The temperate and warm weather of Rio de Janeiro is the envy of many tourist cities all over the world. Now, besides the latest events, we have rounded up some tips you can follow for a relaxed stay in the Brazilian capital when you fly during the month of May. Book a flight, and be prepared to be amazed!
Rio is warmish all through the year. And, the average temperature in May could touch around 23°C (73.4°F). It would be good to think about packing light clothes.
It would be a good idea to use mosquito repellent and also get the yellow fever injection. When sleeping, try and use a mosquito net—these simple solutions could help curb potential illnesses and prevent dampening your holiday spirit.
Be Careful of What You Eat
If you choose to buy fruits and vegetables on the streets of Rio, remember to wash them thoroughly to avoid any stomach difficulties.
Tips for the Beach
Freshwater harbours could be infested with parasites. So, remember to talk to your tour guide to check if the venue for freshwater swimming is safe to enter. And, for your trip to the beach remember to carry, sunscreen, sunglasses, straw hats or baseball hats, and bottles of water. Don't miss the delicious caipirinhas, and remember that hydrating will help.
Avoid Tourist Attractions After Dark
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Rio, just like every other city becomes less safe at night. Especially after the sun goes down, remember to be careful at famous sites like Tijuca Forest or Corcovado Mountain and popular hangouts like restaurants or nightclubs.
Favelas in Rio
Rio has some favelas (infamous slum villages), which are working-class shantytowns. And, such favelas are not safe for tourists and can be best avoided.
Theft in Rio
Always be alert when visiting popular tourist attractions as there are more chances of theft. You may prefer to leave your valuables locked in the hotel safe.
When exploring the city, remember to travel in groups especially at night. Avoid touring remote areas. Also, remember to avoid wearing expensive clothes or jewellery as you could turn to be a soft target for muggers.
A safe trip is a memorable one too! Check out the best hotels now, if you haven’t already, and enjoy a safe and happy trip to Rio.