Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the first Olympics in South America. The city sees 1.6 million tourist each year! This puts a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of the local Cariocas. We need to show the world how friendly Brazilians really are; Bem vindo ao melhor país do mundo! English: Welcome to the best country in the world! Rio is known for its fun and friendly vibe, so that’s why we’ve hunted down 5 great things to do in Rio. 5 things that go beyong the Copacabana and Christ the Redeemer! So, if you come across a lost tourist, you can direct them to the nearest beach and máte, whilst you give them some insider tips…
1. A praia é naquele direção!
Everyone wants to get to the beach as quickly as possible. But rather than the Copa, why not tell tourists to swap high-rise hotels for rainforest-covered mountains at the beautiful Prainha Beach.
2. Sip on something great
by local craft beer experts, Three Monkeys, either reach for the COPAcabana Pale Ale, or a cacao infused Brownie Ale created with Rio’s famous Brownie do Luiz.
3. Take a hike
Go upwards towards the beautiful peaks of Rio. Why take the cable car when you can walk up Morro da Urca, the sister hill to the iconic Pão de Açúcar?
4. Learn how to forró
Everyone thinks they can salsa or samba. Why not challenge tourists to start off with a xote and really get to grips with the amazing nightlife that Rio’s famous for?
5. Get graffiti
Brazil legalised urban art in 2009. That means it has some of the world’s best street art. Tourists can learn the difference between pichação and grafite, either by wandering around Rio’s streets or by taking a tour.