, like Bahia, have very friendly and active gardening communities while rock climbing and samba lessons would be best if you go to places like Rio de Janeiro.

4.Beach Goers Heaven

If you visit Brazil, you will fall in love and never want to get back after seeing the clear blue, and long warm sandy beaches in Brazil.

The biggest reason why I wanted to become a digital nomad in Brazil!

Copacabana and Ipanema are the most popular ones, but trust me Brazil has many more beaches that will seduce every type of traveler.

For example, do you want to relax, disconnect yourself from the noise, only care about eating delicious shrimps and enjoy a good swim? 

Visit Eden Beach in Sao Paulo.

But! What if you would prefer to surf up and enjoy nice waves? Then go to Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, and book some surf lessons if you are a beginner.

In the end, it is up to you!

In the end, Brazil has great benefits for digital nomads, so if you would like to learn more about it and how to start your digital nomad Brazil electrifying adventure, keep reading!

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Cost Of Living In Brazil

1.Average Cost Of Living In Brazil 

Living as a digital nomad in Brazil is easy on the wallet.

The average Brazil cost of living is between $817 (for 1 person) and $1897  (for a family of 4), according to Expatisian, an expert collaborative international cost-of-living database.

This makes Brazil the 3rd cheapest to live in Latin America.

Of course, do remember the cost of living will highly depend on which city you are staying in and your personal buying habits, preferences, and necessities.

For instance, if you want to live in São Paulo (the most expensive city in Brazil), you can have a decent lifestyle with a budget of $2,204 per month for a family of 4 and $1,036 for a single person.

On the other hand, if you want to live in Florianopolis (the 3rd cheapest city in Brazil), the cost of living would be around $1,797 per month for a family of 4 and $731 for a single person.

2.Necessary Living Expenses In Brazil 

To help you plan your digital nomad in Brazil budget (and don’t starve to death), here I will show you a list of the average cost of monthly living expenses in Brazil. 

For this list, I created an estimate using the cost of living of one of the most expensive cities (São Paulo) and one of the most affordable cities (Florianopolis), this way you can have an idea of the minimum you would need whether you live in an expensive or cheap area.

Note – Please note this is a general estimate I created using the Numbeo and Expatistan database, remember these prices can vary!

So, to have the most updated data when planning your expenses, remember to check the current living expenses of the city you decide to live in. 

Living Expenses List for a Digital Nomad In Brazil

  • Food

If you don’t go out to eat and prepare your own meals you can expect to spend between $86.54 to $122.86, this would be for one person 2400 calorie grocery shopping list which includes basic food such as eggs, beef, bread, rice, vegetables, fruits, etc.

  • Restaurants

Restaurants prices will vary based on the city you live in, in São Paulo, a meal in a modest restaurant can cost $5.54 while in a mid-range restaurant a three-course meal for two could cost $27.72

  • Transportation 

On average, one-way tickets to use the local bus cost around $0.81, a monthly pass between $37.79 to $46.20, and a taxi between $0.89 to $1.25 for 1 km. 

If you are planning to rent a car take into account one gallon of gasoline would cost between $2.98 to $3.04 approx. 

  • Utilities

For 1 person you can expect to spend between  $47.76 to $49.20on monthly utilities if you live in a 900 sq ft (85 sq mt) apartment. 

These expenses would include: electricity, heating, cooling, water, and garbage services.

On average an internet monthly plan of 8 Mbps can cost you around $14.

  • Brazil internet service providers

Regarding Brazil internet service providers (ISPs), to help you choose which service is best for you, I have listed for you the fastest ISPs in Brazil in 2020 according to an average prime time speed test made in 2020.

  1. Vivo Fibra
  2. Claro Fibra
  3. Oi Fibra
  4. Algar Fibra
  5. Claro Net Virtua
  6. TIM Live Ultrafibra 
  7. TIM Live Ultra
  8. Algar Cable/ DSL
  9. Vivo Internet
  10. Oi Internet 

Fastest ISPs 

Now, to find the current fastest internet provider, I would recommend checking out this speed test site, where you can test the fastest providers in each city.

  • Rent Per Month

A 1 bedroom apartment in a centric area would cost between $258.74 to $433.88  while it could cost between $174.34 to $275.96 , outside the city center. 

For example you can rent an entire apartment with wi-fi for 2 guests and 1 bedroom for $418 per month in Sé, a historical central neighborhood in São Paulo.

On the other hand, if you rent in a less centric district in São Paulo, such as Butantã you could expect to pay $221 per month for a 1 bedroom apartment

  • Gym Membership

If you are an active digital nomad in Brazil who loves a good fitness workout, gym memberships are be a necessity! 

If you enter into this category, expect to spend between $21.76 to $24.80  per month.

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Brazilian Weather

Brazil’s weather varies, however the predominant weather is tropical with lots of humidity and heat as the country is close to the equatorial line and near the Amazons.

This kind of weather is perfect for those who want to escape cold glacier-like temperature cities and don’t care to spend some time in a warmer, humid place.

Perfect for a digital nomad in Brazil who wants to hang around in comfy shorts and flip flops (ME!)

This is good as you won’t need to bring winter clothes, as even in the coldest months and areas of Brazil won’t get near the cold temperatures of countries like Germany, the UK or New Zealand.

Now, Brazil is a HUGE country! So, to simplify it here I will show you a table with the average season’s temperature.

Seasons In Brazil 

SeasonStart DateEnd DateMin temp.Max. temp
SpringSeptember 21December 2116°C28°C
SummerDecember 21March 2017.1°C41.8°C
AutumnMarch  21June 2117°C27°C
WinterJune 21September 2111.6°C40.6°C

Best Time To Go To Brazil

Summer is the high season, so from May (mid-autumn) to September (winter season) will be better if you want to avoid crowds, and get the advantage of cheaper rent prices, and are a surfer who wants to ride some good waves! 

However if you want to visit Brazil in April you will benefit from warm temperatures before the country gets too crowded, in this month you can plan your trip to visit São Paulo and enjoy the International Art Festival of  this city!

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Digital Nomad Visas In Brazil 

Finding the official Brazil websites for visas and foreigner relationships can be a bit tricky, especially if you don’t know Portuguese 🙂 

But this stuff is important, you need to get it right before you become a digital nomad in Brazil.

However, luckily for you, I have found the official websites which you need to bookmark to have the most updated information about immigration policies in Brazil.

