10 Things You Should Experience in Rio de Janeiro
Of course, Rio is also a huge city, and one which needs to be planned, so you don’t miss out on any of the good stuff. There are also a few safety concerns to think about when visiting Rio de Janeiro and planning your time carefully will cut those issues down dramatically.
So, let’s check out 10 must do experiences in vibrant Rio de Janeiro!
Visit Christ the Redeemer
Take in the views from Sugarloaf Mountain
Learn to Samba at Pedra do Sal
It doesn’t need to be the Rio carnival to samba the night away, and Pedra do Sal is the spot learn. This is considered to be the place where samba was born, and you’ll find many clubs which have samba nights, helping you learn and enjoy alongside the locals. If you want a party, this is the spot to head to, especially on Monday nights when locals all join together to sing and dance.
Check Out More Views from Dois Irmaos
Enjoy the Rio Carnival
Check out the Nightlife in Lapa
One of the best nightlife spots in Rio has to be Lapa. On either side of the street you will hear music from clubs, bars, and cafes, before seeing many street parties as the night goes on. You’ll hear all manner of different types of music, but mostly traditional Brazilian tunes. Rio Scenarium is to be found here and is a very famous club in Rio.
Soak up the sun on Copacabana beach
Head to Maracana Stadium
Explore Rio's Favelas on a Tour
You should not head into the favelas without a tour, as it is extremely dangerous, but a tour is a safe way to explore, with a knowledgeable guide. This tour will teach you about the locals who live in these areas, and really show you the two sides to live in Rio, and indeed in Brazil overall. Tours around Vidigal and Rocinha are considered the safest and best.
One of the most iconic Brazilian dishes, this is something you simply have to try when visiting Rio! Feijoada is a traditional stew which has its roots in Portuguese culture. It contains beef and pork, with beans, cooked to absolutely perfection and spiced to just the right amount. Hearty and truly delicious!
Rio is one of the most visited and beautiful cities on the planet. When will you head there?