Although Brazil is quite synonymous with gorgeous scantily-clad locals and white-sand beaches, the scenery there only begins with the 5,000-mile shoreline. The cities in Brazil have a vibrant party atmosphere, the Amazon is a sight unlike any other place on Earth, and the country’s architecture dates back hundreds or thousands of years. The weather is almost hot whenever you visit, but your packing list will be different for each season and destination.

Documentation

Brazil traveling documentation includes more than a valid passport, although of course, anyone must have one to enter the country. Before you’ll be allowed into Brazil, you have to apply for and receive a visa, too.

Clothing

When you’re choosing clothes to bring, remember that Brazil is in the Southern Hemisphere, so from December to March is the hottest time and from June to September is cooler. However, even in the cooler months, many parts of Brazil still have temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. You will mostly need hot-weather items such as shorts and tank tops, but also want a jacket and a pair of long pants during cooler months. You’ll fit in just fine in casual clothes unless you’re on a business trip. Avoid any items which are clearly pricey, such as bags and shirts with designer logos, because they will telegraph “rich tourist” to local thieves.

Miscellaneous Items

Remember to bring insect repellent when you travel to Brazil, particularly if you’re planning to visit the Amazon. You’ll also need sunblock and sunglasses year-round. But don’t bother taking other basic toiletries because your hotel will provide most of what you need. Moreover, you can get anything else you want at a supermarket.

You should also pack an adequate supply of any necessary medications. Use a cross-body zippered bag or take a money belt to hold your cash, documents, and camera because thieves can easily grab them from a backpack or shoulder bag. Make sure that your electronic devices’ labels indicate 110 and 220-volt compatibility because different areas in Brazil use different voltages.