Zika, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya are serious problems in Rio de Janeiro. Learn how to deal with them and the real risks imposed by the three diseases that concern tourists and the locals
Rio de Janeiro hosted the biggest sports event on the planet in 2016, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. From August 5th, the city was home to the 28th edition of the Summer Olympic Games. It was the first time that the event, created in 1896 by French Baron Pierre de Coubertin, took place in South America, after being held in locations in North America, Asia, Europe and Oceania in the last 120 years. Here you will find all the warning tips regarding games.
Water provision in Rio de Janeiro is a serious problem, both with respect to low quality for consumption by the inhabitants and the shortage during hot months and drought seasons, and the issue has worsened in recent years. For our visitors, it’s important to know that not all places in the city are supplied with piped drinking water, and not all houses and businesses have sewage collection. And that means it is not safe to drink water directly from the tap, plus other implications.
The carnival in Rio de Janeiro is one of the liveliest celebrations in the world. Millions of tourists come to the city every year to take part in this huge gathering and are amazed by the contagious joy of the blocks, the luxury of the samba schools and other irresistible attractions. We’ve put together [...]
Public transport in Rio is a good alternative for getting to know the city without spending too much money, since most tourist attractions are closer to more than one means of transportation. People who know fares, times of operation, and other details about the varied means available are able to visit more landmarks while [...]