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DEAR YOUNG TRAVELER This is a s tourist information for young people. All the tips that you will find here are made by locals who know what’s going on in this wonderfull city, and who give no-nonsense inside advice on where to eat, sleep and go out if you’re not a millionaire. If you’re a local and would like to put your tips here, please, send it to us! firstname.lastname@example.org We hope you enjoy these tips!
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Leblon Arpoador São Conrado Baía de Guanabara
Copacabana Ipanema Night City LGBT Tips
3 BEACHES 2 CONCEPTS LUX & ADVENTURE
RIO DE JANEIRO OFFERS DIFFERENTS TYPES OF FUN. YOU CAN FIND A NICE BAR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE “BUILDINGS WAVE” OF LEBLON OR CHALLENGE YOU SPIRIT IN A EXTREME SPORTS IN ARPOADOR AND THE WILD PART OF THE SÃO CONRADO. IT`S ONLY YOUR DECISION.
ARPOADOR THE SPORTS BEACH, ESPECIALLY FOR PRATICE SURF. THE AMAZING VIEW COMES WITH THE BEST SUNSET SUN OF RIO DE JANEIRO.
activities FOR SLEEP: $
Arpoador Beach Hostel St. Bulhões de Carvalho, 470 Phone.: 2138-07
Hotel Arpoador Inn St. Franscisco Otaviano, 177 Phone.: 2523-0060
The Arpoador’s rock, is the name given to the stone that lies between the Copacabana’s Fort and Ipanema’s beach, which ended up lending your name for the beach. With approximate 500 meters, is quite crowded with surfers because the rock creates stable left breakers up to 7010 feet high (wave face measure, the Brazilians do). It’s also a great place to practice sports, with special lighting in night activities.
The Stone that invading the sea, separating has one of the most beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro. On one side, the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon with Dois Irmãos Hill in the background, on the another one, the Devil and Copacabana beaches. O Arpoador also offers fitness equipment, skate park and kiosk, plus the Garota de Ipanema’s park where Brazilian and international artists make big concerts. This park is also a place of recreation, flat areas, and also a part with a small ecological reserve, where visitors can climb a hill. Another think to do at Arpoador is walk at the rocks. With some steep sections and rough, surrounded by sea, by itself, it’s a spectacle. In recent times, were added a few small roads cemented.
Place tip BAR BELMONTE DE IPANEMA The Choice there is the chopp, the coldest you can find. St. Teixeira de Melo, 53 - Ipanema Phone: 2267-9909
A PRAIA DO DIABO _the Devil’s beach Praia do Diabo (Devil´s beach), is situated between Copacabana and Ipanema. Despite being very small it has it’s own coastline, it´s in front and wide open, to the sea. This particularity makes Devil´s beach (do Diabo beach), it’s very suitable for surfing. You enter in this beach through a small green park where you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and freezing cocounut water.
S達o CONRADO HIKING, COCONUT WATER AND EXTREME SPORTS. ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE CITY.
activities FOR SLEEP: $
Hostel Butterfly Vanazul St. Estrada das Canoas, 101 Phone.: 3256-323
With the Dois Irmãos Hill at one side and Gávea and Bonita stones at the other side, the calm São Conrado beach, a neighborhood that is virtually only the edge, is likely to hiking or to take coconut water in their kiosks, since who constantly is unfit for bathing. His two kilometers long are bordered by bicycle paths. The postcard of this neighborhood is the Pedra da Gávea (Gávea stone), the largest block of stone next to the sea on the hole planet. São Conrado is cut by Lagoa Barra freeway, the main trunk route between the South Zone and Barra da Tijuca. The district has targeted locations for the upper class, such as shopping São Conrado Fashion Mall, considered the most luxurious of the city. At the same time has the big favela of Rocinha and the small Vila Canoas, forming one of the greatest symbols of social inequality in Latin America. At the final stretch bordering the neighborhood, known as the Pepino beach is the landing point for paragliders and hang-gliders takeoff that take off from Pedra Bonita Ramp (Rampa da Pedra Bonita), the main point of practical flight-free in the city.
