By Amelia Meyer
Goiás, nestled in the heart of Brazil, is a state surrounded by Tocantins, Bahia, Mina Gerais, the Federal District of Brazil, Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso. It is the most populous state of the region and is characterised by its extensive plateaus.
Its driest period is between June and September, when the beaches of the Araguaia River are exposed by an amazing two extra kilometres due to the falling of the water level. This is a very popular tourist attraction, drawing hordes of visitors to Goiás each year.