The Complete Guide to Ilha Grande

The Complete Guide to Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande - which literally translates to Big Island - is a tropical island just off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state and is about 160 kilometres from Copacabana. It is an island defined by its white beaches, clear blue waters and as a car-free zone. In short, it...

The Best Day Trips From Rio de Janeiro

The Best Day Trips From Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro has pretty much something for everyone. Looking for beach days? Or forest trails for hiking through a huge urban rainforest? How about nights of caipirinha-fuelled nights and dancing ‘til dawn to the drum-filled air of live samba bands? The adventurous...

Paraty In a Weekend

Paraty In a Weekend

Looking for a weekend getaway from Rio de Janeiro? The Marvellous City is undoubtedly a wonderful place, but it's always good to get away and experience something different, especially when Rio is surrounded by idyllic spots that make for an ideal retreat. Head west...