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Hotel Intercontinental Av. Aquarela do Brasil, 75 Phone.: 3323-2200
BIG FLY _ St. Estrada das canoas 616 Phone: 3437-1240 UNIVOO-RIO _ Av. Pref. Mendes de Moraes 1.500 Phone: 9916-5736 GO UP _ St. Estrada das Canoas 722/4 Apto 207 Phone: 3322-3165 ROBSON BARCELOS _ St. Dom Casurro 365 Phone: 3116-1856
THE expensive tour for a pooR place Tourists can visit the largest slum in South América with local guides from the Rocinha’s Tourism Workshop. They make a workshop which train local youngsters as guides. This is absolutely safe tour as the locals welcome tourists and visitors alike. They pick-up at 10:00am OR 1:00pm (weeks) or 11:00am, back at 2:00pm (weekends).
FAVELA ROCINHA TOURISM WORKSHOP http://www.favelatourismworkshop.com/ email@example.com
CONSIDERED THE CONTINUATION OF IPANEMA, LEBLON BEACH IS LINED WITH LUXURIOUS BUILDINGS. IN THE SAND, VOLLEYBALL, SOCCER AND SURFING MOVE TO THE AREA.
activities FOR SLEEP: $
Hostel Leblon Spot HI St. Dias Ferreira, 636 Phone: 2137-0090
Hotel Angra Inn St. General Urquiza,132 Phone: 2259-2947
Leblon is a neighborhood in the southern of Rio de Janeiro, located between the Lagoon, the Atlantic Ocean and the slope of the Hill Dois Irmãos. The neighborhood abuts the Gávea, Lagoa, Ipanema and Vidigal. It is one of the most charming city, and one of the most expensive place to live too. The infrastructure and trade are excellent. Some of the most traditional streets are Avenue Delfim Moreira, Avenue Ataulfo de Paiva, Street Rainha Wilhelmina, Avenue Bartolomeu Mitre and Avenue Afrânio de Mello Franco. This district according to the state government project will have a subway station, station call Leblon.
The place is frequented by tourists day and night and the upper middle class who go to the place to sunbathe, walk, play sports, ride the bike path and fellowship in the great bars in the region. On the beach of Leblon Posto 10 we have, where you can find walking along the famous waterfront. But this beach is usually unfit for swimming due to pollution. Cminhndo the beach, we can see in the far right corner of the Leblon belvedere, which allows a breathtaking view of the beaches of Leblon, Ipanema and Arpoador. It becomes even more interesting when the sea is a hangover. Finally, another tourist spot pr those who qualify is the practice of sports is the Avenue Delfim Moreira, which is closed on Sundays from 8:00 to 18:00, allowing the practice of cycling, running, skating, skating. It is also in demand for strolling with pets.
THE BEST PLACES TO EAT AND HAVE FUN 1. DESACATO $$ Street Conde Bernadotte, 26 THE CHOICE: Shish-kababs 2. BRACARENCE $ Street José Linhares, 85 - loja B THE CHOICE: Bolinho de bacalhau 3. JOBI $ Avenue Ataulfo de Paiva, 1166 THE CHOICE: Choop
THIS IS OUR CHOICE PIZZARIA GUANABARA$$ AVENUE ATAULFO DE PAIVA, 1228
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BAÍA DE GUANABARA FLAMENGO < BOTAFOGO < URCA < GLÓRIA A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE OF CITY, WHICH SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN PAINTED BY HAND, WITH ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A PARADISE.
The Baía de Guanabara (Guanabara Bay) serves as the backdrop for most
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and cultural highlights of Brazil. The Cristo Redentor, Pão de Açucar, the mountains that frame the pictures are the best known Brazilian world. And through it about two million foreign tourists each year have their first contact with Brazil. The two airports Santos Dumont and International Tom Jobim are there, and landed at the docks where those arriving by ship. The climate allows the shores of Baía de Guanabara and its islands are frequented throughout the hole year by the resident population, called cariocas, and tourists. Some paces are illuminated allowing its use for sports and leisure even during the night. On the beaches of Botafogo and Flamengo no room for swimming and games in the
sand, and the courts and soccer fields are concentrated in the area of Parque Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes. You can see a walkway used for walking and has some bike. In them there is soccer, volleyball, badminton and other sports. There is kiosks that offering food and are generally standardized. The beautiful view of 09. Pão de Açúcar is from the sandy beach of Botafogo makes this point a constant stage shows and the most importants outdoor shows.
Pão de Açúcar
Museu Castro Maya
ILHA DE PAQUETÁ
Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes Park
Is one of the symbols of Rio. Tourists enjoy the bay and its islands, the Cristo Redentor, the Flamengo Park, the city center and Rio Niteroi Brigde. Access in a tram for a suspended by steel cables.
