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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Minas Gerais, Brazil your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a fun vacation in a beautiful location should look no further than the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Located to the east of the country, visitors will find there are many interesting things to see and do here. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.

Things to do on holiday to Minas Gerais, Brazil

Holidaymakers can explore the beautiful landscape here by hiking, cycling and horse riding. The state has some of the longest rivers in the country and watersports such as water skiing, wind surfing, jet skiing, canoeing, fishing, swimming and diving can be enjoyed here. There are a few golf courses located in the state including nine-hole courses at Pocos de Caldas and Nova Lima. Other popular activities available include paragliding, climbing, mountain biking and tennis. There are many fine restaurants, bars and cafes in the state offering excellent Brazilian cuisine. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and drink from supermarkets and other shops in the towns and cities here.

Places to visit on holiday to Minas Gerais, Brazil

The state of Minas Gerais is filled with many interesting and beautiful places to visit. The capital and largest city is Belo Horizonte, which features excellent visitor attractions and landmarks. For example holidaymakers may like to visit the Zoological Gardens and Botanical Garden as well as the floating Christmas tree next to the wonderful St Francis of Assisi Church. There are several museums in the state capital too such as the Mineiro Museum, a telephone museum and the Natural History Museum. Another popular tourist site is the city of Montes Claros, where there are lovely parks, a zoo and many caves. Pocos de Caldas is also worth visiting as it features a theme park, museums and a Japanese tea garden amongst other attractions.

Weather in Minas Gerais, Brazil

The weather in the region remains mild to warm all year round, the lowest temperatures of around 12 degrees centigrade being experienced during nights in July. The highest temperatures of around 27 degrees centigrade occur during the hottest months of January and February. The summer months are also the wettest with January averaging about 225 mm of rainfall compared to the July average of 35mm.

Travel to Minas Gerais, Brazil

Tancredo Neves International Airport (CNF) in Confins serves the state of Minas Gerais and has flights to and from numerous other airports in the country as well as Lisbon (LIS) and Miami (MIA). One of the domestic airports passengers can fly from to get to Confins is São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) which has flights from many international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Frankfurt (FRA), Lisbon (LIS), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. Holidaymakers can then hire a car from the airport at Confins and drive to their destination within Minas Gerais.

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