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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, […]

For Sale: R$2.86MM, 400 Sq/Mtr, Beachfront, Zona Sul

For Sale: R$2.86MM, 400 Sq/Mtr, Beachfront, Zona Sul

EXCEPTIONAL beach front home in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Sul FOR SALE. Just 5min walk from Vidigal beach, 10 minutes walk from Leblon and 20 minutes from Ipanema. Strategically located, quiet, safe neighbourhood, 400 square meters, the house and its surrounding area must be seen to be fully appreciated as it is a unique character […]

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 […]

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 […]

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