The house offers panoramic views of Baía de Guanabara and Rio downtown. There is modern art collection, furniture and decorative objects, and collection of Brasiliana, with maps of the XVII and XVIII centuries.
Called the Island of Love, is the tourist area where emerge 12 beaches in the heart of Baía de Guanabara. Locomotion on the island occurs in carts, bicycles, “train” tour boats or bucolic hiking
Is the most extensive and complete leisure area of the city, known as the Flamengo Park. The Park has in your area, jogging, biking, sports courts, playgrounds, and the Museum of Modern Art.
of the landscapes that represent Brazil abroad, one of the most important natural
you h Should a t Go
1. pÃO DE AÇUCAR 3. ILHA DE PAQUETá
2. MUSEU CASTRO MAYA 4. Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes Park
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botafoGO ACE Hostels Rio de Janeiro HI
St. Silveira Martins, 183 Phone: 2265-4476 www.hostelflamengo.com.br
R. Senador Vergueiro, 2 Pice: $$ Kind: Popular Brazilian Music Site: http://www.devassa.com.br
St. do Catete, 311 Price: $ Schedule: Sun - Thur 12h till 23h30 Fri - Sat 12h till 0h30 Kind: Pizzaria Site: www.dominos.com.br
Joe & Leo´s
St. São Clemente, 23 - 1º Andar Phone: 2527-7452 www.riodejaneirohostel.com.br
St. General Severiano, 97 Price: $$ Schedule: Mon - Thur 12h till 22h30 Fri - Sun 12h till 0h. Kind: Casual dinning - Fast food Site: www.joeleos.com.br
St. Álvaro Ramos, 270 Price: $ Kind: Rock Site: www.barbukowski.com.br
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GLória Cidade Maravilhosa Hostel
Av. João Luís Alves, 250 - 4º andar Phone: 2541-0928 www.urcahostel.com
Morro da Urca
Morro da Urca Price: $$$ Kind: Electronic music Site: www.morrodaurca.com
Av. João Luiz Alves, 56 Price: $ Schedule: Mon - Thur 11h till 2h. Sex Sat - Sun 11h till 3h Kind: Brazilian food Site: www.garotaipanema.com.br
Restaurante Natural Up
Garota da Urca
St. Hermenegildo de Barros, 19 Phone: 3970-3926 www.cidademaravilhosahostel.com.br
St. do Catete 127 Price: $ Schedule: Mon -Sat 11h30 till 20h No oppening at Sunday Kind: Natural Site: www.restauranteup.com.br
St. Ladeira da Glória, 8 Price: $ Kind: Bar Site: www.amarelinhobar.com.br
CABANA THE THE RIO’S RIO’S WAVE WAVE
THE MOST FAMOUS BRAZILIAN BEACH. THE PLACE OF HISTORIC SHOWS AND NEW YEAR, OFFERS FOR US KIOSKS, BIKE PATHS AND BEACHES SPORTSBRING TOGETHER TOURISTS AND LOCALS.
With light and fine sand, Copacabana is one of the best known beach in the world. Serves as a stage for big events such as championships of beach soccer and beach volleyball, although the renowned New Year’s party, featuring a spectacular fireworks show and distributed free at various stages assembled exclusively for the event. The beach is into the Copacabana neighborhood and its junction with the edge of the Leme to the north. To the south, bordering Arpoador and Ipanema. It also borders the districts of Botafogo and Lagoa
The “Princess of the Sea” as it is known, has an excellent infrastructure, with kiosks, patrolling service, lifeguards, showers, toilets and bicycle paths. On weekends, the sand is packed full of residents from various parts of the river who use the good transport infrastructure of the neighborhood (there are three subway stations and several municipal bus lines) to bathe in the sun and waves, since the sea is usually calm with small waves. The promenade, with its famous black and white waves, flanked by the bike path is a great option for runners and cyclists. In the sand, tourists can find various products for sale. Drinks, food, sunscreen, beach towels and trinkets are for sale everywhere.
