Rio de Janeiro Do’s

  • Order a coconut, beers and caipis from beach kiosks and bask in the tropical sun.
  • Watch the locals play futebol on Copacabana.
  • Wander the streets of Ipanema, Copacabana and Leblon.
  • Feel comfortable and laid-back while downing some acai and other local fruit at open air cafes.
  • Frolic inside Jardim Botanico and feast your eyes on tree lines paths and lily pad filled ponds.
  • See a game at Maracanã Stadium.
  • Purchase a window seat when flying into Rio to see the various green peaks popping all over the city.
  • Learn portuguese phrases that will help you along the way like “Hi” and “Thank you”.

Rio de Janeiro Don’ts

  • Attempt to visit Christ the Redeemer without buying your tickets online first.
  • Drink the tap water. Due to the chlorine content, it does taste rather bad!
  • Carry expensive items with you and make sure you have only enough cash for what you need.