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Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Rio de Janeiro State

Top reasons to visit:

  • Beach (12776)
  • Nature (2681)
  • Beach Walks (1880)
  • Scenery (1863)
  • Nightlife (1739)
  • Sand Beaches (1683)
  • Sightseeing (1656)
  • Food (1455)
  • Friendly People (1195)
  • Culture (930)

Rio de Janeiro was highly rated for beach by 468 guests from the United States!

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The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in Rio de Janeiro mean to you?

Anonymous, Unknown location

21 days ago Report

It has a special energy. We were there during the Carnival, so it was a bit crowded but still amazing. You can find a spot near one of many bars on the beach so you can hear their music. Water is nice. Most definitely worth visiting.

How can you enjoy the sights in Rio de Janeiro while avoiding the crowds?

Amr, Qatar

19 days ago Report

There is no way to avoid the crowded streets of Rio. except maybe after midnight
I took one and half hour to get back to the airport in a cab . it is only a 27km distance which tells you that we were going at a speed of 18 km / hour !! it was nerve wrecking.
there are public bicycles for rent if you want to enjoy beach cruising or shopping
Buses are always available and also cheap as Taxis .
Be careful of the taxi drivers, they ave tendency to take you in round trips before getting you to your destination so if you have a navigator on your phone turn it on and let the driver listen to it and realize that you are studying the road as he drives.

What made the beach in Rio de Janeiro unforgettable?

Michael, United States of America

14 days ago Report

The sun, expansive beach, beautiful clean sand, crystal clear water, pounding waves, beach sports, beautiful people, delicious drinks... a surfer and sunbathing paradise

Why do you recommend Rio de Janeiro for food?

Laura, Brazil

8 hours ago Report

Some great places to try local and international cuisine. Can be very expensive, unless you're willing to take the risk of eating in dodgy places or streets

How could the beaches in Rio de Janeiro be made better for walking?

Roy, United States of America

19 days ago Report

You can walk on the beach or a sidewalk and you don't have to avoid bike riders or skaters because there is a separate bike lane. So I don't know how they could improve walking on the beaches.

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Rio de Janeiro?

Santiago, Argentina

9 days ago Report

Common sense. Don't leave the hotel with stuff you won't need. Leave documents behind since nobody asks you for them. And go to the popular spots, don't go discovering the city by yourslef at night. Lapa from Wednesdays to Sundays is the place to be,

Describe the nature in Rio de Janeiro.

Gothusang, Botswana

19 days ago Report

The landscape and vegetation is very nice to watch; the green environment, the hilly undulations and the beaches. I was impressed with the way the people have preserved their natural resources and merge architecture into the natuaral landscape.
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What makes the people from Rio de Janeiro so friendly? Tell us your story.

Andrea, United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

Lots of people, especially taxi drivers did not speak english, but most made an effort to help you, and especially an amazing taxi driver who while driving along Copacabana beachfront, put Barry Manilow's 'Copa Copacabana' on his iPhone - and sung along loudly, laughing!!! It made our night!!

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Rio de Janeiro.

Ricardo, Brazil

16 days ago Report

Drink coconut water in Ipanema beach, stroll along Leblon and Ipanema avenues,

What did you enjoy most about bar hopping in Rio de Janeiro?

Terence, Trinidad and Tobago

3 days ago Report

Visited Rio during the World Cup so it was amazing meeting and mingling with people from all over the world in any given pub.

What effect did the scenery in Rio de Janeiro have on you?

andrewp, Abkhazia, Georgia

5 days ago Report

The cable car ride to the Sugar Loaf mountain is incredibly impressive. Best taken towards the end of the day so you can watch the skies gradually darken and the lights of the city (with the clusters of softer lights from the favelas spreading over the hillsides). The landscaping towards the back of the Sugar Loaf is also worth wandering through with most people lingering around the attractions and city facing side.

The nearby, small bay at the start of the ride is also a good alternative to the packed Copacobana and Ipanema beaches.

Other views from the either the national park to the Cristo Redentor statue are also worth the trip.

What is it about the people in Rio de Janeiro that makes them so watchable?

Roy, United States of America

19 days ago Report

Different shapes and sizes, nationalities, dog walkers, bikinis, and thongs ( not all wearing them however are watchable ) and unlike were lead to be believe topless in Rio is illegal.
  • Culturally Diverse Food 249 endorsements
  • 5 answers

What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Rio de Janeiro has to offer?

Barry, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

Good buffet and pay per kilo restaurants to sample a little bit of everything

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Julio Cesar
Julio Cesar, Brazil

20 days ago Report

Gabbiano al mare, Bar Luiz, Porcão, Ettore, Confeitaria Colombo.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Rio de Janeiro?

James, United States of America

17 days ago Report

avoid the tourist areas, go to Aconchego Do Malandro in Lapa for some authentic Brazilian vibe.. go to the samba schools rehearsals on Saturday nights.. and walk the beaches at night to watch kids play soccer on the sand.. Have a coconut drink at the beach and listen to the music from the posts!

What's the best way to make the most of Rio de Janeiro by foot?

Aldo, Mexico

7 days ago Report

Porque estas entré el centro y la zonas de distribución turística como el
Maracaná, corcovado, pao da açúcar, playas, downtown y vida nocturna

Is Rio de Janeiro the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

Francisco, United States of America

22 days ago Report

Yes. restaurant Lasai is fantastic. Chef tasting menu with food from their 2 farms

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Rio de Janeiro.

Nicholas, Brazil

2 days ago Report

Barra Shopping Centre is s great place to shop, it is large, modern, clean and well designed with great places to eat and is very safe too.

How is tourism changing Rio de Janeiro?

Angelica, Brazil

14 days ago Report

Nothing. It is only getting worse. Traffic is horrible. Most taxis are old cars and smell badly.

What was it in particular that made sunbathing so nice in Rio de Janeiro?

Michael, United States of America

18 days ago Report

The Ipanema and Copacabana beaches together span miles of the city's shore and offer a soft sand for relaxing in.

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