With a strong economy and growing international profile, Brazil is one of the top 10 favourite destinations for property investors on TheMoveChannel.com.
But while Rio Grande do Norte takes up most of the attention, it's worth considering other investment hotspots around the country: with the 2014 FIFA World Cup appointing host cities across Brazil, demand from tourists and buyers in the often-overlooked places is only set to increase.
Here are five Brazilian property destinations that you might not normall think of…
The second most populous state in Brazil, Minas Gerais is famous for its mineral spas and colonial architecture, both of which attract overseas visitors. Its international airport makes it more accessible for real estate investors. Indeed, traffic levels are so high that the airport is now operating at over-maximum capacity.
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Located in the state of Bahia, Porto Seguro boasts an astonishing 85km of white coastline, unspoiled by pollution. These pristine beaches, coupled with the historical sights in the Upper City of Porto Seguro, make the city a popular Brazilian tourist destination.
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Located in the north east of Brazil, the state of Amazonas is named after the famous Amazon River. The varied natural landscape and tropical rainforests attract visitors, while the state capital of Manaus is a host city for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, boosting the area's investment and tourist profile even further.
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Located just below Sao Paulo, the state of Parana shares borders with Argentina and Paraguay. Home to the remains of the araucaria forest and the National Park of Iguaçu, its environmental significance brings in hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
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