East of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro state is one of Brazil's smallest, but it is packed with great things to see. East of Rio the country gets drier and looks more Mediterranean. The coast, which is lined with fabulous beaches for hundreds of kilometres, is backed by a long series of saltwater lakes and drifting sand dunes. Most visitors ignore Niterói, the city immediately opposite Rio across Guanabara Bay, despite the fact is has ocean beaches as good as or better than Rio's. Instead, they head straight for the surf towns around Cabo Frio or the fashionable little resort of Búzios, which has good beaches and lively summer nightlife.

This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
Products in this Region

São Paulo Handbook

A vast city, Sao Paulo is the intellectual capital of Brazil, and nowhere in the country is better...

Recife & Northeast Brazil Handbook

The northeast is one of the most interesting, diverse, unspoilt parts of Brazil. Whether you're...

Western Brazil Handbook: Iguacu - Amazon - Pantanal

Home to the world's grandest waterfall, the finest wildlife-viewing area in the Americas, and the...
PDF Downloads

  No PDFs currently available

Digital Products

Available NOW!