I will highlight the things you need to consider later on, however as a summary, these are the three pages you should save for checking immigration policies and visas as a digital nomad in Brazil:

  1. Brasil.gov.br: All in English, official government summary of what visitors need to visit Brazil. (It’s a good place to start because you have a general overview)
  1. Portal Consular: Official consular Brazil website for foreigner relationships, some parts in English, here you will find the updated detailed information and requirements for visas. 
  1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Official website to find the current application form for Brazil visa

There are 3 major types of visas in Brazil: 

  1. Visitor visa (VIVIS);
  2. Temporary visa (VITEM).
  3. Permanent visa (VIPER).

Now, let’s dig in to find out which visa would be best for you!

Who Needs A Visa To Visit Brazil? 

The official document is  only available in Portuguese, but is easy to understand, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Click here to check out if your country needs a visa to visit Brazil.
  1. On the 1st page, there is a list with numbers, each number represents a category that states if you need a visitor visa and how many days you can stay without one. 
  1. The document is only available in Portuguese, however it is easy to understand. Just go to the 2nd page and look for the VIVIS (VISITA) column, then check which number your country has.

The majority of citizens fall under these categories (unless you are a diplomat or are a citizen that from a country that does not have diplomatic relationships with Brazil):

CategoryNeed a visa?Period of stay
1Yes90 days
2No30 days
7No60 days
8No90 days

Important Highlights

  • If you need a tourist visa, you need to request it at least 7 working days before traveling to Brazil.
  • The duration of stay is counted from the first day you enter the country.
  • You can extend a tourist visa for up to the same amount of days granted upon your first entry (e.g. up to 90, if that was the initial time period).
  • The only exception to the previous rule are nationals of the Schengen area, as they can only stay 90 days every 180 days.

How To Apply For A Visitor Brazilian Visa (VIVIS)?

1.Check your Consulate 

Before submitting your online application form, remember to check out the Brazilian consulate web page of your country, here is an example of the Consulate General of Brazil in Washington.

This is important because each consulate has different ways of working, and has updated information regarding the requirements and visa fees based on your nationality.

So, it is always wise to rely on the consulate of Brazil in your country before submitting any payments or online applications. 

2.Get your documents ready

On average these are the basic documents you will need to get your tourist visa:

  1. Fill application form;
  2. A passport valid for the entire period of stay and with 2 blank pages;
  3. One passport photo;
  4. Copy of return ticket;
  5. Proof of sufficient financial means (if applicable);
  6. Flight confirmation;
  7. Proof of residency in your home country.

How Do You Extend Your Tourist Visa In Brazil?

Once in Brazil, if you want to extend your stay as a tourist you need to visit the nearest Policia Federal office BEFORE you reach your time limit.

Applicants need to show they have sufficient funds to support themselves, a return airline ticket and pay a fee of 100 BLR ($20). However to get more in depth information about this process you can check this article: Extending a Tourist Visa in Brazil.

Bear in mind, the extension can only be made once, starting from the day it is approved and not in addition to the first 90 days visa.

Also, if you overstay you need to pay a tourist Visa overstaying fine, the fee is 8 BLR per day with a maximum legal penalty of 800 BLR ($142), you can pay this fee at the moment or the next time you visit Brazil (if you dont you cant enter again until paying).. 

Temporary Visa (VITEM)

Now, if you want to stay for up to 1 year or more as a digital nomad in Brazil Brazil, I would suggest looking at temporary visas.

There are 13 sub-types of VITEM that you can apply to, however if you are a digital nomad these are the ones I would recommend:

  1. Study;
  2. Volunteer services;
  3. Work.

Study visa

  • Duration of stay:  Up to 1 year.
  • Most important requirement: Undertake a regular course (can be a language course!) with a minimum course load of 15 hours per week.
  • Can I extend my stay?: Yes.

Volunteer services 

  • Duration of stay:  Up to 1 year.
  • Most important requirement: Be a volunteer in any public or private non-profit organization, such as NGOs or charities without getting any kind of monetary remuneration.
  • Can I extend my stay?: Maybe, extensions are yet to be regulated.

Work 

  • Duration of stay: Up to 2 years.
  • Most important requirement: You can apply for this visa if one of your clients is from Brazil and is willing to sponsor you. However, there are more specific cases to consider, below I will leave a website to get more information.
  • Can I extend my stay?: Maybe, extensions need to be confirmed by the  Brazilian Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

Finally, on this page, you can get more information about each VITEM visa and its requirements.

Permanent Visa 

Usually, permanent visas are granted to those who:

  1. Will retire in Brazil;
  2. Will reunite with a Brazilian family member;
  3. Will invest in Brazil.

If by chance you would like to get an investment visa, which will give you an indefinite duration of stay please check out this page: Permanent visa (VIPER), just for your information the minimum amount of investment is $150.000. approx. 

Top Destinations For Digital Nomads In Brazil

Florianopolis 

Located in Southern Brazil, you will find The Magic Island: Florianopolis or Floripa, a paradise for water sports lovers.

When you visit Floripa (as the local names it) get ready to be surrounded with white-sand beaches, explore authentic colonial architecture, have fun nights with locals and eat succulent oysters at local restaurants. 

Also, this is one of the best places to live in Brazil for digital nomad! As it has a good variety of coworking spaces and is considered one of the safest cities with a high quality of life in Brazil.

Best Things To Do In Florianopolis 

  • Visit Historic Sites 

Florianopolis is not only a paradise for surfers and beachgoers, if you come here you need to visit its historic sites such as :

  1. San Antonio de Lisboa: a sunset paradise, in this laidback fisherman village you can enjoy a relaxing walk while exploring different Brazilian traditional crafts shops and eat fresh oysters at local restaurants (brought directly from near oyster farms!).
  1. Forte São José da Ponta Grossa: this is a must-stop for those who want to visit a national historic landmark. This forte served to protect the city from possible Spanish colonies attacks. 

Now, it is a historic center to explore the past of Florianopolis, the military stations, and the history of 1740.

  1. Metropolitan Cathedral: Located on Praça XV de Novembro, this is a charming small cathedral, perfect for those who love to see and learn about different religious paintings, architecture, altars, and stained glass art. 

Also, complement your schedule with a visit to the symbolic and mystic, Velha Figueira, a 190+-year-old tree near the church!

