By Gareth Leonard on January 05
Beaches aren’t a destination in Rio de Janeiro; they’re a way of life.
Home to some of the most famous stretches of coastline in the world, Rio’s beach culture is not something to be taken lightly.
With that being said, there are some key factors that you need to understand before crossing over the iconic walkway of Copacabana or Ipanema.
Thanks to the advice of local friends and learning from my own mistakes, I’ve developed a few quintessential rules to Brazilian beach etiquette that will help you blend in like a Carioca (Rio Native) on your next trip to “the marvelous city.”