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Five Beaches in Rio State to Visit Outside the City

Five Beaches in Rio State to Visit Outside the City

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tourists to Rio’s capital often find themselves smitten by the world famous and beautiful beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema. Cariocas, however, know that equally extraordinary shores lie just outside the city. To experience Rio like a local, it’s worth checking out some of the state’s […]

Leme: Rio’s Small and Secluded Beachfront Neighborhood

Leme: Rio’s Small and Secluded Beachfront Neighborhood

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- Tucked away between popular neighborhoods of Urca and Copacabana in Zone Sul (South Zone), Leme is a quieter residential area in Rio that is often overlooked. With its beautiful suburban streets, attractive mom and pop restaurants, and easy distance to other parts of the city, the […]

Residents of Rio Gain a “New” Beach in Zona Sul

Residents of Rio Gain a “New” Beach in Zona Sul

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With almost every square inch of Rio’s heavenly coastline accounted for, the discovery of a small beach in Vidigal came as a surprise to local residents. The little bay was revealed when a house on Avenida Niemeyer was demolished in July to make way for […]

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 […]

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