By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While most visitors seek relief from the current heat wave at the waters of Copacabana and Ipanema beach leaving those beaches immensely crowded on weekends and holidays, Rio’s lesser known, more hidden beaches become the alternative for those who look for some tranquility.

The current number one go-to beach for Rio’s in-crowd and upper class is Joatinga . . .

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