SLEEP 1. Copa Hostel HI Av. Ns. de Copacabana, 1077 Phone: 2521-1952 Site: www.copahostel.com.br Price : R$75,00 - 45,00. There is: Recepção 24 horas, Roupas de Cama e Café da Manhã Incluídos, Ar Condicionado e Ventilador de Teto, Piscina e Churrasqueira, Cozinha Para Hóspedes, Internet /Wi-Fi, Transporte no Aeroporto e Rodoviária. 2. Rio Rockers HI St. Tonelero, 376 Phone: 3511-2221 Site: www.riorockers.com.br Price: R$60,00 - 45,00 There is: Internet /WI-FI, Ar-condiconado em todos os quartos, Café da manhã incluído, Convênio com lavanderia, Cozinha equipada, Bar, Translado aeroporto/ rodoviária.
3. El Misti St. Travessa Frederico Pamplona, 20 Phone: 2547-0800 Site: www.elmisticopacabana.com Price: R$ 60,00 - 25,00 There is: Traslado gratuito aeroporto/ rodoviária (Estadia mínima requerida 3 noites), Check in 24 horas, Bar, Cozinha, Roupa de cama incluída, Internet.
9 cheaps things to do in copacabana
and 1 not so cheap, but really nice
Take a sunbath Choose the point that suits you, rent a beach chair and catch a beautiful tan.
Take e walk Walking on the sidewalk of Atlantic Avenue, with its Portuguese stones in the shape of waves is very nice
GO TO RUN The bike path is shared among those who go running and cycling, so be careful not to get hit, and enjoy the beautiful shore.
10. NEW YEARâ€™s party
On Sundays, when one track closes, of Copacabana beach becomes one of the best places in town to practice skating, along with Ipanema and Leblon.
ENJOY THE SUNSET Copacabana is a very good place to enjoy the sunset and its beautiful sunset. If you want to walk a little bit, go to the Arpoador beach where we advise that it has a sunset even more beautiful and red.
Pedaling You can go to the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon to Copacabana by the bike path. The whole border has rack, making the ride exceptiona.
The new year on the Rio is one of the best known worldwide because of the beauty of the firework show. Thousands of people gather on the beach of Copacabana waiting for the countdown. But just remember everything in qu river during this period is three times more expensive. Ps: Be careful, because in these event use to have many burglars.
Eat and drink The beach has numerous kiosks selling various products. Surely you will find some thing that will leave your mouth watering.
Copacabana Fort Built in 1914 to strengthen the defense of Guanabara Bay, the Fort of Copacabana offers its visitors many attractions and curiosities.
Beach Sports Due to the wide stretch of sand, the beach is excellent for practice and volleyball footvolley. Beach tennis is allowed in some areas. A way to make new friends.
IPANEMA THE SONG OF THE SUN
LOOK, THAT THING MORE BEAUTIFUL, MORE FULL OF GRACE, SHE IS GIRL THAT COMES AND GOES IN THE SWEET SWING PATH OF THE SEA. GOLDEN GIRL’S BODY, THE SUN OF IPANEMA.
activities FOR SLEEP: $
Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema St. Paul Redfern, 48 Phone 2512-8076 www.chelagarto.com
Piratas de Ipanema Guesthouse St. Joaquim Nabuco, 165 - Ipanema Phone: 8224-6909 www.piratashostel.com
Rio Hostel Ipanema St. Canning, 18 Phone: 2287-2928 www.riohostelipanema.com
Girl from Ipanema Hotel St. Barão da Torre, 175 Phone: 3507-2165 www.gfihostel.com
Ipanema is located in the south of the border of the city districts of Leblon, Lagoa and Copacabana. It’s a neighborhood place and sophisticated choice for many tourists prefer to stay in the region for security, proximity to the sea, intense night life and location. The main attraction of the neighborhood, the Ipanema beach, is one of the darlings of the upper middle class Rio. The post, considered the home of several tribes living in harmony: Tourist, surfer, rich, famous, hippies, athletes, gays and common local resident, is frequented by day and night people go to walk, play sports, talk and take coconut water kiosks ride by biking and, of course, enjoy the sensuality and beauty of who frequents the place. Perhaps one of the reasons for the success of Ipanema is this heterogeneous environment and a prime example of this mixture is the famous Hippie Fair of Ipanema. The site runs every Sunday from 8:00 to 20:00 and is certainly the best place in Rio you find that souvenir of the city. The Post 9 is considered one of the best spots in Rio beach, is in front of Vinicius de Moraes Street. It was there that a girl from Ipanema was bathing, taking the poet and composer Vinicius de Moraes to write the famous song “Girl from Ipanema,” surprised to see it through. This place is frequented by celebrities and young people, but visitors from Ipanema beach should be careful when diving, because there are strong currents. Along the Avenida Vieira Souto, the most famous neighborhood, is Ipanema
FOOD AND FUN Brasileirinho Rua Jangadeiros,10 THE CHOICE: Caldinho de feijão
Belmonte St. Teixeira de Melo, 53 THE CHOICE: Pastel de camarão.
