For Sale: 5BR Duplex Penthouse, R$1.69MM, Ipanema

For Sale: 5BR Duplex Penthouse, R$1.69MM, Ipanema

Charming large duplex penthouse apartment in best point of Ipanema with incredibly practical layout for urban living in a small cute building on Rua Barão da Torre a half block from the metro and every possible amenity, yet quiet and cool. The apartment is just over 75m2 per floor for a total of 156m2 with […]

Over 1,000 Shops Have Closed in Rio de Janeiro Already This Year

Over 1,000 Shops Have Closed in Rio de Janeiro Already This Year

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The high price of rents and the worsening economy has led to the closure of 1,280 commercial establishments in Rio de Janeiro between January and May this year, a survey by the Research Center of Rio de Janeiro’s Shop Owner Association based on data from […]

Rio’s Metro Line 4 Trains Start Tests with Passengers

Rio’s Metro Line 4 Trains Start Tests with Passengers

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Twelve of the fifteen new trains for the Metro Line 4 have arrived in Rio de Janeiro from China and will be put to the test with passengers on the city’s existing Lines 1 and 2 starting on Wednesday, June 10th. The new Metro […]

New Hiking Trail Opened in Rio’s Pavão-Pavãozinho Community

New Hiking Trail Opened in Rio’s Pavão-Pavãozinho Community

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The favela communities of Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho have restored a hiking trail along their hills in order to boost ecotourism in the communities. The peak of the trail lies on 200 meters and offers a great view over the city including Ipanema and Copacabana […]

Experience Brazil While Learning Portuguese at Caminhos: Sponsored

Experience Brazil While Learning Portuguese at Caminhos: Sponsored

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Portuguese for Foreigners language school, Caminhos Language Centre, not only follows a communicative approach when teaching Portuguese to their students at their school in Ipanema, but also includes numerous extra activities and interaction opportunities to aid learning in and outside the classroom, giving their students […]

Rio de Janeiro’s New Metro Line 4 Reported as On Track

Rio de Janeiro’s New Metro Line 4 Reported as On Track

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The progress of the new Metro Line 4 in Rio de Janeiro was confirmed to meet its June 2016 deadline by authorities on Tuesday, May 12th. The Metro Line will connect both Gávea and Ipanema in Zona Sul (South Zone) via São Conrado with Barra […]

Rio Metro Stations Will Receive 800 Bike Spaces

Rio Metro Stations Will Receive 800 Bike Spaces

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Rio is set to receive 800 spaces for bikes alongside a number of its metro stations. The Department of Transport, working with the Rio State Bike Program, in partnership with the City Department of Environment and the MetrôRio dealership, have begun the […]

Ipanema Remains Rio’s Most Desirable Beach Neighborhood

Ipanema Remains Rio’s Most Desirable Beach Neighborhood

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ipanema could certainly be considered Rio’s favorite neighborhood, with famous beaches, mountain views, chic shopping and popular bars and restaurants. As many consider it more stylish than Copacabana and more happening than Leblon, Ipanema attracts the young and the active to its bustling streets and […]

Rio 2016 Olympics Extend the Registration Period for Tickets

Rio 2016 Olympics Extend the Registration Period for Tickets

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Committee have extended the registration period for Brazil residents wishing to enter in the draw for Olympic and Paralympic events tickets, until Wednesday May 6th. The registration process, which started on April 1st, was set to end on Thursday April […]

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