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Leblon Beach

Leblon Beach (Rio de Janeiro) –– this beach (close to Ipanema) is for sports-minded visitors & locals. Leblon is usually packed with volleyball players and beach soccer enthusiasts, as well as surfers. It’s also one of the most family-friendly of Rio’s main beaches. If you’re traveling with young children, head to Baixo Bebê, a spot […]

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Ibirapuera Park

Ibirapuera Park (Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral, Vila Mariana, São Paulo) –– opened in 1954, this huge park (1.6 million square meters) is São Paulo’s answer to New York’s Central Park, and has jogging paths, football fields, and open gym equipment. Along with the physical exercises, bicycle paths and playground, the Park has museums, auditoriums and […]

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Via Parque

Via Parque (Av. Ayrton Senna 3000, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro) — Via Parque mall offers leisure and fun options to the whole family, highlighting the big structure of entertainment to the children public. This mall has one of the biggest children recreation areas in shopping malls, with modern toys, stimulating recreational activities, and […]

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Shopping Leblon

Shopping Leblon (Av. Afrânio de Melo Franco 290, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro) — Everything was thought to create a pleasant and inspiring experience, that consecrated Leblon shopping mall as one of the most sophisticated destiny of shopping and recreation of the city. The gourmet space – eclectic and delightful – there’s a privileged view to […]

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Corinthians Arena

Corinthians Arena (Av. Miguel Ignácio Curi 111, Itaquera, São Paulo) — this Arena, also known as Itaquerão, is located in the East Zone of São Paulo, Brasil’s most populated city. The football stadium was built for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and can hold 48 thousand fans. With 89 boxes, 59 stores, 15 elevators, 2,700 […]

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Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach (Zona Sul, Rio de Janeiro) – this is one of the most famous and most beautiful beaches in the world. The atmosphere is very vibrant and the people are colorful and fun loving. Get there by taking the Rio subway on Line 1 or take one of the public buses. Copacabana beach runs […]

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Carnaval Rehearsal

Carnaval Rehearsal (Rio de Janeiro) – for those unable to attend Carnaval festivities because they’re unable to be in Brazil when it’s held in February, visitors can at least visit a samba school, where rehearsals are done months in advance. Local tour group “RDJ4U” lets you book such a tour, where its guides will bring […]

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Carnaval

Carnaval (Rio de Janeiro) – there are carnival celebrations in virtually every corner of Brazil, the best-known ones taking place in Recife together with the neighboring Olinda and Salvador. But the biggest and most famous carnival is undoubtedly the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The Rio Carnival attracts two million people per day on the […]

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Buzios

Buzios (Rio de Janeiro state) – beach-centric travelers are likely to gravitate to Buzios, a resort town 105 miles east of Rio de Janeiro. Buzios has 23 beaches, catering to various groups, i.e., surfers will like Geriba while families may prefer Tartaruga. The waterfront features a fishing village with a harbor known for its colorful […]

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Brazilian Food Tour

Brazilian Food Tour (Rio de Janeiro) – because of Brazil’s multi-ethnic roots (from Portugal, West Africa, the Amazon, and beyond), the country has a unique cuisine, due not only to the locals, but some of the fruits & vegetables produced in the country (some of which can’t be found elsewhere). This food tour gives first-time […]