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World Cup at Mab’s Restaurant and Bar on Copacabana Beach

World Cup at Mab’s Restaurant and Bar on Copacabana Beach

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Mab’s Restaurant and Bar, located in Copacabana with beachfront views and directly across from the FIFA Fan Fest area, is broadcasting all sixty-four games of the 2014 World Cup live and drawing a large and energetic crowd of national and international viewers. As the […]

Gay Pride March in Rio on Copacabana Beach: Daily

Gay Pride March in Rio on Copacabana Beach: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As celebrations of gay pride were held throughout the world on Saturday, June 28th, dozens of marchers also took to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, to celebrate the International Day of LGBT Pride and to demonstrate for improved rights for the homosexual and […]

FIFA Fan Fest in Rio Opens on Copacabana Beach: Daily

FIFA Fan Fest in Rio Opens on Copacabana Beach: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the 2014 World Cup officially began in São Paulo on Thursday, June 12th, approximately 20,000 fans in Rio de Janeiro filled the FIFA Fan Fest area, located on the sands of Copacabana Beach, to watch the opening ceremony and first match between Croatia […]

For Rent: 1 BR, US$300/Week, Recreio Beach

For Rent: 1 BR, US$300/Week, Recreio Beach

Room available with three beds in Rio during the World Cup, one block from beautiful Recreio Beach. In a two-bedroom apartment with kitchen and all usual amenities, including washing machine and drier. Easy access to city center and Zona Sul (South Zone) by direct bus. Price is US$300 per week or US$1000 for the full […]

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. […]

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