Fall weather in Rio de Janeiro (March-May)

The weather is SO NICE right now in Rio de Janeiro.  I love it!!!  Proof is on the iPhone…:)…see below.  Most resources state that the fall starts out hot, rainy and humid (March) and ends mild and less rain (May).

From the RDJ.com website:

Rio de Janeiro Fall: March-May
March is one of the rainiest months in Rio de Janeiro. Fall in general is hot, with temperatures and humidity levels dropping slightly from the subtropical heat of summer. Rio de Janeiro weather in the later part of fall is one of the best times to visit.

So what are you guys waiting for?  Perfect weather is already here!

Rio de Janeiro is #5 Top Destination in the World

TripAdvisor’s Top 25 destinations in the World just came out… and Rio de Janeiro is #5!  No surprise, but there is some tough competition.  Rounding out the top five are #4-Paris, France; #3-Machu Picchu, Peru; #2-Sydney, Australia; and #1…..drum roll…..please……Cape Town, South Africa.  But enough about them….let’s get back to Rio….

#5-Rio de Janeiro
Whether your curiosity is piqued by the International Olympic Committee’s selection for the 2016 Games, or you’re heeding the call of the famous twin beaches Copacabana and Ipanema, Rio offers more than you can imagine, and offers it at all hours. With breathtaking views from Corcovado Mountain and breathtaking deals in the city’s endless malls and markets, Rio de Janeiro is a vacation paradise, whatever it is you travel for.
Don’t miss
  • Corcorvado
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao d e Acucar)
  • Copacabana and Ipanema beaches
  • Santa Teresa
Plan your trip to Rio de Janeiro….(Casa Cool Beans is #1 in the B&B category below……)

Shopping-the best of the best! (chocolate….)

Yum…..one of our favorite indulgences…chocolate.  And Rio de Janeiro has some very good chocolate shops.  Three of our favorite are listed below.

CHEZ BONBON-chocolate gourmet

Oh my goodness…..whether it is a single piece of deliciously decedent chocolate, macarons, or a designer box of truffles…this store has it all.  Convenient location in Ipanema at Rua Barão da Torre, 247, loja B.

http://www.chezbonbon.com.br/

Chez Bonbon

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Cacau Show-Um show de chocolate

We are SO happy these shops are located all over the city (several shops just in Centro and Copacabana alone)…for an easy chocolate fix, regardless of the neighborhood PLUS they offer chocolate in so many varieties.  In addition to loads of great chocolate candies, they offer all kinds of hot and cold chocolate beverages, chocolate fondue, and even a variety of chocolate ice cream.  Truly a chocolate-lovers dream!  The Centro-Saara location is quite convenient to Santa Teresa; Rua Bueno Aires, 180.

http://www.cacaushow.com.br/

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Chocolates Kopenhagen

Founded back in 1928, Chocolates Kopenhagen can now be found in over 60 cities and 275 locations featuring more than 300 products.  It was again our dear friend and colleague, Katia, who turned us onto this store and several of their tempting treats.  Chocolate lovers are not to miss!  Convenient locations in Ipanema (Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 197 AND Rua: Visconte de Pirajá, 550), Copacabana (Rua Xavier da Silveira, 40 AND R. Figueiredo de Magalhães, 131) and throughout the city.

http://www.kopenhagen.com.br/site/default.aspx

Chocolates Kopenhagen

Casa Cool Beans hits #1 on TripAdvisor!!!! (May 3rd, 2011)

Can it really be so???  After just 5 months of operation we have hit #1 on TripAdvisor for all of Rio de Janeiro B&B/Inns (out of 68 properties)!!!  We are SO HAPPY that our guests are loving what we are doing and find that we usually exceed their expectations.  But no resting on our laurels…..there are so many other wonderful Guesthouses here in Rio that we are surely going to bounce back and forth; hopefully always in the top 3 or so!  We have major plans to continue our renovations and improvements which have been warmly welcomed by our clients.  To seal the moment in time, we have a link below to a PDF of the page from today’s TripAdvisor….and now we are off to celebrate with a glass of champagne or two!  Thanks to all those that have helped us get here…friends, family, staff, and guests!

Preview of “Rio de Janeiro Accommodations- Read Reviews for Inns and B&Bs in Rio de Janeiro – TripAdvisor”

B&Bs / Inns travelers recommend
Casa Cool Beans
#1 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
35 reviews
“ Best specialty lodging in Rio, maybe in all of Brazil.” May 1, 2011
“ Brilliant Place!!” Apr 28, 2011

TripAdvisorTopRankingsMay2011