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Making a Day Excursion to Joatinga Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Making a Day Excursion to Joatinga Beach in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While the legendary beaches of Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone); Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, are hard to beat in terms of size, convenience and people-watching, sometimes it is nice to get away from the city. Joatinga Beach is close enough to get to on a […]

New Kiosk in Barra Brings Quality Food to the Beach in Rio

New Kiosk in Barra Brings Quality Food to the Beach in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As kites weave lazily on the horizon in front of the setting sun, the clear waves break continuously against the shore and a few people amble contently along the beach it is hard to believe that Atlantico Rio is a restaurant in a city. Housed […]

A Guide to Eating on the Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

A Guide to Eating on the Beaches in Rio de Janeiro

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The beaches of Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) are filled with vendors selling a mix of snacks and drinks, and the adjacent streets filled with a variety of eateries to sustain every kind of craving. With so many options it is possible to spend sunrise […]

Keeping an Active Lifestyle on the Beaches of Rio de Janiero

Keeping an Active Lifestyle on the Beaches of Rio de Janiero

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From sunrise to dark, the beaches of Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) are filled with people exercising and playing sport. Runners, cyclists and skateboarders occupy the adjacent cycle paths; team ball and racket sports dominate the sands; and surfers and swimmers fill the sea. “One […]

A Guide to the Beaches and Postos of Rio de Janeiro

A Guide to the Beaches and Postos of Rio de Janeiro

By Georgie Hay, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The five main beaches of Rio de Janeiro that line Zona Sul (South Zone) are primarily defined by neighborhoods, in order from east to west, Leme, Copacabana, Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon. By far the largest is Copacabana, and Ipanema is the more famous and desirable […]

Two Million Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Rio’s Copacabana Beach

Two Million Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Rio’s Copacabana Beach

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two million people filled the streets and waterfront of Copacabana Beach, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, to celebrate the new year according to authorities. The crowd watched sixteen minutes of face-melting fireworks, with the roar accompanied by a soundtrack referencing the upcoming 2016 […]

Drones to be Used in Beach Rescues in Rio de Janeiro

Drones to be Used in Beach Rescues in Rio de Janeiro

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The lifeguard and fire brigade of Rio de Janeiro announced this week it will use experimental drones in beach rescue operations during Operação Verão 2016 (Operation Summer 2016). The drones will be programmed to drop floating devices to persons who are drowning. The first […]

Brazil Takes on Rivals Argentina in Beach Rugby Sevens in Rio

Brazil Takes on Rivals Argentina in Beach Rugby Sevens in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A friendly sevens rugby competition was played on Rio’s Ipanema beach on Saturday December 19th. The Beach Rugby Super Challenge was used to promote rugby ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games where the sport will make a return after a 92-year absence. International heavyweights […]

Operação Verão 2015 Implemented on Niterói Beaches

Operação Verão 2015 Implemented on Niterói Beaches

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Niterói, the city located across the Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro, will follow its sister city’s lead, by implementing the policing program Operação Verão (Operation Summer) on nine of its beaches during weekends and holidays of the summer season. According to authorities, the […]

Artificial Beach Opens at Parque Madureira in Rio’s Zona Norte

Artificial Beach Opens at Parque Madureira in Rio’s Zona Norte

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, helped to officially inaugurate the new recreational area of Praia de Rocha Miranda in Parque Madureira located in the city’s Zona Norte (North Zone) on Monday, October 12th. Planned as an artificial beach, the five hundred […]

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