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.

Often refereed to (by gringos) as the 'gringo tax', these inflated prices can be found both at the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?