The 2016 Summer Olympics is finally here! Tonight, the games officially kick off in Rio de Janiero with the Opening Ceremonies.
Rio de Janiero is known for it’s beauty, history, and lively attitude. The city’s name means “River of January” in Portuguese and is one of the largest in Brazil. Before we watch the Olympians go for the gold, let’s take a deeper look into Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
When to Go:
Best Weather: March – June and Sept. – Nov.
Rainforest: June – Nov.
Caranval: Feb. – March
Food to Try:
Sights and Activites:
Enjoy the party of Caranval
Climb up the Christ the Redeemer Statue
Take a cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain
Relax on the beaches of Copacabana
Facts to Know:
Haggling is expected of street vendors.
At night, don’t travel in public transportation. The safest option is to call a taxi.
The crime rate is high in Rio de Janiero, keep valuable items, passports, and additional cash in a hotel safe. Traveling with fewer valuable items the better.