Find out what Cariocas get up to in the city of sand and samba as Rafael Estefania hunts down the best city views, searches for exotic fruit and tries his hand at beach volleyball.
From the streets during February’s Carnival to afternoons on Copacabana Beach, life in this Brazilian city is infused with the sounds of samba and the search for the good life.
The Passport blog
The Brazilian city is installing barcodes at its beaches, vistas and historic sites, allowing travellers to access information, maps, history and highlights on the ground.
Transformed in just three years from isolated jungle to a modernist dream, Brazil’s capital city is based on architect Oscar Niemeyer’s vision for a classless, new-age world.
From a mosque-inspired Istanbul bunkhouse to an industrial resort in New York, these design hostels offer far more than just a place to sleep at night.
Take a visual tour beyond the city’s most famous sites -- to the beaches, the favelas and into some of Rio’s rich colonial past.