Many people (especially tourists) find Brazilian cities like Rio or Salvador especially attractive during summertime (when most outdoor cultural events happen).
However, it is also true that many Brazilian residents have a hard time coping with a tropical summer's specific heat, tending to choose the mountains' cool weather whenever they can get away from the capitals.
For those who are not summer fans, São Paulo city, in particular, can be quite an unpleasant experience at this time of the year: beaches and waterfalls are considerably far away from the urban center, with a combination of dry and warm . . .