Welcome to this weeks edition of the Sunday Spotlight – Things to do in Rio de Janeiro.
The Sunday Spotlight series is a collaboration of insider travel tips shared by other bloggers and traveler’s around the web on a destination – this week is all about Rio.
We hope these tips and stories will inform and inspire you to go travel and visit Rio. If you have already been to Rio, please share a tip in the comments down below!
What to do in Rio De Janeiro
Living It Up In Rio De Janeiro, Brasil
Holidays in Rio de Janeiro have always been de rigeur for the international jet setter. There are so many extraordinary things to experience like the grand art deco hotels of Copacabana, drinking delicious caipirinhas, and visiting the world renown Christ the Redeemer statue. This article looks at how you can live it up on your own in this marvelous city.
Rio de Janeiro has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the planet’s top places to party, but there’s something here for everyone — not just those who like to stay up all night. Here’s some of Craig Martins favorite things to get you started.
Vibrant, beautiful Rio de Janeiro draws millions of visitors to its shores each year, all searching to find the spirit of the city. But where to start?
Hostelworld ask their Facebook fans for their top tips on what is unmissable in Rio de Janeiro. Here’s what they discovered.
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 little preparation can save you time, money and make a great vacation spectacular.
Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil and the third largest in Latin America. From the world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to the magnificent summits of Corcovado and Sugarloaf, Rio combines natural attractions with a sprawling metropolis.
Matt Kepnes shares a lot of useful tips about exploring Rio in this regional guide.
Best Beaches in Rio de Janeiro
Copacabana Beach is by far the most visited beach in Rio de Janeiro, the most famous one in Brazil, and one of the most known beaches in the world. When foreigners think “Rio de Janeiro” or “Brazil”, Copacabana Beach immediately comes to their minds
Madson Araujo shares how to get the most out of your visit.
Visiting Favelas in Rio de Janeiro
Rio’s favelas are where approximately 70,000 of the city’s poorest residents live. The favelas have a reputation for being crime ridden and acutely dangerous, with many places flagged as no-go areas: infamous as the hangouts for criminals and the location of drug deals.
Flora Baker never expected to visit any of the favelas in Rio – and she honestly never thought she’d experience one in the way she did.
An Inside Look Into Rio De Janeiro’s Favelas
Rio de Janeiro sells itself on images of white sand beaches with a bright city lights backdrop. The perfect blend of tropical and urban. But, it does not like to talk about how those twinkling city lights are mostly made up of favelas.
Favelas are the Brazilian version of ghettos. Alexandra Pucherelli spent 2 weeks living in a favela in Brazil and came to realize that they are the heart of Rio’s vibrant culture.
More travellers now choose to visit favelas as part of their trip to try to immerse themselves in the gritty local culture. However, visiting a favela, particularly on your own, can be dangerous and travellers are advised never to enter a favela without a guide who is known and respected by the locals.
World Nomads shared tips about how to stay safe.
How much does a trip to Rio de Janeiro cost?
Ruth Rieckehoff writes in detail about the traveling costs. We highly recommend this article as she discusses how comfort and safety should factor into your decision.
Safety in Rio
Street crime is hardly limited to the city; so it’s important to be just as cautious and responsible as you would in any large urban area. Stay alert and use the Travel Channels helpful safety tips when visiting this tropical playground.
Jennifer Huber shares the steps she took to stay safe while in Rio.
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