Category: Recreation


Sports are truly one of the most important aspects of Brazilian culture. I would say the most important sport is futebol, or football or soccer. Brazilians call their…

Paquetá Lifestyle

Calm lifestyle is what Paquetá island is famous for. People sit around and relax. They might talk among themselves, or watch the tourists, or do their livelihood work. It…


Believe it or not but this is the area of town from which the name carioca, the modern demonym of the city, comes from. Before the Nossa Senhora…

Flamengo Beach

Gustavo runs along the shores of Flamengo Beach. Flamengo Beach is known as a local beach where there is far less tourists than, say, Ipanema or Copacabana beaches.


Flamengo Beach is a good place to sit and take in Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain).

Flamengo Park

Cyclists, skaters, and runners enjoy Avenida Infante Dom Henrique in Flamengo Park.


Olivier van Noort, the Dutch maritime explorer, tried to invade the area known today as Flamengo in the late 1500s. At the time the Portuguese called the Dutch…

Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach is not just a place to go and sun tan; it is a big part of life for many locals. The people of this city love…

Cagarras Islands

In the photo Fabio paddle boarding half way to Ilhas Cagarras or Cagarras Islands.