Pedra Furada is a rock formation located next to Serrote, created by crystallization together with the sea and wind erosion. It is a 20-minute walk from Serrote, and it is even possible to take a beach walk during low tide. In Pedra Furada you will find guides who will offer you drinks and supervise the current conditions of the area, giving tourists some instructions to follow when visiting this amazing place so full of energy. You can take the Serrote way back, checking out another view of the beach and the rock formations, caves and some gigantic rocks situated in incredible positions. PLEASE NOTE it is prohibited to climb on the rocks. During the low tide beach walk you can see natural aquariums full of colored fish, some of which can only be reached with the help of a guide.
Here's your soundtrack. Okay, maybe they're not exactly brazillian but their music is awesome and their live shows legendary.Now, Brazil covers almost half of South America and its Amazon rainforest is the world's largest jungle... which is rapidly getting cut down. The country is basically one giant botanical garden with some bangin' cities on its edges.Brazil was colonized in 1808 by the royal court of Portugal, which was fleeing Napolean's troops. They didn't stay long, and Brazil won its independence in 1822.Its biggest city, Sao Paulo, is the financial hub of South America. Brazil is the "b" in BRIC -- Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four were labeled the world's fastest developing large economies in the year 2001.Brazil is known for three things: amazingly beautiful women, carnival, and Pele -- King of Football, Athlete of the Century, football ambassador of the world and a declared national treasure.Brazillians can tell foreigners a mile away, by the way their hips move. Samba is built into the soul of brazil and carnival is when it bursts out into twenty-four hour undying explosions of sound on every street.This picture of mask diving at the Taipus reefs makes me shed hot and salty tears all over my calendar, which is set on "January" right now.Text by Steve Smith.