Author Archive for Fabio Mendonça

5 of the best things to see and do in Paraty, Brazil

5 of the best things to see and do in Paraty, Brazil

The hectic pace of life in Rio can leave visitors in need of a little rest and relaxation, and thankfully there are ample opportunities to recharge the batteries within just a few hours’ drive of the city. Rio de Janeiro state is packed with beautiful beaches, quiet fishing towns and well-preserved rainforest, and one of […]

See the best of Ipanema

See the best of Ipanema

Think of Rio, and it’s hard not call to mind images of the Girl From Ipanema, sashaying along the streets of this upscale neighborhood. Best known for its beautiful beach and for the beautiful people that frequent it, Ipanema offers a great deal besides sunbathing and people-watching. Here you can enjoy a drink in the […]

Top 5 attractions in  the Montmartre of Rio de Janeiro

Top 5 attractions in the Montmartre of Rio de Janeiro

While it can be tempting to spend all your time in Rio on the city’s spectacular beaches, culturally-curious visitors should tear themselves away from the sunlounger long enough to discover the artsy inland neighborhood of Santa Teresa. High on a hillside overlooking the city’s hectic center, this boho-chic neighborhood is home to Rio’s finest colonial […]

5 of the best places to catch stunning sunsets over Rio de Janeiro

5 of the best places to catch stunning sunsets over Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is famous the world over for the dramatic beauty of its natural landscape – the city winds its way around jagged mountains, dense Atlantic rainforest, crashing waves and a seemingly-endless curve of white sand beach. Mother nature has truly pulled out all the stops here, and she gives it one last dash […]