Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
MARVELLOUS CITY !!
The rhythms, the heat and the joy are a part of this city with a unique landscape . .. between the Corcovado and the Pão de Açúcar one can see Copacabana, Leblon and Ipamena! Breathe the happiness of the Samba, the Bossa Nova and Carnival . ..
In Rio de Janeiro, illusions and fantasies are associated with stunning landscapes and a carnival spirit. The city lives off its rhythms, colours, flavours and incredible atmosphere!
We have everything lined up to show you the best that Rio de Janeiro has to offer! On our blog www.inportobay.com you will find culinary tips and suggestions for visiting unforgettable places, along with other places off the beaten track, but no less interesting. .. We have been given the precious help of local bloggers who share their perspective of the city.
In Rio de Janeiro, the climate varies between hot and rainy summers and mild and dry winters. The rainiest months are January and December, the driest months are July and August.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES (°C)
The average temperature in the summer months (December to March) is 26°C; the average winter temperature is 22°C. In spring and autumn, average temperatures are around 24°C.
Light clothing and the use of sunscreen is advisable, as is a light sweater for the cooler nights.
The official language is Portuguese, although with its own particular accent. It is not difficult to find someone who speaks and understands English. At PortoBay Rio de Janeiro, we offer customer service in Portuguese, English, French, German and Spanish.
According to 2010 figures, 190 million people live in Brazil. Rio alone is home to more than 15 million people.
Brasília, the capital, is three hours behind London and Lisbon. Every summer, however, the clocks go forward one hour for a period decided annually by the federal government.
The currency in Brazil is the Real. There are currency exchange bureaux, but it is easier to withdraw directly from any ATM that accepts Visa Electron. Most shops and restaurants accept international credit cards.
Rio de Janeiro has a huge number of shopping centres that are open from 10am to 10pm from Monday to Saturday. Sunday opening hours are limited, although many stores are open in the afternoon.
In Brazil, there are two currents: 220 and 110 volts. In some cases, it is necessary to take an adaptor plug.
We recommend drinking bottled mineral water.
In Brazil, vehicles drive on the right. The use of seat belts is compulsory. Traffic signs follow international conventions. The legally permissible level of alcohol is 0.0 g/litre.