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For Sale: R$3.2MM, 400 Sq/Mtr, Beachfront, Zona Sul

For Sale: R$3.2MM, 400 Sq/Mtr, Beachfront, Zona Sul

EXCEPTIONAL Beach front home in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Sul FOR SALE. 10 minutes walk from Leblon and the beach. Very well located, quiet, safe neighborhood. 400 square meters, must be seen to be fully appreciated as it is a unique character property. Potential as exceptional family home/boutique hotel/luxury hostel. Please contact Patricia Smart +5521 […]

Fitness Circuit Training on the Beach in Rio

Fitness Circuit Training on the Beach in Rio

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Cidade Maravilhosa is world-famous as a beach city, with the corresponding body and health-conscious culture to match. Recently, traditional sporting activity on the beaches of Zona Sul (South Zone) like volleyball, football (soccer) and surfing have been joined by a new wave, circuit training […]

Rio’s Booming R$2 Billion Beach Economy

Rio’s Booming R$2 Billion Beach Economy

By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An unavoidable aspect to spending time on the beaches of Rio are the vendors that endlessly pass by yelling and selling all types of food and drinks, even bikinis and sunscreen. These ambulantes (street vendors), along with the barracas (beach tents) who rent chairs and […]

Slacklining: Getting Balanced on Rio’s Beaches

Slacklining: Getting Balanced on Rio’s Beaches

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Slacklining, the latest craze to hit Rio’s beaches, is a sport where one must maintain balance while walking on a springy line of nylon webbing that is taut between two anchor points (often between two coconut trees). Experts can also do jumps, flips and other […]

A Guide to Eating on Rio’s Beaches

A Guide to Eating on Rio’s Beaches

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Along Rio’s beaches, sunbathers and wave riders needn’t worry about straying far from the water in search of food and drink, as the city is famous for its barracas (literally translated to “tents”) and for its seemingly endless flow of walking vendors eager to […]

Summer Guide to Negotiating on Rio’s Beaches

Summer Guide to Negotiating on Rio’s Beaches

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At almost any travel destination in the world, locals are given preference when it comes to certain services, and Rio is no different. Here, foreigners – referred to as ‘gringos‘ – are almost certain to be charged a higher price, especially on the beach. […]

Holiday Guide for a Day at the Beach in Rio

Holiday Guide for a Day at the Beach in Rio

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Forget cozying up by the fire or watching the snow fall for the holiday season, here in Rio residents and travelers alike are more likely to spend time at some of the most attractive and renowned beaches in the world. For those passing though, there […]

Topless Protest a Bust on Ipanema Beach: Daily

Topless Protest a Bust on Ipanema Beach: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While only a handful of women removed their tops on Rio’s Ipanema beach on Saturday, December 21st, photographers flooded the beach to record the event. One photographer who attended the demonstration told The Rio Times that “it had more photographers than topless girls. It […]

Grumari Beach: Experience Rio’s Rustic Nature

Grumari Beach: Experience Rio’s Rustic Nature

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Away from the crowded Zona Sul (South Zone) beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, further down the coast and 20km past the residential neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca, is Praia de Grumari (Grumari Beach), a rustic beach located in an environmentally protected area surrounded by cliffs […]

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