Rio de Janeiro: Beyond Beaches and Carnival

Rio de Janeiro: Beyond Beaches and Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (B)

I’ve been to Rio de Janeiro many times, however most of the time I only visit its famous beaches, Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf and downtown. But the city is so dynamic and diverse, with so many options especially for nature lovers, that I committed myself to strive for new experiences in the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Wonderful City as locals call Rio de Janeiro) in my next visit.

Despite being a huge city, the second biggest city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro offers some beautiful beaches such as: Copacabana, Ipanema, Barra da Tijuca, Grumari, and Prainha. Since I am a committed beach lover, the first day I decided to spend time with some friends at Copacabana and then for a long walk on its famous sidewalk all the way to Ipanema (around 7Km). Those two beaches are in the middle of the city and great places to enjoy the sun; although during weekends and holidays it is hard to find a single pocket of white sand, especially in the summer… However, once you rent your chair and umbrella, you will get “five star” service with dozens of vendors passing by selling caipirinhas, açai, ice cream, snacks, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and even bikinis. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Rio de Janeiro: Beyond Beaches and Carnival
Guide Location: Brazil » Rio de Janeiro
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Pericles Rosa Da Nova
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Copacabana Beach
  • Ipanema Beach
  • Botanical Garden
  • Morro Dois Irmaos
  • Corcovado
  • Confeitaria Colombo
  • Arcos da Lapa
  • Selaron Steps
  • Chacara do Ceu Museum
  • The Museu do Amanha
  • Carioca Station

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