Looking for the real Carioca experience? Here’s how to get it:
Relax at the Beach
Whether you choose the hustle and bustle of Copacabana, the excellent people watching of Ipanema, family friendly Leblon, quiet Leme, or interesting Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro has a beach for everyone.
Whichever you choose, remember to leave your beach towel at home. In Brazil, beachgoers use a canga (like a cotton sarong) as a coverup, towel, and beach blanket, and they can be bought right on the beach.
Order an ice cold beer from a wandering beach vendor, maybe some Globo biscuits, and sit back and enjoy the sunshine.