Estado do Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

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     So many things to do! 

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     So many things to do! 

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     Mountains, Forests, and Beaches -- Oh my! 

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Rio de Janeiro

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3640,6560,277

Ilha Grande

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136,206,9

Parati

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272,893,5

Bùzios

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206,378,127

Angra dos Reis

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42,109,21

Niterói

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33,99,0

Petrópolis

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120,270,5

Arraial do Cabo

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15,64,3

Teresópolis

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21,65,1

Cabo Frio

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17,35,11

Parque Nacional da Tijuca

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18,38,0

Saquarema

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11,24,4

Macaé

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1,5,13

Nova Friburgo

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5,9,1

Tarituba

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0,2,0

Rio de Janeiro

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Ilha Grande

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  • Pay for the things you didn't bring

    Ilha Grande What to Pack

    In addition to the typical list that people have posted here with items like sun block, insect repellent, good walking shoes, beach supplies, etc., one thing that should be noted is currency.Most main pousadas will accept credit cards now, but may charge a transaction fee. Outside of that, the island is predominately a cash-only place. Bring cash...

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  • Pousada Naturalia

    Ilha Grande Hotels

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

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  • Speed Connection - not recommended

    Ilha Grande Transportation

    getting to rio from ilha grande with one of the boats and the public bus can be quite strenuous, so we decided to use the resta 1 speed connection. it combines the boat ride to conceicao de jacarei (45min compared to approx. 90min to angra dos reis) with a shared transfer including drop-off in your rio hotel/hostel/airport. sounds like a great...

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Parati

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  • Boat trip with Speedboat Palombeta

    Parati Things to Do

    Since the first contact Davi was fenomenal, sending as much information as possible. Picked us up at the Pousada and we left for an amazing day out in the sea. He gave us the best tips of the area, took us to great beaches (no "escunas" full of people around), making us feel very special. He was all the time looking after my friends from England,...

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  • Pousada Guarana Hotel

    Parati Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Sailing

    Parati Things to Do

    A boat in Angra dos Reis bay is the key to paradise. However, starting from Parati is travelling between paradises. What do you want more? It's easy to get prices and scheduling for boat rides in location. Do reserve a full day for it. Or many!

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Bùzios

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Angra dos Reis

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  • Boat

    Angra dos Reis Transportation

    Angra dos Reis is mainly a launching port to the islands, and thus a boat is mandatory. Of course, the harbour is full of boats, available to book under many conditions. You just have to search for your best option and bargain it. The same program, with less options, may be made from the other side of the bay, in Parati. We did it, and had a nice...

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  • Pousada da Figueira

    Angra dos Reis Hotels

    Estrada do Contorno 6.097, Angra Dos Reis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Amazing seafood moqueca!

    Angra dos Reis Restaurants

    The "Restaurant e Bistrô Angra dos Reis Boutique Hotel" also open to "non-guest", offers a tasty breakfast with omelets, breads, cheese and meat, juice, cakes, fruits, cereals and more. At lunch and dinner is known for fresh fish, shrimp and seafood, meat, poultry, pasta, snacks, and Brazilian dishes as "seafood moqueca", juices, cocktails and a...

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Niterói

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  • Fantastic local seafood with locals...

    Niterói Restaurants

    If you find yourself at this restaurant, you may very well be the only non-Brazilian there. That is parially due to the fact that it is located down a nondescript residential street, in an unassuming neighborhood. And it is due to the fact that it does not advertise to the general tourists, but rather it is a local's only place.It is open ~11:30am...

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  • Live music and outdoor hangout

    Niterói Nightlife

    While it may be located in a bit more low cost part of town, it is close to the UFF (university), so there are always people around except when it is raining.The area locally known as "Cantareira" is a small square plaza with a number of restaurants and bars on all sides. For example on Tuesdays, one has live samba music. On Fridays, others have...

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  • Hiking the Mountains of Itacoataira

    Niterói Sports & Outdoors

    Depending on your fitness levels, it may take between 20 minutes to 1 hour to climb up to the top of the mountain on the east end of Itacoataira beach. The top is about 525ft / 160m elevation.It is a steep, but rather short hike. But the views are worth it. The sun can be quite strong, so take your conditions into account and bring water or avoid...

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Petrópolis

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  • Imperial Museum

    Petrópolis Things to Do

    %A4A large colonial building that once was emperor's Pedro II's summer residence, is now the Imperial Museum. If you want to discover the story of the independence, and are prepared for the long lines (or it was only our bad luck?), you must visit this museum, one of the best in Brazil. The "animation" in the waiting lines was performed by a sloth,...

