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  • São Conrado RJ Travel Guide

    The view from the Zona SuI (South Zone) neighborhood of São Conrado is stunning: the rocks of Pedra da Gávea and Pedra Bonita, the hill Morro Dois Irmãos, and Praia de São Conrado (São Conrado Beach) lie just ahead on the horizon. São Conrado’s signature upper-class condiminums border the neighborhoods... 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

  • New Year’s Eve in Copacabana RJ Travel Guide

    Though there are New Year’s Eve festivities held all over Rio – lpanema, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Leblon, the Marina da Glória – without a doubt the most exuberant and vibrant celebrations are in Copacabana. Every New Year’s Eve in Copacabana, around two million people, most of them dressed in... Continue reading

  • Petropolis Imperial City RJ Travel Guide

    Petropolis lies 60 km north of Rio de Janeiro’s city centre in the Serra dos Órgãos mountain range and make’s for an excellent day out as it was once the retreat of Brazil’s Imperial family in the 19th century. With a mild climate and mountains covered in the lush vegetation... 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