KEEPING A WATCHFUL EYE
If you're an early riser, you should definitely think about becoming one of the first visitors of the day to keep a watchful eye on the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (or Cristo Redentor). The open-armed statue of soapstone is all-knowing in this city for the faithful Cariocas living below. To reach the statue, you could take a cog train that leaves from 8:30 am onwards or if you want to get there even earlier booking a taxi is the best way.
GODS & PUNKS @ CAFÉ ETÍLICO ON THE ROCKS
Perhaps you’ll witness one of the greatest minds in music live on stage when four great bands on the Rio scene wreck their guitars on stage at Café Etílico. Open from 5:00 pm for drinks, dinner and live music. Actual show at 9:00 pm
Thursday, August 6 @ 7:00 PM
Café Etílico, Rua Antônio Batista Bitencourt, 325 - Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro
A WEEKEND DETOX
Maybe you and your partner could go for a two-day cleansing regime with a weekend detox. Looking for a little inspiration? Tantalise your taste buds with a lunch or snack at Prana Vegetariano - a vegetarian restaurant that boasts of preparing fresh, healthy and delicious meals. Vegan, gluten-free, you name it they have it!
Prana Vegetariano, Rua Erere 11, LJ D, Praca Sao Judas Tadeu/Estacao Do Trem Do Corcovado/Igreja Sao Judas Tadeu, Rio de Janeiro
Lunch: Monday to Saturday: noon to 3:00 pm
Snacks: Monday to Friday: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
HAVE A BLAST AT THE GINGA TROPICAL SHOW
The best way to end a weekend in Rio is by attending the electric Ginga Tropical Show, a spectacular performance that takes you on a journey through Brazil's diverse musical and artistic styles. Samba, bossa nova and lambada jazz up the stage, just as the ladies and gents dressed in vibrant Carnival costumes.