Downtown (central) river cafes and...
There isn't a lot to do in Rio Branco, and it is hotter than blazes at all times of the year. The dry season is June, July, and August and the ranchers start burning the grass to get the pastureland ready for the next year and the rains. At that point it is the Brazilian equivalent of El Paso, Texas. Therefore in august, a haze envelopes the city which makes it difficult. The rest of the year is rains as you'd expect in the tropics. The rainforest is gone, and the soil is poor. You can see the rainforest in the lumberyard.
The river is the life of the city. The downtown area has some cafes and traditional markets which have been renovated in the last few years and are quite charming. There is plenty to do for an evening to entertain yourself, and have food and drinks. The area is safe. Be sure to have a couple reals to give to the guys who watch the parked cars at all hours of the day. You could have a broken window driving away if you don't.
All in all, the people in the city are very friendly and proud of being from Acre. The neighborhoods in the center of the city are safe and you only have to watch for the occasional motorcycle who either is a kamikaze or a purse their. There isn't a lot of tourist infrastructure there, so it is best to go there only if you know someone to guide you around as the sprawling suburbs off of the main streets are dangerous and should not be entered by anyone who doesn't live in them.
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