MARRAKECH | RIO DE JANEIRO
Funky 100 – Number 91
5 Funky Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Why you should Visit…
This is an easy one! It’s hard to think of another city in the world that has so much appeal to a traveller. The stunning setting includes tropical forests, lakes and of course fabulous beaches. Throw in beautiful people and exuberant nightlife and it becomes more a question of why wouldn’t you want to visit Rio?
1) Head East for a day of Snorkelling at Arraial do Cabo
2) Go to the secret Pedra do Sal Plaza for Free Samba, Music, Drinks & Food (Mon, Fri, Sat 6pm-10pm)
3) Escape the Urban Jungle and head into the Tijuca National Park
4) Hop from Bar to Bar in the Historic Lapa district
5) Relax on Prainha Beach
Tips from Rio couchsurfers Kellen, Yuri and Aline who also runs Free Walking Tours of Rio de Janeiro’s cultural and historical sights.
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This article was published in July 2013.
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