The best family hotels in Brazil are set in wonderful locations where you can enjoy a beach retreat or even a fun escape up in the mountains. Some of Brazil’s top family-friendly hotels are in cosmopolitan neighbourhoods while most overlook the great Atlantic Ocean. Wonderful beachfront spots lining the east coast range from urban beaches in Fortaleza down to the ever-so-popular Rio de Janeiro.

    Want to escape the beach crowds altogether? Small mountain towns like Gramado and Olímpia are cool options. Home to chocolate factories and shops as well as thrilling theme parks, they promise heaps of fun for all. To help you decide and plan your next exciting getaway together, check out this guide to the best hotels in Brazil for families.

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    Radisson Blu São Paulo

    A chic and family-friendly stay in Itaim Bibi

    Radisson Blu São Paulo is centrally located in São Paulo’s affluent and cosmopolitan Itaim Bibi neighbourhood. It’s close to many of the financial district’s top attractions – families can explore the vast and lush city park of Parque do Povo and the major Shopping JK Iguatemi mall just to its south. The hotel is also pet-friendly.

    This 4.5-star hotel features bright, modern and colorful interiors. Rooms have small balconies with city views, with the Royal Suite being the most spacious option. The cool option of having cute tepee tents set up in-room for the little ones upon request is sure to please tots and young kids.

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    Hotel Nacional Rio

    Urban luxury in Rio de Janeiro

    Hotel Nacional Rio is a striking 5-star tower hotel set in a beautiful beachfront location on Rio’s São Conrado coast. It offers a strategic location in the Marvelous City, set between Pedra da Gávea and Morro Dois Irmãos. The large Fashion Mall is right next door and the old viaducts opening to ocean views are only a short stroll away.

    This iconic Oscar Niemeyer-designed skyscraper is surrounded by Burle Marx-designed gardens. The hotel features 1 pool with dedicated kiddie neighborhoods, beach cabanas, as well as a complete and supervised indoor kids’ club.

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    Vivá Porto de Galinhas Resort

    A fun beachfront family stay in Porto de Galinhas

    Vivá Porto de Galinhas Resort is a 5-star resort on the northeast coast of Brazil, set on the long, white-sand beachfront of the namesake beach town in Pernambuco. Rooms for families can accommodate up to 5 and come in 2 categories: standard, which overlook the coconut grove and partially the sea, and superior, which overlook the hotel's pools and the sweeping Atlantic seascape.

    The hotel’s other family-friendly features include 6 pools with a kiddie pool, cabanas on the sand, a playground, and a free supervised kids’ club for toddlers and young kids. While the little ones have fun, mom and dad can unwind at the spa or chill at the Beer Cave or wine house.

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    Dom Pedro Laguna

    A fun tropical family escape on Fortaleza’s seafront

    Dom Pedro Laguna offers a luxurious and fun-filled beachfront stay for families in Fortaleza. It’s set right between the North Atlantic shoreline and the only 18-hole golf course in Ceará. For a fun day out, the Fortaleza Beach Park is within a 30-minute drive northwest of the resort.

    Dom Pedro Laguna’s tropical gardens and artificial lake add to the resort’s appeal. Facilities well-suited for families with young kids and teens include a supervised kids’ club, an outdoor pool, and free cabanas laid out on the white-sand shore. All rooms accommodate families with up to 2 kids, while the seafront villas are great for a whole troop of up to 4 adults and 2 kids.

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    Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte All Inclusive

    An upscale family retreat on the Praia do Forte coast

    Iberostar Selection Praia do Forte All Inclusive occupies a considerable length of the Praia de Forte coast. This great setting promises a sense of privacy. The beach is also known as a sea turtle nesting site. The hotel protects these nests and there are watch stations where you and your kids can observe and learn about these prehistoric creatures.

    The little ones will also love the 5-star resort’s pool with its Aqua Fun waterpark. There’s also Star Camp, the hotel’s well-supervised kids’ club and playground. While the kids play, mom and dad can get pampered at SPA Sensations. The Family Double room option provides ample space with 2 connecting rooms, each having its own sea-view balcony.

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    Nord Luxxor Cabo Branco

    For an urban beach escape in João Pessoa

    Nord Luxxor Cabo Branco offers a great 4-star stay for families, overlooking the promenade and beautiful beachfront of Cabo Branco. It has a rooftop area as well as an outdoor pool from where you can take in the splendid ocean views. Other family-friendly facilities include a games room and an outdoor playground for kids.

    The bright and modern rooms are bright and modern. Standard Room options can sleep up to 3, while Quadruple Room choices have ocean views and can sleep up to 4.

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    Hotel Alpestre

    A Bavarian-style mountain resort

    Hotel Alpestre is one of the best family hotels in Brazil for those looking to trade the beaches altogether for an escape in the mountains. The hotel is located in the small mountain town of Gramado, known for its German history and Bavarian-style buildings. It’s close to the famous chocolate-themed World Chocolate Lugano park.

    Other features at Hotel Alpestre include indoor and outdoor pools, entertainment catered to families, and a dedicated kids' play area and picnic neighborhoods. If you’re bringing the whole troop, opt for the Luxury Superior Room or Master Suite for ample space – each sleeps up to 4, including up to 3 kids.

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    Bendito Cacao Resort & Spa

    A cocoa-themed family stay in the Mantiqueira Mountains

    Bendito Cacao Resort & Spa appeals to families with its cocoa theme and a host of activities designed with kids in mind. This family-friendly mountain resort lies in Campos do Jordão, a town known for its Swiss-style architecture and pine forests.

    Appealing features for kids include Bendito Cacao Resort’s playground and indoor pool. If you're bringing the whole family for a stay in the mountains, the Luxury Suite sleeps up to 4. You can also consider the Presidential Suite, which offers wonderful highland views.

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    Ipioca Beach Resort

    A family retreat on a beautiful Maceió beachfront

    Ipioca Beach Resort is a family-friendly accommodations on the secluded white-sand coast of the same name in Maceió. This beach is popular for its gentle and swimmable waves and the resort puts you within close reach of the serene shoreline.

    The resort has an outdoor pool with a mini kiddie waterpark attached. Parasol-shaded loungers line the pool deck and mom and dad can watch their kids play from the poolside bar. Superior Rooms at Ipioca Beach Resort can accommodate 4 guests, including up to 3 children.

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    Celebration Resort Olímpia by Hot Beach

    A fun-filled stay in Olímpia for families with kids

    Choose Celebration Resort Olímpia by Hot Beach for a 4-star stay that's well-suited for families and is also pet-friendly. It’s located close to the Dreamland Wax Museum, Dinosaur valley, Hot Beach waterpark and Thermas dos Laranjais waterpark, where you and your kids can easily spend many hours.

    The hotel itself has 3 outdoor pools, including a kiddie pool, a playground, and a kids' club. For a stay with ample space, opt for the Superior Família or Premier Família room options. Each accommodates 4 guests, including up to 2 children. Booking a stay at Celebration Resort Olímpia also grants you free access to the fun-filled Hot Beach waterpark.

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