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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 […]

Tom Jobim Statue Inaugurated in Rio at Ipanema Beach

Tom Jobim Statue Inaugurated in Rio at Ipanema Beach

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Twenty years after famous Brazilian composer Tom Jobim’s death, a statue in his honor has been inaugurated yesterday (December 8th) in Ipanema. The statue of the creator of the “Girl from Ipanema” stands on the shore at Arpoador beach, one of the artist’s favorites spots. […]

Rio to Implement Policies to Decrease Thefts on Beaches

Rio to Implement Policies to Decrease Thefts on Beaches

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With summer season just around the corner and forecasts of hundreds of thousands of tourists flooding into Rio de Janeiro, city officials are preparing public policies geared towards homeless or low-income youths with the hopes of decreasing mass robberies known locally as “arrastões” (big […]

First Nude Beach Legalized in Grumari, Rio de Janeiro

First Nude Beach Legalized in Grumari, Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While Abricó Beach located in Grumari in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) had been a known site for practicing nudists and naturists since the 1970s, on November 6th Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes sanctioned a law proclaiming the over 250 square […]

For Rent: 2BR, New Years Eve on Copacabana Beach

For Rent: 2BR, New Years Eve on Copacabana Beach

Modern apartment available for rent during New Years in Copacabana Beach. Two bedrooms, living room, American kitchen, 1.5 bathrooms, laundry area. Approximately 90m², wifi, flat screen TV, AC in every room, cable, very well furnished, Bose music deck, Nespresso machine and Apple TV. Two blocks away from the subway station and full Comercial area nearby. […]

Usain Bolt Back in Rio on Leme Beach for Race: Daily

Usain Bolt Back in Rio on Leme Beach for Race: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has returned to Rio de Janeiro for the running event, the 2014 Mano a Mano challenge, to be held today, Sunday, August 17th on a specially designed track, temporarily located on Leme Beach. Additionally during his stay in the city, […]

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