July 15, 2011
North Eastern Brazil has been growing at a sustained pace, as a unique travel destination in South America, plethoric of culture; historic patrimonial cities like Salvador da Bahia; largely undisturbed nature; great beaches and superb typical gastronomy and music. This increase in the popularity of the area, seems to have triggered an equally growing trend to generate an interesting demand for investments in real estate, whether for purchase, development of projects, mid to long-term rentals and even as a lodging alternative for shorter term foreign tourists, particularly from Europe.
This fact was commented recently by the Products and Destinations Director for U.K. and Ireland of the Brazilian Tourist Office, Marco Lomanto, who described the North Eastern Brazil area as "very diverse" and rich in attractions for overseas visitors. Such is the success of the Investment's frenzy here that several companies now specialize in marketing the purchase of Brazilian property by foreign holidaymakers. Names like "Brazilian Property" make tempting offers for investors and or "regular" vacationers while "Property Bond International Ltd" offers a consultancy service for clients or businesses wishing to enter into Brazil to make contact with product suppliers or purchase other investments, rent offices, etc. Meanwhile, "Real Estate in Salvador" may attract tourists who are looking for a cultural break, having in the Salvador area one of the most amazing cultural epicenters, rich in history, art and unique living features and styles.
Salvador is the capital of the State of Bahia and the largest metropolis in the South American giant's North Eastern coast, over the Atlantic Ocean. The whole area around teems with some of the most remarkable cultural features, particularly characterized by the strong influx of its West African heritage. The city is known for its architecture, music, cuisine, the "capoeira" art-dance and a host of colorful festivals and events, including one of the largest Carnival celebrations in the world.
Pelourinho, the outstanding Historic Centre of Salvador, famous for its painted townhouses and picturesque settings, was declared as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The combination of African, South American and Portuguese influences have created here an entirely different culture which boasts some of its best representations in the immensity of the Brazilian territory, thus becoming a tourist product with unique characteristics. Among the area's highlights, the music, the ceremonial "capoeira", the colorful dresses and garments, the festivals and indeed the local cuisine stand high, complementing perfectly the architectonic, religious and artistic attractions, enhanced even more by the vicinity of endless stretches of sparkling sandy beaches, beautiful nature, aquatic and adventure sports of all kinds, excellent tourism and housing infrastructure, topped by the renowned hospitality of the local people, reason enough to know the area popularly as the "Brazilian State of Happiness"
With such a multiplicity of attractions and activities to offer, North Eastern Brazil is not only a growing tourism destination, but it is also seen as a perfect place for real estate investment opportunities too. And now, with Brazil as the host country for the Football World Cup 2014, three cities of North Eastern Brazil: Salvador, Recife and Natal, which will be among the venues of the universally famous competition, viewed and followed by hundreds of millions of persons around the world, are frantically preparing to properly receive the thousands of visitors which will flock into the area, both for the tournament as well as for the magic touristic, cultural and natural attractions which make many dream of buying land or a property of their own in the Brazilian "Land of Happiness".....