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.
Rio de Janeiro is currently gearing up to host two of the biggest sporting events in the world, the 2014 Men’s World Cup and 2016 summer Olympics. This past July, the city also got an outstanding ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2011
Development in Rio de Janiero, and throughout Brazil, continues apace for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Sometimes it seems like President Rousseff is announcing a fabulous new national ...
Written by Ernest White, March 2013
Songs tout the beauty of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches and beachcombers, and for good reason. Brazil’s “Marvelous City” boasts nearly 50 miles of powdery beaches, stretching south and west from ...
Written by Ernest White, November 2012
Rio de Janeiro
is known for a few high-profile events that command the world’s
attention every year, and some of the biggies are even free. Still,
Rio’s got a few more rockin’ street festivals ...
The biggest music festival in the world, Rock in Rio , Cidade do Rock is returning home. The past four incarnations of this mega festa have been held in Lisbon , Portugal and Madrid , Spain ...
Written by Ernest White, December 2012
Embraced lovingly by emerald mountains and azure seas, Rio de Janeiro offers the perfect setting for precious romance. True, unadulterated sex in the sultry city is easy to come by, but don’t ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, July 2012
One of Rio de Janeiro’s hidden treasures is tucked away in the Zona Norte, far from most traditional tourist attractions (with the notable exception of the Quinta de Boa Vista, a gorgeous park ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2012
While Rio de Janeiro is one of the world’s favorite destinations for beach lovers, party people and culture lovers who like it hot, not everyone comes prepared to make the most of their visit. A ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2012
One of the top surf spots in Rio de Janiero is just west of the city proper, along the wilder white sand beaches that run along 17-km Barra da Tijuca (Rio’s longest beach) and Barra de Guaratiba. ...
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