As Brazil's global stature continues to rise, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have transformed into the region's most vibrant and colorful cities. Whether you want to soak in the sun on Rio's glamorous Copacabana Beach, shop in Sao Paulo's cutting-edge fashion boutiques, or indulge in Latin American's most innovative cuisine, Fodor's Rio and Sao Paulo is the guidebook that ensures travelers get the most out of these two up-and-coming cities.
Expanded Coverage: An 8-page color section highlights Top Experiences for travelers. This edition has a new Experience chapter with in-depth information on visiting Rio and Sao Paulo, including the best beaches in the region and insider tips on attending Carnival. It also works as an expert trip planner, with features on great itineraries and when to go. The guide has expanded coverage on numerous side trips to national parks and resort towns in the surrounding areas, such as the pristine beaches at the ever-popular Buzios.
Special Features: This edition features fresh restaurant and hotel picks, along with extensive information on side trips for travelers looking to unwind from the frenetic pace of Rio or Sao Paulo. The Experience chapter brims with in-depth information on the sounds, tastes, peoples, and cultures of the two cities.
Indispensible Trip Planning Tools: Each chapter opens with an orientation and planning section that includes maps, the top reasons to go, and other essential information to help visitors plan their time effectively and navigate these cities and their environs.
Special Events: Brazil will be in the spotlight in the near future as the host of the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. The guide offers tips on planning a trip during this tournament, along with easy-to-follow information on the venues that will host World Cup games in both cities.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
About the Author
Juliana Barbassa was born in Brazil, but had a nomadic life between her home country and Iraq, Malta, Libya, Spain, and France before settling in the United States. Barbassa began her career with the "Dallas Observer", where she won a Katie Journalism Award in 1999. She joined the Associated Press in 2003, and after two more awards from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the APME, she returned Brazil in 2010 as the AP's Rio de Janeiro correspondent. "Dancing with the Devil in the City of God "is her first book.