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First Beach Rugby Field in Rio Inaugurated in Copacabana

First Beach Rugby Field in Rio Inaugurated in Copacabana

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A day after Olympic Day, the celebrations of sport continue as a new beach rugby field has been inaugurated at Rio’s world famous Copacabana beach on June 24th. The pitch is Brazil’s first permanent beach rugby field and is open to the public and […]

Ipanema Remains Rio’s Most Desirable Beach Neighborhood

Ipanema Remains Rio’s Most Desirable Beach Neighborhood

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ipanema could certainly be considered Rio’s favorite neighborhood, with famous beaches, mountain views, chic shopping and popular bars and restaurants. As many consider it more stylish than Copacabana and more happening than Leblon, Ipanema attracts the young and the active to its bustling streets and […]

Hiking Dois Irmãos Mountain, Overlooking the Beaches of Rio

Hiking Dois Irmãos Mountain, Overlooking the Beaches of Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In addition to the beach, the music and the food, the Cidade Maravilhosa is a hikers paradise as well, with towering peaks overlooking the coast in all directions. Getting up to the peak of Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers), which overlooks Leblon and Ipanema beach, is […]

For Sale: 3/3.5 BR Condo, Cocoa Beach, Florida, US$675,000

For Sale: 3/3.5 BR Condo, Cocoa Beach, Florida, US$675,000

Direct Riverfront Condo – Cocoa Beach, FL US$675,000. 3/3.5, 3,457 sq. ft. Penthouse style 4th floor unit. Walk to beach. Enjoy a 180° river view and 125’ short-term Boat docking. Open layout, great for entertaining, includes Fireplace, wet bar, island kitchen, large laundry room With washer/dryer, sink, freezer, and 2nd refrigerator. Also Includes intercom system, […]

Peaceful Protest in Rio Took Over Copacabana Beach

Peaceful Protest in Rio Took Over Copacabana Beach

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In Rio de Janeiro around 15,000 people protested against the government of President Dilma Rousseff and the recent money laundering scandal on Copacabana beach. The peaceful protest took up both lanes of the beach road Avenida Atlântica and was later in the day continued in […]

The Best of U.S. and Brazilian Beach Volleyball at Copacabana

The Best of U.S. and Brazilian Beach Volleyball at Copacabana

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The best players from beach volleyball leading nations Brazil and the U.S. will show off their skills at Copacabana beach starting on Thursday, February 26th until Sunday, March 1st. All matches are open to the public and free of charge. The tournament titled as “The […]

Brazil’s Baía do Sancho Voted World’s Best Beach Again

Brazil’s Baía do Sancho Voted World’s Best Beach Again

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Baía do Sancho on island paradise and environmentally protected area Fernando de Noronha has been voted the best beach in the world by Tripadvisor for the second year in a row. The bay with the crystal clear water on Noronha’s main island can be visited […]

The Surfbus Is Back to Take You to Rio’s Best Beaches

The Surfbus Is Back to Take You to Rio’s Best Beaches

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After about a two month hiatus the surfbus is back on Rio de Janeiro’s streets taking surfers and tourists alike to the city’s best beaches, some of which are hard to reach with any other form of public transport. The surfbus is back to its […]

Exploring the Hidden Beaches of Rio de Janeiro

Exploring the Hidden Beaches of Rio de Janeiro

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While most visitors seek relief from the current heat wave at the waters of Copacabana and Ipanema beach leaving those beaches immensely crowded on weekends and holidays, Rio’s lesser known, more hidden beaches become the alternative for those who look for some tranquility. The current […]

Looting and ‘Lei Seca’ Mark Weekend at Rio’s Beaches

Looting and ‘Lei Seca’ Mark Weekend at Rio’s Beaches

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The second weekend of 2015 was not only marked by high temperatures and crowded beaches, but looting or the mass robberies known locally as “arrastões” (big drags) and the start of Operação Lei Seca – Praia (Operation Dry Law – Beach). While one group […]

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