A few helpful ideas for where, when, and what to experience during your next Rio vacation. These links have been suggested by other visitors who would like to share them with you.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

Experience the Rio outdoors. Water sports are not the only attraction in this beach town.

hanggliding
Climb in Rio
Rio offers more than 400 climbing climbing routes
http://www.climbinrio.com

GETTING AROUND

Rio offers great public transit services. You can get anywhere by either taxi cab, public bus or city subway.

Metro Rio
Rio's subway system is clean, safe and efficient
http://www.metrorio.com.br

Radio-Taxi Coopertramo
Reliable door-to-door service to/from your home, office or hotel
http://www.radio-taxi.com.br

ON THE WEB

With so many sites about Rio, these are definitely worth checking out.

Maria-Brazil
Home of Brazilian culture on the Web
www.maria-brazil.org/

National Geographic
Places of a Lifetime series from Traveler magazine
www.nationalgeographic.com/places/places-of-a-lifetime/riodejaneiro-cultural-tips.html

LEARN PORTUGUESE

In order to truly blend in with the locals, you need to learn the language.

Sonia-Portuguese
A great site for learning Portuguese as a second language
www.sonia-portuguese.com

LOCAL NEWS

Read up on local news events, keep up to date with the current political scandals (note: these sites are only available in Portuguese)

O Globo
Rio’s most read (and politically biased) newspaper
http://www.oglobo.com.br

Jornal do Brasil
Considered the 'opposition' paper, breaking away from the mainstream
http://jbonline.terra.com.br

Veja
Veja is Brazil’s most popular news magazine
http://vejaonline.abril.com.br

O Lance
Keep up to date with the local sports news, mainly the football (soccer) tournaments
http://lancenet.com.br

 

 

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