  • Travel + Sport

Florianopolis is a great place for surfers, but you can do different sports on the island, don’t limit yourself only to the waves! 

You can do surfing, paragliding, scuba-diving, windsurfing, and a lot more. Here are some of the best places you need to check out:

  1. Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte:  If you love a good bike path, don’t miss this cycleway of over 10km. This is also a family-friendly activity and pretty safe, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the beach while running or riding your bike.
  1. Lagoinha do Leste: Up to taste your psychical condition? If so try out this moderate hike (between 1.5-2 hours) with a diversity of landscape, remote beaches, open treeless cliffs, and if you’re lucky curious monkeys to say hello to!
  1. Dunas da Joaquina: This is a great travel spot for adults or kids. Here you can practice sandboarding, it’s free to enter and you can bring your own board or rent one. On the top, you can enjoy the view of the ocean, exuberant mountains views, and see the Lagoa de Conceição. 
  1. Joaquina Beach: One of the best spots to surf in Brazil! If you are a surfer goer, check out this thorough article: Surfing in South America – The Ultimate Guide, here you will find information about Joaquina Beach, how to get there, and other top surf spots in Brazil and South America. 

Note – Also, if you are interested in other sandboards and hiking adventures in South America, here is a top-notch list of some of the Best Hikes In South America.

  • Great food and parties

If you are looking for fresh seafood in Brazil, you can’t miss Florianopolis, which is also known as Brazil’s Oyster Capital, there is a grand variety of outstanding food restaurants and fun clubs, U would recommend you to check these out:

  1. Restaurante O Timoneiro: One of the best restaurants in Floripa, the price range is between $2-$37, you can find exquisite seafood, Brazilian typical dishes and vegetarian-friendly options, it is near Beach Mole. 
  1. Didge Steakhouse Pub: a great place to enjoy a good time with friends in Florianopolis, it has outdoor seating, free Wi-fi, live music, and great food, it is not the most budget-friendly option but the food is good and if you go with friends you can split the bill.
  1. Artesano Pizza Bar – Lagoa da Conceição: If you are vegan or love veggies and want to try something different while in Floripa you need to check out this restaurant. Pizzas are its specialty and they offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options to die for, plus the staff speaks English and Spanish so what are you waiting for?
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Rio De Janeiro

Located in Southeast Brazil, you will find the Marvellous city: Rio de Janeiro or just Rio.

When you visit Rio, get ready for a lively megacity.

Host to one of the biggest shows on earth, Rio’s carnival, filled with colors, samba, and joyful people.

This is one of the best cities for digital nomads who love outdoor activities such as cycling, paragliding, trekking, or for the beachgoers who want to explore splendid beaches to surf or just lay down.

Plus, if you are interested in samba, this is the place to be as it has a grand variety of schools that will help you ignite the Latino blood inside you.

Best Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro

  • Hangliding And Paragliding Flights Hub

Did you know? Rio is an exciting city to do hang gliding and paragliding flights.

If your up to this challenge don’t think it twice, people rate this experience as one of the best travel experiences ever, so check these certified agencies to book your thrilling fly: 

  1. Rio Hang Gliding: Starting from $99 for 2 adults, and with instructors that speak English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. This experience will give you the top sights of the Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer. 
  1. Rotorfly Voo Livre: Starting from $124.64 for 2 adults, their instructors speak French, English, Portuguese, and Spanish. If the weather is not good they will offer a different date and a full refund.
  1. Sao Conrado’s Tandem Flight Rio: Need to ask for current prices. However, this is one of the top tour companies for water sports and outdoor activities in Rio. It has a 5-star rating, a team of pilots qualified by the Brazilian association of free flight and offers photographic equipment to take amazing photos of your experience.
  • Trekking And Hiking adventures 

Rio de Janeiro is an ideal spot for hiking and trekking as the city is surrounded by mountains and high heels.

  1. Pedra da Gávea: A moderate to difficult hike with beautiful views at the top. You need to be in good fit condition to do it and it is better to do it with a local guide, it could take you up to 4h+ to reach the top.
  1. Morro Dois Irmãos: This is a moderate to difficult hike. It is advisable to hire a local guide, you will need to hire a driver to take you to the start of the trail ($1.25), and 45-50 mins to reach the top. Besides beautiful views, you could see cute monkeys along the way!
  1. Morro da Urca: This is one of the easiest hikes to do in Rio, it will take you around 1h to complete,  it is near Praia Vermelha so you could plan a beach and hike day trip.
  • A Beachgoer nirvana

A Beachgoer nirvana; Copacabana and Ipanema are the most popular beaches in Brazil but there are a lot more to see, some are secret jewels that locals prefer as they are less cowered.

  1. Vermelha Beach: This beach is within walking distance from the Sugarloaf cable car, it has a calming vibe and is located next to a military force base so it is considered safer than other beaches, plus it is not as crowded as Copacabana and Ipanema.
  1. Praia Da Joatinga: This is a small hidden beach, it is mainly visited by locals so if you want to feel like a true Carioca you can go here to enjoy some peace of mind and get to meet some locals while enjoying your almost private treasure.
  1. Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach: This beach is mostly visited by locals, it is great for surfers as you can catch big waves. Except for summer, you can expect the beach to have little people, so it is a great spot for escaping tourists or crowds.

São Paulo

Located in Southeastern Brazil, you will find the Land of Drizzle: São Paulo or Sampa, a metropolis and one of the richest cities in Brazil.

Perfect for a digital nomad in Brazil who is more established and not on a tight budget.

Did you know? Brazil is not all about beaches.

In São Paulo expect to be immersed in a cosmopolitan city infused with cultural diversity, world-class restaurants, art galleries, beautiful concert halls, samba-rock nightclubs, bike paths, and an extensive list of things to do and explore.

Plus, Sampa efficient public transportation, strong startup community, value for work ethics, and a higher probability of finding English speakers makes it an ideal hub for digital nomads seeking their next adventure.

Best Things To Do In São Paulo

  • Stroll around São Paulo

São Paulo has over 20 public parks and sports centers, so if you love a good walk, outdoor exercise, or just lay down on the grass, this is one of the best cities in Brazil to do so. 

