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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 […]

Police in Rio Start Summer Security Operation at Beaches

Police in Rio Start Summer Security Operation at Beaches

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the clouds that led many beachgoers to skip the sand and waves this Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Operação Verão (Operation Summer) was implemented on the beachfront along Zona Sul (South Zone). The operation was moved up a week by officials after last week’s […]

Rio Reacts as Ongoing Beach Robberies Spill Over in Zona Sul

Rio Reacts as Ongoing Beach Robberies Spill Over in Zona Sul

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For those who live in Rio de Janeiro, the mass robberies that sweep the beaches known locally as “arrastões” (big drags) have been a way of life, but recent years have seen an increase and authorities are struggling to react. This last weekend the iconic […]

Beach Volleyball Test Event to Take Rio’s Copacabana Beach

Beach Volleyball Test Event to Take Rio’s Copacabana Beach

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The world’s best players in one of Brazil’s most popular sports, beach volleyball, are coming to Copacabana Beach starting on September 2nd in what is another Olympic test event. The competition ‘Rio Open’ is part of the FIVB World Tour and the thirteenth women’s […]

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 […]

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