A Must, If You Love Wild Swimming

Situated in Jalapão State Park, a short flight from Rio, Cachoeira do Formiga (or “Ant Waterfall”) is a shoe-in for your bucket list.  A bright turquoise swimming hole with water so clear that you can see the grains of white sand at the bottom.  But be forewarned: This pool is so beautiful that your social media followers might accuse you of Photoshopping any photos you share of yourself here!

A CRYSTAL CLEAR SWIMMING HOLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS BRAZILIAN DESERT

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Rio das Ostras Jazz and Blues Festival in Rio this Weekend

In its fifteenth year, the Rio das Ostras Jazz and Blues Festival is taking over the city through Sunday, June 17th.  Thirty concerts are being held at any one of three stages around the city. This jazz festival is considered to be one of the best in the world…so, yeah, don’t miss it.  😉

RIO DAS OSTAS JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL

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Remembering Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Rio Spots

We celebrate the legacy that was Anthony Bourdain and our hearts go out to his family and loved ones.  Rio had a special place in Bourdain’s heart.  So we thought a great way to celebrate the spirit of this writer, presenter, and chef would be to share this article featuring his favorite places to visit while in the Marvelous City:

VISITING ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S FAVORITE PLACES IN RIO DE JANEIRO

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Somewhere Between a Pub, a Bar, a Café…and a Restaurant

Today’s featured post aims to narrow down the best that Rio has to offer in terms of “the humble boteco“.  Described as being a blend of a pub, bar, café, and restaurant, the boteco is the perfect spot for anyone seeking to connect with friends over hearty food, while avoiding the flashiness and noise of a bar and nightclub.  Read on for a list of the five best botecos in Rio’s Zona Sul:

FINDING THE FIVE BEST BOTECOS IN RIO DE JANEIRO’S ZONA SUL

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