  1. Parque do Ibirapuera: If you want to escape the big city noise, this huge central park has a beautiful lake and Japanese garden filled with coy fishes and black swans that will make the perfect canvas for your picnic! Plus, try out the coconut water from Duda, near “Ladeira da Saudade”, it seems to be one of the best coconut waters in the city.
  1. Parque Villa-Lobos: This is a great park for cycling and outdoor activities, you can rent a bike and spend a leisure moment with friends, with your partner or alone. You can also play soccer and spend some leisure time around native trees and a large green area. 
  1. Parque Ecologico do TieteLove rivers? If you do this park has got you covered with that and more than 9 km of trails, picnic areas, gyms, and barbecue spaces. It also has free attractions such as a museum, a library, and paid services like pedalo, bicycle, and tricycle rentals.
  • Explore São Paulo culture

São Paulo holds one of the most important museums in Brazil, from modern to classic or football history, these are the top 3 museums you need to pay a visit: 

  1. Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo: A beautiful old building that is 100% worth a visit. This art museum has first quality Brazilian art paintings, it holds different art exhibitions, has a cozy art deco cafe and garden to enjoy a good afternoon. 
  1. Museu do Futebol: Soccer/football fan? If so, you need to come here. It tells the history of Brazilian football and it has a playful way of showcasing football history, you can experience football history through videos, pictures, audios, and sensorial experiences such as shooting a penalty game.
  1. Afro Brazil Museum: This museum is a masterpiece of architecture and Afro Brazilian history through artifacts and art that illustrate the history and culture of African slaves and the influence in the traditions and culture of Brazilians. It is located near Ibirapuera park so you can come here first or after your time in the park. 
  • Explore São Paulo cuisine 

São Paulo has an exquisite cuisine with A1 restaurants, it is quite hard to resume the best ones but if you have to spend 3 or 6 months in this city you have to try these out: 

  1. Municipal Market of São Paulo (the Mercadão): If you live in São Paulo this market has a grand variety of food items to offer: fish, soups, nuts local fruits, fresh veggies, or the typical mortadella (bologna) sandwich of Sampa. However, do not accept “free” samples of fruit vendors as they may charge you after trying the fruit.
  1. Wanderlust Bar e Cozinha: The price range goes from $2- to $9.  It is one of the top bars in Sampa, with a cozy and casual atmosphere and offers traditional Brazilian dishes, international food, vegetarian and vegan-friendly options.
  1. Bar Quintal Da Mooca: This bar has a great atmosphere, the staff is amicable, and the bar is well known for its high-quality customer service. They offer an extensive list of beers including traditional Brazilian beers, it has fair prices, outdoor seating, free wi-fi and accepts credit cards.
Belo Horizonte Brazil

Belo Horizonte

Located in Southeastern Brazil, you will find The Garden City: Belo Horizonte or BH (local nickname, pronounced as Beagá)

BH is a modern city but with less traffic and crowds than those of Rio or Sao Paulo, here you will find a large number of software companies (including offices of Goggle), so it is a great place for networking if you are interested in IT and software companies.

Even though BH is a modern city, this is not a concrete jungle! 

BH is surrounded by mountains. Here you can go for a run, read a book while looking at a glistering lake, grab a cup of delicious coffee and then go to an open-air theatre!   

Best Things To Do In BH

There are so many things you can do as a digital nomad in Brazil. The possibilities are endless and exciting!

  • Explore the stunning architecture of BH

Don’t miss these cultural and art centers if you live in BH, all of these are top-notch places to spend an afternoon (or all day) immersed in art, live music, and the culture of Brazil, Minas Gerais (MG-the state of BH), and BH history:

  1. Palacio das Artes: This theater is one of the top things to do in BH. It has a cafe with delicious snacks, a great art collection and a theater where musicians hold live concerts, it does not have parking so it is best to go by taxi or uber. 
  1. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Belo Horizonte: With 6 floors and 8 thousand square meters to explore, this cultural center is one of the best places in BH to spend a cultural afternoon by admiring the neoclassical architecture of the building, stop by the library to read a book or enjoy a nice coffee in one of its two cafeterias.

 It also has a theater to enjoy performances of dance and music with a ticket cost between $0.9-$1.18.

  1. Museu De Artes & Ofícios: This is one of the best museums to visit if you want to learn about Brazilian history, it exhibits the world of labor in the country after its independence and before the industrial period. It is also a restored historical train and metro station building (that still functions!).
  • Enjoy the nature of BH

Do you love trees, a fresh walk under the sun, and a great panoramic view? 

If so, BH has big parks with well-taken care gardens and historic architecture surrounding the parks.

  1. Mirante Mangabeiras: This is a noteworthy place to disconnect from your thoughts and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of BH. Is free to enter, and one of the best places to enjoy a beautiful sunset.
  1. Parque Municipal Americo Renee Giannetti: This is an ideal park to do exercise, running, or take a boat trip, the entrance is free and is a nice place to get in touch with the flora and fauna of BH.
  1. Parque das Mangabeiras: This is the best spot for doing outdoor activities like playing soccer, riding a bike, playing tennis, reading a book, or picnic. It also offers coconut water stalls and ice-creams stores. 

Note – If you want to go for a hike near the city I would recommend Serra Da Moeda and if you want to enjoy some sunny time next to an incredible view visit the area around Lagoa Da Pampulha.

  • Visit BH Iconic Places

If you love to learn about the most iconic places in a city, from the local central market to the art museums you will have a lot of things to see in BH. 

Perfect for a digital nomad in Brazil who wants to immerse themselves in the Brazilian culture.

  1. Mercado Central de Belo Horizonte: The local market of BH, here you can find different kinds of local fruits, vegetables, meats, and fishes. On the other hand, you can also buy local beer and have a zip of the best traditional Brazilian coffee.
  1. Praça da Liberdade: One of the top things to do in BH. This is a great place to visit for cultural events, enjoy a delightful park surrounded by flowers, and take photos of historic buildings.
  1. Memorial Minas Gerais Vale: This is an experience museum that shows the history of Minas Gerais, (MG); each room illustrates different aspects such as MG folklore, art, economic history, and so on, it is one of the best historical experiences in BH and offers small leaflets (available in English) for explaining the information to foreigners. 
Curitiba Brazil

Curitiba

Last but not least, located in Southern Brazil, you will find The Ecological Capital of Brazil: Curitiba.

Curitiba has been awarded as the greenest city in the world in 2014, it has one of the most organized and efficient public transport in Brazil, so getting around here on public transportation is a great option for digital nomads in Brazil

On the other hand, in Curitiba, there is some chance of finding locals that speak English which will make communications easier and its strategic position makes it a great place to go for another South America adventure, such as visiting the Iguaçu Falls and then head over Argentina or Paraguay!

