When it comes to one thing dentists don’t have a lot of - it’s often time! That’s why we understand, when choosing to attend dental education such as a DSD Residency, it makes sense to consider choosing a location that enables you to combine work with pleasure, taking time before or after the Residency to explore the surrounding areas.
The DSD Residency 2 in Brazil offers a wealth of vacation options, whether for a short trip or a longer period. Even if you only have time to attend the dates of the DSD Residency itself, there will still be time to explore the stunning location of São Paulo.
To make things easier, we have created a travel guide of both the immediate area of São Paulo and wider choices in Brazil, to inspire you to start planning your trip!
Brazil is the largest country in South America and Latin America, and the fifth-largest country, in terms of land mass, in the world. With nearly 8000km of coastline, it’s no surprise that Brazil is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. It also contains 60% of the Amazon forest. Which makes it the perfect place to relax before or after your dentist education course.
Take the two cable cars to Pão de Açúcar- It gets busy, especially in the peak season, but the views from the 395m summit via a double cable car journey is a must.
Visit Cristo Redentor (Christ The Redeemer) - It may be an obvious choice but take the train to see this world-famous monument.
This stunning 4km stretch of beach is well worth a visit.
This luxury hotel on the beachfront of Ipanema Beach has a spa and an exclusive infinity pool for unbeatable poolside views.
For a truly tranquil experience, away from the busy city, this luxury spa hotel is hidden away in the hills above Rio.
On Copacabana beach, this minimalist hotel boasts intimate luxury with just ninety rooms and a rooftop pool for privacy.
As its name suggests, this place is full of old world charm and luxury, with live Rio music poolside as you relax.
Artisan Brazilian food with incredible views from Saint Teresa.
A busy bistro designed to look like a butchers.
Booking is recommended at this popular Japanese restaurant.
For a taste of the local, this luxury restaurant uses local ingredients for farm to plate quality.
An open kitchen to watch chefs at work creating your French cuisine.
The quaint architecture is like stepping back in time and a perfect way to clear your head ready for your CE Dentist course
With stunning clear waters and edged by forest, this beach is a haven.
Take a trip through the Jabaquara Mangroves - For the more adventurous, hike a kayak or boat and take a trip through the mangroves.
A historical guest house, full of artefacts and old-world charm.
Historical guest house just next to the beach.
A luxury colonial hotel with a library of 1500 books and movies to choose from.
Exquisite luxury cuisine in the Center of Paraty.
Luxury cuisine in a stunning location with live piano player.
Farm to table traditional Brazilian cuisine.
Go snorkeling with turtles - on the south of the island.
Visit the Shark Museum - for some fascinating facts.
Visit the Island’s many beaches - there’s plenty to choose from!
A secluded friendly guest house with a stunning infinity pool.
A stunning guest house surrounded by tropical forest.
A luxury hotel on the coast, with stunning hidden beaches.
Even if you haven’t the time to take a vacation before or after your CE Dentist Education course, there will be time during the Residency to explore São Paulo, take in the local culture and sample the local cuisine. So what is not to miss in São Paulo?
They don’t call São Paulo the ‘concrete city’ for nothing. It is home to 13 million people and widely regarded as the financial and business capital of Brazil. But it is also home to some of the finest art galleries and museums in the country and international restaurants celebrated for their haute cuisine.
This sophisticated chic luxury hotel has a unique vertical garden and sun lounging area.
A luxury modern hotel with a stunning rooftop pool and spa.
An elegant rustic hotel with decadent luxury and spa.
A luxury hotel situated on the edge of Burle Marx park.
Luxury dining by TV Chef in Brazil
World-renowned chef Alex Atala creating innovative dishes
Exquisite Japanese cuisine
For luxury tapas
Combining Japanese ingredients with Peruvian technique
Jazz and cocktails in homage to Frank Sinatra.
Restored historic pub.
Arty cocktail bar.
A dedicated gin bar.
An exclusive nightclub, regularly chosen by celebrities, Toy Room is certainly an experience!
With karaoke, a cinema and a rooftop bar, there’s lots to explore at this nightspot.
With different floors catering for different tastes, this place is great for a dance.
A rooftop bar open late into the night.
Before you book your hotel in São Paulo, or start to arrange your vacation afterwards in Rio, be sure to first secure your place on the DSD Residency 2. Get details of upcoming courses and secure your spot now: