Estado do Rio de Janeiro Local Customs

  • A bit of heritage
    A bit of heritage
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  • Daydreaming Namoradas
    Daydreaming Namoradas
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  • Local fishermen on the beach with their nets.
    Local fishermen on the beach with their...
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Estado do Rio de Janeiro Local Customs

  • Beach

    Rio de Janeiro Local Customs

    When you are in Rio you quickly realize that we all love the beach, no matter if the weather is fine or not, but we always find any reason to be close by the sea. Even when the sea is flat you will find a surfer having fun in our coast line! This photo was taken in the Fort of Copacabana in one of the afternoons that I usually go to the beach to...

  • Cachaça and Caipirinha

    Rio de Janeiro Local Customs

    Cachaca is a spirit native to Brazil and is distilled from fresh sugarcane juice. Considered a member of the rum family, it is lighter than other rums which are molasses based. Cachaca has a light, smooth flavor with an aroma that is the essence of fresh sugarcane juice. An ageing process at least a year or more improves the cachaca, creating...

  • Eating - Rodizio

    Rodizio is the Brazilian (Portuguese) term for restaurant service similar to the buffet in America. The concept is prevalent in many steakhouses in Brazil, where a customer pays a prix fixe (fixed price) for a meal, which allows the diner to eat as much of certain foods as wanted. Rodizio is normally introduced in churrascarrias, where gauchos will...

  • Rock Diving, Leblon Beach, Rio de...

    This activity is not recommended for anyone unfamiliar with the water depth or tide levels. Locals have learned this over time with the help of friends that are familiar with the activity.However, this is quite fun to watch as the local kids dive off of this rock by the Leblon beach into the Atlantic waters.

  • Pa?oca de Amendoim!!!!!!!!!

    I think my life would be happier if i could get Pa?oca here in portugal... Pa?oca it's generally some mash of stuff, and in this case is peanut with sugar, salt and mandioca (?) flour all crushed and mingled. It's sold shaped has this small cylinders. I'm completely crazy about peanuts, and this thing kind of resembles to peanut butter, but snack...

  • Finger Food

    As strange as it may sound for a city where posing in next to no clothes at all is a professional sport, Brazilians a little fussy about touching their food with their fingers. Even in the little street cafes selling light snacks and nibbles. So, use a napkin if you dont want to offend. Its not a big deal, but when in Rome!


Estado do Rio de Janeiro Hotels

  • Copacabana Palace

    A veritable Rio landmark, Copacabana Palace continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the most...

  • Pousada Guarana Hotel

    Rua 5, no. 13, Portal de Parati, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, 23970-000, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Le Relais La Borie

    La Borie is one of the best and most luxurious Poussadas in Buzios. It is located on the beach in...

  • Othon Pousada Riverside Park

    Rua Hermogeneo da Silva, 522, Retiro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Pousada Naturalia

    Horrible service, terrible facilities and beds that smelled like dead fish. To summarize I have...

  • Pousada Caicara

    Playa de Abraao, Ilha Grande,, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Icarai Praia Hotel

    The hotels along the Icarai Beach (Praia) are all about the same. They do not live up to the same...

  • Hotel E Fazenda Rosa Dos Ventos

    Rosa dos Ventos is a Relais and Chateau property. The grounds are sprawling and the restaurants are...

  • Pousada Laguna Hotel

    Rua dos Atobas 22, Praia do Foguete, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, 28908, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

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