Best Things To Do In Curitiba

  • Be 1 with nature

Curitiba, the green city holds an immense diversity of vegetation, parks, lagoons, and mountains, if you are a nature lover you need to check out these spots while living in Curitiba:

  1. Jardim Botânico de Curitiba: Get ready to be drawn to the relaxing botanical garden of Curitiba where you can take stock-like photos of the garden and feel like you are in a little heaven surrounded by fountains, lakes, turtles sculptures, and the warmth of the sun. 
  1. Tangua Park: Beautiful place to do barbecues and picnics under the shadow of beautiful trees. Also, it has lots of space, so if you love long walks get ready to lose yourself while taking long walks surrounded by refreshing waterfalls. 
  1. Parque Barigui: This is a great park to go cycling, running, or take a walk. It has beautiful trees, a big lake, and (if you are lucky) you could also see capivaras which are huge rodents, so it’s a perfect spot for animal lovers.
  • Immerse in Curitiba culture 

As stated before Brazil is more than sunny days and beautiful beaches. 

In Brazil, you can find a variety of museums, art galleries, and theatres throughout the country, and Curitiba is no exception:

  1. Museu Oscar Niemeyer (MON): This art museum has great architecture and large art exhibitions. Is considered one of the best museums in the country. It has exhibitions of ancient artifacts, interactive art, and new concept art, with temporary and permanent exhibitions.
  1. Opera de Arame: Want to have a delightful fun time with friends (or alone) with pleasant food and entertaining music? If so, go to Opera de Arame where the musicians play over a floating stage making the moment more magic as water and trees surround the scene.
  1. Museu de Arte Indigena (MAI): A must-see in Curitiba, in this museum you can explore the history of native Brazilian indigenous people through their artifacts and traditional crafts such as pottery, musical instruments, ritualistic masks, and utility objects that are in impressive condition and well arranged. 

(The director of this museum is an indigenous art specialist and has guides that speak great English to explain the art objects history!) 

  • Time for music and caipirinhas

Did you think you could only have a good nightlife in Rio or São Paulo? Not at all! 

Here in Curitiba, you can also find great bars and pubs to hang out with local or expats friends:

  1. Lotus Sunset Lounge bar: Hey, wanna drink some caipirinha shots in a new unexpected way? If you want to do it, this bar is the best place to go! Rated as one of the best places to taste amazing drinks in Curitiba, this bar has an incredible authentic decoration and relaxing chill vibes that will make you want to stay just a few more hours every hour. 
  1. Crossroads: This bar is ideal for those who love to hear live music, especially to Rock n’ Roll bands while drinking cold beers and tasty finger food.
  1. Barbarium Beer Pub: This is a nice bar to drink a variety of craft beers and different foods in a cool environment filled with upbeat music. If you go here make sure to don’t book in front of the music stage (too loud) or far away (too hot), in the middle seems to be the perfect spot to enjoy a good time.
Coworking Brazil

Cool Co-Working Places For Digital Nomads In Brazil

Coworking Space Florianopolis

O Sítio

O sitio is an educational coworking space surrounded by nature and relaxing views of the Atlantic Forest. 

Perfect for a digital nomad in Brazil who likes nature.

Located in Lagoa da Conceição, O Sítio offers 30 workstations, and memberships for 1 day for BRL50 ($9.19) or 1 month for BRL 600 ($110.27) if you rent a shared desk. For dedicated desks and private offices, it is necessary to inquire.

You can work inside or outside (where you can even get visited by monkeys!)

Also, if you are a member, you can enjoy any of its events such as workshops, music events, or hang-outs with other coworkers.

Highlights:

  • Fast Wi-fi;
  • Ergonomic chairs;
  • Printing facilities;
  • Fully equipped kitchen;
  • Private meeting room.

Any free services? The water and coffees are free.

Extras: They offer educational courses such as an immersive course on sustainability.

Other interesting coworking spaces in Florianopolis:

Coworking Space Rio De Janeiro

Templo

Templo is a coworking space ideal for beachgoers, as it’s near Copacabana beach. 

Located in Gávea, Templo offers a free trial for one day to see if you like the site. If you do, it offers a hot desk membership from BRL 800 ($143) a month or a dedicated desk from 907 BRL ($162) a month.

However, if you do not want to spend a whole month it also offers plans for a day, one week or 2 weeks.

The staff speaks English so communication won’t be a problem and you can bring your own dog if you have one! 

Also, if you are a member, you can enjoy any of the free yoga classes, free parking for bicycles,  and shower facilities.

Highlights:

  • Fast Wi-fi;
  • Silent rooms;
  • Ergonomic chairs;
  • Has printer and scanners;
  • Offers microwave and fridge.

Any free services? They offer free beer, tea, and coffee.

Extras: They offer personal lockers to safely guard your things.

Other interesting coworking spaces in Rio de Janeiro:

Coworking Space São Paulo

Blocktime Coworking

Looking for coworking Sao Paulo? Blocktime Coworking is one of the best sites to go to.

This coworking space in Sampa is a team-building space.

What does this mean?  That is a wonderful place to network, make connections and create integrations between coworkers. 

This makes it one of the best places for coworking in Sampa.

Located in Pinheiros, Blocktime Coworking offers dedicated desk memberships for 1 month for BRL 600 ($107), and for dedicated desks, you need to ask at the moment. 

Highlights:

  • High-speed wi-fi;
  • Open 24h from Monday to Friday;
  • Air Conditioning;
  • Kitchen facilities;
  • Open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays.

Any free services? They offer free coffee and water.

Other interesting coworking spaces in São Paulo :

Coworking Space Belo Horizonte

Guaja Coworking

A modern coworking space in BH, Guaja Coworking is a relaxing and enjoyable place to work where children and furry friends are welcomed.

Located at 2881 Avenida Afonso Pena, this coworking space is located in a convenient strategic location where more than 15 bus lines pass.

Memberships start at BLR 524 ($96.80) per month, to know the prices for hot desks, dedicated desks, or private offices you need to inquire.

Highlights:

  • High-speed wi-fi;
  • Air Conditioning;
  • More than 4 different areas to work;
  • Open 24h except Saturdays (until 11:30 pm and closed on Sundays).

