Rio de Janeiro

Your time in Rio

Getting excited about coming to Rio? Here are some tip and suggestion on things we have found whilst we whilst in Rio

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Count down to the Olympics

The Olympics are coming to Rio, not long now.....

Eating Out

These are the places we have found that are great for something to eat or just to chill out

Bar Urca

Rio de Janeiro

Eating and Drinking

This place is great for just eating by the bay, food is fantastic and the drinks are great too

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Being Vegetarian in Brasil

Rio de Janeiro

Eating and Drinking

Being vegetarian isn't easy at the best of times. So how are you going to find decent food to eat in Brasil? Hopefully this will help you and you will find a tip or two which will get you through your time here. Don't worry you won't starve!

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Papa Gui Pizzaria

Rio de Janeiro

Eating and Drinking

Lovely place to eat and the staff are really friendly, good selection of food

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Out and About

Need to go out and fidn something different, here are a few places to choose from

Vaca Atolada

Rio de Janeiro

Evenings

If you are after some true local Samba dancing and music, then this is the place to visit, not many tourists know about this place. It is rustic and basic but provide a 100% true Samba experience.

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Hippy Market

Rio de Janeiro

Evenings

Great market for just browsing or seeing the artist paintings. Every Sunday at Praça General Osório, next to the exit of the last Metro station, between 9am and 6pm.

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Getting Around

It's a big city so here are a few ways you can travel around Rio

Busses

Rio de Janeiro

Getting around

The only way we found which bus to take is by using Google Maps. Buses work the same way as the Metro, either pay-as-you go for by a card for a cheaper journey.

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SAMBA – Sistema de Bicicletas Públicas (Public Bicycle System)

Rio de Janeiro

Getting around

SAMBA (Public Bicycle System) has 60 stations and 600 bicycles distributed in Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Lagoa, Jardim Botanico, Gávea, Botafogo, Urca, Flamengo and Downtown. Smart stations are controlled by an operation center via wireless, solar powered, strategically located in the city.

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Rio Free walking Tour

Rio de Janeiro

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Their main goal is to offer to the tourist information about the culture and the history of Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), barely known by the visitor. They want to pass ahead everything that exists beyond the Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, samba, beaches, caipirinhas and football. Enjoy them and be a part of their history, and come to learn about the formation of the culture and the people of Brazil. Beside they give the best tips about what to do in Rio day and night! Enjoy Rio Free Walking Tour. Come see us, “Yellow” guides of Cinelândia!

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Free walker tours

Rio de Janeiro

Getting around

Their Free Tour will show you that Rio de Janeiro is much more than beaches, Carnival and caipirinha! It is also one of the most important cities in the world when we talk about culture, history, economy and natural resources. ​ During the 3-hour free walking tour they see the most important city centre sights in Rio as Selaron Steps and Lapa Arches. At the same time they tell you about Brazilian history in a casual, interactive and entertaining way.

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Google Maps

Rio de Janeiro

Apps Getting around

Whether it is just walking, finding which buses to take, or booking a taxi, this does it all.

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Metro

Rio de Janeiro

Getting around

getting around on the Metro, buy a card at most metro stations and top up with credit to get the best price, single trip is R$4,10

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Apps that work around Rio

Here is a collection of must have free apps for Rio

Uber

Rio de Janeiro

Apps

Using Uber around Rio is very good and cheaper. We will definitely use it again. If you are a first time user - use this code when you book too and you should get some money off JODYF520UE

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BikeRio

Rio de Janeiro

Apps

Using the Orange bikes, you'll need a local mobile SIM to be able to use these.

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Google Maps

Rio de Janeiro

Apps Getting around

Whether it is just walking, finding which buses to take, or booking a taxi, this does it all.

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Metro Rio

Rio de Janeiro

Apps

Easy to use App, can be used offline, but need internet for more detailed features.

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Which mobiles SIM's (CHIP's)

Get a Pay as you go SIM (CHIP), best to buy at the airport as there are not many mobile shops around Rio

Telephones in Rio

Rio de Janeiro

Mobiles

General information about mobiles in Rio.

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TIM

Rio de Janeiro

Mobiles

Cheapest option, R$20 gives you 500mb, unlimited text and 100 voice minutes. Everything is in Portuguese. Visit a TIM shop to buy and register your phone

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VIVO

Rio de Janeiro

Mobiles

Fastest 4G network, only in Portuguese, 400mb, 100 minutes, unlimited text R$30. Visit Vivo shop to buy a chip and register

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