You may have heard that ‘Portuguese is hard’ — and it does tend to be trickier than Spanish, for example. That said, you do not need to speak Portuguese to travel in Brazil. In the north you will meet people from all over the world, and the standard language for all travelers is… English! Surfinsemfim also operates primarily in English, so our captains, guides, drivers and staff all speak English. Of course, please do take the opportunity to learn a little Portuguese; languages are fun!