Among political scandal, public-health emergencies, and an economic downturn, Brazil has not been faring well in the press leading up to the August 5 kickoff of the Summer Olympics. But don’t cross the destination off your bucket list. The world’s fifth-largest country is a worthwhile place to travel: From the culture and fine dining in its big cities to a waterfall that rivals Africa’s Victoria to the magical oases hemmed along Brazil’s 4,600 miles of coastline. Whether you go this summer or next, here are 10 great places to stay.
JUNE 23, 2016