Brazil uses the Reais or sometimes referred to as Real as there currency. The standard bill denominations are R$2, R$5, R$10, R$20, R$50, R$ 100. Coins will come in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50 centavos and R$1 (you may find this in bill form) Click Here for current exchange rates
While in Brazil make sure to protect yourself against petty theft. Watch all your belongings and keep them visible to you at all times. It only takes a second for thieves to make off with your belongings. It is very common to have your wallet taken during Carnival or have your bags stolen while relaxing on the beach. Also it is smart to have the drinks opened in front of you as drugging sometimes takes place. When using your credit card they will bring the machine out to you when it is time to pay. As a tourist stay in populated areas, unless with a tour and avoid going into the Favelas. Police do not like to go in there as it is poverty stricken and infested with drugs.
You will commonly find two pin connectors throughout Brazil, although newer outlet may add a third pin for ground. However, the two pin connector will still work. Don’t forget to see our travel hack tip which will allow you to charge multiple devices with one adapter.
Currently, Brazil has lifted visa requirements for Americans as well as for Australia, Japan, and Canada.
Brazil is a massive country and has multiple time zones. They do observe daylight savings.
Known for it warm weather, energetic festivities, tropical rain forests, and miles of beautiful beaches, who could resist the temptation for a fun filled vacation .