Torre Do Barão St. Vinícius de Moraes - 146 THE CHOICE: Esfiha de carne ou de queijo
Informal St. Barão da Torre, 346 THE CHOICE: Bolinho de aipim com carne.
beach, between the Arpoador. The side streets of Avenida Vieira Souto score points defined in the strip of sand, these points that focus on many different tribes. In front of the Country Club, the club fechadíssimo Rio’s high society, between the streets and Anibal de Mendonca Henrique Dumont, focuses on high youth Rio socialite. Already in front of Rua Farme de Amoedo ward is gay beach of Ipanema. Symbol of music, art and bohemia, the Ipanema beach, with Dois Irmãos hill in the background, is one of the finest views. Across the sidewalk from the edge of Ipanema there are showers and toilets, in the ranks of rescue. The beach is unfit for swimming across the street from Paul Redfern, close to the Garden of Allah. The boardwalk is lined by an extensive bike path that runs from Leblon (at the beginning of Avenida Niemeyer) to the Flamengo Park. Kiosks sell many different foods and drinks, but the base is coconut water and sandwiches. Then the point carioca beats
walking, cycling and enjoying the sunset sun. On Sundays the Av.Vieira Souto is closed to car traffic, from 8h to 18h. For those who like shopping the best stores and boutiques are at Rua Visconde de Piraja, especially among Anibal de Mendonca and Farme de Amoedo. In the vicinity of the Plaza N. Sa. Peace the most beautiful square in Ipanema - the finest restaurants and in front of the Praça General Osório, Rua Teixeira de Melo, are the friendliest bars in the neighborhood. The another turist places to go are Garota de Ipanema Park, Arpoador rocks (one of the beach in this neighborhood) Church of Our Lady of Peace and Complex Rubem Braga, called like Mirante do Morro do Cantagalo. This square is that it focuses in and out Banda de Ipanema, at the time of carnival. In short, Ipanema is a festival all year.
No shortage of places to drink and ‘throw conversation away’ Cariocas say they love to ‘throw conversation away’ over a cold beer and, true to form, the city is filled with watering-holes and music bars at which to do so. Every bairro has its top Rio de Janeiro bars and pubs, but the highest concentration of night-spots can be found in the beach areas of Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana and in Lapa, Rio’s samba heartland. As night descends, it’s time to remember what you’re really here for: more drinking and partying! Take your pick of any bar or outdoor festival, all will be serving drinks and blasting music. If you are not
satisfied with one party, turn around and walk for two minutes and there will be more festivities going on. And of course, if you want to relax, only the nicest beaches in the world are at your disposal... After midnight, the night scene along the beach area heats up. If you visit during Rio’s famed Carnaval, it will be even busier. Hit a club and experience something a little different than the samba that surely has been blasting out of people’s radios on the beach. Copacabana houses some of the nicest discos: recommended are Barman Club and BASE. You cannot miss either of them along the beach strip. Girls are notoriously extra-friendly, leaving you no choice but to hit the dance floor with them. Did I mention that Rio is great?
Seeing all these places in Rio de Janeiro, you will realize how utterly amazing the city really is. Although the partying will eventually get old, a short stay allows you to experience some of the most amazing festivities in the world.
BARS & NIGHTLIFE Check on the next pages tips of some good bars and partys to go while you are in Rio de Janeiro.
1. LAPA 40 GRAUS 3. ACONCHEGO CARIOCA
2. MANGUE SECO 4. MEZA BAR
ADDRESS $ 1. lapa 40 graus
Rua do Riachuelo, 97 Phone: 3970-1338 website
$$ 2. MANGUE SECO
Rua do Lavradio, 23 Phone: 3852-1941 website
$$ 3.ACONCHEGO CARIOCA
Rua Barão de Iguatemi 388 Phone: 2273-1035 website
$$ 4. MEZA BAR
Rua Capitão Salomão 69 Phone: 3239-1951 website
$$ 5. BAR DA URCA
Rua Cândido Gaffrée 205 Phone: 2295-8744 website
$ 6. TIO SAM
Rua Dias Ferreira 605 Phone: 25122413 website
BARS AND PUBS
1. LAPA 40 GRAUS
As well as the snooker tables, Lapa 40 graus puts on regular shows of well-known Brazilian musicians. On weekends revelers and street hawkers form a human wall around this eminently fashionable bar.
