- 1. Take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014
2. World Cup host cities: Manaus Amazonas Fortaleza Cear Natal Rio Grande do Norte Recife Pernambuco Salvador Bahia Braslia Distrito Federal Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais Cuiab Mato Grosso Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro So Paulo So Paulo Curitiba Paran Porto Alegre Rio Grande do Sul 3. In June and July Brazil is also celebrating the traditional Festa Junina (June Festival), known as Festa de So Joo. It happens everywhere and the parties are happy events with specific music, dancing, games, colorful decorations and a lot of different types of food. Who wants to come to Brazil to see more than the World Cup, can get to know beautiful places and still enjoy the matches and the parties with the people who do not go to the stadiums. Here is a list of 15 beautiful places in Brazil that do not host matches of the World Cup: 1 - Angra dos Reis Rio de Janeiro 2 - Belm do Par Par 3 - Bonito Mato Grosso do Sul 4 - Campos do Jordo So Paulo 5 - Chapada Diamantina Bahia 6 - Fernando de Noronha Parnambuco 7 - Florianpolis Santa Catarina 8 - Foz do Iguau Paran 9 - Guajar Mirim Rondnia 10 - Lenis Maranhenses Maranho 11 - Macei Alagoas 12 - Ouro Preto Minas Gerais 13 - Parati Rio de Janeiro 14 - So Luiz Maranho 15 - Vitria Esprito Santo 13 15 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 2 3 1 4. ANGRA DOS REIS RIO DE JANEIROANGRA DOS REIS RIO DE JANEIRO Located in the southern part of Rio de Janeiro state. Today, because of its beautiful beaches and nearby regions, the municipality has become a focal point for tourism not only statewide but on a national scale also. Within the municipality are over three hundred islands, many of them owned by national and international celebrities Climate in June and July: Max. 28C Min. 15C Climate in June and July: Max. 28C Min. 15C 5. BELM DO PAR PARBELM DO PAR PAR The capital and largest city of state of Par in the country's north. It is the entrance gate to the River Amazon with a busy port. Climate in June and July: Max. 42C Min. 25C Climate in June and July: Max. 42C Min. 25C 6. BONITO MATO GROSSO DO SULBONITO MATO GROSSO DO SUL Bonito is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Bonito is in the middle of a region which is being discovered as "Caribe do Centro-Oeste" (Caribbean of the Central-West) due to the unbelievable blue colour of its waters. Climate in June and July: Max. 32C Min. 10C Climate in June and July: Max. 32C Min. 10C 7. CAMPOS DO JORDO SO PAULOCAMPOS DO JORDO SO PAULO Campos do Jordo is a municipality in the state of So Paulo in southeastern Brazil. The Mantiqueira mountains provide unique panoramic views, and the municipality's region still has undeveloped old growth Atlantic Forest habitat. The endemic Brazilian Paran pine (Araucaria angustifolia) is found here. There are numerous outdoor activities for tourists and winter residents. Climate in June and July: Max. 18C Min. 03C Climate in June and July: Max. 18C Min. 03C 8. CHAPADA DIAMANTINA BAHIACHAPADA DIAMANTINA BAHIA The Chapada Diamantina is at the center of Bahia state, in the Northeast of Brazil. Chapada Diamantina is an erosional landform in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The breathtaking landscape, its huge canyons with rivers of brownish waters, the high altitude grasslands, known locally as Gerais, innumerous waterfalls and a great extent of trails, once used by miners in their search for diamonds, makes it one of the best destinations in the country for the practice of outdoor activities. Climate in June and July: Max. 30C Min. 25C Climate in June and July: Max. 30C Min. 25C 9. FERNANDO DE NORONHA PERNAMBUCOFERNANDO DE NORONHA PERNAMBUCO Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, 354 km (220 mi) offshore from the Brazilian coast. The area is a special municipality (distrito estadual) of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco The islands of this archipelago are the visible parts of a range of submerged mountains. The base of this enormous volcanic formation is 756 m below the surface. Climate in June and July: Max. 29C Min. 22C Climate in June and July: Max. 29C Min. 22C 10. FLORIANPOLIS SANTA CATARINAFLORIANPOLIS SANTA CATARINA Florianpolis is the capital city and second largest city of Santa Catarina state in the Southern region of Brazil. It is composed of one main island, the Island of Santa Catarina, a continental part and the surrounding small islands. The city has 42 beaches and is a center of surfing activity. Climate in June and July: Max. 20C Min. 13C Climate in June and July: Max. 20C Min. 13C 11. FOZ DO IGUAU PARANFOZ DO IGUAU PARAN Climate in June and July: Max. 26C Min. 10C Climate in June and July: Max. 26C Min. 10C Foz do Iguau is the 7th largest city in Paran state, Brazil. The city