The Sand Dunes of Lencois Maranhenes in Brazil have been formed over thousands and thousands of years. The white sand from the riverbeds is carried along by the current and deposited at the mouths of the rivers, and it is then swept back inland and upstream by the continuous winds and sea currents - and endless cycle that has formed one of the most beautiful natural formations on Earth.
Rio de Janeiro is called the marvelous city (cidade maravilhosa) and there couldn't be a better name, as Rio features one of the most beautiful settings of any metropolis in the world: deep blue sea, spectacular mountains, white sandy beaches and lush rainforests. Living an ecotourism experience in Rio is possible, but due to its huge size, it is better to refer to a city green guide.
Ecotourism in Latin America is exciting and progressive, as well as locally focused and sustainable minded. There's so much for the ecotourist to see and do that it can be tough to know where to start, so we've decided to make it easier and run through the top 10 ecotourism experiences in Central and South America.
I have been there in 2006, but I will never forget it.Rocinha is one of the biggest 'favelas' in South America. It counts up to 200.000 inhabitants in the size of a few soccer fields. People live very near to each other, even though the reputation of the place makes it a hard neighourhood to live in. Despite this, some amazing kids have worked to improve cultural awareness and a bit of sensibility.
Located in the central - western part of Brazil, the Pantanal is one of the largest wetlands in the planet with a total area of 150,000 km ?. The peaceful atmosphere and the sound of birds are the main attraction for those who want to come visit the Pantanal.
Brazil has a somewhat complex relationship with the environment; it is famed for natural attractions such as the beaches, mountains, and jungle, yet also notorious for its challenging task of managing the rainforest. Brazil is becoming an increasingly popular destination, especially due to its natural splendour, so ecotourism is a significant part of the tourism industry.