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  • Barra da Tijuca RJ Travel Guide

    Until the end of the 1960s, the stretch of coast between Morro do Joá and Pontal de Sernambetiba remained almost unaltered from its natural state, in which it was a vast stretch of sand dunes. When Viaduto do Joá bridge was built in the 1970s, and city planner Lúcio Costa... Continue reading

  • Recreio dos Bandeirantes RJ Travel Guide

    Although almost an extension of Barra da Tijuca, Recreio dos Bandeirantes has historically been far less urbanized. That has made it a prime target for the current wave of urban development. All along Avenida das Americas – the main thoroughfare – countless condominium complexes are under construction. But large areas... Continue reading

  • Parque Nacional da Tijuca RJ Travel Guide

    Tijuca National Park officially opened in 1961 and occupies approximately 80,000 acres in the heart of the city. Depending on personal interests, one can explore the park in a few hours or in a few days. Options exist for experienced sports enthusiasts as well as for people who just want... Continue reading

  • Beaches in Rio de janeiro Travel Guide

    The beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro are among the most well known in the world. Botafogo and Flamengo beaches are fine and picturesque for an afternoon stroll, but too polluted for swimming. Off by itself in Urca, Praia Vermelha faces the ocean and is often fine.... Continue reading

  • Paraty RJ Travel Guide

    Paraty offers travellers and backpackers alternatives for all interests. From adventure activities to carnival partying, from the worldwide famous literary festival to the wonderful natural attractions, the cane liquor fest (“Festival da Pinga”) to exploring the Gold Road, Paraty is the place to be. The authentic colonial beach town of... Continue reading

  • Niterói RJ Travel Guide

    Niterói faces Rio de Janeiro from across Guanabara Bay. The city has tiny hilltop churches, historical forts, beautiful old buildings, museums, white-sand beaches, bars, and restaurants. Many places in the city offer stunning panoramic views of the Rio’s beachfront, across the bay. To get to Niteroi from Rio, take a... Continue reading

  • Búzios RJ Travel Guide

    Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this happy mixture of many bloods prospered and became a picturesque fishing village, elected one of the 10 most beautiful areas in the world, famous for its unique combination of rustic charm, architectural harmony, incredible beauty and sophisticated boutiques and restaurants frequented... Continue reading

  • Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande RJ Travel Guide

    Ilha Grande (Big Island) is an island located off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, and part of the municipality of Angra dos Reis. The island is largely undeveloped and noted for its scenic beauty, which includes tropical beaches, luxuriant vegetation and a rugged landscape. The land area... Continue reading

  • Why to go to Rio de Janeiro?

    Rio de Janeiro is called the ‘cidade maravilhosa’ (marvelous city) for a good reason. The expression, originally from a 1935 carnival song, became the city’s official soubriquet in the 1960s. It may be hackneyed, but it’s irresistible: ‘marvelous’ is the first adjective to spring to mind when one gazes out... Continue reading

  • Carnival – Scala Gay Gala RJ

    Admire and get admired. On Tuesday, the five-day-long Rio Carnival finally culminates in the Scala Gay Gala, at a feverish pitch. The event lives up to Rio de Janeiro’s reputation of being the world’s most gay friendly city, welcoming and encouraging all individuals of alternative lifestyles. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transvestites,... Continue reading