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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One doesn't need to go too far in order to enjoy a paradise-like beach this summer. Rio's Zona Oeste (West Zone), the city's largest region, offers at least sixteen stunning...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following a rainy weekend, on Monday, October 16th, officials from Rio's Civil Defense Secretary were on hand in Rio's Zona Ouest (West Zone) assuring nervous Macumba Beach residents that there...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week in Copenhagen, Denmark, the international jury of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) awarded six of Brazil’s beaches and three of its marinas the coveted Blue Flag award...
By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With almost every square inch of Rio’s heavenly coastline accounted for, the discovery of a small beach in Vidigal came as a surprise to local residents. The little bay was...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After about a two month hiatus the surfbus is back on Rio de Janeiro’s streets taking surfers and tourists alike to the city’s best beaches, some of which are hard...
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,...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Away from the crowded Zona Sul (South Zone) beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, further down the coast and 20km past the residential neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca, is Praia de...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The very name of Rio conjures images of its famous tourist attractions and landmarks; Christ the Redeemer, Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf), the Carnival Sambódromo, and of course the beaches of...
By Esmee Verbeek and Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For both short-term visitors and those living in Rio, a nice day trip escape from the crowded beaches of Zona Sul (South Zone) is the sweeping coastline...

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