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  • Othon Pousada Riverside Park

    Petrópolis Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Carriages of all sizes

    Petrópolis Transportation

    There are plenty of horse carriages in Petropolis that cater to the tourists, offering guided tours. I lost count of how many I saw, but they typically lined up by the gate of Museu Imperial. I cannot speak for the prices, length duration or sites that they pass by.However if those carriages are too large for you or if you happen to have little...

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Arraial do Cabo

  • Choose your operator/boat carefully

    Arraial do Cabo Tourist Traps

    Maybe my friends and I (we were 5 people) just had bad luck, but is seems that everywhere we went, everything we did, the service was poor, quality was low or the attitude was overrated.For example, our scuba diving outfit offered free lodging for the previous night as part of the package such that we did not need to leave Rio ~5am to be at the...

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  • Marina dos Anjos Hostel

    Arraial do Cabo Hotels

    Rua Bernardo Lens 145, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • The most beautiful beaches...

    Arraial do Cabo Things to Do

    Arraial do Cabo is a very small city (village) that has many beautiful beaches. There is nothing really good to do there besides to be at the beaches. At night, it`s better to go to Cabo Frio (8 km) or Buzios (30 km) to enjoy the night at bars, restaurants, to shop or just to be there, in front of the beach, taking a look!

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Teresópolis

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  • Vila Cecilia

    Teresópolis Things to Do

    Vila Cecilia was built in the early 1920's. Its classic architecture sets it apart from much of the other central buildings in the area which to me have little character, so it is nice to see such old styles well kept and refurbished.It has in the past functioned as the primary post office of the city, it has been part of the university and...

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  • Hotel E Fazenda Rosa Dos Ventos

    Teresópolis Hotels

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

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  • Pedestrian Street Shops

    Teresópolis Shopping

    The Calçada da Fama (Walk of Fame) is not like the one you'd think of in Hollywood, but it is rather a popular street with shops and street vendors.There are lots of boutiques selling clothes, lots of shoe stores, a few beauty salons, etc. The pedestrian street is always busy with people and is sometimes less of a place to go shopping, but more of...

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Cabo Frio

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  • Take me to the Candy Shop!

    Cabo Frio Restaurants

    If you consider the beach a restaurant ... of sorts. It does offer up differnt items for you enoyment. Beer (Skol), Oysters, Candy Floss, Chicken on a stick, Cigarettes, Potato Chips, Bottle Water, Suntan Lotion, Hats, Sarongs, Shrimp on a skewer, some sort of white cheese you got to burn over their toaster size bbq.I live for the beach, it was...

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  • Pousada Laguna Hotel

    Cabo Frio Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Pleasures Plentiful

    Cabo Frio Nightlife

    We bought a few coolers at the small shop inside the mall and headed to the beach. It was dark and people still milled about. A trolly of all the super hereos and disney was ammusing. Superman, WonderWoman, Daffy, Mickey Mouse, the list can go on. Fairswheel music played from your grandads wooden speakers that sit on all four corners of the roof....

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Parque Nacional da Tijuca

Saquarema

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  • Family beach

    Saquarema Things to Do

    If you are not a surfer, then the big waves in Saquarema may not be to your liking.So head over to the "Point", where large rocks shelter the beach, creating natural bathing pools!

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  • Hotel & Spa Laje de Itauna

    Saquarema Hotels

    Av. Oceanica, 1900, Itaúna, Saquarema, State of Rio de Janeiro, 28990-000, Brazil

    Good for: Solo

  • Beach Flags

    Saquarema Warnings and Dangers

    Check the flags that the life guards fly before you go in the water - white means its safe, red means there are dangerous currents or waves.The red flag is not used lightly! These are surfing beaches, so if they are up, it menas that the sea is dangerous. Even if the flags are white, be careful with children.

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Macaé

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Nova Friburgo

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  • Cachoeiras - Waterfalls

    Nova Friburgo Things to Do

    Cachoeiras (or waterfalls) are plentiful around Nova Friburgo. All you need to do is have transportation and drive into the hills, follow the signs and enjoy. The one here is Dois Imaos, on the way to Lumiar.Most do not have any services, so bring all your own food/drink that you may want. Also, some have swimming pools, so bring proper clothes.

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  • Eco das Folhas Inn in Rio de Janeiro

    Nova Friburgo Hotels

    Lumiar Muri Road KM10, Nova Friburgo, RJ

  • The Country Club

    Nova Friburgo Things to Do

    The Nova Friburgo Country Club is open to the public (must park at the gate and walk in), and is a nice peaceful escape from the noise of the city. After walking through the long bamboo covered parkway at the entrance, the chaos of the city is completely filtered out.Many people come here to walk around the park and ponds, while others may do so...

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