Mention Brazil and one of the first things that come to mind, after football of course, is Carnival. The competition in the Sambodromo is fierce with different samba schools battling it out amongst themselves to be the best school in Brazil.
Everyone likes to spend the day on the beach, laying on the sand the warmth of the sun slowly turning your skin a lovely shade of brown or a bright red if you forget the sunscreen. In Rio de Janeiro going to the beach is more than just laying on the sand it forms part of the fabric of society, each beach has a different vibe and attracts different beach goers. With over 40km of beach to choose from Rio de Janeiro has a beach for everyone. Let’s have a look at some of the more popular beaches in Rio de Janeiro.