The world’s fifth-largest country by area, Brazil is host to various terrestrial ecosystems. Tourists from around the world visit the country to witness the beauty of the Iguaçu Falls and the white sand beaches of Rio de Janeiro. But there is still so much to discover in this country.

Baia dos Porcos

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http___cdn.cnn.com_cnnnext_dam_assets_220322092608-brazil-unexpected-baia-dos-porcosAlso known as “Pig’s Bay,” Baia dos Porcos is one of the most magnificent beaches in the world, but with hardly any sand. This beach is the smallest of Noronha archipelago’s signature beaches. It features turquoise waters with colorful fish surrounded by high walls of black stone.

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

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http___cdn.cnn.com_cnnnext_dam_assets_220321143051-brazil-unexpected-places-01Travelers will surely be mesmerized by the boundless forests, majestic mountains, and stunning waterfalls that make up this national park. For those interested in extraterrestrials, Chapada is the place to be! Many people have reported UFO sightings in the park.

Emas National Park

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http___cdn.cnn.com_cnnnext_dam_assets_220321143907-brazil-unexpected-places-03Home to the rare maned wolf and other wild species, this remote place welcomes all kinds of explorers. For those visiting from September to October, a phenomenal surprise awaits! Glowing termite mounds can be found in the park at night.

Anyone who dares to venture into these places would surely be rewarded with an experience that’s one for the books.