Brazil: Mountain Climbing
The world's largest country in the tropics
As with hiking the best time to go on climbing vacations in Brazil is during the cooler months of the year. Brazil has many fantastic rock climbing ranges both for beginners and for the more experienced rock climber. There are many cliff faces that have yet to be conquered so anyone looking for a challenge has lots to get their teeth into. Much of the more developed climbing is done in the are near Rio de Janeiro, which allows you the best of both worlds, i.e. beaches and climbing. Some of the best climbs include the national parks at Itatitaia (Rio de Janeiro) and Caparao (Minas Gerais).
As with climbing it is a good move to try and contact some local climbing groups for more information. Most will have some members that speak English to advice you on where to go and what to bring.