Where to Celebrate Day of the Dead this Year

Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival is one of the most important cultural events in the Mexican calendar. The day might sound a little morbid but it’s actually a very beautiful and complicated event. If you live in Mexico, 1-2 November is all about honoring...

Where to Party in Rio de Janeiro for Carnival 2014

Rio. It’s a wonder that this single word can conjure up such a plethora of evocative images. The pulse of a carnival. The swish of a samba dress. The clink of a cocktail. And the faint echo of revellers singing the Copacabana…...

The Best New Year’s Eve Parties in Brazil 2013/2014

Whether you want to spend your New Year’s Eve in Brazil sipping on piña coladas on the beach or popping the champagne on a roof terrace, you’ll find somewhere spectacular with a little help from HostelBookers. And the best thing is there...

8 Things You Never Knew About Brazil

By Isabel Clift September 7th is Brazilian Independence Day, and we’re in the mood to celebrate. This country is famous for its carnival, caipirinhas and sunshine, but we bet you didn’t know… A Brazilian invented flight Whaaaat? Yeah,...

Best Carnivals in Brazil

Brazil’s most highly anticipated holiday is just around the corner – it’s Carnival time! Most people are familiar with the famous Rio Carnival, but actually there are parties and carnivals all around the country. Top tip for those who are travelling from...