Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, including Rio's glamorous beaches, Sao Paulo's vibrant nightlife and shopping, and scenic coastal getaways. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Ipanema Beach to Buzios
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
Useful FEATURES on the World Cup, Carnival, and music
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
Maps and COLOR PHOTOS to guide and inspire your trip.
About the Author
Juliana Barbassa was born in Brazil, but she had a nomadic life between her home country and Iraq, Malta, Libya, Spain, France, and the United States before settling in Switzerland. 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 to Brazil in 2010 as the AP s Rio de Janeiro correspondent. "Dancing with the Devil in the City of God "is her first book.