2. MANGUE SECO Heaven for cachaça lovers. Located in a gorgeous refurbished colonial building at the far end of Rua do Lavradio in Lapa, Mangue Seco is a popular meeting place for groups before the head off to one of the region’s many samba clubs.
3. ACONCHEGO CARIOCA It works in a soft place and has a great menu of cachaça. It became famous after the compliments of the French chef Claude Troisgros. Highlight for Escondidinho shrimp, Shrimp in a pumpkin muffin.
4. MEZA BAR Located in an old house in Botafogo, does the style bar gourmet moderninho. Meals are served in small portions, a carioca version of Spanish tapas. The risotinho with lemon mascarpone and biju with dried beef in butter bottle are extraordinary.
5. BAR DA URCA One of Rio’s most picturesque bars, the Bar da Urca is perched on the banks of the Guanabara Bay near a charming fisherman’s community.
6. TIO SAM A charming street corner bar in the poshest part of Rio, Tio Sam somehow manages to keep its feet on the ground. The bar’s food is reasonably priced and tasty, particularly the Bauru sandwich and caldinho de feijao soup, and its customers are infinitely less snooty than in neighbouring bars.
NIGHT CLUBS 1. 00
Located inside the Dome of the Gavia, 00 won the locals, visitors from other states and foreigners in general, with its hybrid design that engages an outdoor garden at a restaurant contemporary kitchen and a modern dance floor.
2. NUTH CLUB There are three areas with different entertainment options. The track on the first floor accommodates 200 people packed the sound of the best DJs in the scene and nationally. On the second floor the house offers a contemporary cuisine restaurant. The third floor lounge has a bar and a beautiful view of the Lagoa.
3. PEOPLE The mark of the Carioca night that moved generations with the best of music, selected frequency and sophistication is again the new club in town. The gold was the People is back in style.
4. BARONNET Baronnet is the ideal place for those who want to hear good music, talk and experience delicious drinks in the company of friends, dance to hits selected by DJs more detached from the city and still see beautiful people. In addition, the Baronnet can mix modernity and sophistication just right, in their different environments spread across two floors, which include a bar and lounge.
5. CASA DA MATRIZ All together there are six areas, receiving a maximum capacity of 300 people. On the second floor of the house, the visual color brings more than just the second dance floor. There is an area for smokers, an arcade and a shop selling alternative fashion. The house has a schedule based on certain feasts. Anyway, it’s good to get connected in programming site, as always paint new cool parties.
ADDRESS $$ 1. 00
Avenida Padre Leonel Franca, 240 Phone: 2540-8041 website
$$ 2. NUTH CLUB
Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1244 Phone: 3258-9590 website
Av. Armando Lombardi, 483 Phone: 2494-6494 website
$$$ 4. BARONNET
Rua Barão da Torre, 354 Phone: 2247-9100 website
$ 5. BAR DA URCA
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 Phone: 2226-9691 website
1. 00 (ZERO ZERO)
2. NUTH CLUB
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RIO GAY SCENE
Rio de Janeiro is the main gay holiday destination for many South American visitors. The Rio gay scene is ideally suited to those who enjoy partying the night away, the rhythm of a large city and the laidback feeling of a beach resort all rolled into one. Every year an ever increasing number of gay guys head down to Rio in search of an exciting and hot gay holiday destination. They’re coming down to the right place. In recent years Rio has become an excellent choice for the gay traveler. As the weather is hot all year round, the beaches are all loaded with eye candy all day long. But Rio is more than just a beach resort; it’s a city of more than six million people. No matter what time of the year, there will always be lots to do. True, the peak season of the gay Rio vacation is New Year’s and Carnival but that’s not to say the rest of the year is dead. The Rio gay scene is centred in Ipanema, with its huge gay beach, trendy restaurants, and quite unique gay bars. The streets Teixeira de Mello and Farme de Amoedo are jam-packed with gorgeous gay guys. It’s the favourite hang out for all fashion victims, body-beautiful’s and barbies. Just at the end of Rua Farme de Amoedo is the gay section of Ipanema beach.
