Is Rio Safe? A lot more than you think!

The most-visited beaches are Copacabana and Ipanema, popular for their iconic status and nearby abundance of trendy bars and international restaurants. For a more secluded retreat, head to Prainha, Joatinga, or Grumari in the west of the city. All of them are popular surf spots thanks to the strong, powerful waves there but are also remote getaways for those in the know looking for a quieter, peaceful beach to relax and wind down. We will be covering this more in the tourists and expats section, but most of this nightlife guide will be about the Zona Sul area and Lapa. Zona Sul is where most tourists stay and is where you find Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon where the wealthy locals live. Then we will mention good spots for day game, it should come as no surprise that the beaches will be prominent in that section. Then the top Brazilian dating site will follow which can help you meet girls online before you are here, or help you set up some dates after you are already in town.

The watermelon is so good that they just don’t need it. The other must-see is theFeira de São Cristóvão, a lively indoor market that is the largest of its kind in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • They are important drug distribution places and the dealers who run the favela protect this at all cost.
  • Armed assaults rarely happen in places such as Ipanema and Copacabana during the day; mostly, the thieves are opportunists and are looking for an easy robbery.
  • We spent a lot of last year in the Balkans where people come across as a bit rougher.

Brazilians tend to work very hard and often have more than one job, so there are often people on the street. Rio is a WONDERFUL city, and safety is generally a matter of common sense. Yes, bad stuff goes on but if you are used to living in any big city and are not from some crime-free village in Switzerland, you will be fine if you pay attention to your surroundings and DRESS DOWN .

Portugal is a beautiful and interesting country, very easy to travel but the Portuguese are in general – there are always exceptions – unpleasant. They communicate depression as their Fado music and are not kind nor friendly. Countries are like people, different, with their good and bad, and that is what makes the world an interesting place.

I retired two years ago, my wife retires this year. We will be selling up and moving to small town Southern England. I am a lot more tolerant to many aspects of Brazil life than my wife. She will get upset if we are having lunch at a cafe and a car pulls up, the occupants sit at a table and start blasting base music full volume from the car.

It’s a cultural thing, they’re kind of bad humored, and you just can know the kindness after a while or more. Well, Im brazilian, I think that cariocas are not so polite. But its Hard to say about People while you talk about a big country and you visited a few places.

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The obvious place to meet local Rio girls is at one of its gorgeous beaches. And out of all the city’s beaches, Ipanema beach and Copacabana beach are probably your best shot. If you are planning a trip to Brazil and are wondering where you can meet single women in Rio de Janeiro, I’ve got you! Discover the best places to meet and date girls in Rio. The local girls are known as Cariocas and there are some pretty big misconceptions about them. They love to dress very sexy and flirt, but hooking up isn’t necessarily on their minds.

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[, to prevent drug trafficking, gang violence and to also address the epidemic of violence against women and girls in the favelas. Launched in June 2011 as part of the Safe Cities initiative, the “Safe and SustainableCities for All” Joint Programme is a five-year endeavour in eight cities, including Rio de Janeiro. It seeks to increase safety, prevent and reduce violence, including sexual violence and harassment, and mobilize and empower women’s groups, youth and children’s advocates to shape their urban environment. Belmontein Copacabana is a classic Brazilian bar serving traditional Brazilian food and snacks accompanied with extra chilled beers, just like the locals love them. The friendly atmosphere makes it a fun spot for solo travelers to mingle or simply people-watch. One of the best snacks on the menu is theempanadas– open-topped pies – with the dried meat or prawn and cheese ones the most popular. Canastrain Ipanema is a French-owned bar that serves the best national wine and cheese in town and is packed every night with an equal mix of Brazilians and foreigners.

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I sincerely hope that other Latin countries isn’t as picky as Brazil in general when it comes to trying to learn their language. The comment about smiling, friendly, beautiful people was a bit tongue-in-cheek, ie. I was not so seriously commenting on the stereotype we see in the ads. But as you say, these are the stereotypical images we are presented of many places including Brazil (plus the sexy girls in their little Carnival outfits. They like selling that image of Rio as well). The kind caring enlightened people have to adjust their life boundaries to survive in a culture that has such a large percentage of people that are so badly educated, bullish and self absorbed. My wife is Brazilian and like me has an “is what it is” altitude to Brazil.

Thank you Eduarda for taking the time to comment. I think most Brazilians don’t have a reference point – but I think someone who’s lived in North America will, like you say, feel a bit of culture shock coming to Brazil. I can only base it on our travel experience and it might not be 100% accurate because so much of an experience depends on the people you meet on a short trip. So it’s great to hear from someone who actually lives there day to day. I normally do not reply on blog posts; but after reading your comments about Rio de Janeiro, I felt compelled to respond. Your first mistake was staying in Ipanema (the entire place is a tourist cesspool and there are plenty of other neighborhoods equally as “safe” in Rio). And judging the entirety of the state of California based on interactions with people from that city.

Its the most diverse both genetically and lingustically country. You can see heritages of different groups that emigrated to Brazil and some town preserves its architectures.