So, I'm a travel freak. I loooove traveling more than pretty much anything, except for a few people ;).
So my question is, WHERE TO NEXT?
I may have a friend coming to visit me in July and we're trying to figure out what we want. We know that we want someplace that is laid back, has GREAT beaches with crystal clear water, has good tourism infrastructure (aka, hotels that are actually nice) and definitely a place within or extremely close to a beachfront village in order to enjoy ourselves at night as well going to restaurants and bars and enjoying ''a vida boa.''
I'm pretty set on going somewhere in the Northeast. I've been brainstorming a little bit and I've come up with some options, which seem like they're going to be expensive and/or impossible. Let me throw my ideas out there and you tell me what you think.
-Iberostar Praia do Forte: I've been to Iberostar resorts before and they're freaking amazing. They are all-inclusive and good quality, so you go and enjoy the beach, sun, pools, golf courses, spas, activities while eating and drinking until you explode. Yes, it includes alcoholic beverages too. Generally the all inclusive idea is a great deal, cause you only end up spending a few hundred dollars more on going out of the resort if you want, or doing excursions. In this case, I don't NEED the ''village'' because the whole resort is so self contained, but there still is one just in case we need to leave and get some ''fresh air.'' Only issue, I'm seeing that through CVC its all booked, through Decolar it's all booked and through Iberostar.com it's all booked. HOW CAN THAT BE? Im going to need some jeito...
-Somwhere like Itacaré/Trancoso or somewhere in Southern Bahia. I feel like this would get super pricey (as Itacaré/Trancoso are playgrounds for Millionaires) and more complicated as Salvador, the closest and likely cheapest airport in Bahia is a good 400 miles way....dificil!
(Oh god, Look at how freaking beautiful Itacaré is...)
-Jijoca de Jericoacoara: This place looks pretty much unreal. A small town filled with restaurants/shops and pousadas, in the middle of a national park, on the ocean, with no roads leading to it. You need to take a sand buggy over the gigantic sahara-like dunes for an hour and a half in order to reach the town. Only drawbacks: Fortaleza is a 5 hour plane ride from Sao Paulo, the ride on the bus to the point where you take the buggy is another 5 hours to the West of Fortaleza and plane tickets there are damn expensive. Also, accommodations in Jericoacoara are not super cheap (as in, I think they're expensive.)
And, my un-creative self has not had any other great ideas. Can you help me out? Where did you go and love? Was it a good deal???