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- 98%Green Travelers
- 90%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 81%Adventure Travelers
- 80%Art & Design Lovers
- 80%Luxury Travelers
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- Rio de JaneiroMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
They don't call it The Wonderful City for no reason. It is indeed naturally wonderful and you'll hardly not fall in love with it at first sight. The people are beautiful and there is always something going on around you, there are so many places to look at.
- Rio de JaneiroMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 21, 2013
Polarizing - that's the one word that sums up my impression of Rio thus far. The divide between rich and poor is so huge and yet the distance between the favelas and the wealthier districts is so close. It's to the point where it's not encouraged for visitors to walk up four blocks from the beach. Everyone tells me it's that bad. Nor can I walk anywhere and pull out my camera for fear of someone pick pocketing me. Despite the bad crime rap and the pricey costs of living, the cariocas (locals in Rio) are generally warm and friendly. The nightlife is amazing and it's totally true: Brazilians take their love of music, dancing, and life very seriously. I've seen old grannies get down at night clubs at midnight and no one judges her. The music and soul of Brazil is amazing, so no matter how bad the crime or divide between the poor and rich are, I have been fortunate to witness how great the city is and why it is visited by tourists.Recommended for
- Rio de JaneiroMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Sep 03, 2013
Rio is a beautiful city, full of contrasts between rich and poor (although I hear the middle class is up and coming) with the spectacular beaches you've heard of. Great Rio experiences include drinking caipirinhas, dancing the samba and the forro (doesn't come from the region, I'm aware, but there was a themed partay) and simply watching the sun set over the mountains while listening to drums beat on the beach.
- Rio de JaneiroMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 7Aug 15, 2013
Rio is an amazing city and I only hit Leblon and Ipanema..and it rained the whole time...but the beach is one of the most amazing in the world and the food is incredible...I need to come back and spend more Tim so I can give it it's 5th star. In regards to safety the areas I spent my time in we're safe...but my understanding is the other neighborhoods vary...and favelas are close by...so be smart and have a great time
- Rio de JaneiroMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 1Jul 19, 2013
Ronaldinho... sand... the sun...samba music and Jesus overlooking your whole city. This city has it all. Be smart though and travel in packs. Its best to obviously learn a little Portuguese to really enrich the experience.
- Rio de JaneiroMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersApr 30, 2013
In 2010, Dutch artists Haas&Hahn schemed to turn a favela in Rio de Janeiro into a giant canvas for their third project in that city’s slums (favelapainting.com). Enlisting the help of local youth, they converted the homes of Favela Santa Maria into a rainbow of staggering proportions, composed of rays in myriad shades radiating across the façades.
- Rio de JaneiroFeb 24, 2013
I lived there for 31 years. Huge city. Tons to see and to do. Lots of great people but it can be dangerous. I hope that the authorities will improve safety for all as they get ready to host Soccer World Cup games in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. Definitely a 6 stars place if they get rid of the violence over there but for now I can't give it more than 3 starts.
- Rio de JaneiroJan 04, 2013
Directly behind my hometown of San Francisco, Rio de Janerio is my new favorite city in the world. During the day, I was endlessly entertained by miles of beaches and fascinating people watching. Thankfully, I could rent the trademark red umbrella and extend my stay on the beach for the entire afternoon. Every 100 yards or so there is a Beach Food Hut or Skol stand that provides refreshments such as cold beer, fresh coconut water and burgers. Enjoying an afternoon while lounging with Brazilians at these stands is a stunning way to spend a day!