Honeymoons in Brazil
A honeymoon in the fantastic location of Brazil offers a mix of exciting city experiences and the relaxed romantic pleasures of beaches and forest walks! Take Rio de Janeiro for instance and you already have two of the most famous beaches in the world: the Ipanema and the Copacabana as well as a city buzzing with life from morning till night.
With the nickname ‘The Marvelous City’, a honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro will leave you breathless. It is a lively, multicultural city where nature and the built environment come together; colourful streets and buildings are surrounded by stunning beaches, the blue waters of the sea, rain forests and sharp, rocky cliffs. Nearly anything you dream of is possible on a honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro, with plenty of opportunities for romance, passion and action.
Rio de Janeiro is home to 6 100 000 inhabitants, known for their passionate nature and love of dancing and celebration. While planning your honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro, prepare yourself for a whirlwind celebration of life! The city boasts a plethora of entertainment and culinary options to satisfy every variety of traveler, and a vibrant nightlife for those who look forward to evenings full of live music, dancing, and drinks. If planning a honeymoon in Brazil, keep in mind that Rio de Janeiro will be host to the 2016 Olympic Games.
If you plan your honeymoon in Brazil and your main stop is Rio de Janeiro, you will never run out of things to do. Don’t forget to include these in your itinerary!
- Visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer. At 30 meters tall, it’s one of the tallest statues in the world, and from its position on Hunchback Mountain you can take advantage of amazing views of the city, the beaches, and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
- Celebrate on Copacabana Beach! This world famous stretch of sand is 4 km long and is bustling with activity night and day.
- Take a cable car or hike up Sugar Loaf Mountain at the end of the day. People travel from all over the world just to see the sunset here!
Key Facts for Brazil
Flight time: 11 hours from London
When to Honeymoon in Brazil
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Keep the temperatures in mind when planning your honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro. The summer in Brazil runs from December to February, when temperatures often reach just over 30 degrees Celsius. These are also the peak months for tourists, when prices are high and reservations are required in advance at hotels and for tours. If you plan to travel at this time, be sure to book your trip as far in advance as possible to ensure the most options and best prices. The best time to plan a honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro is during the winter months, when the weather will be hot but not smothering, and you’ll be able to avoid the crowds.
Departing from Dublin, Air France offer flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil taking around 14 hours flying time.
The Real, however the US Dollar is widely used.
Newlyweds from Ireland hoping to spend their honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days. A passport valid for at least six months past the date of departure, an onward or return ticket, and sufficient funds are required. You’ll land at Galeão International Airport, which is located 20 km outside of the city centre, and from there you can take a taxi to your final destination. During your stay, you can choose to make use of public transportation (buses, taxis, and the subway), or rent a car and drive yourself. Both options require a bit of an adventurous spirit!
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Getting Married in Brazil
A picture perfect location to get married in, Brazil is the largest country in South America and has plenty to offer for the perfect wedding abroad. With powdery white sandy beaches and beautiful palm trees dotted all along the coastline it’s no wonder Brazil is so popular with tourists. A wedding abroad in Brazil will give you fantastic scenery for your wedding photographs, an amazing climate and the warm and friendly locals will make you feel truly welcome. You could even extend your trip and have an amazing honeymoon in Brazil, with snorkelling, trekking and surfing all on offer you will not be short of activities to take part in. A wedding abroad in Brazil does require forward planning as there are some legal aspects to consider, however your wedding planner will be able to assist you with this.
Presentation of the documents: It is recommended that a couple intending to marry should register their intent to do so at least 30 days prior to the intended date of the marriage ceremony. The registration process can take a minimum of 20 days and a maximum of 60 days.
Foreigners must fill in an application form and present the following documents at the registry office to begin the marriage process:
Original copies of passport or Foreigner's identity card (Cédula de Identidade para Estrangeiro - CIE which contains the Registro National De Estrangeiro - RNE the identity number for non-nationals)
Original birth certificate - certified by a Brazilian Consulate in the issuing country
Declaration of Civil Status issued by the local Consulate or Embassy (the declaration of civil status is valid for ninety days)
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