The luxury hotels in Brazil are your classic hotels, resorts or boutique hotels. The classic hotels are your typical 5-star hotels usually located in the larger cities. Some examples are the Sofitel Sao Paulo Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, the InterContinental Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and the Convento do Carmo Hotel in Salvador.

Luxury resort hotels are usually located on the outskirts of cities and along the coastline where space is available to build a sprawling complex. These luxury resorts usually have every amenity a visitor could want from a golf course to a high-end spa. For example, the Pousada Estrela D’Agua on Nativo Beach offers many different activities from golf to diving as well as a spa, pool, gym, restaurant and bars.

Boutique hotels are small luxury hotels that make up in service what they lack in space.  La Maison in Rio de Janeiro is one such hotel. Located in a residential neighborhood with only 5 rooms it nevertheless displays an extreme French elegance interwoven with a native Brazilian ambiance. The one element they all have in common is cost. However, your stay in these hotels will be worth every penny.