is one of Brazil's most-frequented tourist destinations. Its main attraction is the Iguau Falls, which has a flow capacity equal to three times that of Niagara Falls. Part of the falls are on the Brazilian side. Others are on the Argentine side. "Garganta do Diabo" ("Devil's Throat" in Portuguese) is the tallest of the falls, which is 97 m (318 ft) high. 12. GUAJAR MIRIM RONDNIAGUAJAR MIRIM RONDNIA Climate in June and July: Max. 35C Min. 19C Climate in June and July: Max. 35C Min. 19C Guajar-Mirim is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Rondnia. It lies along the Mamor River, just across the Bolivian border town of Guayaramern. It was once the southern terminus of the Estrada de Ferro Madeira-Mamor (the Madeira-Mamor Railway), which was inaugurated in 1912. A visit to ecohotel Pakaas Palafitas Lodge is an agreeable way to spend the day. You can walk along the 2.5km of raised scenic trails, and book a canoe tour through nearby channels and flooded forest. Or just relax beside the beautiful pool, which overlooks a meeting of the waters, and enjoy a fine buffet lunch. 13. LENIS MARANHENSES MARANHOLENIS MARANHENSES MARANHO Climate in June and July: Max. 33C Min. 23C Climate in June and July: Max. 33C Min. 23C The Lenis Maranhenses National Park is located in Maranho state, in northeastern Brazil. Composed of large, white, sweeping dunes, at first glance Lenis Maranhenses looks like an archetypal desert. Lying just outside the Amazon Basin, the region is subject to a regular rain season during the beginning of the year. The rains cause a peculiar phenomenon: fresh water collects in the valleys between sand dunes, spotting the desert with blue and green lagoons that reach their fullest between July and September. 14. MACEI ALAGOASMACEI ALAGOAS Climate in June and July: Max. 29C Min. 22C Climate in June and July: Max. 29C Min. 22C Macei is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas, Brazil. Macei is home to numerous beaches, the color of sea varying from emerald green to blue; the water is always clear. The sand is white and there are many coconut plantations. The Macei sea has natural pools and reefs a few meters off the coast, that can be accessed by boat or raft sailings. 15. OURO PRETO MINAS GERAISOURO PRETO MINAS GERAIS Climate in June and July: Max. 25C Min. 10C Climate in June and July: Max. 25C Min. 10C Ouro Preto is a city in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, a former colonial mining town located in the Serra do Espinhao mountains and designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its outstanding Baroque architecture. 16. PARATY RIO DE JANEIROPARATY RIO DE JANEIRO Climate in June and July: Max. 27C Min. 15C Climate in June and July: Max. 27C Min. 15C Paraty is a preserved Portuguese colonial (15001822) and Brazilian Imperial (18221889). It is located on the Costa Verde (Green Coast), a lush, green corridor that runs along the coastline of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. Paraty has become a popular tourist destination in recent years, renowned for the historic town and the coast and mountains in the region. Paraty is surrounded by many parks and nature preserves, including Serra da Bocaina National Park, Serra do Mar State Park, the Park Reserve of Joatinga and the Cairuu Environmental Protection Area. 17. PETRPOLIS RIO DE JANEIROPETRPOLIS RIO DE JANEIRO Climate in June and July: Max. 22C Min. 09C Climate in June and July: Max. 22C Min. 09C Petrpolis, also known as The Imperial City of Brazil, is a city in the state of Rio de Janeiro, at a distance of 68 km from the state capital. Nestled among the forested hills of the Serra dos rgos, in the valley of the Quitandinha and Piabanha rivers, Petrpolis is a popular winter holiday spot. Besides the climate and surroundings, the main attraction is the former Summer Palace of the second Brazilian emperor, which is now the Imperial Museum, specializing in Imperial history and memorabilia. 18. SO LUS MARANHOSO LUS MARANHO Climate in June and July: Max. 30C Min. 26C Climate in June and July: Max. 30C Min. 26C So Lus is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Maranho. The city is located on Ilha de So Lus (So Lus Island) in the Baa de So Marcos (So Marcos Bay), an extension of the Atlantic Ocean which forms the estuary of Pindar, Mearim, Itapecuru and other rivers. 19. VITRIA ESPRITO SANTOVITRIA ESPRITO SANTO Climate in June and July: Max. 28C Min. 19C Climate in June and July: Max. 28C Min. 19C Vitria is the capital of the state of Esprito Santo, Brazil. It is located on a small island within a bay where a few rivers meet the sea. The relief of the islands is an extension of the continent, whether granite, surrounded by the sea and native Brazilian restinga-mangue (dunes and sandbanks' bush and mangroves i.e. immediate coastline flora) vegetation.