Any free services? They offer free coffee.

Extras: If you are a member you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, snacks and if you start until night you can have some fun and get to know other coworkers while enjoying some delicious hamburgers and drinks.

Other interesting coworking spaces in BH:

Coworking Space Curitiba

Plus Coworking

The best benefit–cost ratio coworking space in Curitiba, Plus Coworking offers a 5-star service by giving you a tranquil space, free parking, gym, gymnasiums, and martial arts lessons!

Located in Capão Raso, this coworking space offers dedicated desks memberships for BRL 25 ($3.71)  for 1 day, BRL 150 ($26.79) for 1 week, and BRL 290 ($51.79) for 1 month. For hot desks and private offices, you need to ask for available pricing options.

Highlights:

  • High-speed wi-fi;
  • Standing desks;
  • Air Conditioning;
  • Kitchen facilities.

Any free services? They offer free coffee and water.

Other interesting coworking spaces in BH:

Places With Free Wi-fi In Brazil

Want to check free wifi places? 

Check out wifi map, where you can check different places in your city that offer free wi-fi!

digital nomad Brazil

Best Places To Stay For Digital Nomads In Brazil

So, are you interested in becoming a digital nomad in Brazil and living there?

If so, here are great places in the cities I have previously mentioned, all of them have wifi and convenient amenities.

Plus, if you are looking for coliving Brazil sites, good news! I have added amazing options for each city, and if you click on it you can find updated information about the place or browse more options.

Florianopolis 

Loft in Lagoa da Conceição ($23/night)

Located in Lagoa da Conceição, this is a comfortable 200 meters loft.

It is close to markets, bars, pharmacies, food parks, and other important convenience stores.

Here you will be close to beaches like Mole, Joaquina and Barra da Lagoa. 

Also, this space has wi-fi, air conditioning and a kitchen with a coffee maker and allows long term stays (28 days or more).

Trindade – Bright entire room ($11/night)

Exclusive room in Trindade where you will enjoy a bright and quiet bedroom with an amazing view of Florianopolis sunrises, you can also enjoy the apartment dedicated workspace, wi-fi, hairdryer, hammock, dining room, and kitchen room.

The host offers special prices to those who want to stay for more than one week. 

This is a great place for a nomad who would like to share a place with locals and get to have insider tips about Floripa.  

Selina Floripa ($10/night)

If you want to experience co-living in Florianopolis, this place offers a lovely space for water sport fans.

Located near Dunes of Joaquina and Mole beach, this place is located in a strategic zone near restaurants, supermarkets, cafes, and bars.

Here you will live in a shared room with a shared bathroom and can have amazing experiences with other co-workers by signing up to surf, canoeing, snorkeling, and paddle boarding lessons!

You can also enjoy live music, and bring your pets or kids to the site so you can bring your family or furry friend to this new adventure.

Plus, this place also has a coworking space but is available at an additional price and the minimum period you have to stay is 30 days.

Rio De Janeiro

Private Room in Guest Suit ($11/night)

Located in Maravista, this private room accepts 2 guests, has a pool, free wi-fi, a dedicated workspace, and a garden for you to relax.

It also lets the guest use the kitchen which has a mini-fridge, coffee maker, and other kitchenware and utensils to make delicious homemade meals. 

Long stays for 28 days or more are allowed and guests have reported this place as very calm, friendly, and welcoming.

Private room in Rio de Janeiro ($12/night)

This place has an incredible price considering it is in front of Copacabana beach. It is located in a strategic location within walking distance from the subway, pharmacies, cafes, restaurants, laundries, etc.

It has free wi-fi, air conditioning and allows long stays, the only downside of this room is that it does not allow to use the kitchen as the previously mentioned guest suit.

Selina Lapa ($10/night)

Selina Lapa is a co-living place close to restaurants, bars, cafes, the Rio de Janeiro International Airport and it’s also near the Museum of Modern Art.

It is a wonderful site to learn and experience the local music, as you can meet local musicians at Lapa55 Radio, an in-house radio station.

Here you will share a room, bathroom, and kitchen with other digital nomads and enjoy great times in their movie room, yoga deck, cocktail bar, and rooftop terrace.

Also, if you want to have a lively nightlife, they offer expert guides that will lead you to the best samba spots in Rio de Janeiro! 

This place also has a coworking space but is available at an additional price and the minimum period you have to stay is 30 days.

São Paulo

Studio in São Paulo ($13/night)

This is a great place for nomads, it is an entire apartment of 32sq mt and close to cultural attractions such as the municipal theater and the metropolitan cathedral. 

It has a dedicated desk for you to use, wifi, and common areas to enjoy such as a learning room and gym room. 

And, one of the best things?

It’s 5 minutes away from Metrô República. This means you will be in a strategic point of transportation to explore different parts of the city. 

Additionally, it accepts animals. So, this is a green light for digital nomads that want to travel with their little fur baby!

Casa mobiliada ($9 – $17/ per night)

This is one of the top preferred to stay in Sampa, if you are a digital nomad in Brazil on a budget.

It has a fully equipped kitchen, free wifi, a dedicated workspace and a terrace to relax yourself after working hard. 

As a bonus this place has gorgeous views of the city and free streaming service like Netflix, so you can binge-watch your favorite show in the night after a good day of work or after an amazing day of exploring Sampa.

And… It is pet friendly!

Veneza 21 ($13.4/night)

Veneza 21 is an apartment in Sampa listed on the website Yuca ( which is a co-living company), the website is only in Portuguese but you can send them an email to hello@yuca.live if you have any questions.

Here you will have the opportunity to share an apartment of 132 sq m with 4 people, it has a 240 Mbps internet, a fully equipped kitchen, and a laundry machine.

It also has a weekly cleaning service and a repair service so you won’t have to worry about the maintenance of the apartment, just work and meet people from different places.

The minimum period you have to stay is 30 days.

Belo Horizonte

Astonishing Penthouse ($18/night)

This pet-friendly penthouse in BH is equipped with a dedicated workspace for you to work, free wifi, a fully equipped kitchen to cook your meals, and a hot tub to make you look like a raisin……I mean, to relax.

It also has a first aid kit in case some emergency happens, a garden, and a balcony to spend chili lazy times while enjoying amazing views of the city.

Apartment located in the heart of BH ($22/night)

This apartment of 50 sq m is located in a handy area for digital nomads to explore BH, the center. Here you are close to different convenient stores and important areas such as the central market of BH.