FOR SLEEP: $
Hostel El Misti Travessa Frederico Pamplona 20 Phone: 2547-0800 website
Rio Hostel Rua Caning 18, Casa 1 Phone: 2287-2928 website
Rio Othon Palace Hotel Av Atlantica 3264 Phone: 2106-0200 website
IPANEMA BEACH The cruisiest bit is across Ave. Vieira Souto at the end of Rua Farme de Amoedo. It’s also the most fashionable hangout in town. There’s cruising all over the park throughout the day but night time is best. It’s a large park and the best hangout is between the Porcao restaurant and the pyramid-shaped
monument at the end of the park towards Botafogo. A lot of guys pretend they’re working out on the parallel bars but they’re actually on the prowl. There are numerous other cruising grounds and cottages in Rio but they’re difficult to find them.
PARTIES TO gO
Historic stage shows in the 90s, is now one of the most important concert halls of the city.
Built by Frenchman Gilles, a gay nightclub Le Boy is also frequented by the public sympathizer. With high ceiling, equivalent to four floors and a bar in the middle of the dance floor is the centerpiece of the club.
Located: Rua dos Arcos Lapa - RJ Phone: 2533-0354 website
Brings together DJs that make up the list of the best electronic music in the world. Located: Rua Sacadura Cabral, 154 – Saúde- RJ Phone: 2247-8324 website
Located: Rua Raul Pompéia, 102 (Galeria) Copacabana - RJ - Phone: 2247-8324 website
La Girl is the first Dance Club Prive Lesbian Chic in Rio de Janeiro for women. Located: Rua Raul Pompéia, 102 (Galeria) Copacabana - RJ Phone: 2247-8324 website
DAMA DE FERRO
Located: Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 228 Ipanema -RJ Phone: 2247-8324 website
Located: Endereço: Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 Copacabana - RJ - Phone: 2548-7498 website
Became known for the excellence of their nights.
The club has a good night variety shows with bands, nights of funk, glam rock and other cultural and artistic events. With good music and good area, the idea is to offer the public the best underground scene.
Rio de Janeiroâ€™s LGBT Gay Pride Parade in Copacabana is one of the largest in the world, with an estimated 800 thousand people participating every year. It is also the most scenic parade
ever - it happens along the beach lane of Copacabana, Rioâ€™s most eclectic neighborhood. Dates are not fixed, so you have to keep an eye on the calendar to make sure you do not miss it. One of the fun things is to go float-hopping so that you can feel the atmosphere of each one. Or you could choose a favorite spot and just watch the parade go by. Some people dress up in costumes, but most of then just
comes in plain clothes with some rainbow details or something. And, as this is Rio, many come straight from the beach in trunks, bikinis and briefs.
SDU - SANTOS DUMONT
Locaded in Copacabana beach, in the South Zone, in front of rua Hilário de Gouveia street Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Praça Senador Salgado Filho - RJ Phone: 3814-7070 website
InternacionaL aNTÔNIO CARLOS jobiM DRUGSTORE 24H Drogaria Pacheco (GaleÃO) Rua do Catete, 300
TIPS essential information
Avenida 20 de Janeiro - RJ Phone: 3398-5050 website
Jacarepaguá Avenida Ayrton Senna 2541 - RJ Phone: 2432-7070 website
Phone: 2245-8104 Farmácia do Leme Av. Prado Junior,237 Phone: 2275-3847 Farmácia Cristal Rua José Linhares, 244/ A Phone: 2239-7596 Farma Hall Rua Humaitá, 95/A Phone: 2266-6060
MONEY EXCHANGE REAL R$ 1,00
EURO € 0,4462
US $ 0,5831
(exchange rate for 20/09/2010)
Monday - Saturaday: 5 a.m. to midnight Sundays - Holidays: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. PRICE: R$ 2,80 INFORMATIONS: Website: metrorio.com.br Phone: 0800 595 1111
Monday - Sundays: 3 a.m. to midnight Holidays: 3 a.m. to midnight PRICE: R$ 3,25 - R$ 4,00 INFORMATIONS: Website: supervia.com.br Phone: 0800 726 9494
BUS For better information check:
vadeonibus.com.br There you can find which of the bus you need to take to get from one place to another in Rio de Janeiro. Have the option to choose which routes is faster or cheaper!
TAXI PHONES Taxi: 2593 2598 Special Taxis: 2560 2022 Taxi for Handicapped: 3295 9606