By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A growing number of favela residents are discovering tourism as a new business opportunity, with hostels, tours and even party venues becoming more widely available. In particular tourism in pacified favelas seems to benefit from the security that the UPP (Police Pacification Unit) stations have introduced.

Many of the favela-developed hillsides of Rio offer breathtaking views of the famous beaches of Rio's Zona Sul (South zone), Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here