Rio de Janeiro Travel Tips
Be warned: Rio's powers of seduction can leave you with a bad case of saudade (indescribable longing). Planted between lush, forest-covered mountains and breathtaking beaches, the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) has many charms at her disposal. It's a city of Dionysian spirit whose people live life to the full.
The Cariocas - as the inhabitants are called - thrive on dance, beach, sport and sun. While large-scale festivities like Carnaval make Rio famous, there are countless occasions for revelry - Saturday at Ipanema Beach, admiring Corcovado and Sugar Loaf, soccer at Maracana Stadium, or an impromptu samba at Copacabana or any other corner of this marvelous city.
Soon, you will be able to sit back with your laptop and enjoy Brazil’s first sleek, gleaming, high-velocity train , as it leaves Rio de Janeiro for the 80-minute, 280kph (175mph) journey to São ...
Rio de Janeiro isn’t known as the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) for nothing. Beautiful beaches, expansive mountains, the lively Cariocas and the grand Carnaval are only some of the reasons ...
The beaches of Rio de Janeiro are the stuff of song and legend, and they certainly live up to their billing. An entire state unto itself rather than a single city, Rio sees nearly three million ...
Even if your visit to Rio de Janeiro is a short one, you should budget a day or two to travel to some of the exotic tropical islands surrounding the marvelous city in the Green Coast Region. A ...
Written by Viator, October 2012
Rio de Janeiro, a city of incomparable natural beauty and incurably addictive culture, isn’t usually categorized as a one-night stand. In fact, once travelers have breathed in the intoxicating ...
Written by Ernest White, January 2013
Rio de Janeiro might be known more for its beautiful natural setting than for its artistic tradition, but that doesn’t mean the Marvelous City can’t serve up a mean art scene. From massive public ...
Though Rio is one of Latin America’s largest cities, with some 6.3 million people in the city proper, and (in)famous for its security problems, it also happens to be outstandingly bicycle friendly. ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, July 2011
has long been one of the most popular destinations in Latin America for
gays and lesbian travelers. Of course, its beautiful beaches, fantastic
cities, and wild parties appeal to all ...
Even locals can’t agree on how many beaches there are here in Armacao dos Buzios (or just Buzios, among friends) though most put the number somewhere between 20 and 25. It’s a matter of ...
It’s almost that time of year again in Rio de Janeiro , home to the planet’s most spectacular party: Carnival. Though the main event doesn’t officially kick off until Friday, February 17, energy is ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2011
Rio is a
stylish city, and its beautiful beaches go in and out of fashion with
the whims of the glitterati. Copacabana, the beach for the wealthy and
beautiful in the glamorous 1930s and 1940s, ...
It can be tough to leave the marvelous city, as its seemingly endless attractions—beaches, rainforests, nightlife, and so much more—conspire to keep the traveler here long past his or her plans. But, ...
Rio de Janiero, like most of Brazil, is riding a wave of economic prosperity that makes more developed nations sigh with envy. Last month, Brazil eclipsed the UK to become the world’s sixth largest ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2012
Rio de Janeiro, the marvelous city, is where “the world comes to party.” The nightlife is absolutely fantastic all year round, though the best time for party people to come is during one of its ...
While Rio de Janeiro is growing rapidly—the metropolitan area now clocks in at some 6.3 million inhabitants—it has preserved, at its heart, one of the largest and loveliest urban greenspaces in the ...
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