Archive for December, 2011
Dear friends, Christmas is here and we’re taking a small break, resuming all activity on January 3. I’d like to take the opportunity to wish you the best for the holiday season and specially for the year 2012. May it come loaded with travel! Thanks for following the Brazil Travel Blog all this time.
Most of you have probably heard of the big (massive!) party taking place every year at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro to celebrate the New Year. The most famous Brazilian réveillon (as it is known the New Year’s Eve) offers options for all tastes and budgets. From the free open air party at the beach to exclusive and pricey private parties. You will find some details in English at Concerts and fireworks make up New Year’s Eve in Rio; plan to be there and the full line-up at Rio’s official tourism website: Events calendar: réveillon.
Always bear in mind that while partying in Rio during the New Year doesn’t need to be a costly event, finding decent and affordable accommodation for the period is quite a different story.
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At the Fortaleza Beach Park you will come across the more than aptly named Insano. It is the highest water slide in the world, its height being the equivalent of a 14-storey building. Because of its slope, the descent is extremely quickly and carried out at a speed of 105 km/h.
For adrenaline junkies.
We’ve learned through several unofficial sources that Búzios has just opened the doors of a new tourist attraction, the Centro de Visitantes do Parque Natural dos Corais (the Visitor’s Center for the Coral Natural Park). It seems like a very interesting place, with a central location at Rua das Pedras, 141. It opens from Tuesday to Sunday. From December to March its opening times are 11am till midnight. From April to November it will open from 5pm till 11pm. Tickets cost R$10 and all the income goes to a local environmental project (Projeto Coral Vivo).
I am not surprised to see no mention of the new attraction at the two official tourism websites for Búzios (Destino Búzios and Visite Buzios). It is a pity that a new attraction should be launched right at the beginning of the high season and it should get no proper coverage.