Rio De Janeiro, BRAZIL

YOUR PERFECT DAY IN RIO?

Getting breakfast from Beach Sucos in Ipanema, then to go and chill on the beach (Posto 9) . After head to “Pôr do Santa”  (a Roda de Samba) in the Favela – Santa Marta (where Michael Jackson did his video) to see my friends play and sing samba with a wonderful view over Rio.

24 HRS IN RIO.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Go for a walk on the beach from Leblon to Leme and observe how Carioca ( the locals ) enjoy their lovely city!

Have an açaí from Beach Sucos (sorbet made from a fruit from Amazonia – very healthy, Brazilians love it) and go and watch the sunset from Arpoador. 

Go to Carioca da Gema in Lapa for a quality samba show (the Caipirinha is delicious and very cheap – R$ 11.00)

ESSENTIALS

1.Stay in B&B in a favela (some of them are pacified and totally safe + you get the best views over Rio!!) Such as Hostel Favela Santa Marta.

2. Go and have a beer in a “boteco” on the beach and go to a roda de samba.

3.Rent a bike on Copacabana beach on a Sunday (R$ 15 per hour) and cycle all along the coast – the road along the beach is closed and reserved for cyclists and skaters, rollerbladers…

Buses are ok in Rio if you like adrenaline! Bus drivers like to take you to places… quickly! Taxis are cheap, safe and friendly!

I’ve never felt unsafe in Rio (not more than in SP) but I would only recommend to watch your mobile and avoid hanging out on the beach at night although it’s beautiful, it’s not that safe.

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