Spring and Summer is the start of the best celebration and parties in Rio.
What to See:
Christ the Redeemer, Ride a cable car to top of Sugarloaf Mountain at Sunset, Hang Glide over Copacabana Beach, See a Futbol match, climb the Escadaria Selaron, and sun yourself on some of the world’s most stunning beaches!
Where and What to Drink:
Caipirinhas, brazil’s national cocktail (made of cachaca liquor and lime juice) at the beautiful Bar Astor with sweeping views of Ipanema Beach.
Where to Dance:
Samba the night away in the multi-level eclectic bar Rio Scenarium. Where young and old all come together to dance and have a good time.
Where to shop:
H. Stern is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro and has a great museum there on their history and all about gemstones in Brazil.
Impanema Beach is by far the best of the Rio Beaches. Go for the day, rent a chair, grab a fresh coconut and some Globos (Crunchy donut shaped snacks).
Where to get a massage:
After a dinner poolside at the Copacabana Palace, I highly suggest the Copacabana Palace Spa. Get a 4-handed Abhyanga Massage followed by a body treatment based in traditional Amazonian medicinals to sooth your body and soul!