World Youth Day will take place in Rio de Janeiro between 23 and 28 July 2013. It is an event organized by the Catholic Church and you should pay attention as it is estimated it will bring to Rio more visitors than the World Cup.
Accommodation in Rio during the period is likely to be scarce, in particular in the budget end of things (the definition “budget” in Rio is a bit of a problem).
- if you’ve already made accommodation arrangements for the period, you’re fine and do not need to worry.
- if you haven’t booked your acommodation yet, you either get your act together and do it ASAP or change the dates of your trip to Rio.
You are not advised to reach Rio during the period of World Youth Day with no hotel reservation.
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