In this apartment you will have free wi-fi, a front desk, equipped kitchen and a washing machine for your clothes.

This apartment is also a pet-friendly place so you can bring your furry baby to this adventure.

Mangabeiras Coliving 

There are not many co-living places in BH at the moment, however Mangabeiras Coliving is one of the few companies that will help you rent a room to co-live in BH.

This place offers wi-fi, laundry service, a fully equipped kitchen to cook your meals, a nice pool to refresh yourself, and great panoramic views of the city.

It is a pet-friendly place and the minimum period you have to stay is 30 days. For prices, you need to request a quote here.

Curitiba

Modern studio in Curitiba ($18/night) 

This modern 24 sq m studio has free wi-fi, gym, an equipped kitchen, and a heating system to keep you warm during cold days.

It has a dedicated desk and bright lighting with a cute little balcony, for you to take some fresh air. 

Also, although pets are not allowed, long stays and smoking is permitted in this studio.

Studio apartment in Curitiba ($18/night)

This apartment is close to Barigui park, one of the best parks to visit in Curitiba.

It is close to different convenience stores and it is located in a quiet tranquil neighborhood, so it is ideal for digital nomads in Brazil, who want to live in a calm space.

Here you can have free wifi, a dedicated workspace, air conditioning, and a heating system to be comfortable when temperatures drop. 

Coliving Curitiba ($4.7/night)

Located in the center of Curitiba this coliving space is near a police/military center so it is one of the safest places to stay in Curitiba.

It has a fully equipped kitchen for you to cook your meals, a cleaning service to keep everything neat, and laundry machines to clean your clothes. Perfect for a busy digital nomad in Brazil!

The website is only in Portuguese so make sure to have your google translate ready to communicate with the host!

brazilian food

Best Food To Try In Brazil 

Brazil has a grand diversity of food dishes, the best food varies based on the region you visit. 

Nonetheless, if you live in Brazil there are typical plates you have to try to call yourself a true Brazuca (someone born in Brazil).

So, the best dishes you can’t miss out on while living in brazil are:

1.Feijoada

Feijoada is the Brazilian black bean stew and is the national dish. 

It is made with a mixture of black beans, different cuts of fresh pork and beef. 

It is served with white rice, manioc flour, sausages, salad (mainly tomatoes and onions), and orange slices as a side dish. 

This is a time-consuming dish that can take up to 24h to make so it is not easy to produce. 

However, if you want to try this dish don’t feel discouraged you can go to  Casa da Feijoada  in Rio de Janeiro and eat a delicious Feijoada!

Note – The majority of restaurants serve it on Saturdays or Wednesdays.

2.Cachaça 

Cachaça is a liquor made from fermented sugarcane juice, and is one of the most liked beverages of Brazil, along with coffee!

Cachaça is used to make the country’s national cocktail, caipirinhas (which are made with sugar, lime, and cachaça), and has two varieties: unaged and aged.

The unaged version is the cheapest and most used as it is the fastest cachaça to produce whilst the aged version can take up to 12 months+ to produce hence it’s a premium and more expensive option.

So, if you want to eat traditional Brazilian dishes and have drinks with cachaca on them (including delicious caipirinhas) check out this great bar in Rio de Janeiro: Bar Astor.

3.Brigadeiros

Brazil’s national chocolate truffle, brigadeiros are little chocolate balls made of simple ingredients: condensed milk, cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles, and butter.

This spoiled dessert was first created in Rio de Janeiro, as part of a political campaign to support Eduardo Gomes, a presidential candidate in 1945.

However, this dessert transcends politics and now is loved all over the country as the national dessert. 

If you want to try this sweet chocolate mini dessert, and instantly travel to a heaven of chocolate (without guilt!) then go to Maria Brigadeiro in São Paulo!

Note – Brigadeiros are available in different flavor and coating variations such as coconut brigadeiros, strawberry brigadeiros, tangerine brigadeiros, and many more!

4.Acarajé

Acarajé is a typical (and delicious) street food dish in Brazil.

This dish comes from the West African slaves who lived in Brazil and is a traditional dish found in  Brazil’s northeastern area, especially in Bahia state.

Acarajé is made from mashed cowpeas, chopped onions, filled with caruru and vatapá ( creamy shrimp pastes made of bread, okra, toasted nuts, shrimp, and coconut milk) and deep-fried in dendê (palm oil).

However, bear in mind Acarajé is a delicious street-food snack. It is a high-calorie food! So it may be wise to be prudent and don’t eat it every week, although you can find vegetarian and boiled versions.

Want to taste some delicious Acarajé? If so, check out Acaraje Da Cira in Bahia state!

5.Moqueca

If you are looking for seafood in Brazil, you can’t miss Moqueca. 

Originated in Bahia and/ or Espírito Santo state, Moqueca is a mouth-dripping fish stew that is served in a beautiful presentation.

Its roots are found in Portuguese cuisine, nonetheless it is a mix between Brazilian and Portuguese flavors. 

It is made with shrimps, onions, tomatoes, garlic, and coriander. 

You can also find different variations. For example in Bahia Moqueca is usually served with peppers, coconut milk, and made with palm oil, whilst in Espírito Santo you can enjoy a lighter version made with extra-virgin olive oil, and urucum to bring a natural red fire color.

Want to eat an out of this world mouthwatering moqueca? Then check out Cantinho do Curuca in Espírito Santo state.

Brazil transport

How To Get Around In Brazil

To optimize your mobility you need to consider which city of Brazil you are going to live in.

This is because the best way of transportation in Brazil is different in each city, and sometimes you will benefit from using public transport while in others the best option is an uber or taxi. 

The last thing you want when you are a digital nomad in Brazil, is to feel a bit trapped.

Florianopolis 

Florianopolis bus system is not the best, and it does not have a rapid transport system like trains or subways so it can take quite some time to reach your destination.

This is why the best way to get around in Florianopolis is by uber, taxi, shuttles, or by renting a car

You can rent a car starting from BRL 120-150 ($22-$27). 

On the other hand, if you don’t want to rent a car and prefer to use a bus, this would cost you around BRL 4.25 ($0.78) per ride.

If you want detailed updated information about the bus routes, schedules and cheapest prices to go and get around in Florianopolis click here

Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro does not have a very efficient way of public transportation.

