Whether you're going to Rio for carnival, to see the rainbow favelas, or just to soak up the electric atmosphere, our Insider's Guides to Rio will ensure you have the time of your life.
Written by the people who know Rio best, the local Cariocas.
Zones and districts, what happens where, and which one is best for you.
Details on places to avoid and tips to stay out of trouble.
How to make the most of the world's greatest party.
Party like a local with the best bars, restaurants and clubs named.
Experience everything Rio has to offer in 5 days!
How to get around Rio on the cheap, and safely.
I have the best job in the world. I wake up every morning energized at the thought of running Rio de Janeiro, the most exciting city on the planet.Eduardo Paes, Mayor
The favelas are some of the most vibrant parts of Rio de Janeiro, both in colour and culture. They are the flipside of the city’s strange dichotomy. Exploring these communities is a great way to dive beneath the flashy veneer of Ipanema Beach and appreciate the depth of Rio’s charm.
Rio's beautiful beaches are a haven for petty thieves. Sneak thieves and bag-snatchers routinely operate on the beaches, but lately a more frightening type of crime has emerged. Find out about it here, and follow these tips for staying safe in the sun.