Frommer's Portable Guides offer all the detailed information and insider advice of a Frommer's Complete Guide-but in a concise, pocket-sized format. Perfect for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn't want to wade through or carry a full-size guidebook, this series selects the very best choices in all price categories and takes you straight to the top sights. Get the latest on hotels, restaurants, sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife in a nutshell in these lightweight, inexpensive guides. Frommer's Portable Rio de Janeiro is the premier guide to the Brazilian city, with complete coverage of Carnaval. Whether you're a city dweller, an outdoor adventurer, or a partier in search of a good time, Rio de Janeiro presents so many diverse travel options that it'll make your head spin. Frommer's Portable Rio de Janeiro will help you plan a memorable trip, starting with our highly opinionated lists of the best experiences the city has to offer.
Table of Contents
List of Maps. 1 Planning Your Trip to Rio de Janeiro. 1 Visitor Information. 2 Entry Requirements & Customs. 3 Money. 4 When to Go. Brazil Calendar of Events. 5 Health & Safety. 6 Tips for Travelers with Special Needs. 7 Getting There. 2 Getting to Know Rio de Janeiro. 1 Rio de Janeiro Essentials. 2 Getting Around. Fast Facts: Rio de Janeiro. 3 Where to Stay 31 1 Sao Conrado/Barra da Tijuca. 2 Ipanema/Leblon. 3 Copacabana. 4 Flamengo/Catete/Gloria/Santa Teresa. 4 Where to Dine. Don't Shy Away from Street Food. 1 Centro. 2 Santa Teresa. 3 Flamengo, Gloria, Catete & Urca. 4 Botafogo. 5 Copacabana & Leme. 6 Ipanema. Rio's Avenida Gourmet. 5 Exploring Rio de Janeiro 75 1 Suggested Rio de Janeiro Itineraries. 2 The Top Attractions. 3 Other Museums & Cultural Centers. 4 Architectural Highlights. 5 Neighborhoods to Explore. 6 Beaches, Parks & Plazas. Where to Go for Spectacular-and Free-Views. 7 Especially for Kids. 8 Organized Tours. 9 Outdoor Activities. 10 The Only Spectator Sport in Rio. 6 Shopping in Rio. 1 The Shopping Scene. 2 Shopping A to Z. 7 Rio After Dark. Words to Help You Through the Night. Nightlife Zones: Lapa. Ladies of The Night ... And Day. 1 Everything You Need to Know About Carnaval. Reveillon: New Year's Eve in Rio. 8 Side Trips from Rio de Janeiro. 1 Buzios. 2 Petropolis. 3 Paraty. Index. General Index. Accommodations Index. Restaurant Index.
A native of California, Shawn Blore has lived and worked in a half dozen countries and traveled in 40 more (but who's counting?). Now a resident of Vancouver, Shawn is an award-winning magazine writer and the author of Vancouver: Secrets of the City and co-author of Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria, Frommer's Brazil, and Frommer's Portable Rio de Janeiro. Alexandra de Vries made her first journey to Brazil at the ripe old age of one month. (Alas, few of her food reviews from that trip survive.) In the years since, Alexandra has returned many times to travel, explore, and live in this amazing country. Alexandra co-writes Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria about her favorite place to live and Frommer's Brazil and Frommer's Portable Rio de Janeiro about her all-time favorite place to visit.