So, one of the best ways to transport in Rio is by using the subway or riding a bike, this is because the subway (Metrô Rio) is quick, safe, comfortable, has air conditioners, and is clean, costing around BRL 4.30 ($0.8) per single ticket.

On the other hand, Rio has an incredible bike lane infrastructure making it one of the perfect cities in Brazil to discover by bike, which is a cheap, healthy, and green sustainable way of transportation!

The second best way is by renting a car or using Uber or taxis, this is because traffic jams are a big problem when living in Rio and the bus system is not efficient. 

Therefore, I suggest you bookmark websites like tomtom.com, where you can check the live traffic congestion level and have an idea of when it is better to go out and come back to your place. 

Finally, if you would like to use the bus system (which is the least secure and fastest option), check here for bus stations and prices.

São Paulo

São Paulo has an amazing public transportation system, so the best way to get around is by subway, bus, and train. 

Lastly, there are a lot of taxis and car rentals to choose from. 

However, just use them if you need to get as fast as possible to your destination.

As for checking the itineraries and routes of the subway you can check in Metrô SP, Viaquatro, and CPTM, which are the main three companies responsible for the rail network in São Paulo. 

Also, click here to check the bus stations and the cheapest prices available in Sampa.

Finally, if you are a bike rider lover, Sampa has a FREE bicycle sharing system called Bike Itaú, you just need to download the app and register your credit card (without paying), then you head over to the destination and grab your bike. Click here for more info: Bike Itaú.

Note – Bike Itaú is also available in cities like Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco, and Porto Alegre.

Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte has a slow public transportation system. 

In BH, it is advisable to use a taxi if you want to get around quickly and efficiently. 

Besides, it is one of the cheapest options to get around as BH has a reliable taxi fleet; its fare starts around BRL 3.90 ($0.7) and BLR 4 per mile. Click here to check the taxi service and stands available.

Also, if you want to check for the updated bus stations and prices in Belo Horizonte click here.

Finally, if you decide to rent a car, this will cost approx. BRL 66.25 a day ($12), and you can check in kayal.com for car rental services in BH (or other cities in Brazil!).

Curitiba

Last but not least, we have Curitiba, this city has good public transport so it is not necessary to rent a car.

The second best option would be to take a taxi or uber as the traffic in Curitiba can be quite difficult.

Here you can check the bus prices and stations of Curitiba. 

Also, some buses offer special tourist services to take you around different beautiful and iconic places around Curitiba, the cost of this starts from BRL 35 ($6.33).

Things You Should Know Before Living In Brazil

1.Yellow Fever Vaccine

Brazil has had several yellow fever outbreaks, this has made it imperative for travelers to be vaccinated against Yellow fever to visit Brazil, especially if you go to:

  • Bahia;
  • Rio de Janeiro;
  • São Paulo;
  • Espirito Santo.

Note –  Other recommended vaccines to get before becoming a digital nomad in Brazil, are Hepatitis A and Typhoid Fever. 

In case you have an emergency (which I hope you don’t) please check the following page to download a list of the Doctors and Clinics in Brazil registered by the IAMAT (International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers).

Also, do not forget to bring your mosquito repellents as Brazil is a tropical country and this would protect you from any unwanted diseases.

Here I recommend you some excellent eco friendly, plant-based mosquito repellents, so you keep protecting the environment as an eco-friendly traveler:

  1. Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent;
  2. Mosquito and Insect Repellent IV, Plant-Based;
  3. DEET Free Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent.

2.Never Enter A Favela Without A Local

Never, ever enter a favela without a local guide or Brazilian friend.

As adventurous as you are, you may want to explore the different areas in Brazil and sometimes that may include visiting favelas. 

Favelas are neighborhoods where people with low income live, and this does not make them unsafe per se, some favelas are incredible places to have great nightlife and stunning views of  Ipanema and Copacabana. 

The problem with favelas are the traffic drug dealers and gang fights, so a safe-wise choice is to visit the favelas in Brazil with a local guide or friend.

If you would like to visit some favelas these are the safest ones:

  • Vidigal;
  • Cantagalo;
  • Santa Marta;
  • Rocinha.

3.Be Aware Of Your Surroundings 

Brazil as many of the other countries in South America has a high problem with security and even the safest cities of Brazil suffer from it.

This is why it is highly important that no matter where you are and how safe you can feel you need to be aware of your surroundings. Especially if you are a digital nomad in Brazil.

Also, besides using your common sense and avoiding going alone at night to lonely places or getting in favelas without a guide, under no circumstance leave your things alone or on the floor.

Note – Moreover, leaving things on the floor is considered a bad look for Brazilians!

This is why, before starting your digital nomad Brazil journey I would recommend  to invest in some anti-theft gear such as:

  1. RFID Blocking Undergarment Waist Pouch;
  2. Anti Theft Laptop Daypack/Backpack;
  3. Travel Security Money Belt.

    4. Healthcare In Brazil

While you are living as a digital nomad in Brazil, taking care of our health is a priority, which is why we should take into account health expenses. 

On a basic level,

  •  cold medicine for 6 days costs approx. $3.03
  • one box of antibiotics $7, and
  •  one short visit to a private doctor (15 min) could cost $40 or higher.

However, did you know Brazil has a public universal healthcare system (SUS), which is FREE to everyone. 

Yes, even foreigners with a tourist visa! 

As for its quality, people report it can improve, especially in the waiting time, however as for the competence of the medical staff and medical equipment it seems acceptable and functional.

Nonetheless, if you are concerned about waiting times and want to feel more secure by having private health insurance, I would recommend you to check out this article: Best Backpacker Insurance – The Ultimate Guide.

In that extensive guide you will get detailed information about efficient travel insurance companies that will help you stay healthy and safe to live your nomad lifestyle 🙂

Conclusion 

So, the question:

Do you want the digital nomad Brazil experience?

If you ask me, Brazil is one of the most amazing countries to reconnect with your fire for life.

Its nature. Its food. Its people. And, one of the most important things, its culture.

If you go to Brazil expect to find a culture that will gladly welcome you, with a grand variety of museums and cultural centers to understand the country’s history, struggles, and accomplishments.

Nature, lagoons, beaches, mountains that will make you stay hours and hours lost in zen mode and food…food that will make you explore flavors as never before. 

Certainly a wonderful country for your next digital nomads adventures!

Digital Nomad Brazil : Top Guide For Living In Brazil 

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